Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay, Delay/reverb combo pedal from Boss.

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Hatsubai 09/04/2011

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Great sounding reverb + delay"

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The Boss RV-3 is a combination reverb and digital delay pedal all in one. It's kinda like a CE-1 and DD-3 all rolled up into one device. It has four reverb modes, three delay modes, up to 2000 ms of delay, the ability to have four different modes of both delay and reverb, stereo outputs, a balance knob, a feedback/tone knob and a time knob.


The Boss RV-3 is housed in the famous Boss enclosure, so it's guaranteed to last the life of your guitar playing career. These things are crazy sturdy and reliable. It's a FET bypass, and because of that, there's some tone suckage, but it's not too bad. Boss did an amazing job at packing all these features into a small pedal. The knobs are fairly user intuitive, but if you're confused, just take a look at the manual. The manual describes everything in clear detail, what every knob does, example settings, etc.


The RV-3 sounds great. The reverbs are fairly nice sounding, the digital delay doesn't sound too harsh and its stereo out feature is very useful for those who run a stereo setup. It can be a bit hard to find on today's market for a decent price, so keep that in mind. If you find yourself getting tired of messing with both a delay pedal and a reverb pedal, you might want to look into this.


The Boss RV-3 is a great pedal, but I feel it goes for too much money on the used market. It's a highly coveted pedal, and I can see why, but I simply can't justify its price. That said, if you're looking for a Boss pedal that does both reverb and delay, I prefer this pedal out of all the others. It's a really great sounding pedal, so if you do decide to spend the coin, it'll be worth it. Do yourself a favor and be patient; a good deal will pop up.