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PS-6-BOSS

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Four Intelligent Pitch Effects in a Stompbox

Meet the new BOSS harmonist, with four intelligent pitch-shift effects and three-voice harmony in one convenient unit. Among the effect modes are Harmony, Pitch Shifter, and Detune, plus the all-new Super Bend for authentic pedal-bending effects and wild three- and four-octave pitch sweeps. You can even control pitch with an optional expression pedal. The harmony function is fast and simple to use, and supports a variety of interval patterns. Its easy to create rich, three-voice harmony: choose a major or minor key, and set SHIFT to 3-VOICEthats it! The PS-6 Harmonist is an unbeatable combination of superior sound quality, ease of use, and powerful pitch effects, all under one hood.

Four effect modes in one stompbox: Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and S-BEND (Super Bend)
Easily create two- or three-voice harmonies with selectable key and voicing
High-quality pitch shifting
Three-voice Detune capability
Super Bend provides up to four octaves of extreme pitch bending
Control pitch via expression pedal (optional BOSS FV-500L/H or Roland EV-5)

Still can't beat the Digitech Whammy0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Rented this just to see how well it did harmonies intelligently as the Whammy never did that. You can also adjust the effect level to change the amount of dry note to the harmonized one which you could not do on the latest Whammy.This was Boss' third attempt at doing a harmony pedal and it still sounded out of key. The warbling was gone but what complicated things was I tune a half step flat. I HATE standard tuning as its harder to bend notes and I find I fight the guitar too much. The pedal still had the inbetween keys that are sharp or flat. I used those to accomodate my tuning. Also when playing with any harmony or pitchshifted note there was an annoying echo like the note tracked slightly behind the note you play. The pitchshifter sounded as good as the Whammy but creating shifts with octaves, 4ths or 5ths is not intelligent harmony anyway unless you use 3rds or 6ths which require a certain key. The Detune function has way too many settings. Its really just a chorus anyway. At its lowest setting its barely noticable, at the highest level its good but there are better dedicated chorus pedals out there. The Whammy also has a Detune setting that is either shallow or deep which isn't the best but it has less settings than the Boss. To imitate the Whammy you use the S Bend setting. You need the expression pedal for that otherwise on the pedal you can adjust the rise and fall time of the pedal but it still does not have the control of the Whammy unfortunately. The S Bend also has some gimmicky settings with vibrato and pitch shifts up or down 4 octaves which excedes the Whammy but on higher notes the Boss won't go so extreme and the note just chokes out.On the low octave settings, the note pitches so low you can't hear it. Several octaves up or down is just not useable. Congratulations Digitech, your pedal still can't be beat.
Posted by Mikey on May 15, 2017
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Boss PS-6 Harmonist1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
I've had this pedal for a few years now, and it is a decent Boss compact pedal. I was amazed when I first heard the thing play, and I bought it. Had loads of fun using my DD-7 (great digital delay from Boss) as a looper effect and playing harmony lead solos over the looped rhythm chord progression. Good detune effect too, as I didn't want to buy a chorus at the time. As I continued to play, I began to notice it playing some incorrect notes, despite the fact that my guitar was in tune, and that can really sound bad, especially playing live. But it never failed me during live playing, and the detune effect works quite well. If you are in desperate need of a harmonizer, this is a good one, but it will never take the place of another guitar player harmonizing with you. Fun toy, but if you dont need, and you can harmonize with other guitarists, the save your money for something else.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2016
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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
Love this thing! Takes a while to dial in but has a plethora of very usable sounds and some just way out and crazy sounds. Especially during soloing. It also adds a bit of overdriven distortion which really can take your solos to a new level. Love it!
Posted by What's my name? on May 3, 2013
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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013
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