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SY-300

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Grab your favorite axe and dive into an extraordinary world of sound creation with the SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer. The SY-300 can be used with all your guitars right away, with no special pickup required - just plug into the standard 1/4-inch jack and play! Thanks to revolutionary new BOSS technology, you're able to explore fat, analog-style polyphonic synth sounds with zero latency, seamlessly extending the natural expressiveness and familiar feel of your own instrument. In addition, you can shape your normal guitar with the synths filters, amps, and LFOs to create all sorts of cool sounds never heard before. From unique lead textures to rich, evocative soundscapes, the SY-300 brings untapped dimensions of inspiration and creativity to your music.

Features:

• Plug into the standard 1/4-inch jack and play rich and expressive polyphonic synth tones with any guitar
• Completely latency-free playing feel directly connects your hands with the sound
• Three simultaneous synth sections and four effects processors enable rich, dynamic, and diverse sound creation
• Shape your normal guitar tone with synth filters, amplifiers, and LFOs to create all-new sounds
• Graphic LCD display, three assignable footswitches, and dedicated on/off footswitch
• 70 ready-to-play preset patches and 99 user patches for storing custom sounds
• Create and archive sounds on your computer with the BOSS Tone Studio editor/librarian and download new sounds at BOSS Tone Central
• Works with bass and other electronic instruments as well

Specifications:

Oscillators: Three OSCILLATOR (wave: SIN, SAW, TRI, SQR, PWM, DETUNE SAW, NOISE, INPUT)

Effects: FX x 4, Type: CHORUS, COMPRESSOR, DELAY, EQ, FLANGER, ISOLATOR, LIMITER, LO-FI, OD/DS, PAN, PHASER, REVERB, ROTARY, SLICER, SLOW GEAR, TOUCH WAH, TREMOLO, UNI-V, CHORUS+DELAY, CHORUS+REVERB, DELAY+REVERB

Patch Memories
- User: 99
- Preset: 70

AD Conversion: 24 bits + AF method
• AF method (Adaptive Focus method): This is a proprietary method from Roland and BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.

DA Conversion: 24 bits

Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz

Nominal Input Level
- INPUT: -10 dBu
- RETURN: -10 dBu

Input Impedance
- INPUT: 2.2 M ohms
- RETURN: 220 k ohms

Nominal Output Level
- MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu
- SUB OUTPUT: -10 dBu

Output Impedance
- MAIN OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
- SUB OUTPUT: 2 k ohms

Recommended Load Impedance
- MAIN OUTPUT L/R: 20 k ohms or greater
- SUB OUTPUT L/R: 20 k ohms or greater
- PHONES: 16 ohms or greater

LCD: Graphic LCD (132 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)

Connectors
- INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- THRU jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- MAIN OUTPUT R (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- MAIN OUTPUT L (PHONES) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- SUB OUTPUT R (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- SUB OUTPUT L jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- MIDI (IN, OUT/THRU) connectors
- EXP/CTL4, 5 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
- USB port: USB type B
- DC IN jack

Power Supply: AC adaptor

Current Draw: 400 mA

Accessories:
- AC adaptor
- Owner's manual
- Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"

Options (sold separately):
- Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
- Expression pedal: Roland EV-5

Size and Weight:
Width: 255 mm (10-1/16 inches)
Depth: 191 mm (7-9/16 inches)
Height: 70 mm (2-13/16 inches)
Weight(excluding AC Adaptor): 1.75 g (3 lbs 14 oz.)

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Love that you plug your guitar right in without any external hardware or modifications to your instrument. Great presets but unlimited programmability for unique custom sounds. Plus all the great Boss effects are built in. Using it with my GT-1000 via an AB/Y switch to isolate or combine the outputs to my mixer.
Posted by Geralyn Long on Apr 8, 2019
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Purchased this amazing tool primarily for the synthesizer capability but discovered it was loaded with top quality stomp box effects to mingle with synth sounds or they can be used separately. Sound shaping and editing custom settings are limitless but the fact that you plug directly in was the feature I purchased the unit for. Lots of output and connection possibilities but I use it with my GT-1000 via an A/B-Y switch to isolate them or combine their stereo outputs to my mixer. Great factory presets and lots of storage to create your own "Wow" sounds.
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Product Replacement - if your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty.Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Accidental or cosmetic damage is not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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GUITARS: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.

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