Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal
BOSS has captured the beloved sound of their BF-2 flange pedal and updated it with some cool enhancements in their compact BF-3. The first thing you’re likely to notice about this unit is its bright purple color which actually is a good indication of the type of flair and expression this pick is capable of producing. There are quite a few modes of flanging to choose from: start off with standard mode, crank things up a notch with ultra mode, chop up your signal for a Leslie-like effect using the gate/pan mode, and summon quick spurts of flange using the momentary mode which only activates when you hold your foot down on the pedal.
Because the rate at which the flange operates needs to fit with the tempo of the song, BOSS has included a useful tap tempo feature into the BF-3. Simply hold down on the pedal for two seconds and it will enter a tap tempo mode that allows you to use your foot to set the rhythm of the effect. And you’ll be able to tap with little to no caution thanks to the durable, tank-like nature of the BOSS stompbox products. If you’re looking to really get weird with your tone, this is a flange pedal that can absolutely provide you with the right tools to do so.