When it comes to the BOSS line of stompbox guitar pedals, it truly isn’t hard to coax great sounds out of the effects; simply press down on the pedal, tweak the knobs, and you’ve got a great tone. The PH-3 phase shifter pedal is a perfect example of this fool-proof process; the Rate, Depth, and Res knobs are simple to use, giving users the ability to dial in from the minimum to maximum amount when controlling the shape and scope of the phase shifting. The more recent additions to the BOSS phase shifting family are the PH-3’s Rise and Fall effects, which produce entirely upward or downward moving sounds via 4-, 8-, 10-, and 12-stage phasers.
The PH-3 also allows players to tap the tempo onto the pedal in order to sync up the phasing effects. Players also have the option to hook up an expression pedal to have real-time control of the Rate, Filter, and Tempo of the pedal while playing; this is a great feature if you’re playing a part that requires a sudden or gradual shift of sound. Since it’s a BOSS pedal, this model is as durable as you can ask for, and just in case that wasn’t enough, the PH-3 also comes with a five-year warranty.