The BOSS OD-3 is the third generation of the revered OD-1, but with more controls. It sounds like a refined version of the Ibanez Tube Screamer, which was built to compete with the OD-1 and was close to being an OD-1 clone with an added mid-bump.

Its sound is often described as warm and dynamic.

BOSS OD-3 Overdrive, Builder’s Notes

Built in the tradition of the legendary BOSS overdrives, the OD-3 OverDrive pedal gives guitarists a greatly expanded range of smooth overdrive tones and improved response while staying true to the original.

  • Dual-Stage Overdrive Circuit offers a level of sustain and compression unmatched by any overdrive pedal
  • Increased dynamics yield a “bigger” sound than any previous BOSS overdrive pedal
  • Dynamic, non-muffled tones reminiscent of classic overdriven “stack” amps
  • Straightforward Drive, Tone and Level controls
  • BOSS five-Year Warranty