The SY-1 features Boss' legendary synth technology and is filled with 121 ultra-responsive sounds. A BOSS compact pedal that slides easily into any setup. It's as simple to use as a standard stompbox, so you don’t need any background in synth programming to bring a new world of sonic textures to your music.
• Authentic BOSS polyphonic guitar synth in a compact pedal • No special pickup required—play rich, dynamic synth tones with any guitar or bass • 121 total sounds (11 types and 11 variations), all ready to play with no programming knowledge needed • Includes a wide variety of analog-style synth sounds, from leads, basses, and layered organs to sweeping pads and arpeggiated sequences • Latency-free performance for unrestricted musical expression • Quickly adjust sounds to taste with Tone/Rate and Depth controls • Hold function for playing normal guitar over sustained synth voices • Blend synth and normal guitar sounds with independent level controls • Parallel send/return loop for easy integration with other pedals on your board • Mode switch optimizes the synth engine for guitar or bass • Supports extended control with an external footswitch or expression pedal
Nominal Input Level: INPUT, RETURN: -20 dBu Input Impedance: INPUT, RETURN: 2.2 M ohms Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT, SEND: -20 dBu Output Impedance: OUTPUT, SEND: 1 k ohms Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater Bypass: Buffered bypass
CONTROLS: Pedal switch GUITAR/BASS switch TYPE knob VARIATION knob TONE knob DEPTH knob EFFECT knob DIRECT knob
INDICATOR: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
CONNECTORS: INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type EXP/CTL jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type DC IN jack
Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw: 85 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 3 hours *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories: Owner's manual Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information") Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)