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Boss PS-3 clones?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DagoMaino, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Are there any existing clones of the Boss PS-3? I have heard nothing but raves for pitch shifting, but they are hard to come by... Any companies cloning these?

    I've heard that the line 6 M5 has pretty good pitch shifting, but the footprint is a bit much when I really only NEED the one effect. Any other pitch shifter recommendations for under a $150? ...smaller the better
  2. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
  3. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    I have no idea. :)
  4. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    It looks like it was more Behringer's attempt at a PS-5...
  5. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    IMO the pitch shifting in the PS-5 is pretty subpar. I owned PS-5s and dug them for their great combination of detune, delay and pitch shifting but if the latter is the only thing you want I'd find a way to fit the M5 on your board because it is much better.

    The Boss is fairly glitchy but more importantly it has a metallic "chiming" to it's pitch shifting that (unlike the whammy) doesn't get covered up by dirt all that well.

    Just my $0.02

    As a side note I have a Morpheus Bomber that I'd sell for a lot less than $150, but of course it's not a small footprint pedal. Of course neither was the boss when I had an external expression pedal for it.
  6. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The Boss Harmonist (PS-6) does pitch shifting, and one of the guitarists in my band loves his. It's standard Boss size.

    I use a Iron Ether Polytope, which sounds great and is nicely sized, although it is probably not a direct replacement for the PS-3's sounds and is not under $150 unless you get a great deal on a used one.
  7. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I will probably try out the M5... for $100 and the chance that I may find some other usable features, it's worth a go. It pretty much seals my weekend plans to splitting up my board to make room, which was becoming a necessity anyway.

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