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question about Boss CE-5 and CEB-3 pedals...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ChrisdFlip, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. ChrisdFlip

    ChrisdFlip Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    Are these basically the same pedals? I noticed on the CE-5 the filter control has a stacked hi n low knob, on the CEB-3 it's just a single filter knob for lows. Or are the electronics/circuitry voiced differently on the CEB-3 just for bass?
  2. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    I have a CE-5 and i think the hi/low cut is awesome. Very versatile pedal.
  3. p5string


    Aug 21, 2004
    Webster, NY
    I have the CE-5 and the CEB-3 and while the CE-5 is ok for bass I personally like the CEB-3 better. I find it to be voiced a bit better to my ears.
  4. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    I own the CEB-3 and had a CE-5 at home the other day to compare (I was looking for a chorus pedal for guitar). The CEB seems a little more intense...perhaps it's bass voicing, etc.

    The CE-5 is really lush (for guitar, didn't plug the bass into it).

    The knobs are in a different order...

    I returned the CE-5 to Sam Ash and decided that the CEB got close enough to what I wanted (and I already owned it).

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