Journey to New Sonic Frontiers
With the SY-1, it’s never been easier to infuse your creative arsenal with BOSS’s legendary guitar synth technology. This amazingly expressive tool is filled with 121 ultra-responsive sounds, all distilled down into a BOSS compact pedal that slides easily into any setup. Best of all, 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)
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
Depth
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight (including battery)
450 g
1 lb
SKU SY1
Brand Boss
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.150m
Shipping Height 0.060m
Shipping Length 0.080m
Shipping Cubic 0.000720000m3
Unit Of Measure ea

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