Boss CE-3 Chorus
The Boss CE-3 Chorus was an update on the CE-2 to include stereo outputs. The CE-3's stereo function allows for a huge range of modulation effects that weren't possible with the CE-2. The CE-3 is an incredibly underappreciated pedal and can produce some of the most unique and useful chorus tones from any Boss pedal.
The Rate knob controls the speed of the chorus and the Depth knob increases the amount of modulation. The Stereo Mode selector switches two settings. The first is a panning chorus effect that emulates multiple guitars and the second is a vibrato style effect.
Produced from October 1982 until February 1992.
Label - Black, Green
Knobs - Black (Japan), Cream Top (Taiwan)
Made in Japan until 1988 then moved to Taiwan.
The knob placement of the CE-3 is unusual and isn't featured on any other pedal from Boss, opting for the triangle layout for other 3 knob pedals. This design was used to accommodate for the stereo output.
The CE-3 was the first compact pedal to feature metallic paint.