The GT-10 is a legendary beast. Boss has a reputation of producing top-quality effects units, and the GT-100 is their new go-to-guy. It’s an updated version of the GT-10, and aims to become the new king of multi-effects. From a purely financial perspective, putting out a new effects pedal regularly makes a lot of sense. People are reminded of the things they love about their favourite pedals and eagerly order the new unit for even the most trivial of upgrades.
Although the GT series has basically taken Boss multi-effects, jacked them up on steroids and bundled enough effects under the hood for a lifetime of sonic exploration, the ME-70 still has its benefits. As the larger sibling of the ME-25, it’s loaded with much of the same features, except that its increased size allows for greater hands-free control.
The ME-25 is Boss’ update of the ME-20 and the smaller sibling of the ME-70. The most instantly appealing element of the pedal is its low price, but Boss has a reputation for quality, so you know right off the bat that this isn’t going to be a discount option. The GT series may dwarf the MEs when it comes to the number of footswitches and the array of options they provide, but that doesn’t mean you should discount them entirely.
The GT-10 was once Boss’ flagship multi-effects unit. It has since been surpassed by the GT-100, but the original still has a veritable army of fans and you could easily pick one up second-hand at a reduced price. If the advanced bells and whistles of the GT-100 seem too much for you, the GT-10 is a pretty legendary unit and still a respectable part of any guitarist’s set-up.