There are three main qualities that factor in when creating a great multi-effects unit: sound quality, versatility and simplicity. No one can deny that the multi-effects units available on the market today have come a long way in terms of sound quality and versatility. But the one area that most of these units fall short at is simplicity. However, Roland seems to be nailing it of late with its BOSS ME series multi-effects units. Today I take a look at BOSS’s latest offering, the ME-80.
Since releasing their first CE-1 Chorus Ensemble pedal in 1976, the BOSS Corporation has been a stalwart in the world of guitar effects. The latest addition to the company’s flagship GT series, the GT-100, is an absolute beast of an upgrade from BOSS’s last offering, the GT-10. Today we take a look at pros and the cons of the GT-100 to determine if it really is all the pedal it looks to be.
As far as guitar multi-effects units go, it’s increasingly rare to find units that combine both functionality and simplicity effectively. But that is exactly what BOSS and the Roland Company seem to have strived for with their ME line of pedals over the years. And with the ME-70 the designers at BOSS seem to have come pretty close to hitting the mark. Today we take an in-depth view into BOSS’s ME-70 multi-effects pedal.
Boss has a reputation for putting out top-end guitar effects, but you might not have the required bankroll to opt for some of the higher-end options in the GT series. The ME-25 is the smallest pedal in its series, an update to the ME-20 but with a much less daunting array of controls than the larger ME-70 or ME-80. If you’re looking to get a capable pedal, but want something user-friendly and affordable, the ME-25 is well worth consideration – but the real question is whether it’s capable enough to stand out amid the multitude of options available.