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Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

The Boss ME-70 offers thousands of dollars worth of Boss effects for a fraction of the price. For great sound and value, the Boss ME-70 can't be beat. (53) Read 24 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Boss ME-70 combines amp modeling and multi-effects processing into a single, pedalboard style layout. Turning effects on and off is as simple as stepping on the ME-70's respective footswitches, and the amp models can be completely taken out of the signal chain by turning the Type knob to off-- a boon for those looking for a bunch of quality effects to feed into an amp you already love. The COSM technology (the Boss/Roland sound engine) in the Boss ME-70 is taken straight from the much more expensive Boss GT-10, their flagship effects box, meaning you can count on getting the best sounds Boss has to offer.

The WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) nature of the Boss ME-70 makes navigation easy, giving you tactile, immediate control over your sound. Further, the ME-70 features the celebrated EZ Tone function, which gets you up and running right out of the box with artist-designed-and-tested tone.

Effective Effects

- Preamp: This is your section of amp models, with dedicated equalization and volume/gain stages.
- Compression/FX: Here you can adjust compression, or instead use some of the Boss special effects like their lauded Slow Gear. Online auction sites have the original Slow Gear going for the price of this unit alone (if you can even find one.)
- Overdrive/Distortion: A selection of grit boxes, all derived from actual Boss pedals.
- Modulation: A comprehensive selection of mods, also including a smart Harmonizer.
- Delay: Boss delays never disappoint, and this is no exception.
- Reverb: A single knob lets you go from Room to Hall and everywhere in between.
- Pedal FX: Volume, Wah, Whammy-type effects, and even delay level can be controlled with this sweep.

Stage Ready, at the Ready

The Boss ME-70's clear, bold LED screen is perfect for dark stages, allowing you to see which preset you're currently centered on. If the 4 switches and expression pedal on the ME-70 don't offer enough control, hook up the Boss FS5U and you can now switch your preamp or reverb on and off. The Boss ME-70 is battery-powered, or compatible with the standard Boss-style 9v adapter, the PSA120S.

For under $300, you are getting thousands of dollars' worth of Boss effects in a sturdy, well-designed, thoughtfully laid-out all-inclusive package. Boss got the ME-70 right.

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AD Conversion: 24-bit + AF method*
DA Conversion: 24-bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Patch: 36 (User) + 36 (Preset)
Effect Type: COMP/FX (Compressor/Effect): COMP, T.WAH UP, T.WAH DOWN, SLOW GEAR, DEFRETTER, Single>Hum, Hum>Single, SOLO

OD/DS (Overdrive/Distortion): BOOST, NATURAL, OD-1, BLUES, DIST, CLASSIC, MODERN, METAL, CORE, FUZZ

MODULATION: CHORUS, PHASER, FLANGER, ROTARY, UNI-V, TREMOLO, VIBRATO, HARMONIST, OCTAVE, DELAY

DELAY: 1-99 ms, 100-990 ms, 1000-6000 ms, ANALOG, MODULATE, REVERSE, CHO + DELAY, MOMENTARY, TAP, PHRASE LOOP

PREAMP: OFF, EQ, CLEAN, COMBO, TWEED, STACK, LEAD STK, R-FIER

NS (Noise Suppressor)

REVERB: ROOM, HALL

PEDAL FX (Pedal Effect): WAH, VOICE, +1 OCTAVE, -1 OCTAVE, MOD RATE
Nominal Input Level

GUITAR INPUT: -10 dBu

AUX IN: -18 dBu

Input Impedance:
- GUITAR INPUT: 1M ohm
- AUX IN: 22k ohms

Nominal Output Level: -10 dBu

Output Impedance: 2k ohms

Display: 7 segments, 2 digits LED

Power Supply:
- DC 9 V Dry Batteries (R6/LR6(AA) type) x 6
- AC Adaptor (BOSS PSA series: sold separately)

Current Draw: 130 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use:
- Alkaline: 12 hours
- Carbon: 3.5 hours

* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Accessories Included: Owner's Manual, Dry Batteries (Alkaline: LR6 (AA) type) x 6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)

Options:
- AC Adaptor: BOSS PSA series
- Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-6

Width:
- 384 mm
- 15-1/8 inches

Depth:
- 229 mm
- 9-1/16 inches

Height:
- 74 mm
- 2-15/16 inches

Weight:
- 3.5 kg
- 7 lbs. 12 oz.

Maximum height ... 100 mm/3-15/16 inches

Weight includes batteries.

*AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Product Description

A multi-effects unit that's as easy as a stompbox -- that's the beauty of the ME-70. The friendly, knob-laden design makes tone creation a snap, but with a powerful COSM(R) Amp section derived from the GT-10, the ME-70 takes the "EZ effects" concept to great heights.

Features

- Dedicated knobs for each parameter for fast, friendly operation
- COSM Preamp section derived from GT-10 and Legend series
- EZ Tone for quick, easy editing
- Four footswitches and Expression pedal
- Phrase Loop function in Delay section, with 38 seconds of recording time
- Battery or AC (optional PSA-120s) operation


zZounds Expert Review
Boss pedals have earned a spot in nearly every player's rig for the last 30-plus years. The ME-70 is no exception, as it features a number of amplifier models, classic distortions, compressors, tap tempo delays, a looper section, and even an expression pedal to control these effects. This ultimate stompbox puts the best of the best Boss pedals right in front of you and lets you call the shots in real time. One look at the top panel of this pedal, and you'll see it's a Swiss Army knife that has you covered without taking up the space of dozens of pedals. A personal favorite feature is the myriad of time and modulation effects that can be operated independently or simultaneously -- with the option to control your parameters with the on-board expression pedal. Kick on the compressor section, and your delay trails will hang as long or short as your song requires. Set it to tap tempo, and you can dial in your repeats on the fly without skipping a beat. This multi-effect is a great pedal for tweakers, shoe-gazers, and those who are looking for one piece to do the job of a floor-full of pedals. - Bert, zZounds Guitar Expert ... see more
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "awesome and amazing,,,,"
Overall: really I was so surprised,,, I am a plug in and play kind of guy,,,, and I have been using 2 pedals a morley bad horsey and an 80s proco rat,,, sometimes a russian or a late 70s original bigmuff pie,, Ive been pricing around a pedal board and maybe a backup distortion pedal,, this for the price seemed to be a good deal and have more than I would need or use to be honest,,, and it is,,, just sounds sooooooooo good, and even the effects sound really good ,, the univibe nails the hendrix woodstock and absolutelty the robin trower bridge of sighs tone,,, I nevery really use effects so this is just extra for me and helps me branch out,, Ive been palying for 33 years and like to keep things simple, I hate the big footprint and endless mess of a bunch of pedals,,, this thing is so simple and efficient ,I love the looper,, I may never ever get into the presets or the more tech-y things this unit will do and it will still be worth the money,,, the harmoniser works really well and the whammy pedal is so cool,,, the wah is really good,,, not as expressive as the morley but still better sounding than a crybaby,really a surprisingly good wah,,, the voice box thing, ehh not very good but I dont like those anyway,,, it has a flanger and phaser too which sound good if you use those,, and I dont, I do like the chorus very much,,, I give thei unit the highest marks across the board for doing what it does,,, if I only used the distortions and the amp simulators to me it sounds so good and works so well and is so user freindly Id still give it 5 stars ,,, I love the whammy,the wha,the delay,and the looper,,, just an amazing sounding easy to use piece of gear
Style of Music: experimental/instrumental/electronic/ambient
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Sound: This is an amazing product for my needs as I can reproduce just about any sound possible. It does take some time to figure out its many capabilities, but if you can read the directions, it is fairly straightforward. I love this unit and my friends are envious! Feature: The unit comes with batteries and I would recommend getting the optional power supply if you are going to use it for any length of time. Other than that, this unit is packed full of features and has eliminated my need for additional foot pedals. Ease of Use: There are so many features on this unit that you will definitely need to read the manual, but it is very simple to get the sound you want as there are quite a few pre-programmed sounds available with this unit. Quality: The product is well built and has a very cool appearance. The only thing I would change would be to make the main pedal removable from the unit for easier stage use. The unit is built like a tank! Value: Can't beat this unit at this price point! Manufacturer Support: I have worked with Boss for years and have a flanger that still works from the 1970's. No service needed! The Wow Factor: This is a sweet piece of equipment! Overall: I expect this unit to last a long time as I take care of my stuff. I do think it could stand up to some abuse if you were so inclined!
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Metal, Alternative, etc.
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