Boss GT-1 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

Boss GT-1 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

Get Boss GT multi-effects in a pedal that's light, compact and rugged enough to travel anywhere. Powered by 4 AA batteries, the GT-1 fits in your gig bag.

Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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The Boss ME-25 is a great, affordable way to expand your sound. With patented COSM modeling and Phrase Loops functionality, the Boss ME-25 rocks.

The affordable ME-25 is packed with powerful BOSS features to make you sound like a pro, yet it's as fun and easy to use as a stompbox. The built-in Sound Library gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation, and play. Customize your sound with simple twists of the Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs. With COSM amp models onboard, plus Super Stack and Phrase Loop, the ME-25 is a dream processor for upstart guitarists who want great sound and ease of use.

Check out this video from Boss showcasing the ME-25's versatile tones.


- Powerful COSM amp models onboard, from classic to contemporary
- Super simple user-friendly interface
- Sound Library provides extensive collection of ready-to-use tones; simply choose a category and select a variation
- Sounds can be instantly edited with the Drive, Tone, and Level knobs and Expression pedal
- Super Stack adds immensely heavy low-end and punch
- Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording time
- Functions as a USB audio interface
- Built-in Aux input for jamming along with external music devices (MP3/CD players, etc.)
- Runs on six AA batteries or AC adaptor
- Includes Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 LE software and dozens of audio loops, rhythms and songs for jamming or practicing
- Free downloadable Librarian software

Check out our overview of the Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Instant Access

The sleek, black and white design of the ME-25 makes each read more button, knob, and pedal easy to see and access. Three footswitches, an Expression pedal, four knobs, nine backlit buttons, and enlarged LED panel provide an uncluttered control panel that's great for any environment -- even on dark stages.

COSM Modeling

Its price might imply "entry level" but the COSM-driven ME-25 is nothing but first class. Exquisite amp models derived from the deluxe ME-70 cover a wide stylistic landscape, from classic to contemporary. The Ultra Metal offers screaming hi-gain distortion for all kinds of metal music. Included in the tone palette is Super Stack, which, with one press of the dedicated button, makes a small practice amp sound like a monster stack.

Customizable Sound Library

Dozens of ready-to-use presets are built into the ME-25's onboard Sound Library, all quickly selectable by category, but you can easily customize the sounds with the dedicated front-panel knobs. Free downloadable Librarian software also lets you edit and save your sounds easily and conveniently onscreen.

USB Connection

Connect the ME-25 directly to a PC with a USB cable and you have a personal recording studio at your fingertips. The ME-25 can function as a USB audio interface, which creates a convenient, consolidated studio setup with Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 LE software (included). With this setup, you can stream audio back and forth between the ME-25 and PC directly via USB.
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- AD Conversion: 24-bit + AF method*
- DA Conversion: 24-bit
- Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
- Memory: 60
- Sound Library: 60
- Sound Library Category: Clean, Crunch, Drive, Heavy, Lead, Extreme

Effect Type
- COMP/FX (Compressor/Effect): COMP, T.WAH, AC SIM
- OD/DS (Overdrive/Distortion): Boost, OD-1, T-Scream, Blues, Dist, Classic, Modern, Metal, Core, Fuzz
- Preamp: Clean, Twin, Tweed, VO Drive, BG Lead, MS Vintage, MS Modern, 5150 Drive, R-FIER, Ultra Metal
- Modulation: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, UNI-V, Tremolo, Harmonist, Octave
- Delay: 1-99ms, 100-990ms, 1000-6000ms, Tap
- Reverb: Room, Hall
- Pedak FX (Pedal Effect): WAH, +1 Octave, -1 Octave, Freeze
- NS (Noise Suppressor)

Nominal Input Level
- INPUT: -10 dBu
- AUX IN: -18 dBu

Input Impedance
- 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: 150 mA

Duration of continuous use with battery operation:
- Alkaline: 9 hours
- Carbon: 3 hours
- *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Accessories: Owner's Manual, ME-25 DVD-ROM, Sound Library/Memory List (Leaflet), Sound Library Sticker, Dry Batteries (Alkaline: LR6 (AA) type) x6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)

Options: AC Adaptor BOSS PSA series

Size and Weight
Width: 300 mm11-13/16 inches
Depth: 191 mm7-9/16 inches
Height: 72 mm2-7/8 inches

Weight: 1.9 kg4 lbs. 4 oz.

Size and Weight ( *when expression pedal is raised up ):
- Width: 300 mm11-13/16 inches
- Depth: 191 mm7-9/16 inches
- Height: 93 mm3-11/16 inches

Weight: 1.9 kg4 lbs. 4 oz.

* AF method (Adaptive Focus method) / This is a proprietary method from Roland
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (18 ratings)
Submitted May 16, 2011 by a customer from
"Out with Line 6 X3 Live and in with the Boss ME-25!!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I have been using Line 6 products for a long time and the ME 25 has replaced the Line 6 X3 live. It's going on Craig's List next week. If this product went out I would just replace it with the same unit. I use pedals to get a great sound while I play, not to spend all my time building patches. I want to play and this unit gets you going quickly and then you can spend time building patches if you want.

I use the ME 25 without anything else into a Blackheart 5 watt amp and it smokes!!! The cool thing about the ME 25 is that I can use it with amp models or just get the sound of my Blackheart and Boss effects. I love it. I play in a worship band and I now set my amp up on stage to the side facing me and it sounds awesome.

The features of the ME 25 is what is so cool. You get all the Boss effects and amp models or you can just use the effects with your amp and once you understand editing, it can be done very quickly. When you add up all the features of the ME 25 including the price, nothing matches up.

Ease of Use
I read several reviews on the ME 25 before buying and I have been told that so many reviews are not real, so I went to a music store in Houston and tried it out. In less than one hour I had it singing the blues. I couldn't believe it was so easy so I made one more trip to the music store before read more buying it to make sure.

Solid as a rock. I was leary at first because the unit is small and I have been using a Line 6 X3 live which is 3 times as big. I've only had the ME 25 for a few months but so far it has lived up to everything I have put it through.

I always hate to respond to this topic because I'm afraid the price will go up. The ME 25 is worth every cent you spend on it and more. I think the price is very fair and over delivers in most areas. I have not been this excited about a piece of equipment in a long time.

Manufacturer Support
So far I have only called support once to get the Sonar set up and running and that was a good experience. The 9 is probably premature at this point but other people I have talked to have told me that Boss support is good. That was another reason I moved from Line 6.

The Wow Factor
Not sure how to respond to these questions. It's a piece of hardware that over delivers for the price.

Musical Background:
52 years professional musician

Musical Style:
Country, Rock - Worship music on Sunday
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