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Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System

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The ES-8 Effects Switching System begins life with a sharp and clear mission: to provide pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions.The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A fully integrated pro-level effects switching system.

The ES-8 Effects Switching System begins life with a sharp and clear mission: to provide pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions.

The new and innovative ES-8 is a system that represents a major leap "out of the box" from the standard individual stomp box utility. It is a whole new way of providing unprecedented capability without sacrificing sound quality. The ES-8 combines far-reaching flexibility with total freedom of expression. All this, in one cool device.

Not just another utility tool, the ES-8 kicks down the door to unlimited possibilities in the universe of musical expression. From this day on, the use of stomp boxes will never be the same. Using BOSS' advanced technology the ES-8 is designed for spontaneity on the stage.

So, go ahead. Jump out of the box. Take the plunge into a whole new world of musical expression. Celebrate the birth of the cool at BOSS with the hot new ES-8 Effects Switching System. It's a total game changer that will take you to places no musician has ever gone before.


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BossES-8 Effects Switching System
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Portable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I think I found the Holy Grail of pedal switchers!

By Mo Bass

from Austin, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System:

    I simply love this product. It is literally like they got together with top guitarist and asked them if they could dream up a pedal board switcher, what features would it have? Okay, it would be silent when switching, allow you to true bypass any pedal, allow you to arrange the pedals into any order per patch, arrange effects in parallel, control up to 6 switch channels amps, control tempos on pedals, send MIDI controls per patch to anything, have 2 selectable outputs per patch for bi-amping, mute, more banks than you'll ever need to store, ability to insert your pedals in any order into your amp's effects loop. The housing is built for a lifetime of pro use, and comes with through bolts for your pedalboard. This product is a home run for sure with its near infinite versatility!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ES-8 is an investment!

    By tbguitar55

    from syracuse, ny

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Recommended for a more advanced user level IF...

    Cons

    • BEST use IF you are advanced in understanding

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System:

    I love this unit for what it is capable of doing, BUT the manual is difficult to navigate, and Roland/BOSS have NOT provided quick/easier guides to setting this unit up. In particular, the MENU system is a bit hard for me to understand, and I've spent years programming the Rocktron All Access/Patchmate combination! IF they'd put together an EASY guide to doing some of the common setups that this unit is capable of doing, I'd be much happier! Also be prepared to spend some cash - cabling is going to set you back more than a few greenbacks, especially if real-esyaye is tight! The BEST part is that you can use what they call the Four-Cabe Method - using your amps FX Loop! I have done this, and have a few pedals in that loop besides what's on the floor. I have a very portable rig, that is getting road-ready after a few more tweaks and some deeper programming understanding on my list of things to get done this week!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I expected nothing less from Roland Boss.

    By Bryan

    from Manistee, Michigan

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Built Like A Tank
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Great Features
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Reasonably Priced

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System:

    Boss has never ceased to amaze me ever since the DS--1. Every road block and hurdle I have experienced with stomp boxes has been carefully considered and addressed by the ES-8. The freedom and control along with the sound quality and reliability has completely won me over as one of Boss' biggest fans. If you like the sound of vintage but prefer the innovative features of modern guitar gear, you will absolutely love the ES-8.

     
    4.0

    ES-8 Effects Router

    By Kurt

    from Arizona

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Game Changer
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Intermediate understanding a prerequisite
    • No USB port

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System:

    Why I didn't think of this game changer years ago? Here's where creative pedal arrangement becomes reality. Talk about the opportunity to define your own unique tone, wow! Now that I have one, I won't do without anymore. Only two complaints in one sentence: For that price you'd think it'd have a USB port (MIDI interface is the only way to connect it to a computer). In spite of that, IMHO an Effects Router is a must have for every professional guitarist.

     
    5.0

    I would definately buy this again.

    By Nighttrain

    from Wormtown MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Very Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Any time you need to switch effects
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System:

      I use this to set up patches for different songs with my band makes it so easy to switch between effects and groups of effects and switch the order they are in. It works just like it is supposed to. There is a bit of a learning curve to be able to get in and do all that it is capable of but once you figure it out (youtube is your friend here) It is not something you will soon forget.

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