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Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal  

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Packed with tons of awesome BOSS effects and ready to hit the stage, the ME-80 is the perfect compact tone processor for gigging guitarists. A user-f...Read More

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Compact pedal that offers you plenty of tone all in one knob-based interface.

Packed with tons of awesome BOSS effects and ready to hit the stage, the ME-80 is the perfect compact tone processor for gigging guitarists. A user-friendly, knob-based interface makes it quick and easy to dial in great sounds, with the flexibility of individual stompbox-style on/off or instant recall of complex multi-effects setups. Unique footswitches deliver even more control than previous designs for efficient and intuitive effects switching, patch selection, and realtime sound shaping while playing. It also includes free BOSS TONE STUDIO software to help you unlock even more tonal possibilities, plus a web connection to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for direct access to free patches created by pro guitarists and much more.

Find your own personal sound with the ME-80’s extensive range of built-in effects. A complete history of gig-ready BOSS tone processing is at your command, from multiple overdrives and distortions to wahs, mod effects, pitch shifters, delays, and beyond. BOSS’ groundbreaking Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology is represented with the unique, spacious ambience of Tera Echo and the distinctive tone-shaping possibilities of Overtone. Updated COSM preamps include new additions such as Crunch and Metal, plus an AC preamp designed for acoustic/electric guitar.

Unlike typical menu-driven multi-effects processors that are complicated and unintuitive, using the ME-80 is as easy as using a stompbox. Effects are organized into eight logical categories that can all be active at the same time. Seven categories contain multiple effects types to choose from, plus dedicated knobs for selecting a type and adjusting it with a set of parameters you’d find in the pedal version of the effect. The Pedal FX category has its own knob for quickly assigning a particular effects type or function to be controlled by foot with the expression pedal. You can even save all the current knob settings to one of the ME-80’s 36 user patch locations.
The hands-on experience that stomp box control provides is perfect for tweaking tones as you go. In Manual mode, the categories function like individual stomp effects, with instant adjustment via the panel knobs and on/off control with dedicated footswitches. By entering Memory mode, seven footswitches are automatically reconfigured to select user or preset patches and patch banks, letting you recall complete multi-effects setups directly. One footswitch on the ME-80 is dedicated just for mode switching, so you can toggle between Manual and Memory modes any time you want.

FEATURES
  • Compact and powerful floor multi-effects with a simple knob-based interface
  • Eight simultaneous effects categories, each with multiple effects types
  • Dial up tones with the ease of using your favorite stompboxes
  • Includes a massive selection of top-quality effects, from classic BOSS stomps to the latest MDP effects
  • Updated flagship-level COSM amps derived from the GT-100
  • Eight multifunction footswitches and expression pedal
  • Manual mode for stomp box-style on/off; Memory mode for switching complete patch setups
  • Delay section includes Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording
  • Runs on six AA batteries or optional PSA-series AC adapter
  • USB audio/MIDI interface built in
  • Free BOSS TONE STUDIO software allows you to edit and organize tones on your computer, and also preview and download free patches directly from the BOSS TONE CENTRAL website

Take your guitar to all new sonic heights with the ME-80. Order today!

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BossME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (17)
  • Good selection of effects (17)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Responsive (15)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (14)
    • Home studio (13)
    • Amateur recording (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Professional recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

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    5.0

    All you could want in a pedal

    By danielm.baker

    from Mount Vernon, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      Freakin amazing guitar pedal. Anything you could dream of in one pedal. Epic pedal, i HIGHLY recommend this multi FX pedal especially for the intermediate level guitar player.

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      5.0

      ******

      By Wldimir

      from Brasil

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        My first experience with BOSS products, and I love it. great product AND SHOP GREAT.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best mutli effects pedal I've ever heard

        By AdamBigSlinger

        from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Aux Input
        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Looper Cannot B Restarted
        • Slight Tone Loss In Chain
        • Wah Is Sharp On Ears

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        This is a great pedal for on the go musicians, the amp modelling is amazing for any style. Take it to rehearsal and set up in seconds, no guitar amp required.

        There is a slight tone loss when trying to get a complete bypassed signal for say acoustic. Wah pedal is too sharp on the ears to use the full sweep. Lastly, for the looper you cannot prerecord a phrase at one point in the song, stop it and restart it when needed. Once you stop the loop, it's gone.

        SUMMARY: If you were to hop on a plane for a gig, this will do almost everything you'll need, no need to bring that 60lb pedal case fear of having it lost, this 7lb pedal is a carryon. Boss has done a great job but I feel the wah and looper is the only area I feel needs for focus in the future, hopefully a software upgrade can fix this.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Go ahead and buy it

        By -jim

        from Nashville & NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

              I'm very happy with this pedal; it sounds great, is versatile and does almost everything you could ask for.

              First the negatives but keep in mind that these are all minor:
              - Can't change order of effects but effect sections are each flexible enough to overcome this.
              - Have to switch to manual mode to switch individual effects on/off; it's only an extra click but the ideal pedal would have a separate set of foot switches for memory changes and effect on/off but the ME-80 does have one foot switch that's programmable.
              - the expression pedal has limited options but the most common uses are there.

              Positives:
              - Sounds great
              - Easy to use
              - Ctl foot switch can be set to toggle a group of effects on/off (turn some on and others off) OR change a single knob's setting (for example change delay time or rotary speed)
              - it wakes up in the mode you left it in when you powered down.

              Another reviewer didn't like the distortion sounds, I disagree both the distortion pedals and preamp models sound great – and combine like the real thing. Of course it's possible to pick bad combinations but it's the same with the original pedals and amps. I own a large variety of gear and this is a welcome addition. Keep in mind that no single piece will do everything but for the price of a few individual pedals you get an all in one that can be used easily as a single effect or multi-effect in the studio and for live will be the only pedal you need to bring – no patche cables between pedals to fail in the middle of the set, etc.

              You will want to buy the adapter - batteries are always bad since they go dead at the worst time and are just a waste.

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              5.0

              Great Product for the price !!!

              By Aerockr

              from Mesa Az

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Adjust
              • Good Value For The Cost
              • Great Rpice
              • Simple operation
              • Very Nice Unit

              Cons

              • Havent Found One Yet
              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Computer And Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

              Great unit for the price, even if just used for the stomp boxes..

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              5.0

              excelent product

              By bullet

              from Waterford MI.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Good For everything

                Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                perfect

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great product

                By Hec

                from Houston Tx

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects

                Cons

                • No Issuse

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                easy to use love it

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                5.0

                Great Multi pedal

                By jeroper

                from Oklahoma City, OK

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                  I was intentionally looking for a multi-board that I could program with my computer and this one is perfect. Not only did I get that but also the manual controls when I need a change on the fly.

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                  5.0

                  All in one effects pedal

                  By dp440

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                    For amateur, in-home use, gives most effects and amp models for the price. Seems road worthy, but have not put it to the test. Sounds great!

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                    5.0

                    Nice pedal

                    By Mike

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                        Bought this as my first real effects pedal so that I could get a decent clean, jazzy and slightly dirty blues sounds without buying multiple pedals and this works wonderfully. Very easy setup. Very easy to install patches from the Boss website. Tons of options. I prefer twisty knobs to digital displays. Reasonably priced, I thought, considering the versatility.

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