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Boss ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • 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
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $418.50
  • Your Savings:
    - $119.50
  • Your Price:
    $29900

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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 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Awesome pedal !

    By rockyblue

    from Dunedin, Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Very happy with the boss me 80. I had the boss me 70 and was disappointed, this one (me 80) is not cheezy sounding and has just about every effect you can think of and also extremely affordable..

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Versatile Processor with Great Sounds

          By TexasTele

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            This processor meets and exceeds my needs for a versatile array of effects. The primary applications for this product will be for pop, rock, blues, jazz and ambient sounds. So far I have been able to achieve just what I need with this product. The manual effects switching is intuitive and easy to use right off the bat, and the memory mode is fairly straightforward, but some time with the user guide will result in less frustration. The amp models will give you a great realistic & authentic foundation for many sounds and the effects successfully provide whatever "color" you might desire in the patch. The loop function @ 38 seconds is very handy for in home practice. The expression pedal is a bit stiff, but I imagine it will break in fine with use. Overall, this is a great product, especially for the price. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a more compact rig when compared to similar setups by way of traditional stomp boxes and for someone that sees the utility of a processor to be more effective than tap dancing your way around a pedal board.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great savings on stompboxes

            By keithdrover

            from Costa Mesa, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Questionable Distortions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Concerts
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            I love this multi-stompbox. The effects are equally as quality as the individual stompboxes are. The unit is very easy to use, and without reading the instruction manual, you could do everything on this unit, short of saving self-made presets. The only area where this unit could improve upon, in my opinion, are the distortion presets. I guess I'm just extremely used to the distortion from a tube amp, so if I wanted to use distortion along with this, I'd just put this unit in the effects loop of my ENGL, and use the effects of the ME-80, and the distortion from my tube amp. Overall great product though; very rugged, hundreds of effect combinations, and a USB interface to get more tones from BOSS's website.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sickkkkkk

            By dustybip

            from indialantic fl

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • 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:

              Best thing I have purchased in a very long time. I had the ME-50 and loved it for years.This is a total step up and very very very easy to use. Right out of thebox its ready to jam with. Would definitely recommend to any guitar player. The new fx sounds great and just wait till you get it and mess with it... you will fall in love. Boss is the way to go with sound.

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best pedal in my lineup

              By GERRY

              from Saint David , Me

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

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

                VERY GOOD PEDAL LOOKS COMPLEX BUT I GET BY.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just what I was looking for

                By Tekvow

                from Waukesha, WI

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Complete Integration

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                The ME-80 is like having 5 or 6 Boss pedals all rolled into one pedalboard plus much more. Weight is about that of an electric guitar. On the road you may want to carry a backup because with a breakdown you loose all your pedals. That is the ONLY CON I can think of. Its awesome.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I like it.

                By Jim

                from Olympia, WA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Proram
                • Easy to use
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Powerful Manual Mode
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Country
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Metal
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Rock

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

                  I have owned a Boss ME-80 for about a week and I have used it once in church. I am very pleased with how it performed and I plan to keep using it. I previously owned a Line 6 Pod XT Live and I think it had (slightly) better sounding amp simulations, but after two breakdowns that required trips to the repairman, I decided to switch to Boss. The ME-80 has a bit more flexibility than the Line 6 unit did because you can operate it in manual mode. In manual mode it behaves similar to a pedal board that lets you turn individual effects on and off in real time. In memory mode it is similar to the Line 6 pedal, except for the addition of the Ctrl pedal that allows you to change a single parameter or switch a single effect on or off within the patch. Plan on taking a couple of days to explore all the sounds and adjust a few of them to your liking before your first gig.

                  The ME-80 has bright easy to read LEDs to indicate bank numbers (it's much better than the tiny Line 6 screen was). It is easy to program, especially when plugged into a computer. It is much more versatile that I expected. Popular effects like phaser, chorus, and reverb show up at multiple points in the signal path so you can sequence them in a variety of ways. You can even run multiple choruses or multiple flangers at the same time. The collection of available effects is huge, and they all live up to the quality you would expect from a Boss pedal.

                  While the amp simulations are not my favorite, they are close. I think I will get used to them. (If you have never played through a tube amp, you will think this unit sounds awesome.) Multi-effects pedals are not for everyone. But the Boss ME-80 appears to bridge the gap well between the control offered by a pedal board and the programmability of a multi-effects system. It's a keeper.

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