Boss ME-5 Guitar Effects Processor

Multi-Effects

Made by Boss

Description Versatile effects device that includes 5 different effects. It can store on/off of each built-in effect and up to 64 different effect programs
Posted By Robert Newby (284)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 3/19/2001, Joe Barnes posted:
Overall Rating:
It's a good effects peripheral. But the problem with the battery for memory backup is going to become a problem. Boss either no longer keeps any info on the battery (actually the books says contact Roland - they don't have anything on it), or it's well hidden. Overall, though, it has paid for itself over the years.
Price: $200.00
Where Obtained: Personal friend
Features:
While I find the Boss ME-5 to be a decent enough tool, I can find no documentation on the type of battery needed for the memory backup. If it dies - the pedal is useless and I have no further use for it.
Sound Quality:
The various settings are well proportioned for each "room" or effect I need, especially in the studio. The sound ranges from melodious to breakneck distortion, with several degrees of sound in between.
Ease of Use:
Lacks a bit here if you try to use it for a live gig, unless you re-program it to use only one bank (couldn't get the optional gear to help out here).
Durability:
So far, it's lasted a fairly long time without too much wear, aside from the dust and all the usual stuff one encounters with years of use.
On 5/9/2000, Robert Newby (284) posted:
Overall Rating:
THE ME-5`s MEMORY CAPACITY ALLOWS YOU TO WRITE ON/OFF(EFFECT/BYPASS) OF AN EXTERNAL EFFECT CONNECTED TO THE SEND AND RETURN JACKS. A FIRST CLASS MULTI-EFFECTS UNIT, THE BEST I`VE EVER OWNED.
Price: $500.00 STERLING (new)
Where Obtained: LONDON:MAIL ORDER.
Features:
DURING LIVE PERFORMANCES,YOU CAN CALL ANY OF THE 64 PROGRAMS OR TURN EACH EFFECT ON OR OFF IN THE MANUAL MODE BY PRESSING PEDAL SWITCHES
Sound Quality:
A NOISE SUPPRESSOR IS BUILT IN TO REDUCE THE NOISE THAT MAY RESULT WHEN USING POWERFUL DISTORTION SOUNDS
Ease of Use:
HAVING MIDI CONNECTORS, THE ME-5 CAN CONTROL AN EXTERNAL MIDI DEVICE,OR BE CONTROLLED BY ONE.
Durability: