Boss ME-50B
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Boss ME-50B

ME-50B, Bass Multi-Effekt from Boss in the ME series.

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moosers 26/02/2009

Boss ME-50B: Produktbewertung von moosers (content in English)

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The Boss ME-50B is a multi effects guitar pedal that has just about everything guitar effect you can think of. It has 1/4 inch inputs and outputs and is powered by the power supply that comes with it. It is not a rackable unit as it is a floor guitar processor.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration of the MD-50B is pretty easy to follow, even though there are a ton of different parameters that control all sorts of effects. If you are familiar with the type of effects that are in this unit, you shouldn't have a problem figuring out what everything does. You can make your own presets and the expression pedal comes in handy for using the wah and filter effects, as well as for using the whammy setting. The manual is complete and is definitely helpful when learning this unit.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of the effects varies across the unit, as there are a huge array of different effects. The pedal is split into a few different sections - one for compression that has the basic parameters for a compressor as well as a knob for choosing different types of compression. It then has a filter section with a huge variety of different filter effects and then has a drive and synth section with different distortions, overdrives and synth sounds. To me it seems a bit strange to put these two effects within the same section, but it works out okay. The next section is a modulation and delay section with all a reverbs, a few delays, a chorus, flanger, and a phaser, among other things. The expression pedal can be to control a few different things as well as a great tool for this pedal. While all of the sounds are pretty usable, none will blow you out of the water or sound as good as individual stomp boxes would. This being said, it is great to have all of these effects in one spot and great for learning what kinds of sounds you are after.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Boss ME-50B for about four years. While I don't use it all that much because I have individual pedals that have most of the effects on this, it is useful when I need all of these effects in one place that I can carry around and use easily. The price is really cheap considering all of the effects you are getting, and Boss has a good reputation when it comes to guitar pedals. If you are looking for a multi effects guitar pedal, this is absolutely worth a look.