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Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal  

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The Boss ME-25 multi-effects pedal provides a collection of additional sounds and features over the previous ME unit at the same price. This Boss guitar pedal includes a completely redesigned operatin... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Boss ME-25 multi-effects pedal provides a collection of additional sounds and features over the previous ME unit at the same price. This Boss guitar pedal includes a completely redesigned operating system which allows the entire product to operate in "EZ-Tone" mode, making the Boss ME-25 simple to use. There are added effects, COSM amp models, and a USB port for direct connection to computers. The ME-25 effects pedal is bundled with Cakewalk Sonar 8 LE and a DVD providing over one hundred audio loops that can be imported into Sonar for jamming or practice. The Boss ME-25's 60 onboard programs are organized into a Sound Library, which enables all the onboard tones to be selected simply by type. This built-in sound library gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation and play. You can customize your sound with simple twists of the Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs.

COSM (Composite Object Sound Modeling)
Composite Object Sound Modeling-or "COSM" for short-is Boss/Roland's innovative and powerful technology that's used to digitally recreate the sound of classic musical instruments and effects. COSM analyzes the many factors that make up the original sound-including its electrical and physical characteristics-and creates a digital model that accurately reproduces the original.

Features
  • New super easy operating system
  • Three pedals plus EXP pedal: Memory Up, Down, Solo
  • Three knobs for real time control and editing.
  • "Sound Library" organized by type: Clean, Crunch, Rhythm, etc. Ten variations within each type
  • Seven effects groups: Comp/FX, OD/DS, Preamp, Modulation, Delay, Reverb, Pedal FX
  • Powerful COSM amp models and effects onboard, from classic to contemporary
  • Super simple user-friendly interface
  • Sound Library provides extensive collection of ready-to-use tones; simply choose a category and select a variation
  • Sounds can be instantly edited with the Drive, Tone, Level knobs and Expression pedal
  • Super Stack adds immensely heavy low end and punch
  • Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording time
  • Functions as a USB audio interface
  • Built-in AUX input for jamming along with external music devices (MP3/CD players, etc.)
  • Runs on six AA batteries or AC adaptor
  • Includes Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software and dozens of audio loops, rhythms and songs for jamming or practice
Specifications
  • AD Conversion 24-bit + AF method*1
    DA Conversion 24-bit Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
    Memory 60
    Sound Library 60
    Sound Library Category clean, crunch, drive, heavy, lead, extreme
    Effect Type comp/FX (Compressor/Effect): comp, T.wah, AC sim, OD/DS (Overdrive/Distortion): boost, OD-1, t-scream, blues, dist, classic, modern, metal, core, fuzz, preamp: clean, twin, tweed, VO drive, BG lead, MS vintage, MS modern, 5150 drive, r-fier, ultra metal, modulation: chorus, phaser, flanger, rotary, uni-v, tremolo, harmonist, octave, delay: 1-99ms, 100-990ms, 1000-6000ms, tap, REVERB: room, hall, pedal
    FX (Pedal Effect): wah, +1 octave, -1 octave, freeze, NS (Noise Suppressor)
    Nominal Input
    Level input: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -18 dBu
    Input Impedance INPUT: 1M, AUX IN: 22k
    Nominal Output Level -10 dBu
    Output Impedance 2k
    Display 7 segments, 2 digits LED
    Power Supply DC 9 V Dry Batteries (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adapter (BOSS PSA-Series: sold separately)
    Current
    Draw 150 mA
    Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: 9 hours, Carbon: 3 hours (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
    Dimensions: 11-13/16"W x 7-9/16"D x 2-7/8"H
    Maximum: 11-13/16"W x 7-9/16"D x 3-11/16"H
    Weight: 4 lb. 4 oz (including batteries)
    Accessories: Owner's Manual, ME-25 DVD-ROM, Sound Library/Memory List (Leaflet), Sound Library Sticker, Dry Batteries (Alkaline: LR6 (AA) type) x 6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
    Options AC Adapter Boss PSA-Series
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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BossME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Excellent sound quality (14)
  • Good selection of effects (12)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Responsive (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (11)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

INSANE PEDAL

this pedal is easily worth the money. This has to be the easiest thing to work on the market. This thing will make any man sound like a god. It even has a...Read complete review

this pedal is easily worth the money. This has to be the easiest thing to work on the market. This thing will make any man sound like a god. It even has a harmonizer which is the most insane thing ever. I have dropped it a couple of times and it works perfectly so its sturdy. to add your on affect and mess with the knobs are soo easy. The Sonar LE software that it comes with is amazing which is a steal. a must buy on my list

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Yet another middling Multi-FX Board

I bought the ME-25 with the intent of using with my PC for home playing and perhaps some recording.

The interface is usable, but it leans heavily on three knobs which...Read complete review

I bought the ME-25 with the intent of using with my PC for home playing and perhaps some recording.

The interface is usable, but it leans heavily on three knobs which requires frequent manual consultations until you happen to memorize the scheme for the various effects and amp models.

Tones are varied in quality. The Clean amp model is bright and sparkly, whereas the Twin model is lacking some high end sheen compared to the real deal. The Marshall models are excellent for blues and hard rock, whereas the Boogie Combo model is laughably awful. The high gain amps models are pretty good for most Metal but are a bit digital sounding.

The OD/Distortion pedal models are fairly decent. They all sound digital, but good tone is there to be had with most of them. The modulation and Delay effects are typical Boss quality. The reverbs are good, but the lack of Spring reverb emulation is a bummer. The wah is usable enough.

The biggest issue I have found is digital clipping both when connecting it to my PC and also when using headphones plugged directly into the unit. Volumes have to be kept under 50% (sometimes well under) in order to avoid clipping. This can occasionally result in having to settle for a wimpier sound just to avoid clipping. It seems to be worst with cleaner sounds, though the heavier distortion settings may just be covering it up. The unit lacks any sort of master level control, so you are forced to adjust/balance volume settings for each effect or model that is active on a given patch.

Overall, the ME-25 is another mediocre to average Multi-FX board in a market full of them (*cough*Digitech*cough*).

The ME-25 is not a great choice for live use since the interfaces is a bit too convoluted to allow for quick edits. It (like most similar units) sounds fairly mediocre in front of an amp. Its best application is probably silent practice or recording, but the clipping issue and corresponding lack of an overall level control makes it somewhat frustrating there as well.

Mine will likely be sold soon, as I've found that I'd rather use one of the many small & cheap modeling amps out there than this unit.

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3.0

Meh

By Ragina

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

The pedal is just "okay". It came preloaded with batteries which were pre-corroded already. So that was a bit of a mess to clean inside before even getting started! Also the power cord seemed to not work. The box came with little information. Despite all this I think it is useful.

 
5.0

Rolando! Loves the Boss.

By Rolando!

from Sandy,Oregon

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    In both live and recording this could be very useful.

     
    5.0

    Very happy with it. Great value.

    By C K

    from MD

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      Good multiple effects.

       
      4.0

      Power Punching Piece of Equipment

      By Bsharpmajor

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      I have wanted an effects pedal for years and this one does not disappoint. If is full of factory presets that give you days of pleasure. Can't wait to explore more on my own. Learning curve is a little steep especially on the recording software that comes with it. That's not a complaint either. The engineers at BOSS know their stuff.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's all I use now

      By "Cap'n" Daniel

      from Ventura, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        I roll up to the gig, plug this in, and fill the venue with guitar. This unit built for the road, gig ready, studio quality sounds. I use it for recording, live sound, it's the only thing I use for my guitar sounds. I put my solid state Marshall amp on the clean channel, and let the ME-25 do the rest. MASSIVE tone control, versatile effects, and super easy to use. Love the tap delay and the loop feature, helps for writing. This things NEVER fails. The only thing I would improve is the AC adapter. It got kinked up over the course of a year of shows, and It started shorting out. I had to get a new AC adapter and it works perfect.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good pedal

        By Peenywine

        from Manchester,NH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          I like this pedal. there are some great presets. my only problem with this is, that the presets I would like to use are spread too far apart to be able to switch between them quickly. I havent found anyway to "move" them chronologically..but..maybe I'm missing something, if anyone has this and knows how to do that please tell me lol its not in the manual..other than that I really like it

          (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am happy with my purchase

          By Bob the handsome

          from Nogales, Az

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Not Responsive

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          This is for a gift, so I cannot tell to much honestly

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Buy I Have Ever Made (10/5)

          By Jacob

          from Gaylord, MI

          Site Member

          Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          I will forever be a Boss enthusiast. This is quite possibly the best buy I have ever made, it doesn't matter which amp/recording unit/speaker I plug this baby into, it works full fledged. I bought it about three years ago used, but hardly used in fact. It came with a power supply and I plugged it into my modding amp and it sounded ten times better than the amp alone, a year later I had the sound perfected and even used the pedal alone to create two songs with one of my bands. A year later I plug it into my new Tube amp and it sounds even better. Most of the pre amps/dist/mods sound great on any solid state, but more options sound even greater on a tube. Let me say this: you will never be disappointed with your tone if you have this!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Buy I Have Ever Made (10/5)

          By Jacob

          from Gaylord, MI

          Site Member

          Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          I will forever be a Boss enthusiast. This is quite possibly the best buy I have ever made, it doesn't matter which amp/recording unit/speaker I plug this baby into, it works full fledged. I bought it about three years ago used, but hardly used in fact. It came with a power supply and I plugged it into my modding amp and it sounded ten times better than the amp alone, a year later I had the sound perfected and even used the pedal alone to create two songs with one of my bands. A year later I plug it into my new Tube amp and it sounds even better. Most of the pre amps/dist/mods sound great on any solid state, but more options sound even greater on a tube. Let me say this: you will never be disappointed with your tone if you have this!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lots of Fun!!!

          By WILLIAM

          from Chatham, Ontario, Canada

          Site Member

          Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          This baby has lots to choose from as far as sounds etc. I've had mine for over 6 months and am still playing around with all of the presets etc. There are some great sounds that come out of the baby.... love it.

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