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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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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)
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
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Good selection of effects (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
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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

 

Poorly Made

I recieved this pedal board for christmas and was very excited to plug it in for the first time. I played around with it for a few weeks and loved the 38 second loop,...Read complete review

I recieved this pedal board for christmas and was very excited to plug it in for the first time. I played around with it for a few weeks and loved the 38 second loop, loud boost for solos, and the built in effects. It all sounds great except they did not think through making the channel-switcher. There is a number system on the screen where you save sounds, numbers 1-60. Each number you can save a pre set sound to. There are 2 channel foot switches, one making you move up one number on the screen, one making it go down a number. For example if im on number 4 and click the up pedal i move to 5. If you have delay set on 4 and the song is on distortion, which is #2(just an example), then you have to click through the #3 pre set, making all 3 sounds heard through the amp. Basically if you use 3 pre set sounds in one song you need to swich through all of the pre set sounds inbeetween the two numbers to get to that pre set, and then back to get to the normal sound. I dont want to worry about everyone hearing me switch through each effect on stage and worrying about going to the wrong effect.

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(28 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By Jim Tellman

from Warren, Pa

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

Bought this not knowing quite what to expect. WOW, to say I'm blown away would be an understatement!!! I can't believe how it makes my practice amp sound. I don't know whether or not I'll ever figure out ALL of the sounds I can produce. And they all sound GOOD!! A GREAT investment. I highly recommend it!!!!!!!

(25 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

INSANE PEDAL

By Michael Mozena

from Davie, Florida

Comments about Boss ME-25 Guitar Multi-Effects 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 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

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Bundle of Flaming Joy!

By Tyler

from Los Angeles, CA

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

I always wanted this pedal but my peers constantly told me not to get a multi effect pedal because it will not sound as good as separate pedals. Boy were they wrong. Boss definitely outdid themselves with this one. This pedal does anything from the cleanest sound to the darkest scream. It sounds just as good as any separate pedal. And it has a a Built in Tuner! What more can you want from this thing. Go with your gut and buy this pedal!!!

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Effects pedal!!

By Brian

from Salinas, CA

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

I picked this up at a local GC about 6 months ago just wanting to broaden my range of effects without breaking the bank. I figured I'de get what i paid for, a brick that makes decent effects compared to analog effects. I was wrong. This is a must have, made my marshal MG30FX sound even better. Adds bass and power and great clean distortion and has great range on all the effects. Setup is easy and quick, built in loop station is a great addition and easy to use on the fly. I would definately recommend this product. Great buy!!! Great price!!! It's a BOSS!!!

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Jim Tellman

from Warren, Pa

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

WOW, I bought this a week or so ago and have'nt had this much fun in years. This makes my little Epiphone practice amp sound good enough to be on stage. No kidding. The sounds are clean and I don't think I will live long enough to hear them all, especially with the bundled software and access to the Boss website. An incredible deal for the money. Would give it 10 stars, but will have to settle for 5.

(14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Thumbs Up So Far!

By Al

from Sterling Heights, MI

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

I purchased the ME-25 this past Saturday, Feb 27th 2010 from Guitar Center (My favorite Store). The unit is pretty solid, heavier than I imagined. I quickly figured out how to get to the sound presets (researching this baby on the internet helped also). The instructions were pretty clear on how to edit the presets and how to save your changes into memory. Back to the sound presets, there are many, many distortion sounds of which I liked only a few. There are some clean sounds that I was able to use Sunday (I play for a church), which shows you how quickly you can become familiar and comfortable with the ME-25. So far I�ۡ���ve tweaked and saved 8 presets into memory and used the presets successfully in performance. The unit can run on I believe 6 AA batteries however I�ۡ���m using a Boss PSA adapter. In a nutshell this is a pretty good unit and should provide good quality sounds

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't be Beaten

By James

from San Francisco. CA

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

The ease of use of this is ridiculous. Anyone could learn how to use it in like a minute. The sounds are great as well. With enough time spent on dialing them in, you can get the right tones for pretty much any song, form metal to blues or jazz. The acoustic feature is also surprisingly good, and the effects like reverb, flanger, etc. are also very good, especially on a larger valve amplifier. Id definitely recommend the power adapter though, this thing goes through batteries quick! For only $200, this thing is an absolute steal. It even comes with a basic Cakewalk recording software. I doubt a better deal exists. And it's not like you're getting some cheap budget thing, the construction is mostly metal, very solid, and the sound quality is studio grade.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

By Payton

from MN

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

I was blown away when I got this! I plugged it in, played a chord, and drowned in tone! There are so many effects to chose from and it is cool to mix and match them. The interface is quick and easy to use but doesn't cut any corners. This thing is built like a tank as well. The Super Stack makes any amp sound like a tube amp. The loop station is very easy to use and is super fun. You will not regret buying this! GET IT!

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!!

By Noah

from St.Charles, Mo

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

This is a great petal for starters or experts I have had this petal for about 2 months now and it is great. It is easy to use and has software if you by it new witch is great. The only thing witch could make it better would be a case to carry it in. This petal is worth it so if you can get it go ahead.

(12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poorly Made

By Sean

from Hartford,CT

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

I recieved this pedal board for christmas and was very excited to plug it in for the first time. I played around with it for a few weeks and loved the 38 second loop, loud boost for solos, and the built in effects. It all sounds great except they did not think through making the channel-switcher. There is a number system on the screen where you save sounds, numbers 1-60. Each number you can save a pre set sound to. There are 2 channel foot switches, one making you move up one number on the screen, one making it go down a number. For example if im on number 4 and click the up pedal i move to 5. If you have delay set on 4 and the song is on distortion, which is #2(just an example), then you have to click through the #3 pre set, making all 3 sounds heard through the amp. Basically if you use 3 pre set sounds in one song you need to swich through all of the pre set sounds inbeetween the two numbers to get to that pre set, and then back to get to the normal sound. I dont want to worry about everyone hearing me switch through each effect on stage and worrying about going to the wrong effect.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW HERE ALSO

By Bob

from N. Syracuse, NY

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

I too was impressed with how this unit made my 30 watt practice amp sound. Great sounds right out of the box, plus it's easy to edit to your own liking. If you can't find your sound with the ME-25, you need to move over to drums! This is a superb unit!

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar Related Purchase

By John Morgan "Motorcity Mugger"

from United States

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

Great pedal that's easy to use. It creates a wide variety of tones, includes a looper, USB port for recording and down loading jam tracks. Hook up headphones and use it as a training aid, battery powered use it any where. Best all round guitar related purchase that I have made.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Happy for the most part.

By Guitarshredder4ever

from Florence, KY

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

I bought this processor about the beginning of March. I heard demos of it on youtube and it sounded great so I figured I'd give it a try. The preset on it sound great. I love the fact it has a USB for computer recording unlike the previous me-20. I like the 38 second loop for practicing and writing ideas and the freeze feature is ok. What I didn't care for is it's a pain to set up on your computer because of the way the drivers are. Tweeking the setting aren't as easy as most of the other multi units I've used and the EQ options are terrible. I can't scoop the mids with this unit at all because you don't get that option. Over all I happy with it.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesomeness in a box

By Jacob

from Nashville, TN

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

Ive been looking for a board that has a bunch of great pedals in one box, and i found it. Especially great if like boss pedals already, this thing has a lot of awesome features. I use the loop feature constantly, and there are many different overdrives and effects available! the only complaint i would have is the banks It is a scroll bank, like up and down, not just one per pedal. so if you do shows, keep all of your sounds one or two slots from each other, but other than that its really good. Made out of metal, i drop it alot and it barely has any damage at all. It does great with live performances, i play at school, band, and church youth group. I love the effects and all that it offers. Has a tuner as well. Works well live at my church. Has good distortions (From smooth to fuzz to grunge0 twang, clean, and many more. Great for rock, blues, metal, or any other type of music.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very, Very nice one

By Angel Rodriguez

from Guadalajara, mexico

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

I bought this little monster 5 months ago...and let me tell this pedal owns! It's way better than most of the multieffects on the market...I love the usb, 'cause I can dowload presets from BOSS.com and make my axe sings for me! I tought this thing would be light...But let me tell you it is a bit heavier, of course it is metal made... I think this is the best Buy i have made in 2 years... Now I just need a new guitar to really show what this pedal can do! go for it! it won't dissapoint you!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great multi!

By Gonzo

from Austin, TX

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

If you're like me and you want to try out dozens of Boss effects without purchasing tons of pedals, this is an awesome little unit that is packed with lots of toys. Cakewalk recording software, usb access to your pc to download new tones, and all around great BOSS sound make this the best deal on the market. So far I love this pedal, if I decide I don't within 60 days, I can take it back to GC. Chances are, I won't.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Evan

from San Diego, CA

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

Look no further, This fx pedal has everything you could possibly need, packed into a small pedal box.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BOSS ME 25

By JACKSTER

from Vidor,Texas

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

I checked this unit out on U TUBE as my local GC had not received any yet. I am very satisfied over all. Its very quiet it even quiets down the noise from my Marshall 80/80. It has a lot to offer I havent tried to edit or write any effects yet all of the presets are very good. This is a sturdy pedal. I am really impressed with the waw waw pedal it does the job. I really like the harmonizer effect it make's my lead sound like two guitars playing at the same time. My biggist problem with it is that you have to read the manuel and I hate reading instructions, I have been trying to use the Cake Walk it wont play any sound on the demo however the DVD Disc will play sound, the tracks are great they are very short though I would have liked them to play on and on untill I was finished. The disc did not play well on my windows vista but it did play much better on my windows 7. Recording on cake walk will require much reading and patience. This is not for the novice player if you are an experienced player this is for you, there are tons of undescovered tones to find I love this ,its the best pedal I have ever owned the presets are very easy to use and sound great I cant wait to really squize out some new tones.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth more

By Alex

from NY, NY

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

I guess I'll start with strengths/weaknesses... The good: Modulation, modulation, modulation. I can't get enough of the modulation. There are 8 different modulation effects (from your basic chorus and phaser to univibe and octave). They sound absolutely fantastic and are really easy to edit (3 parameters, mind you). The modulation abilities make the pedal itself worth $200. Delay! What a surprise this was! 4 different kinds of delay (including tap delay) are available. Cool features like slap delay and infinite delay are extremely easy to obtain. Reverb: because there's only one editing knob for this, (most effects use 3), the reverb isn't too versatile. However, what it does, it does very very well. Hall and room reverbs are both available. Wahwahwahwah. Just press down on the pedal on the side and wah is activated! So easy! And wow does it sound good. The Bad: I really have no love for the preamps. It doesn't matter the pedal, I just don't like emulated preamps. I know people who rave about them; they aren't for me. Try them out for yourself, as I could just be biased. The distortion and overdrive effects are rather strange to me. Some sound bad, some sound good; what I don't understand is that none of the dist/od effects sound like what they are supposed to emulate. If you want a particular sound, you need to get the pedal for it. Although the Wah sounds great, engaging it turns off the volume pedal and automatically puts the pedal at full volume. It's not the end of the world (and easy to work around), if ya want both wah and a volume pedal, go out and get a separate wah. Reliability: This pedal is a tank. It's solid like every other Boss pedal. It is a little bit heavy but it takes the place of several pedals that would weigh at least as much as the ME 25. Programming: Very simple. 60 slots to fill (I've used under 20 and I've had the pedal for about 7 months now). 60 separate slots are also used as starting sounds, all of which I ignore. If you want a bypass slot, just turn all the possible effects off. The verdict: even though I don't use the distortion very often or the preamps at all, it is worth wayyy more to me. Everyone interested in using pedals should check this out to save some money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Pedal Ive owned

By jeff

from texas,Friendswood

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

This pedal is amazing you can go form clean to hardcore distorion. I bought it about 2 weeks ago I cant get off of it, I love it. If you looking to buy thi pedal it is worth the money 5/5 stars

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