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The BOSS ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM puts world-class bass effects in a rugged floor unit with easy pedal-style control. Effects are divided into 6 sections (Compressor/Limiter, Master EQ, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The BOSS ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM puts world-class bass effects in a rugged floor unit with easy pedal-style control. Effects are divided into 6 sections (Compressor/Limiter, Master EQ, Filter/Tone, Drive/Synth, Delay/Modulation, and Expression Pedal), giving bassists a range of unique and powerful tones including new effects like Sound Hold, Octave Up, and Kick Drum-all with easy knob-based control.

Features
  • Floor bass multi-effects processor with super easy, knob-based controls
  • Killer COSM Compressor/Limiter and Drive effects, plus T-Wah, Slow Gear, Defretter, and much more
  • Innovative Sound Hold function sustains a low note while playing over it
  • Sound-on-sound recording with new Kick Drum effect for keeping time
  • Dedicated knobs for each effect section”no menu-surfing!
  • Easy Tone effects with preset EQ templates for quick tone editing
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BossME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This thing is PHAT!!!!!!

I was recently in GC and played with one of these thinking that the sales person was trying to sell me more than I needed. I wanted to build my own pedal board. After...Read complete review

I was recently in GC and played with one of these thinking that the sales person was trying to sell me more than I needed. I wanted to build my own pedal board. After playing with it for 45 minutes I was sold. It had everything I needed and it was easy to use. You don't have to scroll for your sound like you do with some other multi-effect pedals. And by the time you do the math, you get Boss sounds combined in this thing for under $300. by the time you buy 4 single pedals you have already exceeded that. It's a great buy not because of the price but because of the sound. I will be purchasing one REAL soon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed feelings

So I own a ME50B...and I have some mixed feelings about it. To me, the biggest selling point was there is finally a multi effects pedal that doesn't have amp modeling!...Read complete review

So I own a ME50B...and I have some mixed feelings about it. To me, the biggest selling point was there is finally a multi effects pedal that doesn't have amp modeling! I dont have to haul all my effects around (which with my style of music, I have a lot of effects) After playing back and forth for about a year, I notice the ME50B sounds thin, overbearing, and hard to get a steady volume. Some effects were loud, some soft. Then after crashing, I bought 2 more out of fear it would let me down again. It is not very road worthy. Though, for a beginner in the business, it is a nice toy...emphesis on toy! I wound up selling both. I went back to the individual effects...Digitech bass synth, MXR Bass DI with distortion, Boss Bass Chorus, Snarling Dog Bawl Buster Wah, MXR Phase 90, and a BBE sonic stomp in that order. Sorry, but the ME50B doesn't work for me.

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5.0

Multiple sounds just a toe-tap away

By Joe

from Alamogordo, NM 88310

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

    Gives me all the versatility I need to help my band pull of a gig with great success.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great bang for the buck!

    By Chonic

    from columbus ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

      I have a stereo rig, and this preamp is the heart. Even tho I dont use a lot of effects, But they are available and totally tweakable. Depending on what your bass is- this unit is very quiet also, which is important when i record with it. Good bang for the buck and totally versatile!

       
      5.0

      Just do it

      By Taxlaw1

      from Metuchen, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        Wow, got one for my daughter for Christmas. Finally, had a chance to poly with it myself. Well had to get my own. It is a fantastic addition. If you are going to perform it is a must. Easy to use. Great effects. Wow.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Pedal w/ Cheap Effects? WORTH READING.

        By Michael Mather

        from Lake Havasu City, AZ

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        The pedal itself works exactly the way it is suppose to. I don't think anybody has ever had any problems with it simply not working or something going wrong with the pedal or effects. That's a huge bonus for many of us who don't have the money to repair it. Most of us enjoy all the effects that you can choose from. It's really insane how many different options are available to really get a sound that YOU want from this pedal. However. The effects can sound somewhat cheap. I have yet to try a distortion or fuzz pedal that sounds good to me for bass. The wah is also not the best that I have heard. Reverb is minimal but the chorus is FANTASTIC as always by boss. Delay is another thing that boss is on top of their game for as well. Some of the effects sound cheap, and some of them really excel. There isn't a "happy middle" with any of these effects, so definitely don't buy it if you're looking to just use a whole lot of distortion. Buy it if you're into chorus, delay, minimal reverb or the compression abilities. The octaver is probably the worst sounding effect.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not worth the money

        By Donald1324567

        from Roanoke, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        The only use you can get out of this thing is just for recording. It has some major volume problems with different effects, and the lowers notes are unheard of using this thing. The only effect I really liked was the chorus and the synth effects, but even those were lacking. I'd rather to just buy single effect pedals and build a specific chain.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        ya, it works

        By camaro/carvin gregg

        from detroit

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Every Thing In One Place
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • No Amp Modeling
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Need Separate Footswitche

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        Ive had the thing 3 years, use it at home and gigging/practice 30+ times a year, it travels well if u put it in a decent bag. The tuner is somewhat in precise but ok between songs when in a hurry-it gets you in the ballpark fast. I dont use a lot of effects, mainly chorus which if you set it and dont bump any knobs will give you a nice sound. The high band drive overdrive almost pays for the whole pedal, really nice. It comes with some pretty cool factory presets but if you dont buy 2 of thier separate footswitches (yes 2, 1 for up, 1 for down )you cant access more then the first 3 presets without bending down and pushing buttons. I just moved the 2 i liked and my own custom one to its first bank. the compressors are ok but do sound kinda dead, i use a maxcom/bbe in my rack and leave this off. Pre eq is nice for quick tweeking on stage, i mainly keep mine flat
        . Its supposed to be patterned off a tech 21 but my tech 21 sounds much better, use it for tweeks, not your primary sound. Over all its pretty useful/efficient, however some settings will color your sound in an unpleasant way, levels can be hard to evenly set so take some time. For the money its worth it but its not really a top shelf anything. It does alot of things well but only a few things great.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        From veteran bassist: most functions work well...

        By Bassbanger

        from CA

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        ...but not all...Here's the ramblings of a bassist seasoned over three decades:First, the complaints: Not including the DC adapter with the unit is ROBBERY. I wouldn't buy a toaster I couldn't plug in without buying a separate adapter, I would expect more from a $300 pedal! Also, I noticed on the octaving and wah functions that the signal breaks up quite a bit, completely unusable on a professional recording.That being said, if you need the basics, the chorus, reverb, flanging, phaser, delay, EQ, and compression settings work well. Some of the features used less frequently, like the square wave synth and defretter work nicely too. Overall, it will certainly save you some coin over trying to buy these effects separately. However, like me, you may find yourself buying other brands of wah and octaver to complete your signal chain.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Should have bought this one from the start!

        By Jeff Tribby

        from Lakeland, FL

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        I had an ME-20B for about two years, and I just couldn't get used to the way I had to adjust and write patches, so I wound up using the patches as they are without adjustments, and I got kind of used to it. Mind you, it's not the pedal, it's my analog brain. I prefer knobs to electronic menus. I upgraded to the ME-50B less than a month ago, and immediately I fell in love with the knobs and the fact that I can stomp all 3 pedals at the same time for great versitility. I feel like I found everything I didn't know I was missing. This baby does whatever I ask without a fight. I can have chorus, reverb, brain-crushing distortion at the same time. I should have started out with the 50B. I did like the 20B, but it simply paled in the light of its big brother. I have a custom 10-string bass that explodes onstage. I do have to watch it at church - ha! I highly recommend the ME-50B if you can still get one. They may have been discontinued. If so, better grab one while they last.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice !

        By marc oberholtzer

        from seattle,wa

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        bought this effects board used and it works like a dream. still playing with it and discovering new sounds everyday. worth every penny

        (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extreme Versatility

        By G Rock

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        Comments about Boss ME-50B Bass Multiple Effects with COSM:

        I've had my Boss ME-50B for about a year now. I play in two different cover bands. With this pedal, I can cover every group from Maiden & Megadeth to Nickelback & 3 Doors Down without having to change basses. I now only have to carry my Yamaha JM1 6 string. Ths sound techs want to put a mic on my speaker cab to get my true sound with this pedal. Compression is great & keeps my sound even no matter what effect I am using. Thank You Boss.

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