Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal  

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It's one thing to have a sprawling pedal board with every effect pedal you'd ever need, but if one pedal can give you awesome, versatile tone and portability, look no further than the BOSS ME-70. Cons... Read More

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It's one thing to have a sprawling pedal board with every effect pedal you'd ever need, but if one pedal can give you awesome, versatile tone and portability, look no further than the BOSS ME-70. Consolidating over 40 great BOSS effects into a single floor-based multi-effects unit, the ME-70 pedal has no confusing menus or displays to sift through”it was designed to be just as easy to use as a collection of stompboxes. Organized into logical groups, these Boss effects are dialed in with dedicated front-panel knobs. All these guitar effects are housed in Boss's distinctive rock-solid, all-metal chassis, and it runs on either AC power or batteries for maximum portability.

The Effects

The BOSS ME-70 has 8 different effects groups, and all of them can be used independently or simultaneously. Once you dial up your effect type and customize it on the front panel, you can even save your settings for each effect type.

Manual and Memory

The BOSS ME-70 pedal has 2 operating modes: Manual and Memory. In Manual mode the effects function like a floor full of stompboxes; all adjustable on the fly. Its 4 dedicated footswitches allow you to turn the essential effects groups on and off. Once you've got your sound where you want it, Memory mode lets you save the setup as a patch for instant recall. You can save up to 36, and the ME-70 comes with 36 presets to get you started. In Memory mode, the 4 main footswitches let you switch patches and banks with ease.

  • Effects Groups:
  • PREAMP: Uses BOSS COSM amp modeling technology to emulate 6 classic guitar amps
  • OD/DS: 10 distortion and overdrive effects
  • COMP/FX: Compressor, Touch Wah, BOSS Slow Gear, BOSS Defretter, Pickup Simulator
  • MODULATION: Phaser, Flanger, Vibrato, Tremolo, Chorus, Rotary Speaker, Uni-vibe, Intelligent Harmonist
  • DELAY: Phrase Loop with 38 seconds of recording time and unlimited overdubbing, Echo for up to 6 seconds in analog, modulate, and reverse
  • PEDAL FX: Wah and pitch-shifting, voice effects, modulation control via expression pedal's toe switch
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-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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Most Liked Positive Review


Imagine all the best Boss pedals in one!!

WOW!! I'm a professional guitarist playing for 37 years. The ME-70 is the best multi-fx unit period!! I'm selling all my pedals. Best features: It's a Boss, and built like...Read complete review

WOW!! I'm a professional guitarist playing for 37 years. The ME-70 is the best multi-fx unit period!! I'm selling all my pedals. Best features: It's a Boss, and built like a tank. In one hour, I mastered it, manual is small because that's how easy it is to use. Best plug and play unit ever!! Has AC wall wart, and uses 6 AA batteries also. Unplug your guitar input cable, and powers off, just like a Boss pedal!! Uses the same internal design as the GT-10. All effects are top notch. I love the "dotted 8th note delay" used in many songs by a famous Irish band. Love the solo boost mode in the Comp/FX section. Did I mention this unit has the best clean tone I've ever heard?? I've been wary of multi-fx expression pedals. Not any more. The wah is the best I've used. The Overdrive/Distortion combined with the pre-amp and cabinet simulations are the real key here. There is a "mesa boogie close your eyes sound" in it. Yes, that good!! Even has a "rectified breakup" on solos... Every guitarist should demo this, and you will love it!!


Most Liked Negative Review


ME 70 sucked the tone out of my guitar

I purchased the Boss ME 70 based on my good experience with other Boss pedals. GOOD NEWS: I loved the simplicity of use of this pedal. Very easy to use! BAD NEWS:...Read complete review

I purchased the Boss ME 70 based on my good experience with other Boss pedals. GOOD NEWS: I loved the simplicity of use of this pedal. Very easy to use! BAD NEWS: This pedal sucked the tone out of my guitar. It killed the bass and I found it very difficult to get a clean sound. I was able to somewhat compensate for the tone by boosting the bass on the EQ but it still was not very good. Also, I did not see any true analog bypass of the unit. I took it back to Guitar Center after 3 days and got the Digitech RP 500. I am very happy with it, particularly the amp models (love Twin Reverb sound), chorus, and wah.

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good for practice

By guitar sam 63

from va

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  • Good Selection Of Effects


  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • practice

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

pros modulation and delay good, pitch shift and wah pedal good, cons pre amp compresser and overdrive not so good through tube amp, fair with solid state amp and ok with headphones but sucks tone out both my tube amps

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By Lrarry Oates

from Jasper, Indiana

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I got the ME-70 and its awesome. All the pedals you would want all-in-one great multi-effects pedal. The Wah Wah is great with different adjustments. Also use the effects pedal for volume. Loop is good for single or overdubbing to play along with. Too many effect to describe but, the exceeded my expectations. It is made of high quality with heavy metal construction and very sturdy. Built for the rugged use and long term use. The cost is very competitive. Once you turn it on you will not want to stop playing. I recommend this to anyone who wants effects pedals.


Excellent pedal for the money

By Jose Urdaneta

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I had the me25 and felt disappointed because the inability to assign special effects or patches to each pedal so I can switch patches while playing live without having to scroll thru my memory up and down before I could find the patch I wanted. So I bought the me70 and wow, this thing rocks! In memory mode, you have 9 banks with 4 patches each to program all the effects you want In manual mode, you can choose and customize up to 5 different effects like pre-amp, comp/fx, over drive/distortion, modulation and delay, and you can call them up on demand whenever you want. Pedal is very simple to use and programing the patches is just a snap. I knocked it one star down just because you can not use the LOOPER function while in memory mode. I wanted to use my favorite patches while looping but I can't with this pedal. Conversely, I could use my favorite patches while looping with the me25 it just took too long to get to them!!! Anyway, I still like this pedal very much so I decided to keep it and buy a separate Boss RC20XL looper pedal so I could use my favorite patches while looping. In resume, very simple to use, amazing library of tones and customization and I din't brake the bank in a bunch of separate pedals. Well done Boss. Thank you!


All You Need

By Jorge Moran

from Los Angeles

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

The Boss Me-70 was my first multi-effect pedal and it works great from the comp/fx to the delays. Its also great if you want all the experience of playing with a combination of pedals without emptying your wallet. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to be able to create a variety of sounds and tones and is serious about playing or just wants to jam out.


I am Free to Rock the Church

By Carlos Philpott

from Columbus O-H-I-O

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

My guitar: a cheap GTX that I bought back in 1994 when I was in college. With a small, humming Peavey amp and the gig bag, it was probably around $150. After college I decided to focus on classical and acoustic guitar and didn't pull my electric out of the bag until about a month ago. I play at church, and my budget is tight and open (accountability -wise), so spending as little as possible was key. On Thursday, I went to our local Guitar Center with my coupon (Thanks, GC!) with every intention to buy the ME 25. Unfortunately, it was out of stock and the re-order wouldn't be in until AFTER Sunday. I came home with the ME 70 after the folks at the store applied the coupon discount and gave me the better of the two prices (Thanks again, GC!). Friday: I played with the pre-programmed sound bank and found the right sound for each song. I decided that the radio version of "I Am Free" sounded a bit to campy.... Saturday: I discovered how to save each sound to a user defined pedal. I believe in simplicity so I chose, Song 1:Pedal 1, Song 2:Pedal 2 , etc. I then started playing with the amp models - I never thought my Peavey could sound so good! Sunday: The sound was remarkable. I could feel the rummmmmble through the floor when I let off the palm mute (chug-chug, chug-chug, chug-chug, vroom). I knew that it sounded good when our drummer started smashing the beat. At the end, I even hit a pick harmonic - 'cause I think that's how Jesus would do it. I highly recommend the ME 70 especially if you don't have the spend for a good amp, have'ta play music from a variety of genres, and don't want to lug a bunch of pedals to practice. I also discovered that you should plug the HEADPHONE jack into the direct box to PA (wink), crank the output, and let the sound guys worry about the levels. I made a rookie mistake, and unplugged everything afraid that my batteries would run out. When I plugged the guitar in, I was 2 inches away from the monitor....Holy Feedback! Don't worry about the battery life.


Not just for guitar


from Whittier, CA

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Picked this pedal up for playing and recording guitar, but this thing is very versatile. I also play and gig on bass and keyboards and this puppy goes with me. Bass sounds goods through compressor or wah and I use a little tremelo on B3 sound on the keys.Also with the eq you can dial in just the right bite for piano sounds.Thing is built like a tank and looks like it could survive out in gigsville forever...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awsome Pedal & Price

By Austin Kennett

from Georgia

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I just recived this pedal yeasterday 2/11/2013. I ordered it online used from GC in Paramus NJ. Shipping time was excelent ordered on Thursday got it Monday!! The pedal has some really great built-in features i.e. 1-knob reverb control, noise suppressor, built-in chromatic tuner,( no one wants to be that guy that is always out of tune) and AUX IN jack for playing along with music. The entire unit is metal yet it is not so heavy that you can't travlel with it. As I have said I bought it used but it is in excelelent condition. I looked at Digi Tech, Line 6 and others but I like the reputation of BOSS. The Roland company simply makes good products. These DO NOT come with a power supply so its either 6 AA bateries or purchase a power supply. All of the tones sound great you can't go wrong with this. The one thing I needed it to do was accoustic and it does not. However this pedal can be added to a chain so I also ordered a Boss AC-3. If you are looking for something simple then look no more and get this thing.


Couldn't ask for anything more!

By Jack Harper _

from Broken Arrow, oklahoma

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Bought this used online from GC and it arrived quickly and allthough I was a little nervous about this being my first online used purchase I couldn't be more pleased, what I found when I opened the well packed box was a boss me 70 I couldn't distinguish from a brand new unit! It was perfect in every way, I went to Boss online and downloaded the manual, found a site online that offers patches (settings) for the ME 70 to get the sound of almost any band or song you could ever want, plugged it into the ac adapter that I bought separately (highly recommend this as it does go through batteries pretty quick) and 2 months later I'm still discovering new great things it can do! I have 5 completely different amps from vintage tibe to modern solid state and I can plug it into any of them and get the same great tones. Actually it has two outputs so I usually have to hooked up to two amps at once for stereo output which is even better. The better the amp, the better the sound of course but you can get great tones from this thing through ANY amp really, the distortions are great, the EQ is incredible and the looper is really fun to play around with. If you've been thinking about a new amp but don't want to spend a fortune get this and a lower priced amp and you will be very happy, I have the Kustom half stack that reviews say is great except for the distortion, so I hool this up and set the amp mod to rec and that under $400 half stack sounds just like mt Nessa Double rectifier for a fraction of the price! This is a great unit that will broaden your capabilities and let you sound like anything from Metallica to U2. Well worth every penny, get one right away, you'll be glad you did!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Plugged it in at gig and started playing...

By Steve McLaughlin

from San Antonio, Texas

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I bought this, took it to a gig and started playing. Never read the owners manual or tested it. Worked out just fine. See if you can do that with any other Multi-effects I have a pedalboard with about $2,000 worth of boutique pedals on it. Just one of those pedals cost more than the ME-70. I've also had a gt-3 and have the gt-10 now. I bought this for a dedicated church praise team band, and leave it at the church. So, I've never really read the owners manual or got to mess with it. I just plug in and play. Use it like individual stomp boxes. Knobs make everything easy to understand. Don't have to scroll thru menus like the gt-10. I've had the GT-10 for a couple of years now, and still don't understand it. Hardly ever take it to gigs. I keep it around thinking that one day I'll have the time to really get to know it and use it...that day just never seems to come. The ME-70 sounds good. The only thing I don't like is the Wah...way too trebley for me. There may be a way to adjust it, but, how would I know? lol. Does the chorus sound like my Red Witch? Nope. Does the Delay sound like my Melekko? Nope.. But, they sound like BOSS effects. And, that's good enough for 90% of the music out there. For the price, the ease of use (knobs rule!) and what this thing does...nothing comes close. Can't give it 5 stars cuz of the Wah.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


An incredible device to use everyday


from Crescent City , Ca

Comments about Boss ME-70 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I went intoGuitar Center to buy a new guitar about a year ago and realized after playing some nice axes that that I really just needed to learn how to play my Strat better. I needed more practice. The salesperson understood this and then spent some time showing me the ME 70. Besides the amazing effects, the looper intigued me. I bought it without reallly understanding what I had purchased. When I got it home I spent a couple of weeks trying to memorizee how to use the built factory presets. I soon found out that was a waste of time for me. I started using the board as one would use individuals pedals, coaxing various sounds from the 4 individual stomboxes and adjusting them using the ridiculously easy analog dials. Wow! I soon was able to get just the effect i needed when I needed it. And yes the Wah sounds great too. Then I discovered the looper and learned how to make it be my slave to play chord vamps over and over for as long as I needed it. (No human guitarist could ever do that and and stay sane.) I found my lead skills getting ever better(and I still had friends!). My only complaint is that the only give you 32 seconds to record and you canot save them. I would pay extra for that feature and so I bought an RC300, but thats another story I use this alot with quality headphones and I can hear subtle differences in tone quality. This device creates high quality sound and the looper does not degrade them! This is not as true on the RC 300 looping machine, where the quality goes down quite a bit as you loop the sound. The ME 70 is used daily by me and I wont leave home without it.

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