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The Boss ME-20 is a mult-effects guitar pedal designed for live performance.

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Pros

Good build quality--can stand up to live use and abuse.

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Performs very similarly to the more expensive ME-50.

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Cons

Can't be uses in an effects loop as it has to be in front of the preamp.

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Overall quality of sounds/effects is pretty mediocre.

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Dampens your tone quite a bit even with all effects bypassed.

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Somewhat overpriced considering the quality of effects and tone dampening.

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Limited effect combinations (can;t combine tremolo with phase/flanger/chorus).

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The Boss ME-20 is a mult-effects guitar pedal designed for live performance. The hardware is designed around live play, with a metal chassis, 3 footswitches, 5 realtime control knobs and an expression pedal for live adjustments to the effects. The EZ Edit interface facilitates the creation of patches through a simplified push-button control scheme, and the OD/DS Solo function provides an instant tonal boost when needed. Audio is processed in 24-bit quality at a 44.1 kHz sampling frequency, ensuring minimal distortion.

Features
  • Performance-based interface design
  • Metal chassis
  • 3 footswitches, 5 realtime control knobs, and expression pedal
  • EZ Edit
  • OD/DS Solo function
  • 30 user memory locations, realtime operation
  • Battery or AC powered
  • A/D/A Conversion: 24-bit
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Model Varations
  • Boss ME-20, Guitar amp - MSRP $225
  • Boss ME-20B, Bass amp - MSRP $225
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