"If you can't get the sound you want with an ME-50 sell your gear and start a lawn business."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Les Paul Standard Premium Plus, 50's neck, 100 Watt Marshall DSL half stack with 1960 AV bottom, and Boss ME-50. There is no finer sound attainable in this universe. I can dial in any sound that I have ever heard including single coil clean! Boss NAILED The Big Muff clone!
This ME-50 takes the place of the 7 pedals I used to have to carry around. Not to mention all the patch cables and different batteries and multipal wal-warts, and nightmares of suddenly finding yourself playing air guitar when one of them decides to short out!
Ease of Use:
Any idiot could figure this out in five minutes...even a guitar player like me! The first thing I did when I got it was dial in a Eric Johnson violin like lead sound (with the same echo)...Perfect match! And it took 5 minutes to do it.
It's built like a Sherman Tank, and the AA Batteries last all night long if you forget to bring the wall wart to a gig. I have actually used the same AA Batteries on three full 5 hour gigs before they burned out. Just turn it off on breaks. Just try not to spill beer on it too much...it makes the knobs sticky but it still works!
Boss is the Best. Boss has always been the Best. Last time I complained to them (1990) they sent me a brand new replacement pedal for my busted Tube Screamer.
I would have been happy to get an ME-50 for a hundred dollars + more.
The Wow Factor:
A technical marvel that is simple to figure out and easy to program. Dial in a sound on one of the banks, press one button...the lights start to flash, press it again, and WALLA! your dialed in sound is saved (All effects, even the volume and compression)
This is all I need for Blues, Hendrix, SRV, Eric Johnson or any other imaginable style of guitar. If anything ever happened to it I would buy another one or have it fixed.