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johannes.maas

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BOSS ME 80
« on: May 13, 2014, 02:03:06 PM »
Just bought a Boss ME 80 Multi Fx Pedal.

had the ME70 a while ago but sold it and bought a POD HD 500. Although the sounds from the POD were really great,
I found it rather complicated to set up a sound on the fly. Although it is possible to hook a laptop to the pod I was missing the easy to use design from my old Boss ME 70.

Long story - I sold the pod and bought the new ME 80...

Here is short sound clip - All sounds played with a Fender american deluxe HSS Strat into the BOSS ME 80, preamp section activated, cab sim off. From the ME 80 the signal went into the power amp return of my ENGL Ironball and then through the balanced Line out (cab sim) into the computer (DAW REAPER)

https://soundcloud.com/sologuitar-1/boss-me-80-demo


For those of you who do not know the ME 70:
(playing starts at 4:14)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUukr2xDZGg&list=RDtUukr2xDZGg#t=270



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Re: BOSS ME 80
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 04:44:14 PM »
Good sense for melody. Apropriate sound for the genre.

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Re: BOSS ME 80
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 05:51:24 PM »
I was toyin' with the idea of gettin' one of those type of units ever since I heard from different folks about different units. This dude near me has the Boss ME-50 AND a VG-99 and swears by 'em. I had a Line 6 POD HD400 myself, but I just didn't bond with it for some reason. I wasn't recording back then either, so that may have played a part in my decision to part with it. Good tight jam with that ME-80 Johannes! Me like.

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Re: BOSS ME 80
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 09:36:08 PM »
Nice tones. I have a GT-5 and a GT-3. Both are extremely functional, but also somewhat complex, and I often experience the same feeling you did with the HD500. I have thought about the ME-80 myself. I like the simpler knob layout as opposed to the push-button/menu layout on the GT units.

Don't get me wrong though...A working musician who is working with a specific set list, and a sound guy to adjust levels as needed, could easily set up the more complex units to correspond with the set list. For small gigs without a sound man, and tunes called on-the-fly, the ME units with the knob interface would seem to be more practical.

I guess it all comes down to "the right tool for the job".

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Re: BOSS ME 80
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 09:28:35 PM »
Good stuff. Glad it's working for you.

Anyone try a Tech 21 Fly Rig V?  That looks cool to me.
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Re: BOSS ME 80
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 12:46:23 AM »
didn't try that one... but bought a Kemper (19' Rack Version) last week...

that thing is the best digital unit I ever played! Will post a demo next week