Boss ME-5 - the ultimate treatment with no side effects!

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Boss ME-5 1988 ad

This Boss advert from 1988 features its groundbreaking multi-effects ME-5 unit. The Boss ME-5 is a versatile effect device that includes five different effects, each with its own footswitch. Each of these used circuits from 80s Japanese made Boss effects modules: the CS-2, DS-1, OD-2, RV-3, EQ-1, CE-1, DD-2, and BF-2. The incorporation of these classic (mostly analog) pedals into these ME-5 units is one reason why they are still sought after more than 30 years later.

Boss ME-5 —the ultimate treatment with no side effects!
Boss ME-5 Guitar Multiple Effects Processor. The ME-5 offers guitarists a variety of effects in one floor pedal unit. Digital reverb/delay, chorus/flanger, distortion/ overdrive, equalizer, and compressor can be used in any combination to produce an extensive variety of sounds. 64 different effect programs can be input into the ME-5’s memory and changed quickly and easily from the unit’s pedals,- a footswitch or by a sequencer through MIDI.