Purchased from: Sound Control
Sound — 8
At the moment I am using the Boss ME-50 with a Fender mexiacn strat and a Line 6 spider3 amplifier. The pedal also has its own master volume control and each touch pedal (dist/OD, mod, delay) also has a volume control so you can have it at any desired level of noise. The effects are always strong never weak. You can get the sound of your favourite artists, it takes time to perfect these but it definately pays of, suce as bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and nirvana. On a whole all the effects are really good.
Overall Impression — 6
My style of music is based on the Red Hot Chili Peppers which goes great with the effects on this pedal. I have been playin jut over a year now. I own a Fender Mexican Strat, Line 6 Spider III amp, Piranha cables. I would definately buy another one if it were stolen or lost. I love that you can create loads of sounds and never get bored with them. The thing that annoys me is that it is really heavy, but it is well built.
Reliability & Durability — 5
Yes it is a really reliable piece of equipment for the reason that it is very strudy and well made. I wouldn't use it on a gig without a backup for the simple reason that anything could happen to it.
Ease of Use — 8
The Boss ME-50 is a multi-effects system, it is packed with loads of different sounds and effects so many that you will never get bored. It is really easy to use as it has three touch pedals, distotion/overdrive, modulation and delay. There is also a Wah-Wah Pedal, which can be used as volume control, wah-wah, resonance, voice, voice, ring mod, octave +1 and octave -1. There is aslo loads of storage space which is really easy to use, you can create lots of strange and mangled sounds and save them for easy retrieval. It comes with a manual which is really easy to understand, you do not really have to read this but if you want the best out of it, I advise you to.