Boss Multi-Effects Pedals

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About Boss Multi-Effects Pedals

Boss multi-effects allow ambitious guitarists and bassists to work with large amounts of effects at once. These units store combinations of fx (programmable by the user but also featuring factory written preset sounds) in retrievable memory locations called patches. You can store large numbers of patches within the unit and access them instantly by pressing a footswitch. Lots of guitarists programme their multi-effects unit for a different patch for every song in their set (or multiple patches per song!). They then simply press the footswitch at the opportune time. This engages any number of effects, amp modules and other sonic utilities at the same time.

Boss were early innovators in the area of multi-effects pedals and that innovation remains today in the form of their GT range. The GT-1 is a superb sounding, highly affordable and portable unit filled with top effects. At the other end of the scale, the GT-1000 is Boss' flagship multi-effects unit. It features new generation high definition amp modelling technology and ultra fast processing.

Frequently Asked Questions about Boss Multi-Effects Pedals

Yes they do. Depending on whether you also play the acoustic guitar, you may want to opt for the VE-8 Acoustic Singer (which handles both vocals and guitar) or the VE-20, which is a twin pedal with plenty of effects for vocalists.
Yes, the GT-1B is a multi-effects unit deigned exclusively for bassists. It is great value and sounds superb.
Yes they are, don't be put off by the buttons and screens! Boss have always worked hard to make this side of things easy for people. So, you should be confidently writing sounds within about 15 minutes! All Boss multi-effects also have a number of preset sounds within them. This allows the user to start playing straight away. These sounds are altogether more sensible than some multi-effect presets from the distant past. No more Grand Canyon reverbs on everything!
Both methods are valid. Most multi effect units will have an option for deciding amp or PA and will alter certain global parameters accordingly. We would recommend that, if you are using the multi-effects unit's amp simulation features, you should go direct to the PA for the best results.