BOSS ES-8 Effect Switching Sys ...

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BOSS ES-8 Effect Switching System

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Manufacturer's ID: ES-8

What we say:

The BOSS ES concept is to completely change how you use your favourite stomp boxes. Instead of tap-dancing to turn on and off multiple pedals in a tight timeframe during a song, you can simply hit a footswitch on the ES-8 and it’ll automatically switch in and out your desired combination based on 8 loops pre-programmable by you to suit your needs. With 200 patch memories (which can all remember individual delay times) at your feet, you can have unprecedented flexibility with your stomp boxes.

Built to the same road-proof levels of strength and solidness as BOSS’s compact pedals, the ES-8 contains high quality switches and individual buffers for each that can be selected (with variable levels) for even more flexibility. The circuitry is designed specially to prevent any loss to your tone too and there’s also a large display screen with plenty of space for lots of info that can be seen clearly from a darkened stage. This innovative invention really helps to make sense of your pedals and streamline your performance to be more efficient and fun.


Not just another utility tool, the ES-8 kicks down the door to unlimited possibilities in the universe of musical expression. From this day on, the use of stomp boxes will never be the same. Using BOSS’ advanced technology the ES-8 is designed for spontaneity on the stage. So, go ahead. Jump out of the box. Take the plunge into a whole new world of musical expression. Celebrate the birth of the cool at BOSS with the hot new ES-8 Effects Switching System. It’s a total game changer that will take you to places no musician has ever gone before.

The ES-8 scratches all the itchy points of today's discriminating artists which no other switching system has yet been able to reach.
  • Programmable switching system with eight loops (plus an additional loop)
  • Analog circuit design to protect your pure tone
  • Unprecedented routing flexibility with the ability to change the routing order and create parallel effect chains
  • Onboard memory for storing external control parameters such as delay time for each patch
  • Buffers can be turned on/off individually each for input and output and stored in each patch; level variability for output buffer
  • Highly-reliable footswitches with switch-noise mute capability
  • LCD and 7-segment LED display show detailed information at a glance
  • 800 patch memories provide unmatched capability for touring musicians
  • Completely customizable pedal function assignments
  • Scratching the itch of serious working musicians with detailed attention to often-requested features and functions


  • Loops
    • 8 (Effect loop)
    • 1 (Volume loop)
  • Patch Memory
    • 800
  • Pedals
    • Number switch x 8
    • BANK switch x 2
    • MEMORY/MANUAL switch
    • MUTE switch
  • Nominal Input Level
    • IN 1, 2: -10 dBu
    • RTN 1--6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance
    • IN 1, 2: 1 M ohms
  • Nominal Output Level
    • SEND 1--7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL, OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: -10 dBu
  • Output Impedance
    • OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: 1 k ohms or greater
  • Recommended Load Impedance
    • 10 k ohms or greater
  • Display
    • 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
    • 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
  • Connectors
    • IN 1, 2 jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    • SEND 1--7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    • RTN 1--6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    • OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    • TUNER jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • EXT CTL CTL 1/2, CTL 3/4, CTL 5/6 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • EXT CTL EXP 1, EXP 2 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • CTL IN EXP 1 CTL 1/2, EXP 2 CTL 3/4 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
    • DC IN jack
  • Power Supply
    • AC adaptor
  • Current Draw
    • 400 mA
  • Accessories
    • AC adaptor
    • Owner's manual
    • Rubber foot x 5
    • Screw x 2
  • Options (sold separately)
    • Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
    • Expression pedal: BOSS FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
  • Size and Weight
  • Width
    • 439 mm
    • 17-5/16 inches
  • Depth
    • 137 mm
    • 5-7/16 inches
  • Height
    • 65 mm
    • 2-9/16 inches
  • Weight
    • 2.5 kg
    • 5 lbs 9 oz.
  • * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

It’s one of the biggest outlays of my guitar playing career of over a decade, certainly on pedals/accessories but it’s just what I’ve always needed. No more tap dancing!

Lewis M. - 24/1/2022

Julian R. - 18/4/2021

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