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BOSS ME-90  ·  Source: BOSS


The ME series has been a favourite for getting close to 30 years. This ME-90 borrows processing power and versatile tones from the big daddy GT-1000 multi-effects pedal. But can this compact BOSS ME-90 even get close for the money? Let’s take a closer look… 



There have been various iterations of the ME series, with this ME-90 variant offering mighty processing power with added versatility.

So, what are we working with? You get an impressive 30 control knobs, allowing you to dial in the perfect tone. Moreover, you can personalise your setups with 36 additional user patches.


The technology doesn’t stop there either. The ME-90 also offers:

  • 60 Effect Types
  • Amp models from the GT-1000
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 20 Effects from BOSS Tone Studio

Moreover, if you’re looking for tones that replicate high-gain stacks, or even effortlessly clean tones, you’ll be covered. BOSS Tone Studio is accessible via mobile appMac or Windows.

For a multi-effects pedal with a compact and lightweight design, power has not been compromised. Fantastic quality is available with 24-bit AD/DA processing. Coupled with 32-bit floating point processing, your signal chain will never be interrupted.



There are also some physical attributes that you’ll find useful with the ME-90.

You get 8 lightweight footswitches, allowing for almost silent and easy operation. Furthermore, each switch has its own LED light for easy differentiation between functions. Ideal for tuners and external pedals, you have the use of a send/return loop.

Powered by a standard DC power supply, or via x4 AA batteries, you can take this pedal anywhere. With an audio jack, there is also the option to jam out in silence or turn up the volume with a MONO output.

A Cheaper Alternative?

Typically, BOSS multi-effects pedals have always showcased value for money. However, the GT-1000 upon which this ME-90 is based will set you back almost $1000! With lighter hardware and the usability of being battery-powered, this isn’t a bad option. With authentic tube amp tones and virtually endless customisation, you will feel satisfied and in control of your tones.

Currently available in the US for $349.99, the BOSS ME-90 represents value for money with impressive capabilities.

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One response to “BOSS ME-90: Premium Sounds from Compact Stomp Box”

    Antonix says:

    Very nice from Boss to revisit a classic. Thumbs up!! …but still with 80’s two digit display? no place for small modern display patch names/settings? please….

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