Boss ME-70 advice

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  1. darkstar11

    darkstar11 Member

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    I dont see much discussion on the Boss ME-70 here..I have a chance to get a used one at a good price. I like the idea of having an "all in one". But I probably wont give up my Timmy and OCD for OD. Also, I have a Fender Blues Jr.

    I am starting to gig often with a very wide variety of tunes... Some classic rock, 80's light punk and some southern rock and newer country stuff.

    So is this a good "all around " unit and is it "Gig friendly"? .. or should I keep looking.
     
  2. jamester

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    I'm using an ME-70 through a Blues Jr myself!

    You're right, there isn't much/any discussion about this unit around here. In fact I've been meaning to start a thread talking about the way I've been using it, which is a little different than most probably, as I play mostly jazz and groove stuff and after some experimentation have found an interesting approach which has made me like the unit a lot more than I had initially.

    While I'm not using it like you probably need to, I'd still say it's a great "all around" unit and very gig friendly - I love that in the case of a broken adaptor it can run on batteries! Of course as with all Boss multiFX pedals the weakness is the OD/Dist, but you've got that covered already I see...
     
  3. darkstar11

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    Hey thanks for the reply.

    Glad to hear it works well with Blues Jr.
     
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    if you have an amp i would just get the m13. i use a bj and my m13 and i LOVE it
     
  5. darkstar11

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    I'd like to consider an M13. But this ME-70 is half the price and thought I'd give it a try.

    Like I said earlier... haven't seen much here on the ME-70 or any of the other Boss ME or GTs.
     
  6. hamrhed1

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    I have an M13 and my son has a ME70. I plugged into the ME70 a few times and tried to find sounds that were easy for me to get on the M13 (particularly the EJ sort of tones). I did eventually find something that was passable on the ME70 but these sorts of tones are easy to do on the M13.

    I strongly prefer the M13. Maybe try the M13/M9 before buying the ME70.
     
  7. bronco1891

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    and try ebay. or the euphorium. there's plenty of good ones floating around. i got mine for 400 new last summer. no regrets!
     
  8. bluesdoc

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    I love my ME70. I use it with the clean amp model +/- TS stomp model into a FRFR powered monitor or the return of my amps. I use it without modeling in the loop of my amps for effects. I've managed to get great tones out of it. Rehearsals with two different bands, and a couple of gig shows where it was my only tone generator. I've sent clips of one of those shows to friends, one of whom is a well known tube tone freak around here. He complimented me on my tone and asked if it was a TRock amp. :eeks It was my ME70 into my FBT Maxx2a powered mon. Go figure...... :D

    jon
     

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