The MS-3 offers a really unmatched versatility. It is brilliantly aimed at those of us who use an above average amount of effects. We conventionally use Pedal Train Pro sized boards, with around 15 individual stompboxes; the MS-3 allows me to compact the board down to something manageable, whilst still appreciating that I’ll want to keep a few of the weirder ones on the board.
Boss MS-3 Product Overview by GAK
The MS-3 from Boss is an innovative pedalboard that combines a powerful multi-effects engine with a multi-pedal switcher into a single unit. It’s possible to run six simultaneous effects from the pedalboard, alongside 3 completely external pedals.
Onboard there are 112 built-in effects including delays, reverbs, mod/pitch effects, overdrives, distortion and much more. The Built-in tuner, noise suppressor, and global EQ only add to an already impressive product.
There’s also a Backlit LCD and panel LED’s for on/off status of loops and effects. Connectivity wise there are numerous jacks for channel switching and effects controls alongside MIDI outputs and USB for patch creation (using the free MS-3 editor.)