JUST ANNOUNCED: BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher Pedal

BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher Pedal

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.


The MS-3 is limitless in what you can do with it, how you assign the foot-switches, and even down to how you want those foot switches to react; latched, unlatched, pitch climbs or slow gears, you can even assign a single switch to deal with several instructions either at once or in a sequence – this is the perfect accompaniment for any player who likes their effects full on.
The 112 onboard effects deal with pretty much everything you can think of, with some great Boss essentials and a few inspired by other popular effects. Having the ability to loop in up to 3 of my favourite effects as well, means I don’t have to sacrifice that bonkers boutique fuzz or the Rainbow Machine, it’s an excellent feature which means that I now get to cart around a Pedal Train Junior instead of a Pro. Much better.

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.)