Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

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  1. nerdywhale

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    Is the Hotone pedal on your board a Wah or expression for effects?
     
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    Both, lol. It's a wah/volume/expression pedal. I'll be using it as expression pedal once my TRS Patch cable arrives in the post!
     
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    Tight rig.
     
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    Is there any noticeable lag in the unit when switching between presets?
     
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    Setup complete! Smallest 4CM multi effects I've ever had.

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    How is this pedal much different or better than something like the gt-100. Besides its a little cheaper. But what can it do that the gt100 cannot?
     
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    That's quite a large question.

    This is primarily a loop controller first. It's not the first that Boss have created, they have larger ones for 5 and 8 loops.

    This is primarily for people who may want to control three seperate loops.

    The major selling point for me was that it has 112 build in effects from the existing GT range. FX1 slot, FX2 slot, Delay, Reverb, Mod plus the three loops, tuner, noise gate, expression pedal for volume/wah/pitch/effects parameters.

    I'm using it as a smaller mini multi effects as the Boss GT range of effects are strong and by using this, I replaced my existing pedalboard and added much more functionality.

    So it really had two purposes. It allowed you to control existing pedals via the loops and/or minimise the rest of your pedalboard through the use of it's in built effects range, which themselves are very good.

    It's not a GT-100 replacement, as it doesn't do amp modelling or the sort. It's a looper with in built effects.
     
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    I just received mine Friday and I am in love. It is exactly what I needed. I no longer have to dance around my pedalboard to go from a dry heavy sound to a clean with chorus and reverb. One click, instant change with no lag whatsoever.
     
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    Necrobump, just wanted to see what Ross is thinking about the MS-3, coming up to the 2 month mark. Getting an itchy trigger finger for one! :)
     
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    Bit late to the party. This thing is so advanced that it can trigger and control everything in Tha House.
    A BOSS indeed!
     
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    I was reading up on the MS-3 and found that if you setup 4ch with Loop 2, then Loop 1 can be in front of the amp, and Loop 3 can be in the fx loop. See here:

    https://www.roland.com/us/support/knowledge_base/115002871046/
     
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    I have 2 of these units! One of them I use with my amp pedalboard via 4CM and the other goes to my board that I use to run direct to FOH. I had one go bad on me in the summer and returned it so I decided to re-visit it again and now with the editor and software updates, it is a fantastic little unit. No issues and works great! So easy to edit and update via USB.
     
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    Great unit. Small multi multi flexible and paid Euro 380.
    Perfect volume mitigator for and with my EVH 5153 50.
     
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    I'm having it too and love it!
    Great MIDI functionality, very good drives.
    I'm using it to control Strymon Timeline and Marshall JVM205 and it's just perfect!
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    What kind of tone suck are you seeing with the MS3 as compared to the pedals direct?
     
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    I got a MS-3 a while ago and gotta say it's pretty amazing! And the price is really reasonable too...only thing is that I had to wait for a looooong time to get it, it was out from every where I was looking for. Finally Thomann got one that I ordered the second I noticed it :)

    I'm using mine in 4CM with a Taurus Stomp Head 4 HG. Also have a Precision Drive in the loop, and a Mini Cry Baby and a Whammy Ricochet in front of everything.

    Really loving this setup...everything in one very compact pedalboard!

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    I am not experiencing any tone suck whatsoever. I’ve switched it out and take it out of the loop of my BE-50 and tried to hear a difference and there is not. Works great!
     

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