FAMOUS FACES OF THE BOSS ME-5

THE EARLY DAYS...

 

1978 brought a harder-clipped, edgier Boss pedal in the DS-1, reflecting the trends of higher gain rock and metal. But this isn’t ‘metal’ in the modern sense – it retains character of the source guitar. Hear it all over Steve Vai’s Passion And Warfare and any Nevermind-era Nirvana live recordings. Billy Duffy of The Cult owes all his tone to BOSS gear and of course the Roland JC-120 amp which has the BOSS ME-5 Chorus technology inside it!

 

Hear Billy talking about his BOSS pedals and tips for using on the BOSS BLOG & TIPS page here...


When the ME-5 appeared a raft of new adopters appeared with it in both their stage and studio line-ups including Rory Gallagher and The Jesus and Mary Chain to name but two wholly distinctive and influential users...

Hear some references of the famous DS-1 tone...

LISTEN: (Settings quoted as per a clock face; 9 means 9 o’ clock)

 

Reference tone (after small Ad)

Tone 1, Level 1, Distortion 1:

Tone 3, Level 2, Distortion 5:

Bear in mind that although the DS-1 is what is inside the BOSS ME-5, the ME-5 additionally greatly enhanced by the other FX alongside it, whether used in conjunction or isolation - one perfect example is the studio engineer's greatest friend - the fabulous ME-5 NOISE SUPPRESSOR!

Rory Gallagher using a BOSS ME-5 into cranked VOX AC30

You can see Rory making selections on his ME-5 unit at - 0:0:11 to 0:32:0 - Firstly a short  intro with use of Flange and then a second selection of Compression/Distortion/Equaliser.

BOTH these patch settings are in the -UPGRADE SET  - !!!

 

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