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Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by JayFreddy, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nov 6, 2006
    Dallas TX USA
  2. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I'm in. :D

    There is no other multi-effect box I would rather own than the ME-70. It really does everything amazingly well, sounds wonderful, super easy to use. And the size is great too, built like a tank, solid. It is an incredible feat of effects engineering.

    Long live the ME-70!
     
  3. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nov 6, 2006
    Dallas TX USA
    I've got drawers and drawers full of older vintage effects, many that are collectible... Some even have their own threads here in the Effects Owner Clubs subforum. I just don't use 'em anymore. I don't have to.

    The OD1 and Blues settings on the ME70 cover the same territory as a vintage Tubescreamer, except the entire ME70 costs less than one vintage Tubescreamer. And it's still under warranty... ;)

    Likewise, the built in compressor on the ME70 gives me plenty of squish, but no "pumping" sound. And the delays are amazing. It's just a great pedal.

    Combine the sounds, size, and ease of use with the fact that it will run on batteries if needed, and I really think it's the best single pedal I've ever owned.

    I keep meaning to get another as a backup, but my first one hasn't given me any trouble yet, and I've used it almost everyday for the past two years. :idea:

    I also have a GT8, but it's so much harder to operate, it's like you need an associates degree in electrical engineering just to get a decent blues tone.

    The ME70 has 99% the same sounds at the GT8, but it's so simple to operate that even musicians can use it... :eek: :lol: :oops:
     
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  5. shanghaitele

    shanghaitele TDPRI Member

    66
    Nov 2, 2010
    Shanghai
    Happy to find this club. I bought mine 3 years ago, I love it! Recently I am using more often my zoom g3 and g5, but I will always keep my me-70.
    I am also curious to see what boss will invent next for the me series
     
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    If my beloved ME 50, predecessor to the ME 70, ever croaks, I'll get one.
    I got it for Christmas 2003, and it still works faithfully.
    I also use and gig with the Roland Cube 80XL.
    Brilliant, cheap, great sounding, user friendly stuff.:D
    What's not to like?
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2013
  7. Big John Studd

    Big John Studd Friend of Leo's

    Sep 18, 2010
    DC
    I've got one. Scored a Best Buy clearance deal on one for $150 a while back. I have had pleasant experiences with it at practices (mostly) and gigs (once) through my amplifier. I would be interested to hear if anyone uses it straight into a PA at a gig and if so the settings and connections that provide good results...eg. "REC OUT/PHONES" or "Gt. AMP OUTPUT".
     
  8. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Yet another Texan Boss ME-70 owner here. :D

    I've had mine for about 3 years or so. Came across it at my local GC, an open box sale, a return from a customer. The guy had bought the optional AC adapter, so it came with the package, all for $200.

    I'm an old fool from the old school, just plug straight in and play. Actually, I've mostly played acoustic until my first Tele nearly 5 years ago. So my background didn't include pedals/effects. When I came across this sale, I went for it, thinking it would be a good tool for learning effects, that it might lead me to invest in individual pedals.

    As it turns out, I like what it can do; it does all that I need. I'm still learning, but I haven't bought any other pedals; I've just used the ME-70. I've even used it to play through two of my amps simultaneously (though mostly I use my ABY box for that).
     
  9. Durberville

    Durberville Tele-Meister

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    Jun 6, 2011
    Leighton Buzzard
    I'm In , I got mine to replace my old Me50, and although some of the sounds are not as good, its a lot more versitile.

    I have used it once straight to the PA when an amp packed up, It sounded ok, but not something I would want to do every week.

    Having said all that I still miss my ME50 chorus sounds.
     
  10. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2013
    Minnesota
    It's almost time to join the club. I have a ME-70 on its way. Should be here Monday! Yes!

    Now if anyone has any awsome patches a newbie can use, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm looking for Gilmour, Hendrix... well pretty much any sweet sound, so I can develop a "sound book" for this bad boy.

    Thanks in advance fellas.


    Summit
     
  11. Big John Studd

    Big John Studd Friend of Leo's

    Sep 18, 2010
    DC
    That's one thing you can't do with the ME-70, and that is share patches. You can write and store your own patches, but there is no way to get them off of there...that I know of. Now, that said, we can suggest to one another turning a certain effect on, selecting a certain setting within that effect, and so forth to try and dial in a particular sound from a given record/artist.
     
  12. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

    298
    Jan 21, 2013
    Minnesota
    Ok.:oops: good to know.

    I guess I will just have to mess with it while playing my guitar. :(

    Life is good...:cool:

    Thanks for the tip. I'm sure I will have a few questions after I mess with it for a few days.
     
  13. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nov 6, 2006
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    Interesting that you would say that. I've never sat down with both to compare them side by side.

    I've never been a big fan of chorus, although I liked my old JC120, and I have a CE2 that I keep around. I find I can get very close to the CE2 sound with with the Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble, but I don't care for the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus. The Chorus on the ME-70 does remind me more of the CH-1 than the CE-5 or the CE-2.

    Generally if I'm using modulation effects, I prefer tremolo, phasing, or Univibe... To me, the ME-70 covers those bases pretty well.

    Now you're gonna' have me watching for used ME-50's on CL... :oops:

    Rather than think of your ME-70 as a collection of "saved patches", think of it as a pile of amps and effects.

    If you want to get a good Hendrix sound, think about the kinds of amps and effects that Hendrix used, then use those same emulations within the ME-70.

    This guy does a pretty good job with a Hendrix sound, and the process he uses is exactly what I'm talking about:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6hiRcuwx5g
     
  14. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

    298
    Jan 21, 2013
    Minnesota
    Hey, thanks for the advice. I'm just getting back into the swing of things and both of your tips are very much appreciated. I went this way because the research I have done led me to the ME-70. Everything I have read, and only saw a few negatives. Now that said... I'm not very tech-savy. I will be asking more questions as soon as I can play with it, and develop some questions that sound like I put some thought into them.

    This place is awsome, and everybody is so helpful.

    You guys ROCK!

    Thanks again fellas.

    Summit
     
  15. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

    298
    Jan 21, 2013
    Minnesota
    Well, I got her yesterday. So far, so good. Now that I've tinkered and found some cool sounds, I have to figure out how to save patches. So far it has been very easy to use. I have a LONNNNNG way to go.
     
  16. RevMike

    RevMike Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    48
    Jul 15, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm in. I'm not a big pedal user at all. I have an old Rat and a few others, but rarely them. For several years, I was in a regularly working party/cover band, and needed a mix of different effects but didn't want to buy a pile of pedals. The ME70 anwered the call. Easy to use, and sounds great. I especially like that its layed out like regular pedals.
     
  17. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

    298
    Jan 21, 2013
    Minnesota
    Couldn't agree more!
     
  18. Jonesamp

    Jonesamp TDPRI Member

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    Oct 25, 2009
    Ashburn, VA
    Just got an ME-70. First bought a Digitech RP-1000 and returned it. It was noisy, hard to program, and I thought the distortions were terrible. The amp models sounded awful plugged into the front of an amp. Now I'm trying the ME-70. I build tube amps for a hobby and wanted something to go in front of an amp that doesn't muck up the tone of the amp. My amps are simple and don't have effects loops etc. so I need something that sounds good when run through the amp's preamp. The ME-70 seems to be designed for that. So far the ME-70 is promising but I've only been able to play around with it once. I've also got a Pod XT Live which I like but it doesn't work well in front of an amp (I had to build a special monitor amp to use with it). I've got an old Digitech RP-1 which still works. Guess I've had that sucker for 20 years! Also had Korg and Behringer units that I got rid of (total junk). So the ME-70 is not my first multieffector. A lot of these units sound OK over headphones, or plugged into a PA or monitor amp, but sound poor plugged into the front of a guitar amp (that is, going through the amp's preamp and not inserted in the effects return loop or a power amp in point).

    I'll let you know what I think after I work with it some more. The key to these units is to forget about the presets that come with it and work on your own tones.

    Steve
     
  19. IndianScout

    IndianScout TDPRI Member

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    Oct 24, 2007
    ND
  20. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

    298
    Jan 21, 2013
    Minnesota
    Hey, thanks for the link!:D

    I like this thing more and more!
     
  21. Mark hazatele

    Mark hazatele TDPRI Member

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    Mar 9, 2013
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