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ME-20: Guitar Multiple Effects

Performance-Based Effects for Guitar

Features

From the smallest compact pedal to the most feature-laden rack, the BOSS brand is synonymous with effects that sound great and are built to last. Today BOSS expands its famous ME series multi-effects family with the ME-20, a powerful multi-effects unit optimized for live performance. Easy to use and road tough, the ME-20 provides world-class overdrive, distortion, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, tremolo, rotary, and EQ effects, taking BOSS’s performance-based philosophy to a very affordable price point.

  • Performance-based guitar processor for the player who wants an ultra-easy interface with BOSS tone and quality
  • New super-tough metal chassis with 3 footswitches, 5 realtime control knobs, and expression pedal
  • EZ Edit for quick sound creation
  • OD/DS Solo function for punchy and high-impact lead tone
  • 30 user memory locations in addition to realtime operation
  • Battery or AC powered

Performance-Based Effects for Guitar

Specs

AD Conversion
24-bit + AF method (*)
DA Conversion
24-bit
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Patches
30 (user)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu, AUX IN: -18 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohm, AUX IN: 22 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
-10 dBu
Display
7 segments, 2 characters LED
Controls
OD/DS/1 pedal, MOD/2 pedal, DELAY/3 pedal, Expression pedal
Connectors
INPUT jack (1/4 inch phone type), AUX IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type), OUTPUT jacks L/MONO, R (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), FOOT SW jack (1/4 inch TRS phone type), AC Adaptor jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry battery LR6/R6 (AA) type x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA series: Optional)
Current Draw
90 mA * Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: 13 hours, Carbon: 3.5 hours (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 6, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
Options
AC Adaptor: PSA series, Footswitch: FS-6, FS-5U, Connection Cable: Roland PCS-31 (Stereo 1/4 inch phone plug - 1/4 inch phone plug x 2)
Size and Weight
Width
294 mm
11-5/8 inches
Depth
179 mm
7-1/16 inches
Height
54 mm
2-1/8 inches
Weight
1.6 kg
3 lbs. 9 oz.
(*) AF method (Adaptive Focus method) This is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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Support Documents

BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
BOSS Guitar Effects Guidebook
BOSS offers an extensive selection of guitar effects that can be used by guitarists to get any kind of sound you can imagine. Here's a quick reference guide to the type and function of each unit.
ME-20 TurboStart
ME-20 & ME-20B Brochure