Quick Start Videos: ES-8 and ES-5 Effects Switching Systems

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BOSS ES-8 Effects Switching System on a Pedalboard

BOSS ES-8 Effects Switching System on a pedalboard.

A large pedalboard loaded with effects is a great thing to have, putting a ton of creative sound-shaping potential at your feet. But if you’re simply chaining your pedals together one after the other, you might not be getting the most out of your system. For one, you have to manually step on each pedal to create different effects combinations, and this can be tricky in the middle of performing. What’s more, your tone quality can suffer by running through all those stomps, even when they’re bypassed. Running many BOSS pedals in this way is not a problem; however, it can be an issue when running one or more “true bypass” pedals, as well as some older stomp designs that alter the straight tone when turned off.

The ES-8 and ES-5 Effects Switching Systems from BOSS solve all these issues and many others. They bring your rig under control with optimized sound quality, one-touch access to various effects combos, MIDI functionality, and more. We’ve recently put together a series of Quick Start videos for the ES-8 and ES-5 that walk through setting up basic functions for real-world use. Read on to watch the videos and learn about the ways these powerful switchers put you in complete creative command of your pedalboard.