Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher - MusicRadar hands-on

Simon Arblaster and Michael Astley-Brown stomp a big hole in their pedalboards to make way for this loop switching/multi-effects mashup from Boss.

As part of Boss and Roland’s latest slew of releases under the ‘The Future. Redefined. (opens in new tab)’ banner, comes the MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher. 

Combining a loop switching pedal and a multi-effects pedal, it could certainly save space in most guitarists’ rigs. 

Six internal effects can run at once, while a plethora of I/O awaits with the ability to plug in three external pedals, with MIDI and expression control also catered for. 

MORE INFO: Boss's MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher pedal will transform your pedalboard

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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