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

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Boss has unveiled an intriguing new pedalboard solution with the MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher, which pairs MIDI and loop switching with multi-FX.

Boasting GT- series-worthy effects (112 of them, to be precise), the MS-3 can run up to six internal effects at once, while integrating three external pedals.

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In addition, it can switch amp channels, adjust effects in real time and integrate with MIDI devices - both manual and memory modes are on offer, and settings can be stored in 200 patch locations.

As you'd expect, there's a huge amount of connectivity round the back, from external footswitches for tap tempo, effects on/off and parameter adjustment, plus expression pedals, control out jacks, and USB for accessing the free MS-3 Editor/Librarian on Mac/PC.

We really like the concept here: the MS-3 could become the hub of your pedalboard, while offering a host of bonus effects for occasional use, all switched with relative ease. Colour us intrigued…

The MS-3 is available soon for £439/$559 - see Boss for more info.

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