Originally Posted by Woodsbass
The issue with the ME-50b is that you cannot turn off the EQ, so your tone is always somewhat "effected."
I think I've read that comment from you previously.
If I set the knobs in the Master section to 12 noon ((Mid-Freq doesn't matter, of course), and turn all the effects off, I can toggle between On and Bypass and not have any difference in EQ.
I checked, and even the manual verifies that this is the expected behavior.
Is it possible you had a bum unit? I own two currently, and they both behave the same, flat EQ when set to noon. It's puzzling that yours didn't.
@ the OP - I do love the ME-50B, but modulation and reverb are definitely not its strong suits.
With only three effect slots active at any time on the G3, even if I pick one up (and this is very likely), I'll still run reverb and delay after it, likely the reverb/delay Muza FD-900.
The effects on the G3 are much more usable out of the box, and it manages to do a lot of the things I really love about the ME-50B, including having an expression-pedal-controlled resonance. Combining that with, say, the Muff setting sits squarely in synth territory.
The only thing is... a lot of the synth stuff I use on the ME-50B makes use of more than three effects at a time. My dark orchestral pad combines compression, slow attack, the natural overdrive, the octave down on the expression pedal, and the reverb/chorus combo, as well as the EQ. A lot of the other ME-50B sounds I made and routinely use also combine the full capabilities of the ME-50B, and I can't get there completely with just the B3.
If you're just looking for the basics out of the box though, the B3 is the way to go.