There are plenty of quirks of the ME-50B, I've owned mine for more than 5 years now.
I can never get enough of the great compression on the ME-50B, the options are limited but they get the job done.
- Great Compression
Any modern EQ system usually have a minimum of four knobs (low, mid-low, mid-high and high) so that you can get all the tones you want, but with the ME-50B you only have three. BUT the cool thing is that you can change the mid freq. and adjust the level using the mid-knob... now that to me is pretty cool and you can use to get different tones with your distorted/over-driven bass and of course with your clean bass.
- EQ-Settings are satisfactory:
Not really anything I can say about that, except that I wish I had more control over the filter-options
- There are some decent filters on there
This was a personal favorite feature of mine since I had a very crummy bass which made a lot of noise when plugged in, but when plugged in with the ME-50B, the sound was reduced to a very tolerable freq. you may lose some brightness though
- No need for noise with the awesome noise-gate
This is when you don't want a third cable coming out of your pedal, and you just want to simply rock with less constrictions. stumbling over your ME-50B won't lead to the whole performance collapsing because you tripped over the power chord, nope, not with a battery power back-up!
- Battery powered
I can't really say much more about that, it just does.
- The volume pedal does the job
Turn on the wah-pedal and bring it to a stand: you will get this very thick sound that usually kicks in the compressor on my bass amp because it was horribly made! I usually have to stick a piece of paper under the pedal so that I don't reach that peak of doom!
- The low pass on the wah-effect is ridiculous:
This E-level is going to rape your amps if you have blasted on full. Now I know one can simply not turn on the E-level knob to high, but if there was shifting going around that you were not aware of...
- The E-Level on the drive pedal is going to ruin your live performance if you don't check it before hand:
Take it from my experience, always double check that E-knob before you switch on the drive pedal on-stage.
Some people like it but I hate them all... they just sound poopy to me.
- All the drive effects are poopie:
Not only can you NOT play chords with the octaver on, but you have to make sure that your bass doesn't bleed as well!
- Octaver-effects do not work with more than one note:
I think this is very self-explanatory
- Delay/modulation are okay but with very limited modification
This destroyed me! I couldn't add delay and reverb together! This becomes very quickly a nuisance
- YOU CAN NOT ADD MULTIPLE EFFECTS FROM THE SAME PEDAL!
If you like to have a kill-switch on stage, then just turn any of the knobs and they'll do that for you... but if you are mid-song and you want to change the effect... you're going to have a bad time
- Switching the knob mid session causes this horrible kill-switch action:
If you switch on the pedal and select an octaver option (+1/-1 octave) you're going to notice some latency
- latency with the ocatver pedals
I KNOW THE BATTERY IS LOW, PLEASE LET ME TUNE MY BASS THOUGH!!!! (this has happened way too often)
- If the battery is low on your pedal the only thing you'll see on the indicator is (b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.b.):
Boss ME-50B (Bass Multiple Effects)
Effects are divided into six sections—Compressor/Limiter, Master, Filter/Tone, Drive/Synth, Delay/Modulation and Expression Pedal—giving bassists a