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BOSS ME-50B vs. ME-20B ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by srptopdog, Sep 27, 2008.


  1. srptopdog

    srptopdog Greyhounds make good sound engineers - Big Ears!

    Feb 24, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Other than more knobs and possibly a few more effects (which I may not need anyway), can anyone offer some pros/cons about these two.

    It looks like the ME-20B offers more user presets. It seems easy enough to touch the button of the effect you want to change, so I doesn't seem highly menu-driven or difficult.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    :bassist: Salvatore ~
     
  2. Bassman 100

    Bassman 100

    Apr 4, 2008
    Ireland
    I'm a clean player myself. On my ME50-B I have bank one set for my Fender Jazz. The 1st Patch is more or less a duplication of my bass, used for soloists for example. Patch 2 is the same with a small bit of compression added and EQ for a deeper & slightly louder setting for the entire group of thirty are singing. Patch 3 is a copy of one with added volume, middle & Chorus with no reverb as advised by the forum here - it works brilliant now. Then you have your tuner for silent tuning, volume pedal & Wah if you ever need it. Toggle in/out of manual patch mode for additional sounds. I find the above settings get me though any melodic gig. Bank 2,3 & so on are used in the same way for different basses and even my acoustic guitar is excellent. The only down side of the 20B over the 50B is it's physical size & weight. It feels miniature under foot in comparison. Otherwise the specs are identical (well you were saying about the user banks) Either are a wonderful piece of kit.
     
  3. srptopdog

    srptopdog Greyhounds make good sound engineers - Big Ears!

    Feb 24, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it!

    Salvator ~
     

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