Scan code: LN82757 Manufacturer code: MS-3

BOSS - 'MS-3' Multi Effects Switcher Guitar Pedal

BOSS - 'MS-3' Multi Effects Switcher Pedal, 112 Built-In Effects, Backlit LCD and Controls, Tuner, MIDI Output, USB

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Scan code: LN82757 Manufacturer code: MS-3
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Multi Effects Switcher
BOSS - 'MS-3'

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Advanced Pedalboard IntegrationThe BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher is the ultimate pedalboard solution that increases your creative options by combining a world-class multi-effects engine and multi-pedal switcher in a single unit. Making it possible for anyone to put together a professional effects system that’s ultra-compact, light, and flexible enough for you to achieve nearly any sound possible.

The MS-3 is incredibly powerful and capable of running six internal pedal effects at once while seamlessly integrating three of your favourite external pedals. It also provides you with deep rig control, so you can switch amp channels, adjust effects in real time, interact with MIDI devices, and more. With the MS-3, you can easily create a portable board or fly rig without the compromises found with traditional loop switchers and all-in-one multi-effects units.



112Effects Types

At A Glance • Unlimited sound creation with six simultaneous pedal effects and audio loops for connecting three external pedals
• Equipped with numerous jacks for amp channel switching, effects control, and more
• Backlit LCD, editing knobs, and panel LEDs for on/off status of loops and effects
• Powerful integrated solution for creating a compact professional pedalboard
• 112 built-in effects types for guitar and bass

As Versatile As You Need to Be

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The Core of Your RigThe MS-3’s versatile design gives you the freedom to create any kind of effects system, no matter how complex. It can work as a multi-purpose effects unit to control core tone from three stompboxes, or function as the central hub of an advanced hybrid rig with MIDI gear and channel-switching amps.

It also works as a standalone effects processor, making it ideal for fly dates and other occasions you need to travel light. If you’re just starting out, the MS-3 provides a solid effects foundation that can be expanded as your needs grow.

World-Class BOSS Effects Engine

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Three Loops for Your Choice of EffectsUsing the MS-3’s audio loops, you can connect three different effects devices to the system. You’ll likely want to run your favorite overdrive and boost pedals to the loops, but you can use any effects you like. When your pedals are connected, you can switch the loops on/off separately, and position the MS-3’s onboard effects around them any way you want.

Along with three external loops, the MS-3 features 112 effects types to choose from. Set up in six categories available simultaneously: FX1, FX2, Mod1, Mod2, Delay, and Reverb. FX1 and FX2 include several different types, from overdrives and distortions to compressors, pitch shifters, Slow Gear, and more. Mod1 and Mod2 include the iconic BOSS chorus and vibrato effects, plus tremolo, flanger, phaser, and more. All the effects work great for guitar, but you also get a large range of effects specially optimized for bass.

Big Creativity In A Small Package

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Fully LoadedThe MS-3 is loaded with decades of BOSS compact pedal and multi-effects expertise, giving you an incredibly efficient design that lets you dial in inspiring sounds instantly.

It features a LCD that clearly shows patch/bank numbers and parameters, plus quick-access knobs for editing and status indicators for all loops and effects. With 200 patch locations, you have plenty of memory for storing effects and control setups for instant recall.

Complete Foot Control

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Instant ExpressionThe MS-3’s strong footswitches give you easy command of the whole unit. In the Memory setting, the footswitches allow you to select patches and banks.

When in Manual mode, you can switch loops and effects on/off, and even control multiple effects parameters for instant, real-time expression. Your Manual mode assignments can be stored in patches, letting you create dynamic custom setups for different songs and styles.

Pro Essentials

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Fully ProgrammableSurpassing the basics, the MS-3 offers tons of options for expanded control. You can to connect external footswitches for tap tempo, effects on/off, and parameter adjustment, plus expression pedals for volume, wah, pitch shift, and more. Control out jacks are at hand for switching amp channels and controlling effects that support external input.

You even have MIDI for sending tempo, PC, and CC information to MIDI-enabled pedals, whether they’re connected to loops or not. Alongside this, the MS-3’s two audio outputs can be set for full stereo or selectable mono operation per patch, providing great flexibility with dual amp rigs.

USB & Remote Editing

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Deep set upThe BOSS MS-3 supports USB for accessing the free MS-3 Editor/Librarian software on a Mac or Windows computer. This allows you to edit effects, assign control parameters, set tempos, and more using a convenient graphic interface.

You can also back up and restore individual patches, and organize groups of patches into Live Sets for multiple gigs.

BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher feat. Poly-Math

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Modes Memory mode/Manual mode
Loops 3
AD Conversion 24 bits + AF method
AF method (Adaptive Focus method) This is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters
DA Conversion 24 bits
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
Effects 112 types
Patches 200
Nominal Input Level INPUT: -10 dBu
LOOPS L1--3 RETURN: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level INPUT: +7 dBu
LOOPS L1--3 RETURN: +7 dBu
Input Impedance INPUT: 1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level OUTPUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu
LOOPS L1--3 SEND: -10 dBu
Output Impedance OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 10 k ohms or greater
LOOPS 1--3 SEND: 10 k ohms or greater
Controls Number switches 1--4, MEMORY/MANUAL switch, ON/OFF button, MENU button, EDIT button, EXIT button, ENTER button, 1--3 knobs, POWER switch
Display Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)
Indicator Number indicators 1--4, MEMORY/MANUAL indicator
On/Off indicators (FX1, MOD1, L1--3, FX2, MOD2, DLY, REV)
Connectors INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LOOPS L1--3 SEND jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
LOOPS L1--3 RETURN jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL OUT CTL1/2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
CTL IN EXP1 CTL1/2 jack, CTL IN EXP2 CTL3/4 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI OUT connector
DC IN jack
Power Supply AC adaptor
Current Draw 280 mA
Accessories AC adaptor
Rubber feet x 4
Owner's manual
Options (sold separately) Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
Expression pedal: EV-30, FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5
Dimensions Width: 275 mm
Depth: 97 mm
Height: 68 mm
Weight 1.1 kg
2 lbs 7 oz
Pedal Type Latch
Additional Information
Scan Code LN82757
Model Number MS-3
GTIN 4957054511357

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BOSS - 'MS-3' Multi Effects Switcher Guitar Pedal
BOSS - 'MS-3' Multi Effects Switcher Guitar Pedal