Boss ES-8 Programmable Effects Switching System

Boss ES-8 Programmable Effects Switching System

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Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System provides pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions. The ES-8 is innovative, and is a system that represents a major leap “out of the box” from the standard individual stomp box utility. It is a whole new way of providing unprecedented capability without sacrificing sound quality. The ES-8 combines far-reaching flexibility with total freedom of expression. All this, in one cool device.

Not just another utility tool, the ES-8 kicks down the door to unlimited possibilities in the universe of musical expression. From this day on, the use of stomp boxes will never be the same. Using BOSS’ advanced technology the ES-8 is designed for spontaneity on the stage. So, go ahead. Jump out of the box. Take the plunge into a whole new world of musical expression. Celebrate the birth of the cool at BOSS with the hot new ES-8 Effects Switching System. It’s a total game changer that will take you to places no musician has ever gone before.


Programmable switching system with eight loops (plus an additional loop)

Analog circuit design to protect your pure

Unprecedented routing flexibility with the ability to change the routing order and create parallel effect chains

Onboard memory for storing external control parameters such as delay time for each patch

Buffers can be turned on/off individually each for input and output and stored in each patch; level variability for output buffer

Highly-reliable footswitches with switch-noise mute capability

LCD and 7-segment LED display show detailed information at a glance

800 patch memories provide unmatched capability for touring musicians

Completely customizable pedal function assignments

Scratching the itch of serious working musicians with detailed attention to often-requested features and functions



8 (Effect loop)
1 (Volume loop)

Patch Memory: 800

Number switch x 8
BANK switch x 2
MUTE switch

Nominal Input Level:

IN 1, 2: -10 dBu
RTN 1–6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL: -10 dBu

Input Impedance: IN 1, 2: 1 M ohms

Nominal Output Level: SEND 1–7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL, OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: -10 dBu

Output Impedance: OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R, TUNER: 1 k ohms or greater

Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater

7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)


IN 1, 2 jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
SEND 1–7, SEND 8L, SEND 8R, SEND VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
RTN 1–6, RTN 7L, RTN 7R, RTN 8L, RTN 8R, RTN VOL jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUT 1/L, OUT 2/R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
TUNER jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXT CTL CTL 1/2, CTL 3/4, CTL 5/6 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
EXT CTL EXP 1, EXP 2 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
CTL IN EXP 1 CTL 1/2, EXP 2 CTL 3/4 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
DC IN jack

Power Supply: AC adaptor

Current Draw: 400 mA


AC adaptor
Owner’s manual
Rubber foot x 5
Screw x 2

Options (sold separately):
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-
Expression pedal: BOSS FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-57

Width: 439 mm; 17-5/16 inches

Depth: 137 mm; 5-7/16 inches

Height: 65 mm; 2-9/16 inches

Weight: 2.5 kg; 5 lbs 9 oz.

Weight 9 lbs