Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher w/4 RIC-BPC Black Series Instr Cables

Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher w/4 RIC-BPC Black Series Instr Cables


The BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher is a revolutionary pedalboard solution that combines a world-class multi-effects engine and a multi pedal switcher into a single tiny, standalone device. Anyone can now set up a professional effects system that is extraordinarily small, light and adaptable enough to produce practically any sound.

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The BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher is a sonic beast that can simultaneously operate six internal pedal effects while flawlessly integrating three external pedals. This switcher also has comprehensive rig control features, such as the ability to switch amp channels, modify effects in real time and work with MIDI devices. The MS-3 makes it simple to build a portable board or fly rig without the trade-offs that standard loop switchers and all-in-one multi-effects units entail.

Three separate effects devices may be connected to the BOSS MS-3 through the audio loops. You’ll probably want to use your favorite drive and booster pedals with the loops, but any effects will do. You may turn the loops on/off individually and place the MS-3’s inbuilt effects around them after your pedals are attached.

The MS-3 has 112 effects types to choose from in addition to the three external loops. FX1, FX2, Mod1, Mod2, Delay and Reverb are the six categories that are available at the same time. Overdrives and distortions, as well as compressors, pitch shifters, Slow Gear and other effects, are all included in FX1 and FX2. Mod1 and Mod2 include BOSS chorus and vibrato effects, as well as tremolo, flanger, phaser and other effects. All of the effects are wonderful for guitar, and there’s a big range of bass-specific effects as well.

The BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher may connect to a Mac or Windows computer via USB to run the free MS-3 Editor/Librarian software. Using a user-friendly visual interface, you can tweak effects, apply control settings, create tempos and more. Individual patches may be saved and restored, and groups of patches can be organized into Live Sets for different concerts.

Item Includes

  • 1 x BOSS MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher
  • 4 x Roland Black Series 1/4″ Right-Angle Plug to 1/4″ Right-Angle Plug Instrument Cable (6″)


  • Powerful integrated solution for creating a compact professional pedalboard
  • Unlimited sound creation with six simultaneous pedal effects and audio loops for connecting three external pedals
  • 112 built-in effects types for guitar and bass, including delays, reverbs, mod/pitch effects, overdrives, distortions, and more
  • Intuitive user interface for easy patch creation
  • Backlit LCD, editing knobs, and panel LEDs for on/off status of loops and effects
  • Control assign, wave pedal, and other functions for deep real-time expression
  • Equipped with numerous jacks for amp channel switching, effects control, and more
  • MIDI output for working with MIDI-enabled effects
  • Built-in tuner, noise suppressor, and global EQ
  • USB for patch creation and backup via free MS-3 Editor/Librarian software


  • 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
    USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
    MIDI OUT connector
    DC IN jack
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor
  • Current Draw: 280 mA
  • Accessories: AC adaptor, Rubber feet x 4, Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
  • Width: 275 mm; 10-7/8 inches
  • Depth: 97 mm; 3-7/8 inches
  • Height: 68 mm; 2-11/16 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 kg; 2 lbs 7 oz
Weight 10 lbs