Based on the same concept and features as the flagship ES-8, the ES-5 is pared down to offer more practical and essential use options for typical guitarists and bassists, and is drastically reduced in size to fit ready-made, standard-size boards. ...
Based on the same concept and features as the flagship ES-8, the ES-5 is pared down to offer more practical and essential use options for typical guitarists and bassists, and is drastically reduced in size to fit ready-made, standard-size boards. The innovation in creativity of pedalboard systems made possible by the ES-8 has become more available and affordable. Expand your board just by one size and incorporate the ES-5, then you are in for a whole new world of musical expression, not just another utility tool. From this day on, the use of stompboxes will never be the same.
I don't think I can say enough about this! It is a very dynamic, intuitive piece of gear! It does exactly what Boss says it does, and very well. The build quality is solid. I love that you can move pedals around virtually (in analog) and also place them in parallel. WOW!!!
The Boss ES-5 is the solution to all my pedal board problems; I use all 5 loops (all boss pedals except my wah) and even have a tuner as a mute switch at the output of the ES-5 to add versatility, I do this because you can assign the none numbered switches on the ES-5 unit to do 'Momentary' hold switches for effects like my Boss Flanger and Tap Tempo directly from the ES-5 (no external tap tempo required). I haven't even scratched the surface of this unit but you are only restricted by your imagination. Seriously if you want all pedal loops on with one switch you gold, or if you want to change the loop structure and add parallel loops you can do that too! This thing even has Midi, which I can tell will be useful to me down the line. People with stereo rigs however might wanna look at the Boss ES-8 as the ES-5 is all mono loops (I use my Boss DD-7 with A input A output only). I can no longer imagine my live board without an ES-5. :)