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Effects Switching System

  • Boss ES-5
  • Boss ES-5
  • Boss ES-5
£369.00 Inc VAT
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Quick Overview

Boss ES-5 is an Effects Switching System that features Analog circuit design to protect your pure tone

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Boss ES-5 Product Description


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. Small Footprint, Huge Advance in a Pedalboard

The ES-5 is a powerful and versatile effects switching system that gives you complete control over a pedalboard. To start, you connect your pedals to the ES-5’s audio loops, and then activate the loops as needed to achieve various pedal combinations. The on/off state of each loop and many other parameters can be saved in a patch, allowing you to instantly change sounds without dancing around to press the switches on individual pedals. Your guitar tone is also maintained, because it only travels through an effect when it’s needed for a particular sound. Other loop switchers for pedals can accomplish the same thing. However, the ES-5 goes way beyond this core functionality, providing powerful routing flexibility, real-time control options, MIDI, and more in a space-saving unit. This gives you a great improvement for controlling effects that directly bring your creative ideas to life.


  • Programmable switching system with five loops
  • Analog circuit design to protect your pure tone
  • Unprecedented routing flexibility with the ability to change the routing order and create a parallel effect chain
  • External control parameters such as delay time can be saved for each patch
  • Buffers can be turned on/off individually for the input and output and stored in each patch; level variability for output buffer
  • Highly reliable footswitches with switch-noise mute capability
  • Backlit LCD display shows detailed information at a glance
  • 200 patch memories provide unmatched capability for actively gigging musicians
  • Completely customizable pedal function assignments
  • Pro-level practicality and creativity in a compact body

Technical Specifications

  • Memory mode/Manual mode
  • 5
Patch Memory
  • 200
Nominal Input Level
  • INPUT, RETURN 1--5: -10 dBuMaximum Input Level
  • INPUT, RETURN 1--5: +13 dBu
Input Impedance
  • INPUT: 1 M ohm (Buffer: On)
Nominal Output Level
  • SEND 1--5, OUTPUT, TUNER: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level
  • SEND 1--5, OUTPUT, TUNER: +13 dBu
Output Impedance
  • OUTPUT, TUNER: 1 k ohm (Mixer: On)
Recommended Load Impedance
  • 10 k ohms or greater
  • NUMBER 1--5 switch, BANK switch, MUTE switch
  • EDIT button, WRITE button, - button, + button, DISPLAY/EXIT button, ENTER button, Cursor left button, Cursor right buttonDisplay16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)IndicatorNUMBER 1--5 indicator, BANK (MEMORY/MANUAL) indicator, MUTE indicator
  • INPUT jack, SEND 1--5 jacks, RETURN 1--5 jacks, OUTPUT jack, TUNER jack: 1/4-inch phone type
  • EXT CTL CTL 1/2, CTL 3/4 jacks, CTL IN EXP CTL 1/2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU)
  • DC IN jack
Power Supply
  • AC adaptor
Current Draw
  • 125 mA
  • AC adaptor
  • Rubber foot x 4
  • Owner's manual
  • Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"Options (sold separately)Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7
  • Expression pedal: FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5

Boss ES-5 Additional Information

Brand Boss
Condition New
EAN 04957054508647