The impressive Boss ES-5 effects switching system is an absolute game-changer for any guitarists who likes to shape their sound with an array of different stompboxes.
The ES-5 is a programmable switching system with five loops, featuring analog circuitry to protect your pure tone. Under the hood is unprecedented routing flexibility with the ability to change the routing order and create a parallel effect chain.
Another neat feature is the ability to externally control parameters such as delay time and store them in each patch.
What the folks from BOSS say about the ES-5:
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.