BOSS RV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

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  • Studio-level stereo sound with 32-bit AD/DA and floating-point processing with 96 kHz sampling rate
  • 12 versatile reverb modes from vintage to modern to experimental
  • Deep editing parameters enable you to shape and craft your output
  • A/B Simul mode enables two reverb patches to be used simultaneously
  • 297 onboard patch memories with intuitive control interface
  • Selectable buffered or true-bypass operation to suit any signal chain
  • MIDI connectivity for interfacing with MIDI hardware
  • Runs on four AA batteries or PSA-series AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Includes BOSS' five-year warranty


The BOSS RV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal is everything you've ever wanted with regard to expanding your tone. Pushing the limits of space and time, your pedalboard can finally have the reverb machine it deserves to create expansive sonic soundscapes.

Reverb modes

Packed within the pedalboard-friendly chassis you'll find 21 studio-quality reverbs that allow you to bend and shape your tone with exceptional versatility. Parameter control is taken to another level, with decay, density, and modulation to EQ, ducking, and so much more waiting to be tweaked and toyed with. Incorporating decades of expertise in the design and build of the RV-500, BOSS developed each algorithm specifically for this pedal. Everything from the standards you'd expect to advanced mind-bending sounds are yours to be played with - as well as recreations of some absolute classics - the RE-201 Space Echo and SRV-2000 Digital Reverb.

Powerful DSP

BOSS don't do things by halves, and the RV-500 houses an unbelievably powerful DSP engine. Not only can it generate mesmerising reverbs, but in Dual mode it provides two independent reverbs at once - fed together with a full-range input, or split frequency ranges for a multi-range output. Not only that, but A/B Simul mode allows you to run two patches simultaneously, with a plethora of output options to exploit. As well as all that, each patch includes digital delay with modulation and EQ, with deep editing enabled to further the potential of your sonic landscaping.

Unrivalled sound quality

Boasting 32-bit/96 kHz AD/DA, all internal processing is 32-bit floating point and runs at a 96-kHz sampling rate as well. Putting it simply, the RV-500 blows the socks off many high-end digital processors seen in pro studios (not bad eh?) With true-bypass/buffered bypass being switchable, you can dictate exactly how you want to process your dry tone to suit your setup.

Real-time control

Reverb is all about creative expression, and taking your performance to greater heights. The RV-500 allows you to control every aspect of your effect in real-time, with customizable switches that can be assigned to any setup that you desire. From patch/bank selection and bypass, to loading up to three reverb patches for rapid switching, A/B Simul mode selection to TAP/CTL, all doors are open for you to explore.

Easy operation

The RV-500 is equipped with a large LCD that give you ready visual access to all pertinent information. Editing parameters is delightfully simple, and the top panel controls allow you to make adjustments on-the-fly. Not only that, but via USB, you can connect with the free RV-500 Editor/Librarian on your computer for remote editing, patch backup, and more.


With the Boss RV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal, you're not just getting a powerful standalone unit, but something that can be used alongside more advanced setups thanks to the inclusion of MIDI In/Out and USB. It can even be used with your favourite DAW for MIDI control.

ModelRV-500 Digital Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal
Dimensions (H x W x D) 62 x 170 x 138 mm
Weight1 kg
Sampling Frequency 96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion 32 bits
Processing 32-bit floating point
Reverb Modes 12 modes:
  • ROOM
  • HALL
  • SFX
  • DUAL
  • SRV
Memory198 (99 banks x 2 [A] [B]), 297 (99 banks x 3 [A] [B] [C])
Nominal Input LevelINPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Input LevelINPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Input ImpedanceINPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output LevelOUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Output LevelOUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Output ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, B: 2 k ohms
Recommended Load ImpedanceOUTPUT A/MONO, B: 20 k ohms or greater
BypassBuffered bypass or True bypass (with relays)
  • A switch, B switch, TAP/CTL switch
  • DOWN button, UP button, EXIT button, EDIT button
  • MODE knob, TIME/VALUE knob, PRE-DELAY knob, E.LEVEL knob, LOW knob, HIGH knob
DisplayGraphic LCD (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)
  • INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  • CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TSR phone type
  • USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • DC IN jack
Power Supply
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw225 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
  • Owner's manual
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Options (sold separately)
  • AC adapter: PSA series
  • Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, FS-5L
  • Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS-6, FS-7
  • Expression Pedal: BOSS FV-500H, FV-500L, Roland EV-5

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