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    Boss GM-800

    Guitar Synth

    It’s nearly half a century since the first guitar synth became available commercially — and, boy, have they come on a long way since then!

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Boss DC-2W Dimension C

    Modulation Pedal

    The DC‑2W is based on the same principles as the original flagship Roland SDD‑320 Dimension D processor, and it can emulate both the discontinued DC‑2 pedal and the SDD‑320.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Boss GT-1000

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Could Boss’s latest do-it-all modelling processor form the heart of your live or recording rig?

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

    Vocal Effects Processor

    This neat box of tricks offers a wide range of vocal effects, as well as the ability to track the pitch of a guitar or MIDI input.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Boss RV-500

    Reverb Processor

    Covering the everyday and the esoteric, could this pedal meet all your reverb needs?

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    Boss MS-3

    Guitar Processor & Effects Switcher

    Boss’ latest guitar-friendly floor unit combines the convenience of a multi-effects box with the ability to use your own pedals.

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    Boss/JHS Pedals Angry Driver JB-2

    Overdrive Pedal

    The JB-2 Overdrive is the first example of Boss collaborating with a boutique pedal builder — US company JHS Pedals.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Boss CE-2W 'Waza'

    Analogue Chorus Pedal

    The Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble dates back to 1976 and was the very first Boss pedal to use charge-coupled ‘bucket brigade’ delay line chips. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the original CE-1, Boss release the Waza Craft CE-2W, still in the familiar compact pedal format — and still blue...

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    Boss ES-5

    Guitar Pedal Switching System

    Boss’s well-conceived switching system brings the convenience of a multi-effects unit to your collection of individual pedals.

    Reviews Jan 2017
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    Connecting Guitar Pedal Synths

    Step On It!

    Guitar-synth stompboxes open up a world of sonic possibilities — but getting the most out of them takes a little forward planning...

    Techniques Dec 2016
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    Boss RC-202 Loop Station

    Stereo Looping Processor

    Boss’s latest desktop looper might be small, but it’s no lightweight in terms of features.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Boss GP–10

    Guitar Synth & Effects Pedal

    As iconic and extensive as it is, the Boss range of pedals has never included a proper guitar synth — until now.

    Reviews Feb 2015
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    Boss TE2 Tera Echo

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Another pedal featuring Boss's Multi-dimensional Processing technology, and the 100th pedal to be added to their range.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Boss FB2 Feedback Booster

    Guitar Pedal

    The FB2 is an unusual pedal incorporating some rather clever technology that allows guitar players to create genuine feedback-...

    Reviews Nov 2012
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    Boss FRV1

    Reverb Pedal

    One of my favourite effects units is an mid‑to‑late '90s brown Fender '63 Valve Reverb reissue. Bought in the days when I ...

    Reviews Mar 2010
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    Guitar Technology

    Reviews, Tips and Techniques

    • Schertler DYN-G Acoustic Instrument Pickup • Boss DD7 Digital Delay Pedal

    Reviews Dec 2008
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    Guitar Technology

    Boss RE20 Pedal

    Over the years I've owned more tape echo units than I can remember, from upmarket HH and Roland units to Watkins Copicats.

    Reviews Oct 2007
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    Boss GT Pro

    Guitar Effects Processor

    The Boss GT Pro is more than just a guitar effects processor — in fact, with its dual COSM-based processing engines, it's two. But when it comes to guitar tone, does the GT Pro put Boss in charge?

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Boss RT20

    Rotary Speaker Effects Pedal

    The latest box of tricks from Boss is a pedal-based Leslie speaker simulator with some cool flashing lights.

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    Boss RC20XL

    Loop Recorder Stomp Box

    Record loops and overdub in real time for lightning-quick track creation live or in the studio.

    Reviews Sep 2005
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    Boss ME33

    Guitar Multi-effects

    Boss' latest multi-effects processor for guitarists gets the SOS review treatment...

    Reviews Jan 2002
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