For guitarists, this is always a major event: when Boss announces new FX pedals! Here's a look at the new releases which are being launched at Musikmesse 2016.
Ahead of Musikmesse in Frankfurt, which starts tomorrow, Boss has revealed some new products which, once again, show just why the brand is still one of the most important makes of FX pedals.
Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer
For singer/songwriters who play acoustic guitar, it’s a competitive, crowded world out there. The VE-8 Acoustic Singer delivers that extra edge you need to stand out and shine, supporting you with professional BOSS sound every time you perform. This pedal aims to combine all the essentials an acoustic live performer will need, including looper.
Simple to use, the VE-8 provides studio-quality voice and guitar processing plus impressive real-time harmonies and looping in one compact, go-everywhere package. With such great sound and powerful creative features at your command, you’re destined to bring down the house everywhere you play.
Boss RC-202 Loop Station
The new Boss RC-202 is another tabletop looper designed specifically for club performers, electronic musicians, and beatboxers . This unit packs powerful BOSS looping and multi-effects in an amazingly compact tabletop unit. Based on the popular RC-505 Loop Station, the two-track RC-202 offers the distinctive look and fingertip interface style of its big brother, plus a host of new features. Four Input FX and four Track FX are available at once, and loops can be saved to memories in real time for seamless creative expression while performing. Expanded foot control and MIDI capabilities are also included, ideal for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with guitar, keyboards, and other instruments.
Boss TU-3W Waza Craft Tuner
Continuing the Waza Craft tradition of "pimping" old classic with hot-rod features, Boss is bringing out the TU-3W Waza tuner. At its core, the TU-3W provides rock-solid tuning equivalent to the industry-standard TU-3. In true Waza tradition, the pedal’s benchmark functionality is further enhanced with BOSS skill and craftsmanship. Pure, uncolored signal transfer is essential for a tuner, and the TU-3W features redesigned circuitry with selectable buffered or true-bypass operation and the most transparent audio pass-through possible. Packing high-end performance for discriminating players, the TU-3W delivers a premium pedal experience only available from BOSS.
Boss TU-3S Chromatic Tuner
Boss finally downsizes! Following the trend for "mini" pedals, the TU-3S is Boss' most compact release so far. Scaled down in size, the TU-3S gives you the same industry-standard performance in a tiny footprint that saves precious pedalboard space. The display and tuning functions are identical to the TU-3—the only thing eliminated is the pedal switch. Always on and ready to go, the TU-3S is perfect for use with pedal switching systems like the BOSS ES-8 and ES-5, and ideal for any setup where space is at a premium
TC-SV Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsule
Finally, the new Boss Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsula for Waza Amp heads will certainly help to make those amps even more attractive for guitarists who're still not sure whether to move away from real tube amps!
This tone Capsule is a modification circuit that re-voices the tube circuit characteristics of the original Waza Amp. BOSS engineers worked closely with Steve to produce the ideal compression on each string and precise audio response at any volume. Injecting key elements of the Legacy amp, the Tube Logic circuit modifies the tone to produce Steve’s signature sound. From smooth sustaining lead tones to warm, wide, and dynamic clean response, the Steve Vai Legacy Tone Capsule embodies that iconic sound.
"The Legacy Tone Capsule offers an ideal Legacy amp tone in a little glowing tube. It’s the lightest 1000 pounds of audio creamery that you can ever carry in your pocket." – Steve Vai