SNAMM07: Boss At Summer NAMM

ME-20, ME-20B and RE-20 Space Echo on show      31/07/07
SNAMM07: Boss At Summer NAMM


We ran stories on these new Boss products when they were introduced at the Frankfurt Messe earlier this year but Roland were putting them on show in Austin so here’s the details in their own words:
ME-20 GUITAR MULTIPLE EFFECTS PROCESSOR
BOSS expands its famous ME series multi-effects family with the ME-20, a powerful multi-effects unit optimized for live performance. Easy to use and road tough, the ME-20 provides world class overdrive, distortion, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, tremolo, rotary, and EQ effects, taking BOSS’s performance-based philosophy to a very affordable price point.
This little powerhouse features a newly designed super-rugged metal chassis complete with three footswitches, 5 real-time control knobs, and an expression pedal. The EZ Edit feature allows preset effect templates to be selected which call up entire effect settings with the turn of a single knob. The OD-DS solo function gives guitarists an additional punchy and high impact lead tone per patch.
In addition to the realtime performance-based operation, 30 user memory locations are available allowing players to store their favorite sounds for easy retrieval during practice and performance.
Battery or AC operated; the ME-20 Multiple Effects Processor allows musician’s to take it anywhere, anytime.
ME-20B BASS MULTIPLE EFFECTS PROCESSOR
BOSS offers effects power and tone just for bass with the ME-20B, a powerful multi-effects unit optimized for live performance. With the same performance-based design as its guitar-focused ME-20 counterpart, the ME-20B is aimed at the performing bassist who wants stage-friendly effects and solid construction at an affordable price. Mix, match, and customize a wide variety of effects, including compressor, overdrive,distortion, T-Wah, phaser, flanger, chorus, delay, reverb, defretter, synth, and more.
This new performance based processor features a newly designed super tough metal chassis complete with 3 foot switches, 5 realtime control knobs, and an expression pedal. The EZ Edit feature allows preset effect templates to be selected which call up entire effect settings with the turn of a single knob. A BASS ENHANCE function provides an instant presence boost.
In addition to the realtime performance-based operation, 30 user memory locations are available allowing players to store their favorite sounds for easy retrieval during practice and performance.
Battery or AC operated; the ME-20B Multiple Effects Processor allows musician’s to take it anywhere, anytime.

RE-20 SPACE ECHO
One of the most beloved echo effects ever made, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo, has been reborn as the BOSS RE-20 Twin Pedal. In this new stompbox, BOSS has recreated every sonic detail and nuance of the original providing users the warm, unpredictable and highly tweakable retro sounds of the RE-201.
The original Roland RE-201, commonly known as the Space Echo, was an analog delay effects unit produced in the 70’s. Despite its age the Space Echo is still widely sought after and used by many bands today. Now, thanks to new RE-20, Roland’s coveted 201 sounds are available to anyone.
This new twin-pedal features spot-on simulation of the famous Roland 201 with the spacious analog tone of the original Space Echo, including selection of the original 12 Space Echo modes. Faithful modeling of the 201’s tape flutter and magnetic head saturation give this new box an authentic tone while a tap input pedal allows guitarists to set the time by foot for ease of use.
Thanks to advanced technology, the RE-20’s warm and gritty delay time is even longer than the original.
An optional expression pedal like the BOSS FS-500L allow users to control parameters such as REPEAT RATE, INTENSITY and more, all in realtime.
Pricing and Availability:
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    2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    madmax    Said...

    Somebody needs to proofread. The plural of musician is musicians. There is no apostrophe. The apostrophe is used to show possession such as: The ME-20 can serve as a musician's entire rig.

    31-Jul-07 09:15 AM


    Black Belt Jones    Said...

    way to go, grammar police!

    31-Jul-07 07:59 PM


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