NAMM 2007: BOSS Releases fantastic new pedals
BOSS, possibly the most respected makers of FX pedals for guitar, has introduced some exciting new models for 2007, at this year's NAMM. The company announced three new guitar FX pedals that seem destined to be hugely popular amongst guitarists - as you'd expect from Boss!
GREAT NEW STOMP BOXES
FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:
This modern pedal is built for the modern guitarist, but the sounds you can get from the FZ-5 are pure retro. Looking back at the glorious rock sounds of the ’60s and ’70s, the FZ-5 recreates its vintage fuzz through BOSS state-of-the-art COSM® modeling.
Recall the fuzz-filled flavors of classic pedals such as the Maestro FZ-1A, Fuzz Face, and Octavia pedals, and kick ’em into overdrive with the FZ-5’s Boost knob.
BOSS' proprietary COSM modeling technology allows guitar players to recreate classic fuzz BOOST control for more aggressive tone.
Housed in BOSS’s classic indestructible compact pedal design, the new FZ-5 is the perfect weapon for players wanting to beef up their rigs with classic retro fuzz artillery. PRE-ORDER NOW!
DN-2 Dyna Drive:
An Overdrive Pedal That Reacts To You! This unique and exciting new type of overdrive pedal that reacts to the intensity of your performance. This new BOSS offering comes equipped with the acclaimed Dyna Amp technology recently introduced in Roland’s popular CUBE-60 amp.
This road rugged overdrive lets you create unique tone transitions based on picking dynamics. It's possible to get a transparent clean output sound by playing softly, or a powerful heavy overdrive sound by picking aggressively.
For players looking for a unique way to add expression to their performances, the new DN-2 is the perfect answer. PRE-ORDER NOW!
ML-2 Metal Core Pedal:
Extreme Metal in a Compact Pedal! With its extreme gain, the ML-2 is the most potent and heavy distortion pedal ever created by BOSS. It easily delivers massive distortion and gain with heavy lows for playing Nu Metal, Grind Core, Industrial, Hard Core, or any genre that requires crushing sound. The ML-2’s ferocious and biting tone will complement and cut through any blast beats your rhythm section can create.
The new road-tough ML-2 offers ultra-heavy distortion with a sharp-edged attack. A LOW control provides a heavy low frequency sound a la 7-string guitar or dropped tuning while the HIGH control gives you a screaming, metallic tone.
Like all BOSS Compact pedals, the ML-2 is built like a tank and virtually indestructible. PRE-ORDER NOW!
BOSS AND FENDER® JOIN FORCES TO CREATE VINTAGE AMP PEDALS
Fender’s amps of the ’50s and ’60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world. BOSS and Fender have teamed up to give guitarists a unique Fender tone combined with BOSS technology, sound quality, and reliability. Thanks to BOSS’ technology and tone know-how, the new FBM-1 and FDR-1 bring the natural, fat, rich, bright tones of the ‘59 Fender Bassman and snappy overdrive tone of the ‘65 Deluxe Reverb to a BOSS pedal format.
Fender’s Ritchie Fliegler states, “We’re constantly being asked… Of the many distortion devices out there, which one do we recommend to bring out the overdrive in these classic amps – and keep that Fender tone intact. Frankly, they’ve all left us a bit cold in some way or another. After working with BOSS on this project – the answers are the FBM-1 and FDR-1.”
These new pedals fall under the class of a new series of BOSS pedals called the Legend Series, products based on legendary products of the past.
By combining Fender tone with BOSS technology and sound quality, the FBM-1 ‘59 Bassman and FDR-1 ‘65 Deluxe Reverb provide road-ready stomp boxes that go to the true core of guitar tone.
FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Pedal:
Fender amps of the ’50s and ’60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world. Thanks to BOSS’ technology and tone know-how, the new FBM-1 brings the natural, fat, rich, bright tone of the Fender Bassman to a BOSS pedal. In conjunction with Fender, the new BOSS FBM-1 recreate the legendary tone of 1959 Fender Bassman. Features include the same controls on the original Bassman: Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls. The FBM-1 also functions perfectly as a “pre-gain pedal” placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Bassman. PRE-ORDER NOW!
FDR-1 Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Pedal:
The second in the new Legend Series is the FDR-1, based on the Fender 1965-era Deluxe Reverb — a coveted tube amp known for its natural touch-responsive and distinctive snappy overdriven sound. In conjunction with Fender, BOSS designed this stompbox to recreate the legendary tone of the 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. Features include the same controls on the original Deluxe Reverb; Level, Gain, Treble, Bass, Vibrato, and Reverb. The FDR-1 also functions perfectly as a “pre-gain pedal” placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Deluxe Reverb Recreates the legendary tone of the 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb guitar amp Level, Gain, Treble, Bass, Vibrato, and Reverb controls Road-tough BOSS metal construction Perfect pre-gain pedal for adding or retaining Fender tone colour PRE-ORDER NOW!
Those pedals will be available from Dolphin Music soon...
Boss BCB-60 Pedal Board
Transport all your effects pedal in this amazingly tough BCB60 Pedal Board case. This keeps your investments safe with its padded interior which is highly customzable using the supplied foam inserts. It is not specific to Boss pedals as the inserts can be customized for other brands so fear not. The AC adaptor gives…
Vintage BOSS phasing effects including 4-, 8-, 10-, and 12-stage phasers, plus new "Rise" and "Fall" effects for unidirectional phasing. Tap tempo sync or realtime control of rate via an Expression/Pedal input. Now you can extend your enjoyment with the Boss Pedal Sketch App which allows players to review sounds and customise pedal settings.
Boss have created some of the best modulation pedals, going all the way back to the original CE-1. The Boss BF-3 Flanger pedal continues this tradition with a tone that rivals the analogue classics of yesteryear, combined with modern flexibility and original features like thick Ultra Flanging and Gate/Pan modes.
BOSS' best flanging…
This is the third incarnation of a design classic and in our opinion just gets better and better with every development. The OD-3 Overdrive is built in the tradition of the legendary Boss overdrives and gives guitarists a greatly expanded range of smooth overdrive tones and improved response while staying true to the original. Key Features of…
Specially designed under the direction of Gibsons acoustic luthiers, gives a bright attack with sustained warmth.
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The ultimate string for modern tremolo players! The combination of Nickelplated Steel with our patented, German made Bullet End, which fits precisely in the tremolo block, creates one stable string! For all of you heavy trem users, the end of your tuning problems could be on the end of these strings!
A Fender® classic, this 2" strap now has extra padding for a more comfortable fit.
The CE-5 Chorus Ensemble Pedal is the ultimate compact chorus pedal in the range. The user can create mild chorus effects right through to clear penetrating stereo chorus effects. Used by guitarists and keyboard players Parameters…
The new DB-60 is priced to please, yet it doesnt disappoint in the feature department. This handy little timekeeper can lay down the click in style. For practicing a particular song, its important to set the metronome to match the feel of the song, so along with the basic metronome functions, the DB-60 offers a variety of rhythm patterns such…
There are two types of BOSS footswitches to chose from depending on the application. The FS-5L (latch type) changes the on/off status each time you press the switch with an LED to indicate status. The alternative FS-5U (momentary type) engages a function while you hold down the switch.
Take feedback out (or add it in!) with control over your whole frequency range. What's the blues without big mid bite? Or country without a low end tuned for those low string picks? Now you can extend your enjoyment with the Boss Pedal Sketch App which allows players to review sounds and customise pedal settings.
The MD-2 Mega Distortion takes the bottom-heavy distortion sounds heard in today's new-school metal and pushes it to the extreme. The secret is a special dual-stage distortion circuit with an added gain boost-plus new Bottom and Tone controls-for crushing distortion with massive low end. Take your distortion into the future with the MD-2. Now you can extend your enjoyment with…
Whether you know it or not, chances are you've tried these strings and liked them time after time. Nickelplated Steel Super 250s are installed at our factory on all U.S. and Mexico non-tremolo electric guiatrs as original equipment! If you want to keep your guitar factory Fresh, look no further than Super 250s!
Impressive Acoustic Sounds! How many times have you been onstage or in the studio with your electric guitar, and wished that you’d brought an acoustic along? For musicians who travel light, hauling an extra guitar to the gig isn’t always the most attractive option. BOSS AC-3 to the rescue! This new-generation compact pedal employs COSM modeling technology to transform any…
The Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah pedal gives guitarists a wide range of classic auto-wah and dynamic wah effects, plus a new "Humanizer" effect which can simulate human vowel sounds. A Bass input provides a variety of funky wah sounds for bass guitar.
Compact pedal creates a variety of classic "wah" effects …
Boss BD-2 Blues Driver The BD2 Blues Driver is a world class guitar effects overdrive pedal. It delivers silky smooth, yet crunchy sounds associated with some of the great blues guitar amps of the past 30 years. Using your volume control on your guitar to back the levels off you can go from emotive warm overdrive to a screaming…
It's crucial to handle that low end on bass, that's why Boss have designed the CEB-3 with a low filter to ensure things don't get out of hand and "wobbly". Bass chorus opens up a new dimension in sound. Features: Specifically designed for bass applications Low filter knob to avoid muddiness Stereo or…
Roland was one of the first companies to bring chorus to guitarists with it's legendary 70's effects, that legacy continues with deep swirling hues and rapid, space gun oscillation from the Boss CH-1. This is the chorus pedal used by artists such as Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Zakk Wylde and Joe Satriani. Now you can extend your enjoyment with the…
Compresses louder signals while boosting lower signals for smooth sustain without degrading the original sound quality. Onboard EQ for precise tonal control and low-noise design for super-quiet operation. This is a classic Boss pedal, used by many famous players such as John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Squire (Stone Roses) and others. This is the perfect pedal for…
Practice in style with the flagship of the Dr. Beat Metronome line. The new DB-90 is loaded with quality sounds and drum patterns to make your practice sessions less mundane and more musical. Theres a Rhythm Coach function with an onboard mic, reference-tone function for tuning, an Instrument input, MIDI input, and other handy tools to make learning fun and…