Boss Introduces the RE-202 and RE-2 Space Echo Pedals

Two new pedals by Boss based on the legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo from the '70s and '80s.


The RE-202 is an advanced pedal with three foot-switches and extended features, while the RE-2 offers core Space Echo features in a classic BOSS compact pedal. Known for its distinctive rhythmic echo sounds, warm character, and highly playable sonic quirks, the tape-based RE-201 continues to inspire musicians, producers, and audio mixers. Backed by intensive R&D and the latest BOSS innovations, the RE-202 and RE-2 capture the original Space Echo sound and behavior.

RE-202 Space Echo

The RE-202 delivers the full vintage vibe of the RE-201—without the need for regular tape replacement and hardware maintenance. All the core controls of the original are here, including the iconic 12-position mode selector. Every behavior is replicated with complete accuracy, such as the gradual pitch change that occurs when the Repeat Rate knob is tweaked, or the cool runaway feedback that happens when the Intensity knob is maxed.

With selectable tape age and variable controls, users can dial in everything from a brand-new Space Echo to the worn character and quirks of a well-loved vintage piece. The Saturation control introduces warmth and compression based on the actual magnetic tape and preamp behaviors of the RE-201, while the Wow & Flutter control provides all the natural modulation characteristics that are essential to the Space Echo sound.

BOSS RE-202 Space Echo | The Next Generation of Space Echo

RE-2 Space Echo

The RE-2 squeezes the complete sonic character of the RE-201 into the famous BOSS compact pedal format for the first time. An 11-position mode selector provides access to three virtual tape heads with or without spring reverb, and users can balance the echo/reverb blend with independent level knobs. The RE-2 also offers powerful features such as Wow & Flutter control, extended delay time, selectable carryover, stereo I/O, tap tempo, external control support, and more.

BOSS RE-2 Space Echo | Authentic Space Echo in a Compact Pedal

The BOSS RE-202 and RE-2 Space Echo pedals are available in the U.S. for $399.99 and $249.99, respectively.

To learn more about the RE-202 and RE-2 Space Echo pedals, visit www.boss.info.

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