December 2019

Boss

ARTICLES

Boss Introduces the Waza-Air Wireless Personal Guitar Amplification System

December 5, 2019
An over-the-ear headphone with built-in amp sims and effects.
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Boss Introduces the SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

December 5, 2019
The pedal features a newly developed Dynamic Synth and refreshed versions of historic Boss/Roland instrument modeling and synthesizer technologies.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Tools for the Task: Say Wah?

November 15, 2019
Rhythm or lead, are you properly getting your wah on?
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Billy Strings: The Long Road Home

November 12, 2019
On his second solo album, flatpicking wunderkind Billy Strings continues to push boundaries, bend genres, and blaze on his amplified flattop—all while on a journey of self-discovery.
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Boss DD-200 Digital Delay Review

October 25, 2019
Boss strikes a smart compromise between digital options, compact design, and operational simplicity.
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Boss Introduces the Katana MkII Amplifier Lineup

October 4, 2019
The revamped lineup includes three combos and one head.
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Rig Rundown: Knocked Loose

October 2, 2019
These purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with downtuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.
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Boss Unveils the DD-3T and DD-8 Delays

September 26, 2019
Both digital delays sport new features, tap tempo, and updated modes.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Tuners

September 20, 2019
You have pedal choices aplenty, but don’t forget about the one that keeps things in, well, tune.
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Boss EQ-200 Review

September 2, 2019
Behold the transformative power of 10 frequency bands and four presets!
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Rig Rundown: Billy Strings

August 7, 2019
Hear how the bluegrass-blazin’, death-metal-rooted wiz twists the traditional music of Kentucky toward the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco.
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Rig Rundown: Nita Strauss

July 31, 2019
With a new Ibanez signature model and an ultraportable plug-and-play rig, the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her new solo debut, Controlled Chaos.
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First Look: Boss DD-200 Digital Delay

July 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger explore 12 modes that go from tame and traditional to wacky and adventurous.
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Summer NAMM 2019: Boss SY-1 Synthesizer & Nextone Artist Version 2 Demos

July 20, 2019
Check out how this compact stomp harnesses the company's most legendary synth tones.
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Summer NAMM 2019: Boss RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Demo

July 18, 2019
Listen to how this modern groove box can keep your rhythms together and inspire a wealth of layered creativity.
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Gallery: Summer NAMM 2019 Day 1

July 18, 2019
The first day was full of interesting and weird gear from Mythos, Yamaha, Blackstar, Fender, and more!
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Boss Introduces the SY-1 Synth and RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station

July 11, 2019
Equipped with a polyphonic engine, the SY-1 delivers 121 ultra-responsive synth sounds.
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Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
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