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Boss

Boss is a manufacturer of effects pedals for electric guitar and bass guitar. It is a division of the Roland Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer that specializes in musical equipment and accessories. For many years Boss manufactured a range of products related to effects processing for guitars, including “compact” and “twin” effects pedals, multi-effect pedals, electronic tuners, and pedal boards. In more recent times they have expanded their line to include Digital Studios, rhythm machines and other electronic equipment.
When Roland decided to form a subsidiary company dedicated to guitars in the early 1970s, they originally intended to call it MEG (Musical Engineering Group). Realizing, however, that Meg was a girl’s name and might dissuade male guitarists, they searched for a name that would connote power and mastership, and eventually came up with Boss.

The earliest Boss product was called B-100 The Boss, released in 1976. This came with a clip-on pre-amp and a pickup to amplify acoustic guitars. At this point the Boss company had not been formed and it was still technically a Roland product.

Boss compact pedals were originally produced in Japan, until circa 1990 where production moved to Taiwan. Some users claim there is a sound difference between the two, although there is no conclusive evidence to prove the superiority of either. Earlier units came with a metal screw securing the battery compartment, later models retained the metal screw, adding a plastic knob for tool-less battery removal. The labels on the bottom of the pedals come in several different colours including black, silver, green, pink and blue. Apart from this the basic design has remained unchanged for over 25 years.

8 Products
Ask for our offer Regular price: CHF 519.00 VAT 8% included. Without shipping costs.
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The MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher is a new-concept pedalboard solution that maximizes your creative options by combining a world-class multi-effects engine and multi-pedal switcher in one small, dedicated unit. Now, anyone can put together a professional effects system that’s incredibly compact, extre...
 
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The RC-1 is a straightforward looper that is easy to operate. Experience the fun of looping when you record, playback, overdub, and undo or redo loops using this compact BOSS stompbox. The RC-1 also retains the BOSS quality and performance that musicians around the world have come to expect and rely...
 
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The Boss RC3 provides three hours of stereo recording capacity direct to internal memory. Now you can record long phrases without worrying about memory. Ninety-nine memory locations let you save and instantly recall your creations....
 
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Here's the versatile looper for all musicians! The BOSS RC-30 Loop Station is packed with stereo connectivity for everybody in the band. There are 1/4...
 
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Stay In Tune-and In Time. The BOSS TU-80 brings super-accurate LCD tuning to a very affordable price,...
 
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DB-30 It's portable, reliable, and fun to use...
 
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Control anything from effects to violin volume....
 
CHF 70.00 VAT 8% included. Without shipping costs.
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The reference of all expression pedals...
 

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