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BOSS/ROLAND’S AWESOME NEW GUITAR GEAR

The good people at Boss/Roland released half a dozen wonderful new guitar products today, including three pedals and three amps we’d all like to get our hands on.

bd-2w_top_galFirst up in the pedals released today is the Boss BD-2W Blues  Driver. Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft BD-2W delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customized pedal tone will love. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the BD-2W takes the classic Blues Driver grit to a new level with all-discrete analog circuitry. Standard mode captures the classic BD-2 tone while Custom mode delivers new body and sustain.

sd-1w_top_galAlso announced today was the Boss SD-1W Super Overdrive pedal.The SD-1W hot rods the famous BOSS overdrive with all-discrete analog circuitry. Standard mode captures the classic SD-1 sound while Custom mode offers new tonal range and gain.

dm-2w_top_galPlus the Boss DM Delay is back! With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the coveted stomp has been reborn with switchable sound modes and greater versatility for today’s music styles. Using 100-percent analog circuitry, the DM-2W’s Standard mode nails the lush sound and 20-300 ms delay range of the original DM-2. Flipping into Custom mode instantly changes the sound character to a cleaner analog tone with over twice the available delay time.

Roland also announced three superb new amplifiers to their range too.

blues_cube_stage_front_galThe Blues Cube Stage offers authentic tube tone for the professional player. The reinvented Blues Cube series launches the classic 1×12 combo amp into a new era, combining genuine tube sound and response with modern reliability and easy portability. Going far beyond modeling, Roland’s Tube Logic design philosophy starts with carefully reproducing the inner workings of the revered tweed-era tube amp in every way, from guitar input to speaker output. Versatile clean and crunch channels can be used independently or combined for a complex range of tones, while variable output power modes let you dial in burning, full-throttle sound at any volume. Road-tested and fine-tuned with feedback from top players, the gig-ready Blues Cube delivers the sweet, magical tone and satisfying feel that makes a great guitar amp a highly expressive musical instrument.

blues_cube_artist_top_galThe Blues Cube Artist delivers a performance-ready 80-watt combo guitar amplifier with authentic tube tone and touch response. Roland’s comprehensive Tube Logic design gives you the interactive tonal behaviors of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp and output tube distortion characteristics, power supply compression, and much more. Independent Clean and Crunch channels, plus unique Dual Tone mode for blending channels to expand tonal possibilities. Master volume, three-band EQ, and Presence control, plus Boost and Tone switches on each channel

cube-10gx_front_galFinally theres’ the Roland Cube-10GX. With its impressive sound, built-in effects, and the ability to swap COSM® amp types via a free app for iOS and Android devices, the CUBE-10GX is the perfect small amp for jamming, bedroom practice, and recording. Built to the respected CUBE standard, the CUBE-10GX delivers big, full tones with its custom 8-inch speaker and heavy-duty cabinet design. Clean, Crunch, and Lead amp types come ready to play from the factory, but you can easily switch them out from your favorite mobile device. The CUBE KIT app includes multiple amps to choose from, including vintage classics, ultra-heavy gain machines, and even amps for bass and acoustic-electric guitar. The compact CUBE-10GX also includes options for shaping your tones even further with three-band EQ and onboard chorus, delay, and reverb effects.

For more information, visit http://www.rolandcorp.com.au

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