BOSS has introduced a new premier model in the Nextone guitar amplifier lineup. The 1×12 Nextone Special combo is fueled by BOSS’s acclaimed Tube Logic approach, delivering premium sound, feel, and tonal versatility for stage players who demand the best.
Fusing forward-thinking innovation with boutique design features and detail, the Nextone Special offers a refined playing experience that stands alongside the finest tube amplifiers, enhanced with key modern advantages like variable power control, consistent sound, and maintenance-free operation.
The Nextone Special provides boutique-grade amplification realized through years of expertise, careful component selection, and detailed craftsmanship. Tube Logic reproduces the complex interactive behaviors of classic tube designs in every way, providing authentic sound and feel with punchy attack, natural compression, dynamic speaker response, and big onstage presence. The amp also features the debut of BOSS’s custom Waza B12W 12-inch speaker, which combines the sought-after tone of “blue bell” speakers from the 1960s with modern power handling capacity.
A key feature of the Nextone series is an innovative analog power amp design with EL84, EL34, 6V6, and 6L6 class AB circuits, which are instantly selectable from the panel. With the Nextone Special, BOSS has further enhanced this design for a new level of user control and expression. Enhanced reactive drive circuitry refines the all-important power section/speaker interaction for even more inspiring feel. Onboard voicing controls let players fine-tune the response for their personal style, and even deeper tweaks are available via the Nextone Editor software for Mac and Windows. And with the five-way power control, they can dial in “sweet spot” tube tone at a volume to match any playing situation.
Nextone Special features
- Professional performance amplifier with 80 watts of power.
- Authentic tube amp sound and feel, realized with BOSS’s continually evolving Tube Logic approach.
- Enhanced reactive drive power amp circuitry and carefully selected components throughout.
- Custom Waza B12W 12-inch speaker delivers classic “blue bell” tone with rich lows, mellow mids, and clear highs.
- Four analog Class AB power amp circuits, selectable for each channel: 6V6, 6L6, EL84, and EL34.
- Independent Clean and Lead channels with selectable American and British EQs, built-in effects, and advanced power amp voicing controls.
- Five-way power control for cranked-up sound and dynamic response at any volume.
- Extra Headroom switch for added punch when the power control is wide open.
- Switchable Solo function with level control.
- Onboard boost, delay, tremolo, and reverb effects, plus loop for patching in external effects.
- Three Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling customized amp and effect settings.
- External speaker jacks: one 8 ohm and two 16 ohm.
- Line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with cab IR.
- Support for direct recording and re-amping via USB.
- Character Shape for each tube type available in the Nextone Editor, enabling deep tone optimization at the power amplifier’s core.
- External control support via GA-FC foot controller, footswitches, and MIDI.
The Nextone Special will be available in December 2020, priced $899.99 USD.
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