BOSS has introduced the Nextone-Artist and Nextone-Stage, two gig-ready combo guitar amplifiers designed with the advanced Tube Logic approach.
Combining classic tube sound and feel with next-generation tonal diversity, each Nextone (pronounced “nex-tone”) amp offers multiple channels and instant re-voicing via four Class AB analog power amp types selectable from the panel.
Nextone amps also include convenient modern features such as built-in effects, a dynamically responsive power control, and personalized sound customization using the Nextone Editor software for Mac and Windows.
Nextone guitar amplifier features
- Professional performance amplifier with authentic Tube Logic tone.
- Four analog Class AB power amp circuits, selectable from the panel: 6V6, 6L6, EL84, and EL34.
- Combo design with 40/80 watts of power and custom 12-inch speaker.
- Clean and lead channels, with standard and custom mode options.
- Dynamically responsive power control for cranked-up sound and response at reduced volumes.
- Nextone Editor (Mac/Windows) for customizing internal amp parameters, including tone stack type, EQ, sag, bias, effects, system settings, and much more.
- Boost and Tone switches for adding crunch and sparkle.
- Built-in delay, tremolo, and reverb effects, plus loop for patching in external effects.
- External speaker jacks: one 8 ohm and two 16 ohm.
- Line, USB, and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel mic’d cab settings selectable from the Nextone Editor.
- Support for direct recording and re-amping via USB.
BOSS has also announced the Waza Tube Amp Expander, a unique new command center for tube-based guitar amplifiers.
This robust amp-top device combines many different professional guitar tools into one unit for the first time ever, including a variable reactive load, active analog power stage, mic’d cab simulator, IR loader, and USB recording interface. It also offers extensive connectivity and real-time control options, plus world-class BOSS effects and support for storing 10 onboard setups for instant recall.
Packed with the latest BOSS guitar innovations, the Waza Tube Amp Expander brings next-generation creative power and versatility to any guitarist who performs and records with classic tube-based amplification.
Waza Tube Amp Expander features
- First-of-its-kind tube amp command center, built with Waza expertise and the Tube Logic design approach.
- Advanced variable reactive load circuit with discrete analog components supports tube amps up to 150 watts.
- User-adjustable impedance tuning correctly matches the reactive load to your amp, retaining its natural tone, dynamic feel, and distortion characteristics.
- 10 recallable rig settings for storing favorite setups.
- Deep real-time performance control via GA-FC/FS-series footswitches and MIDI I/O.
- Built-in 100-watt Class AB power amplifier with discrete analog design and seamless volume control.
- Powerful DSP section with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit floating-point processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate.
- Customizable stereo effects with premium tone quality: compressor, delay, reverb, and four EQs.
- Seven mic’d cabinet emulations with five selectable mic types, plus four slots for loading user speaker IRs.
- External effects loop with selectable series/parallel operation and control jack for switching amp channels.
- Parallel speaker outputs for connecting up to two cabs for gigging.
- Balanced XLR line outputs (mono and L/R stereo) for connecting to FOH console, stage monitors, and recording devices.
- Headphones output for quiet practice with cranked-up amp tones.
- Dedicated editor software (Mac/Windows).
- USB for direct audio recording and editor communication.
More information: BOSS