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BOSS intros Nextone guitar amplifiers and Waza Tube Amp Expander

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BOSS has introduced the Nextone-Artist and Nextone-Stage, two gig-ready combo guitar amplifiers designed with the advanced Tube Logic approach.

BOSS Nextone guitar amps

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.

BOSS Waza Tube Amp Expander

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

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