Boss RE-20 Space Echo
Boss RE-20 Space Echo
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VishNuRoXoUt's review"Excellent Tape Echo Emulator"

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
The Boss RE-20 Space Echo is a digital take on the old tape echo units made by Roland. It has stereo ins and outs and an expression pedal input. It has a few different modes of delay, echo and reverb. You can control the levels of each effect. It's in a very durable twin pedal format. One footswitch turning the pedal on and off and the other being a tap tempo and a 'warping' function I'll cover later.


This is a very easy pedal to use. On/off switch and a tap tempo/warp switch. It has separate controls for the reverb and delay. The reverb knobs include: Bass, Treble and Reverb Volume. Volume being the level of reverb. The delay controls include: Repeat Rate, Intensity and Echo volume. The Repeat rate is the same as the 'delay time'. The intensity is the amount of repeats. The pedal also has an input level that is active and controls your level if the pedal is on or off as well as a peak level LED showing when you are overloading the unit. You can make this pedal go into self-oscillation very easily. That brings me to the 'warp' mode. When you hold the tap tempo down the echo will start to oscillate and sound like someone is destroying the tape inside of an old echo unit. The manual, like most Boss manuals, is very helpful in showing you every nook and cranny this pedal has to offer.


The RE-20 Space Echo is a great unit that does not kill tone and has stellar sounding repeats. There is so much to be said about this pedal. I've used it with a few different guitars and amps and it seems to handle them all. It's truly a fantastic sounding echo unit.


The thing I like most about this pedal is the ability to control both the reverb and the delay separately to create a sonically pleasing delay tone. There are literally a million good things I can say about this unit. I've been extremely happy with it. It's really nice for the price and sounds great with any rig. The warp mode is a nice little touch that is really fun to play with. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something a little different in a delay.

moosers's review

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
The Boss RE-20 Space Echo is a reverb and delay guitar effects pedal. It has 11 different modes for all different types of delays and reverbs and has ¼ inch inputs and outputs. It is powered by the power supply that comes with it and I believe there is no way to power it with a battery. This is not a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.


It only takes a small amount of time to get used to the Boss RE-20 Space Echo and to learn how to use everything. The pedal has a variety of knobs including one to choose the mode, and then a whole slew of different parameters to control the tone including for bass, treble, reverb volume, repeat rate, intensity, echo volume, and input volume. It has two separate foot pedals and also has the ability to tap out the tempo which comes in very handy for the delay effects. The manual for the Boss RE-20 Space Echo is pretty informative but I wouldn’t worry about it if you don’t have one as it is easy enough to use on its own.


While the sound quality of the Boss RE-20 Space Echo doesn’t match that of the original classic Roland Space Echo, it still has an overall awesome sound to it. The different types of reverb and delay effects are pretty endless with this unit thanks to all of the different modes and parameters made available. I’ve used this pedal both for recording and live shows and it has proved to be a superior pedal for any application.


I’ve only been using Boss RE-20 Space Echo for about six months but in that time I’ve really grown to love this pedal. Not only is it extremely versatile, but pretty much all of the possibilities have a clean sound to them and all sound pretty professional. While there is no replacing the original Space Echo, the Boss RE-20 Space Echo does a nice job of emulating the classic unit and making it available to those of us who want that classic sound in the convenience of a digital pedal.

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Although originally used"

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
I've had 2 years, bought the closed eyes saw good feedback (...) I have had the product.
I completely original tape, etc. I just wanted something good and varied simple to use allowing more than other pedals.

To start, adjustable input volume, for use between my Tech21 triac and a power amp without any adjustment (fortunately only 30w).
Then, for use in parallel loop or mixer, it can be 100p100 wet.
Already at this stage other delays are worth it.
Tap tempo of course, with the tails (ends when one bypasses repetition effect, very nice) please.
Onboard reverb, always useful as it is adjustable, just like eq echo repetitions.
Competition sinks more and more!
With a passive expression pedal is more flexible, I'm using it to cut the delay while keeping the reverb ...
Noel koa ...


Using live without worry thanks to the AA battery power (lesser concern for power supply is disconnected and the boss turns on its batteries, not c..).
It's simple to manage, and very readable.

That it is better to walk around the craft quietly at home eh ...

In short you turn the knobs and pulls his preferences as we dab


So there is very varied, the paradise of keyboardists, for example (the trick is equipped with stereo input / output and more)!
I use it probably 5p100 possibilities, a simple delay with reverb and basta I'm a little ashamed huh ...
But the sound quality is very good, not digital sounding at all, even if a memory toy EH impresses more punch and warmth level.

Anyway I am very happy with the results, leaving the right pedal down for a moment the sound is accelerating as a magneto crazy cool!

Considering the particularity of the craft he can not be awarded the maximum score in fact!


I love this machine, simple to use I make of it is difficult to replace (the triac programmed fixed and the RE20 sounds like master volume / reverb, delay in premium).

The price is low given its enormous potential, it's sturdy and apparently he (my GP20 series for ages and its service is always impeccable, despite the inevitable jostling).

I can only recommend the trick!

If your budget is too limited, memory eh toy is the best choice but it is not the same thing, even from afar.

The facias will still run after the original roland space echo 201, strips the background noise and stuff. Of course!

goodsung's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss RE-20 Space Echo

What are the effects or types of effects available? What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...) Are they éditabs? Via a Mac editor / PC? What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI) Is this a rack or rack-mount model? * Echo delay + reverb non-editable digital form of twin pedal audio connection



Is the general configuration is simple? Publishing of sound effects or is it easy? Is the manual clear and sufficient? ... * Very simple configuration manual in English very precise but not always easy to translate


Are the effects effective, responsive and realistic enough? What instruments do you use? Which ones do you prefer, you hate? * Effective hyper realistic effects has reserved the best guitar fender Allied gretsh.nostalgiques of shadows or pink foyd and rockabilly re 20 is for you


How long have you use it? What thing do you like most and least? Have you tried many other models before buying it? How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ... * Best value currently on the market price .After lot trying other brands whose sound was sometimes too .Other colors with superb sound has frankly repoussants.j'ai prices so made that choice without regret.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
Delay pedal very complete, there is even a nice reverb, a little space but it is the goal.
Pleis rebounds different modes, with various combinations of reverb, the EQ feedback etc ...


At first it's a little Trifouille when you're not used to the machine.
After it's broke ...
I use it as recently as external effect in computer music mix and it works very bien.Il is possible to mute the direct effects processor as a studio, really nice.


Effects really good, very good sound, not a hair out of breath,
Plugged into the effects loop of a Mesa Stiletto from home, it sounds perfect. It's not distort the original sound, the bypass is impeccable.


Very good stuff, no complaints. We get some chorus effects, tablecloths very spaces, classical rebounds.
The next simulation of saturation bands is really nice. This gives sounds very typical.
It's always ch .. to 200 euros in one foot but quickly forgotten.
Good quality, good Boss ...
FEE DEE08/18/2008

FEE DEE's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
Reproduction of the re 201 roland, digital, no presets, no MIDI sync format twin pedals boss


Very simple configuration, there are buttons on the turns, and listen to what it causes on the echo
manual very clear at the moment in English


I've never had a Roland RE 201, but sounds good compared seem correct, perhaps in the heat that one would find less! For me all goes well I use it with a guitar, loops or fruity loops as I swing in and really is the break!


I've had two days I think it is not yet fully available, I have good sources of acquisitions! The term is really appropriate space echo, as soon as the triggers there is a surround sound the most beautiful! And you can really get a normal echo of something more special! I have an expression pedal that I assigned to the feedback, it's called intensity and there is big foot to manage the rehearsal, tape saturation, etc., etc. For ..... you really have against the apprehend as an additional instrument, learn to manage the knobs against the other. Super delay!

Edit 22/01/2010
The sound is in no way echoes the warmth of the original strip, a power of browsing the net and listen to demos of those who own one can really identify the difference! The ER 20 may help but not replace it!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
- Reproduction of the machine Roland RE-201 Space Echo, the parameters are the same: to choose what (s) "band (s)" will (have) set (s) for the echo and to cut or leave only The integrated reverb; knobs repeat rate, feedback and echo for echo volume, bass, treble and volume for the reverb.
- Switch live in on / off in order to cut the initial sound (useful effect studio or "ambient")
- Input and output mono or stereo (even more useful effect studio!)
- Pedal tap integrated (twin)
- COSM technology Boss from home (I know too that things change but to do well ...)

Here is a Roland RE-201 with bands dancers in less


- The general configuration is it simple?
Configuration and could not be more simple
- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
The sound editing is very intuitive, it is better to note the position of the knobs when you find a good sound because it is easily lost a trip ...
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Yes ...

For those who would lose his hand, there is the pattern of positions (from 1 to 11) with the bands that are activated in each of them under the pedal!


- Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
Well, the RE-201 can be a little colder but it's really small
- Which instruments do you use?
Usually after a Squier Standard Tele and Graphic Fuzz Electro Harmonix home and before a Vox AC30 to 78 ... it is quite sumptuous
- Which ones you prefer, you hate?
I love the echo and reverb ...


- How long have you use it?
A few months
- What is so special that you like most and least?
+ + + It is not too expensive and it sounds
+ + + Used as a studio effect
+ + + Integrated tap tempo
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Digital Delay DD-3 or 5, 7 may be I know more ...
I hesitated a lot between the RE-20 and DD-20 Giga Delay, I think I made the right choice for use I have ...
- How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

RockAbHilare's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss RE-20 Space Echo
See the data sheet, it will be easier!


Config raliste and simple as bonjou-ou-ou-ou-rrr ... s'cusez the cho ...
Manuel impeccable, fun read.


Too beautiful!
Shadows of the ... sr good, hound "lightweight delay quatrime bounce" who spend more time scratching their connecting an oscilloscope that an amp contradict me, but for the public lambda, rest assured you the fact, especially on a brave VOX AC30 CC2 avex a Strat upstream.
The Gretsch and Tele are not left out and "give" nice slaps / echo many country ...


Between us, I cum the web to find a Roland-201, very clever man who will say that this is not one!
Ms. fluctations the band is, it is a daemon that they have the inside!


I have since ... an hour!
What I have not the least AIM PSU sector and not USB, it would be convenient for the presets ...
Quality price ratio sweat, Belgium 189
I would do this choice? My Prvox and my dj Melos are on E-Bay!!