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  • A review of the Boss SY-300 guitar synthesizer
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    A review of the Boss SY-300 guitar synthesizer - The Guitar Synth Redefined

    12/03/15

    In the past, trying to find a guitar synth that tracked accurately was akin to searching for the Holy Grail. No product, whether it was a guitar synth or MIDI guitar controller was able to accurately reproduce guitar playing down to its nuances. Heck, most couldn’t even handle a string bend very well. But Boss has changed all that with the SY-300,…

  • Boss reinvents the DS distortion pedal
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    Boss reinvents the DS distortion pedal - Review of the Boss DS-1X

    07/30/14

    This year, Boss has been releasing new stompboxes at a prodigious pace: two at Winter NAMM and three at Summer NAMM. All are reinventions of older Boss pedals. The DS-1X, released along with the OD-1X in January, is a revamped digital version of the DS-1. How does it compare to its predecessor? We tested them head to head as part of this review.

  • Review of the Boss ME-80
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    Review of the Boss ME-80 - Versatile, powerful, and priced to sell

    07/02/14

    For years, Boss has been one of the leading manufacturers of self-contained guitar multi-effects floor units, and the ME-80 is its latest effort. Less expensive than the flagship GT-100, it's nevertheless a very capable and fully featured unit. The ME-80 gives you access to virtually any kind of guitar effect, a range of preamp sounds, an expressi…

  • Review of the Boss OD-1X OverDrive
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    Review of the Boss OD-1X OverDrive - An Overdrive Pedal with a New Look and Feel

    06/17/14

    The Boss OD-1X OverDrive was one of two new stompboxes the company announced at NAMM 2014 (the DS-1X Distortion was the other). It features the company’s recently developed Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology and promises a superior playing experience to analog pedals. Does it deliver?

  • Boss Loop Station RC505 Review
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    Boss Loop Station RC505 Review - Looper Trooper

    10/20/13

    While guitar players might have been disappointed by Musikmesse 2013, keyboard players, sound designers and home-studio owners were delighted by numerous new products.