Boss Nextone Special Guitar Amplifier
Fueled by Boss's acclaimed Tube Logic approach, Nextone Special delivers premium sound, feel and tonal versatility for stage players who demand the best. Fusing forward-thinking innovation with boutique design features and detail, this professional stage amplifier offers deep sound-shaping controls, enhanced reactive drive power amp circuitry with selectable voicing, a custom Waza speaker with vintage 'blue bell' tone and much more. Boss Nextone Special provides 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.
- 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" 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
- Send/return 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 Nextone Editor software, enabling deep tone optimization at the power amplifier's core
- External control support via Boss GA-FC foot controller (sold separately), footswitches and MIDI
Hand-crafted tube sound and feel
Nextone Special represents the latest generation of Boss's ongoing Tube Logic development, giving experienced players a premium-grade amplifier 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 debuts Boss's custom Waza B12W speaker, which combines the tone of sought-after 'blue bell' speakers from the 1960s with modern power handling capacity.
Next-generation power amp
A standout of the Nextone series is its innovative analog power amp design and selectable EL84, EL34, 6V6 and 6L6 class AB circuits. Boss further expands the power amp features with Nextone Special, taking things to a whole new level. Enhanced reactive drive circuitry refines the all-important power section/speaker interaction, putting even more expressive feel under your fingers. Onboard voicing controls let you fine-tune the response to your playing style, with even deeper tweaks available via Nextone Editor. And with variable power control you can always ride in the 'sweet spot,' whether performing in small venues or on the biggest stages.
Unmatched tonal versatility
With two independent, fully featured channels, Nextone Special gives you unprecedented control over your personal sound. Choose between clean and lead voicings, select British or American tone stacks, access multiple onboard effects and shape the power section with dedicated knobs. There's an Extra Headroom switch for maximum punch at full power, plus the ability to set switchable solo levels for clean and lead sounds. Three Tone Setting memories are also available, letting you save favorite setups for instant recall.
Perfect sound every time you power up
While everyone loves the sound and vibe of classic tube guitar amps, they're heavy, fragile and require regular maintenance to keep them running at peak performance. With Nextone Special you get all the benefits of authentic tube tone without the downsides. The weight is reduced versus a typical tube combo, making transport and setup easier. And with no tubes to worry about, you'll enjoy consistent sound and ultra-reliable performance night after night.
Nextone Special's rear panel is filled with connectivity for modern performance and music production. External control is supported via the GA-FC foot controller, standard Boss footswitches (both sold separately) and MIDI. There's also an effects loop, plus XLR and 1/4" line outputs for sending a direct feed to a PA, complete with three selectable mic'd cab IR voicings with Air Feel. A phones/recording output is available for silent practice and tracking sessions along with USB for direct recording and communication with Nextone Editor software. External speaker jacks are included as well, letting you connect up to two 16-ohm 4×12 cabs for even bigger tones.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power cord
|Amplifier Type||Digital Modeling|
|Speakers||Custom Waza B12W 12" speaker|
|Amp Models||Cab IRs configurable via free Nextone Editor software|
|Effects||Multiple onboard effects|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" main input
1/4" effects loop return input
|EQ||1/4" 8Ω speaker output
2 × 1/4" 16Ω speaker outputs
XLR line output
1/4" line output
1/4" effects loop send output
|Footswitch||1/4" channel select footswitch input
1/4" boost footswitch input
|Product Weight||39 lb 11 oz.|
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