Austin, TX, July 27, 2007—BOSS offers effects power and tone just for bass with the ME-20B, a powerful multi-effects unit optimized for live performance. With the same performance-based design as its guitar-focused ME-20 counterpart, the ME-20B is aimed at the performing bassist who wants stage-friendly effects and solid construction at an affordable price. Mix, match, and customize a wide variety of effects, including compressor, overdrive,distortion, T-Wah, phaser, flanger, chorus, delay, reverb, defretter, synth, and more.

This new performance based processor features a newly designed super tough metal chassis complete with 3 foot switches, 5 realtime control knobs, and an expression pedal. The EZ Edit feature allows preset effect templates to be selected which call up entire effect settings with the turn of a single knob. A BASS ENHANCE function provides an instant presence boost.

In addition to the realtime performance-based operation, 30 user memory locations are available allowing players to store their favorite sounds for easy retrieval during practice and performance.

Battery or AC operated; the ME-20B Multiple Effects Processor allows musician’s to take it anywhere, anytime.

Austin, TX, July 27, 2007—One of the most beloved echo effects ever made, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo, has been reborn as the BOSS RE-20 Twin Pedal. In this new stompbox, BOSS has recreated every sonic detail and nuance of the original providing users the warm, unpredictable and highly tweakable retro sounds of the RE-201.

The original Roland RE-201, commonly known as the Space Echo, was an analog delay effects unit produced in the 70’s. Despite its age the Space Echo is still widely sought after and used by many bands today. Now, thanks to new RE-20, Roland’s coveted 201 sounds are available to anyone.

This new twin-pedal features spot-on simulation of the famous Roland 201 with the spacious analog tone of the original Space Echo, including selection of the original 12 Space Echo modes. Faithful modeling of the 201’s tape flutter and magnetic head saturation give this new box an authentic tone while a tap input pedal allows guitarists to set the time by foot for ease of use.

Thanks to advanced technology, the RE-20’s warm and gritty delay time is even longer than the original.
An optional expression pedal like the BOSS FS-500L allow users to control parameters such as REPEAT RATE, INTENSITY and more, all in realtime.

Randall Amplifiers announced last week the general availability of its MTS Series modular guitar preamp system, which combines the tone of time-tested tube amplifiers with the convenience of flexible modular technology.

The MTS Series from Randall now helps guitarists change their sound faster. These MTS modules are based on the tonal circuits from Marshall, Vox, Fender and Randall amplifiers. These amps help achieve the tube tones for all music genres. These amplifies help increase tonal flexibility with its bass, mid, treble, gain and master controls.

Randall amps are used by Anthrax, Metallica, Def Leppard, Fear Factory, Linkin Park and Arch Enemy.

Read more ...

Austin, TX, July 27, 2007—Weighing in at just under 12 lbs. Roland’s new Cube Street amp is the perfect solution for street musicians, coffee shops, rehearsal rooms, or anywhere space is at a premium. The latest addition to Roland’s popular Cube amp series, this new Cube Street amp offers a powerful sound at an affordable price.

Available in black or red, the Cube Street features two powerful 6.5 inch Neodymium speakers, a sleek slanted cabinet design for maximum amplification in an open-air setting, and two separate inputs for mic and guitar.

Boasting 15 hours of battery life and a feature set that includes two channels-one for mics and one for instruments-8 COSM amps, 6 digital effects, EQ and Delay/Rev on each channel, true stereo sound  and an onboard chromatic tuner, the Cube Street takes up where the world famous Micro Cube left off.

“Our Micro Cube has been hugely popular from the beginning and continues to be so,” reports Roland Division Manager Peter Swiadon. “To date we’ve sold nearly 400,000 Micro Cubes. The Cube Street is an obvious evolution for us. With an extended feature set, punched- up power and a longer battery life, the Cube Street gives the coffee house and street musician’s exactly what they’ve wanted.”

Grafton Electronics has announced the release of its new line of Stomp Boxes. The new features four original stomp box versions of Dan Armstrong's most popular sound modifiers.

For the first time ever, the Orange Squeezer, Blue Clipper, Black Reaper and Green Ringer will be available in stomp box format. These boxes are duplicates of the original Dan Armstrong effects, but also include several new features.

Read more ...