Roland and its Boss division are not long recovered from a major international cyber-launch which saw a raft of new products. So not much more at NAMM, then? On the contrary!
One of the most interesting items on the Boss stand wasn’t an effects peal but an amp – the three channel Boss Acoustic Singer Amplifier Series. Billed as ‘Powerful stage amps with top-quality sound, automatic harmonies, onboard effects looper, and more,’ they are designed for acoustic guitar and singers and include features such as Acoustic Resonance, looping, automatic harmonies and effects.
The Acoustic Singer Pro is equipped with an 8” speaker, dome tweeter, and delivers 120 Watts, while the Acoustic Singer Live is equipped with a 6.5” speaker, dome tweeter, and pushes out 60 Watts.
Of course there were pedals as well, though not too many. In fact, just two. The first was yet another ‘limited edition’ at the show, the DS-1-4A Distortion, a limited-edition stompbox that commemorates the 40th anniversary of Boss compact pedals. This special version of the long-running DS-1 Distortion pedal features a unique black and gold look. Apparently Boss will have more anniversary pedals on the way this year.
Also new was the EV-30 Expression Pedal. The EV-30 shares the rugged, space-saving design of the popular FV-30H/L volume pedals and PW-3 Wah, ‘,,,offering pro-level performance in a small footprint. A key feature of these pedals is an innovative internal mechanism that delivers smooth action, precise control, and lasting durability.’