The BOSS RE-20 is all modern, but its tone is absolutely timeless - that's because it's a re-creation of Roland's renowned RE-201 Space Echo, one of the most beloved echo effects ever made. You get that unmistakably warm, saturated tape sound - perfect for synthesizers, guitars, drum machines, and more - all in one BOSS-rugged effects pedal. BOSS and Roland gave the RE-20 Space Echo every detail and nuance of the RE-201 - and the result is pure magic. Get lost in space with the BOSS RE-20 Space Echo!
If it's a timeless delay effect you want, then look no further - the RE-20 is a faithful re-creation of the famous Roland RE-201 Space Echo. Since its introduction in 1973, the RE-201 Space Echo swept stages and studios for its incredible warm, tape-saturated echo effect. In fact, even many modern bands - including Radiohead - still turn to the original RE-201 Space Echo for its amazing effect. But now, you can have all that tone - without the vintage price tag and without having to replace tape heads - with the BOSS RE-20 Space Echo.
With the BOSS RE-20 Space Echo, you get the same controls as the original RE-201 - but you also get a few handy "extras" that improve on the classic. To start, there's an 11-position rotary mode selector, which includes four Repeat Modes and seven Reverb Echo Modes. There's also a Reverb Only Mode you can select. Six knobs on the left of the pedal let you tweak bass, treble, reverb volume, repeat rate, intensity, and echo volume - which allow you to take your tone in an incredible range of directions. What's more, the BOSS RE-20 offers up a dedicated tap tempo pedal - one feature the original didn't. That way, you can control the effect on and off in real time while you adjust its sound to each turn in the song.
You can put virtually anything through the BOSS RE-20 Space Echo to warm up its sound and achieve an awesome effect - natural choices include analog and digital synthesizers as well as electric guitars, but try putting your drum machine or electronic drum kit through it for truly cool results.
More than 10,000,000 BOSS guitar and bass effects pedals have been sold to players worldwide, including such top players as Yngie Malmsteen, Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. You've also no doubt heard BOSS pedals recorded and onstage beneath the feet of bands of all genres, including Muse, The Killers, and Silversun Pickups. The reason for the success is clear: not only do BOSS effects pedals sound great - but they're also built like tanks and designed with serious use in mind. Each BOSS pedal is housed in a stomp-ready metal box and features a rubberized stomp area and base, to help safeguard against slipping. So, whether you're a fresh-out-of-the-gate beginner, an axe-veteran designing your dream pedalboard, or anywhere in between, you can depend on BOSS's proven line of pedals to craft your tone.
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! Roland and BOSS have recreated every sonic detail and nuance of the original. Experience the legendary tape-echo sound of the RE-201, and get “lost in space” with this retro-modern marvel.
The BOSS RE-20 Space Echo packs vintage, must-have tape effects into one incredible stompbox!