Boss RE-202 and RE-2 Space Echo Pedals
Boss has introduced the RE-202and RE-2Space Echo pedals , which are based on the Roland RE-201 Space Echo from the 1970s and 1980s . The RE-202 is an advanced pedal with three footswitches and extended features , while the RE-2 offers core Space Echo features in a usual Boss compact pedal .
The RE-202 includes extended features , including twice the delay time , tap tempo control , memories for saving presets , and a fourth virtual tape head that unlocks five additional sound combinations . In contrast with the mono RE-201 , the RE-202 provides stereo I / O and selectable operation for guitar or line-level devices . For dry sound , users can choose between the RE-201 preamp tone or a clean signal with zero processing . The RE-2 also supports control via external footswitches , an expression pedal , or MIDI .
The RE-2 places the sonic character of the RE-201 into the Boss compact pedal format . An 11-position mode selector provides access to three virtual tape heads with or without springreverb , and users can balance the echo / reverb blend with independent level knobs . The RE-2 also offers features such as Wow and Flutter control , extended delay time , selectable carryover , stereo I / O , tap tempo , and external control support .
Spector NS Pulse II Basses
Spector Musical Instruments has announced an expansion of its NS Pulse series of basses with the introduction of the NS Pulse II instruments .
These include several new colours and wood choices , as well as a six-string model . New four- and five-string models are available in Black Stain , Black Cherry , and Ultra Violet . Six-string models are available in Black Stain only . The NS Pulse II basses also feature quilted maple tops and swamp ash bodies , paired with three-piece roasted maple bolt-on necks and Macassar ebony fingerboards .
The new models are also equipped with EMG active pickups and TonePump Jr . preamps . Additional features include a locking bridge , illuminating side dots , and a custom 12 th -fret inlay .
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