Pushing the boundaries of your sound is just another day at the office when you're a guitarist. That's why the guitar heroes of the '60s and '70s took it upon themselves to experiment with their electronics, giving birth to the field of effects as we know it today. Add a few decades of expansion into the mix, and you arrive at the line of Boss guitar effects pedals found in this section. With more than 30 years of experience behind them, these stompboxes have proven time and time again that they have what it takes to handle the biggest stages and the most demanding performances. If you've been looking for a pedal that means business, maybe it's the right time to give your pedalboard a new Boss.
A good starting point for your effects loop is a multi-effects pedal, like the Boss ME-20B or GT-10B. These give you the most common effects in one simple unit, so you don't have to clutter up the stage with a whole bunch of pedals to craft your signature sound. Of course, if you'd prefer to mix and match your pedals one at a time, that's no problem - Boss has all the basic effects you need, from the TR-2 Tremolo and OD-1X Overdrive to the DS-1 Distortion and CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal. And since all these stompboxes are built with big, beefy footswitches, you can count on your Boss pedals to stand the test of time no matter how enthusiastic you are onstage.
Are you looking for a specialty effects unit? Boss doesn't disappoint on that front, either. Check out the FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal for example: the product of collaboration between Boss and Fender, it gives you that timeless tube-driven reverb sound whenever and wherever you want it. Another cool Boss creation is the Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal, which takes the standard Blues Driver to a whole new level with all-discrete analog circuitry and a sound you'll have to hear to believe.
With Roland blood in their veins, it's no surprise that Boss guitar effects pedals are impressive performers. What's more, you get that performance in a chassis that's built tougher than the average stompbox, so you can expect to get years of reliable service out of your Boss effects. If you're ready to join artists like John 5, Gus G., Johnny Marr and Jeff Loomis on the roster of Boss users, then the fantastic options in this section are ready to make it happen.