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Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal

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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! Experience the legendary tape-echo sound of the RE-201, and get "lost in spa... Click To Read More About This Product


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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! Experience the legendary tape-echo sound of the RE-201, and get "lost in space" with this retro-modern marvel.

Amazing simulation of the famous Roland RE-201 guitar pedal, with the spacious, analog tone of the original Space Echo

Faithful modeling of the RE-201's tape flutter and magnetic head sound saturation

Tap input pedal allows delay time to be set by foot

Longer delay time than the original RE-201

Control parameters such as REPEAT RATE, INTENSITY, and more via Expression pedal.

MODE SELECTOR knob with 12 placements just like the original Space Echo

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Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
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1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
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BossRE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal

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(91 of 102 customers found this review helpful)


Feels Reel

By Scott Payer

from Royal Oak, MI

Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

I?m limited to 1000 Characters and I have so much more to say about this pedal. The Echo is wonderful. When adjusting the rate of the echo, the audio signal ramps up or down to simulate the real mechanical bits behind the original Roland and the signal pitch wavers and changes while it is catching up. When I close my eyes while playing, the echoes seem warm and it?s easier to get to that place I?m looking for. I?ve never experienced anything quite like it with other delays. You can use an expression pedal to control four different parameters. One of the four is a ?Twist? which makes the oscillation rate ramp up like mad as you put the tow down. (A wall of high pitched noise which you can then back off of.) Anyway, While I hate to spend the full price on a pedal like this, I have been waiting for years to find a more natural electronic echo and this is it. I LOVE this freakin? pedal.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Awash in echo

By Chris Veon

from Denton, Texas

Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

I would like to commend Boss on recreating a wonderful vintage pedal in an affordable package. I have played space echos, and I have played echoplexes. They sound great, but at this time they are priced out of my range. I have been searching for a truly flexible warm sounding echo/delay, and I have finally found it. Let your ears guide you, and you will find everything from quick slapback, to chorus, to spaced out mayhem. If you understand how the playback heads function in the original effect, then you will not have any trouble dialing in exactly what you want, but the real joy lies in just plugging in and spinning the dials. I love the fact that Boss modeled all of the functionality of the original. My only complaint is that the alternating light seems to suck the life out of batteries very quickly. I am dying to try this in conjuction with the expression pedal for live settings.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Why didn't I buy this before?

By Rafael Coctail

from Caracas, Venezuela

Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

This pedal is a must have for guitar players that want to take their music to another level. Works perfectly with extremely powerfull distortions (MT-2 is the one I use) to play metal, death-core. Works beautifuly to play Prog-Rock. It's DELAY sounds very nice on every amp, with every guitar i've tested it with. AMAZING reverb. very easy to equalize. Although it takes a few hours to get used to it. You can get so many different sounds with this great pedal! This pedal is so perfect to play solos and/or riffs, specialy in the genre I play, punk-rock, alternative... 5 stars!!! It's kind of expensive, but every penny is worth it, why didn't I buy this before?

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


This Is The Real Deal!

By Shtew

from Warren MI

Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

I've used the original Space Echo units back in the day, and they were great when they worked, but being mechanical devices, they needed routine maintainence in order to keep sounding the same. An original in good condition now commands a hefty price, and you need to stay on top of it constantly. Now BOSS has captured the essance of the original very well in this me it's sounds EXACTLY like the original, minus the above mentioned issues. And comes with some added features as well. If you liked the original, but hated the problems, and/or don't have that kinds $$$ for one in good shape, then buy this'll LOVE it!!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Incredible character & versatility

By Joel Melton

from CA

Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

First things first, its important to understand that the RE-20 Space Echo is digital recreation of the original analogue tape-based echo machine that attempts to stay as true to the original as possible in format (notwithstanding the cool updates like the tap switch). With this in mind, you won't find some of features you might expect from other digital delays in this price range, such as the ability to save presets, models of other delay types, etc. However, what you will find is a very impressive and deep recreation of a tape delay echo + spring reverb. Far from being a one trick pony, the RE-20 is a tweekers dream with only the controls you actually need laid out in a logical and easily understandable fashion. The experience is highly organic and interactive allowing you to shape the echos to your liking with simple EQ, tempo, volume, intensity, and so on. And if you are already accustomed to working with analogue delays you will feel right at home with the RE-20, and honestly you will forget relatively quickly that you are working with a digital pedal and not an analogue creation. Not only does it sound beautiful and warm (I have used on both guitar and keys), but it responds to your interaction in a very satisfying and believable way. If you are looking for a delay/echo that is straightforward with always predictable results, the RE-20 may not be the perfect fit for you. However, if your imagination feels limited by a lot of the stale and uninspired delays out there, you will find the Space Echo to be a play ground for experimentation and expression, able to take you into chaos and wrapped goodness should you have the inclination. Because this is a Boss Pedal, you know its made to use and last. You would be hard pressed to find a more solid, rugged housing for a pedal of this nature. Easily the coolest pedal I own and the most fun to use.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Absolutely Spacey...

By Valter

from Santo Andr���, Brazil

Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

Fantastic piece of equipment. I do not have a real old Space Echo to compare at this moment, but I am 100% happy with the unit. Easy to use but very flexible in terms of what you can configure out of it. Absolutely robust, will last forever. Good sounding, low or no noise at all. Do not have the hassle of working with tapes, by the way... ;) This can give you the Dazed and Confused type of mood in minutes. highly recomended!! Valter MEDINA




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    Comments about Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay / Reverb Pedal:

    Wanted 1 for years. Got 1 used at GCSF. I run my Nord Electro, TX81z, Terta4s and iPad synths thru a mixer and then the RE-20. Adds a touch of chorus & the echo & reverb are sweet. Plus it has this swoosh mode which is great to use with organ smeers and a fast Leslie.

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