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A Modern Boutique Experience for Serious Players


Fueled by BOSS's acclaimed Tube Logic approach, the Nextone Special delivers premium sound, feel, and tonal versatility for stage players who demand the best. Tube Logic reproduces the complex interactive behaviors of classic tube designs in every way, providing authentic sound and feel with punchy attack, natural compression, dynamic speaker response, and big onstage presence. The amp also debuts BOSS's custom Waza B12W speaker, which combines the tone of sought-after "blue bell" speakers from the 1960s with modern power handling capacity.

The Nextone Special's rear panel is filled with connectivity for modern performance and music production. External control is supported via the GA-FC foot controller, standard BOSS footswitches, and MIDI. There's also an effects loop, plus XLR and 1/4-inch line outputs for sending a direct feed to a PA, complete with three selectable mic'd cab IR voicings with Air Feel. A phones/recording output is available for silent practice and tracking sessions, along with USB for direct recording and communication with the Nextone Editor software. External speaker jacks are included as well, letting you connect up to two 16-ohm 4x12 cabs for even bigger tones.

Standard Features
• Professional performance amplifier with 80 watts of power
• Authentic tube amp sound and feel, realized with BOSS's continually evolving Tube Logic approach
• Enhanced reactive drive power amp circuitry and carefully selected components throughout
• Custom Waza B12W 12-inch speaker delivers classic "blue bell" tone with rich lows, mellow mids, and clear highs
• Four analog Class AB power amp circuits, selectable for each channel: 6V6, 6L6, EL84, and EL34
• Independent Clean and Lead channels with selectable American and British EQs, built-in effects, and advanced power amp voicing controls
• Five-way power control for cranked-up sound and dynamic response at any volume
• Extra Headroom switch for added punch when the power control is wide open
• Switchable Solo function with level control
• Onboard boost, delay, tremolo, and reverb effects, plus loop for patching in external effects
• Three Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling customized amp and effect settings
• External speaker jacks: one 8 ohm and two 16 ohm
• Line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with cab IR
• Support for direct recording and re-amping via USB
• Character Shape for each tube type available in the Nextone Editor, enabling deep tone optimization at the power amplifier's core
• External control support via GA-FC foot controller, footswitches, and MIDI

Specifications
Rated Power Output: 80 W
Nominal Input Level
- INPUT: -10 dBu (1 M ohm)
- RETURN IN: -10 dBu (100 k ohm)
Speaker: 30 cm (12 inches) x 1
Connectors:
- INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- REC OUT/PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
- SEND jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- RETURN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- LINE OUT jack: XLR type
- SPEAKER OUT 16 ohms A jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- SPEAKER OUT 16 ohms B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- SPEAKER OUT 8 ohms jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- CH SELECT/SOLO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
- BOOST/GA-FC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
- USB port: USB B type
- AC IN jack
- MIDI IN connectors
Power Consumption: 88 W
Accessories: Owner's manual, Power cord
Dimensions (W x D x H): 620 x 246 x 530 mm / 24-7/16 x 9-11/16 x 20-7/8 inches
Weight: 18 kg / 39 lbs 11 oz

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The Boss Nextone Special guitar amp should be available in a head format. An amp this versatile can be more versatile if you can choose which cabinets to use with it. Also this amp is AB style only, not Class A. The Roland Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” is a special edition version of the popular Blues Cube Hot amplifier. In contrast to the American tweed sound of the standard amp, the Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” is specially tuned to produce the voice of a traditional British (Vox) combo with EL84 tubes, also known as the “Class A” sound. Offered in a classic black look, the 30-watt Blues Cube Hot “British EL84 Modified” delivers legendary Brit combo tone in a compact, gig-ready combo. In the Boss Nextone Special, Tube Logic taken to the utmost flexible feature set. Authentic sound and feel with punchy attack, natural compression. 80 watts, enough for any gig. Four switchable power levels; 0.5w, 20w, 40w, 60w, Max (80w), and silent standby for sending line level signal to recording console or PA. Rear panel has IR cab outs, with Air Feel. Use GA-FC foot controller, or standard BOSS footswitches, and MIDI, effects loop, plus XLR and 1/4-inch line outputs for sending a direct feed to a PA. A phones/recording output is available for silent practice and tracking sessions, along with USB for direct recording and communication with the Nextone Editor software. External speaker jacks are included as well, letting you connect up to two 16-ohm 4x12 cabs. Four analog Class AB power amp circuits, selectable for each channel: 6V6, 6L6, EL84, and EL34. Independent Clean and Lead channels with selectable American and British EQs, built-in effects (Boost, Delay, Reverb). and advanced power amp voicing controls. Extra Headroom switch for added punch when the power control is wide open. Switchable Solo function with level control Three Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling customized amp and effect settings.
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