Boss Acoustic Singer amps and 40th Anniversary DS1 unveiled

Whether you want to take your acoustic performance live, or put some dirt between your electric and amp, the Boss Acoustic Singer Pro, Acoustic Singer Live and the 40th Anniversary Boss DS1 might be on your shopping list for 2017.

Let’s take a look at the triumvirate:

Boss Acoustic Singer Pro

The Boss Acoustic Singer Pro is, as you might expect, an acoustic amplifier designed for you acoustic guitar, and your voice. Great, plenty of acoustic amps out there can do that, so what makes the Boss Acoustic Singer Pro different?

Well, we know that there’s amp-making history there, but when you add in the fact that Boss know a thing or two about loopers, guitar effects and vocal harmony pedals, that’s a lot of experience in the one box. The Boss Acoustic Singer Pro looks to be just the thing to take your sound live, with the minimum of hassle.

Boss Acoustic Singer Pro

  • 120–watt bi-amp design with custom-designed 8-inch woofer and dome tweeter
  • Dual channels with discrete analogue input electronics and three-band EQ
  • Dedicated guitar channel with Acoustic Resonance to restore natural tone to stage guitars with piezo pickups
  • Mic channel with phantom power and ¼-inch/XLR combo input for connecting a vocal/guitar microphone or second instrument source
  • Chorus effect on guitar channel, delay/echo effect on mic channel, and independent reverb on both channels
  • Harmony function automatically creates smooth and accurate vocal harmonies via real-time key/chord analysis of the guitar input
  • Built-in looper for practicing, developing ideas, and enhancing live performances
  • Independent anti-feedback controls on each channel
  • Dual XLR DI jacks assignable to outputting individual channels (direct or post-effects) or both channels mixed together
  • USB output for direct recording to a computer
  • Control looper, harmony, and effects with optional footswitches

Boss Acoustic Singer Live

Right, it’s nearly 1 am, and I’ve been up for coming up on 20 hours now, so apologies if I’ve missed this, but, looking at the bullet points, it appears as though the spec list for the Boss Acoustic Singer Live is the same as the Acoustic Singer Pro. The only thing that’s been trimmed down slightly is the power and the speaker size. You don’t have to sacrifice any of the features if you don’t need the bigger amp.

That’s good.

  • 60–watt bi-amp design with custom-designed 6.5-inch woofer and dome tweeter
  • Dual channels with discrete analogue input electronics and three-band EQ
  • Dedicated guitar channel with Acoustic Resonance to restore natural tone to stage guitars with piezo pickups
  • Mic channel with phantom power and ¼-inch/XLR combo input for connecting a vocal/guitar microphone or second instrument source
  • Chorus effect on guitar channel, delay/echo effect on mic channel, and independent reverb on both channels
  • Harmony function automatically creates smooth and accurate vocal harmonies via real-time key/chord analysis of the guitar input
  • Built-in looper for practicing, developing ideas, and enhancing live performances
  • Independent anti-feedback controls on each channel
  • Dual XLR DI jacks assignable to outputting individual channels (direct or post-effects) or both channels mixed together
  • USB output for direct recording to a computer
  • Control looper, harmony, and effects with optional footswitches

Boss Acoustic Singer Live

Boss DS1 40th Anniversary

What can you say about the Boss DS1 40th Anniversary pedal? Well, it’s the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Boss DS-1: a pedal that become a pedalboard favourite of many guitarists. While it may have emerged from round two of Boss compact effects pedal releases, there’s something about that knob trinity of TONE; LEVEL; DIST that just sums up Boss compact effects.

Boss DS1 40th Anniversary

Oh, and it looks fairly awesome as well.

We don’t have pricing or ETA information for the Boss Acoustic Singer or Anniversary DS1 yet, but rest assured, we’ll be shouting about them when we do! If you want to be more active than passive in the process, then get in touch and we can be sure to let you know when they touch down.

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Fynn Callum

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From indie guitarist to deep house producer via Northern Soul dj; mix engineer, producer and gear enthusiast. Jaffa Cake aficionado.

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