BOSS Introduces 200 Series Effect Pedals and WL-60 Wireless System

BOSS has introduced the WL-60 Wireless System and the 200 Series Effect Pedals.

The pedalboard-friendly WL-60 is a perfect fit for serious stage performers, combining great tone and ultra-low latency performance with easy visual set up. The system’s receiver features a large display and automatic 14-channel scanning that makes operation quick and efficient, while the rugged bodypack receiver offers best-in-class runtime and compatibility with nearly any electric instrument.

With the WL-60, the set up process is virtually effortless, eliminating the complicated procedures required with other systems. The comparative strength of all 14 channels is shown after scanning, providing a complete overview of the current wireless conditions. This makes it simple to choose the optimum channel for any stage situation, and also provides fast set up when multiple band members are using WL-60 systems.

The included WL-60T Transmitter mounts securely on a belt or instrument strap. Thanks to BOSS’s efficient power technology, users can enjoy extra-long runtime of up to 25 hours with two alkaline AA batteries. A short standard cable (included) provides the instrument connection, allowing the WL-60T to work with nearly any guitar or bass. The WL-60T is also available separately for backup and outfitting multiple stage instruments.

The WL-60’s receiver is the same size as a BOSS compact pedal, making it ideally suited for pedalboards. In addition to simplifying set up, the large LCD provides visual feedback on channel selection, wireless strength, and more. Two cable tone simulation options are available, and a standard input jack is provided for connecting with a traditional guitar cable when needed. The receiver is powered via a PSA-series adaptor or AA batteries. With adaptor power, the receiver’s DC output can distribute power to one or more pedals.

The BOSS WL-60 and WL-60T will be available for $279.99 and $129.99 (U.S. Street) respectively at authorized BOSS retailers in the U.S. To learn more, visit boss.info.

While the four models in the 200 series feature premium audio quality with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit internal processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate, plus support for additional control via external switches, an expression pedal, or MIDI. Grab-and-go controls and multi-function footswitches make operation fast and intuitive, while onboard memories allow users to store multiple setups for instant recall.

The DD-200 Digital Delay brings together sounds inherited from the flagship DD-500 into an even smaller package. Twelve modes offer delay colors from modern digital to classic analog, providing everything from basic echoes to rich ambient pads and everything in-between. There’s also an independent looper that’s always ready to use, plus a selectable carryover function for seamless transitions between memories.

The EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer is a precision tone-shaping tool for guitar, bass, and other instruments, offering two wide-ranging 10-band EQ channels and a graphic display that shows the current EQ curve at a glance. Channels can be configured for stereo, parallel, or series operation, and it’s possible to patch in external pedals for pre and post EQ shaping. The frequency centers of all 10 bands can also be set to three different types, optimizing performance for different applications.

The MD-200 Modulation provides an array of world-class mod effects in one small, convenient pedal. There are 12 modes to choose from, with direct panel access to rate, depth, and level plus up to three parameters tailored to each mode. Using the versatile insert function, players can patch in drive pedals and other effects for selectable pre or post-processing.

The OD-200 Hybrid Drive brings next-level tone, feel, and flexibility to overdrive and distortion. Combining decades of BOSS tone expertise with innovative technologies, the OD-200 offers 12 unique modes, hybrid analog/digital circuitry, three-band EQ, and powerful pre and post boosts for detailed gain shaping. There’s also an advanced gate circuit built in, ideal for eliminating noise and adding tightness to high-gain drive tones.

Equipped with MIDI I/O on mini TRS jacks, 200 series pedals provide support for advanced control while conserving pedalboard space. The optional BMIDI-5-35, available for $19.99 (U.S. Street), is a 5 ft./1 m cable with an angled 3.5 mm TRS connector on one end and a standard 5- pin male MIDI connector on the other, allowing users to connect a 200 series pedal to nearly any MIDI-equipped device.

The BOSS 200 series pedals will be available for $249.99 (street) at authorized BOSS retailers in the U.S. To learn more, visit boss.info.

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