The 40W Nextone Stage is the latest evolutionary step in amp technology. Boss have developed a unique design featuring 4 built-in Tube Logic power amps, offering a whopping selection of UK and US tones at the touch of a button! Boss Nextone vs Valve Amps & it’s your turn to wear the blindfold!
What are Boss Nextone Amps?Boss Nextone amps are a revolutionary take on the classic guitar amp. These incredible amps have got 4 completely separate analogue class A/B power amps that you can choose between when dialling in your tone! This isn’t modelling; there are 4 power amps built-in that you can interchange at the flick of a switch – and the feeling under your fingers changes accordingly!
American & British TonesThe different power amp types available are distinctly British and American due to the Tube Logic technology that Boss are famous for. These analogue power amps emulate their tube amp counterparts: 6V6 – Found in many American-style clean amps and is known for its distinctly sweet, crisp tone and organic compression. 6L6 – Normally found in some higher gain style American amps with plenty of headroom and a round, punchy mid-range kick! EL84 – Famously found in amps with a top boost, the EL84s offer glassy, clean chime at lower volumes and fatter, saturated tones when cranked up. EL34 – The tubes found in our favourite black and gold British amps. Loved for its fat, warm tones and heard in countless rock records throughout the years. Because the power amps are all class A/B, the volume response is similar to their tube equivalent. So a 40W Nextone is similar to a 40W tube amp. If you want less volume for home use, the engineers at Boss have included attenuation which allows you to drop the wattage from Max to half to 0.5W! This is great for recording or playing at home.
- On the CLEAN channel, this produces a crunch sound.
- On the LEAD channel, this produces harder distortion.