Boss Boss RE20 Guitar Effects Twin Pedal

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Boss RE20 Guitar Effects Twin Pedal

Recreation of a Roland Classic

The Boss RE-20 is a recreation of the iconic Roland RE-201 Space Echo, using the innovative COSM technology to faithfully deliver every sonic detail and nuance the original produced. Everything about the RE-20 has been ripped straight from the Space Echo, from its spacious analogue tone to the faithful modelling of the original’s tape flutters and magnetic head saturation. The Boss Tape Echo also features the same 12 modes as the original, offering different combinations of echo and reverb. The only real difference between the RE-20 and the RE-201, besides its size, is the extended delay time, tap pedal for setting the delay time, and stompbox format.

Excellent Connectivity

Along with its stunning tonal capabilities, the RE-20 is fitted with an EXP input and stereo in/outputs, ensuring players can seamlessly integrate it into any rig and deliver incredible soundscapes. Use the stereo in/outputs to set up a variety of different rigs, connecting it to dual speakers or sent directly to a PA system. The EXP input allows players to connect an expression pedal, providing external control over the repeat rate, intensity, and echo level. The expression pedal can also be set to the twist mode, controlling the repeat rate and intensity simultaneously while making adjustments to the echo volume according to the set echo level.

About the Original RE-201 Tape Echo

The original Roland Space Echo RE-201 tape echo machine made its debut in 1974, taking the fragile and unreliable technology of the time and turning it into a robust and roadworthy device. Although it’s no longer in production, the RE Space Echo remains a world famous and widely acclaimed device, with a sound that still intrigues musicians of today. Everything about the Roland tape echo was loved by players, from its pleasing chorus effects that was created by the subtle wavering from the tape movement, to the characteristic compressed sound from the magnetic saturation of the tape.


  • Amazing simulation of the famous Roland RE-201, 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 likes the original Space Echo



  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu (Input Volume Knob: Centre), Max +4 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 Mohm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 kohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 kohms or Greater
  • Display: Virtual Tape Display
  • Controls: Indicator: Power, Peak Level, Effect On/Off, Tap
    • Pedal: Effect On/Off, Tap
    • Knobs: Bass, Treble, Reverb Volume, Repeat Rate, Intensity, Echo Volume, Mode Selector, Input Volume
    • Switch: Direct
  • Connectors:
    • Input Jacks A/Mono, B (1/4’’ Phone Type)
    • Output Jacks A/Mono, B (1/4’’ Phone Type)
    • EXP Pedal Jack (1/4’’ TRS Phone Type)
    • DC IN Jack (DC 9 V)
  • Power Supply: Current Draw: 75 mA (9V Max)
    • Dry Battery (R6/LR6 (AA) Type) x 6
    • AC Adaptor (PSA Series: Sold Separately)
  • Expected Battery Life Under Continuous Use: Accessories: Owner's Manual, Leaflets, Dry Battery R6 (AA) Type (Carbon) x 6
    • Carbon: 9 Hours
    • Alkaline: 32 hours


  • Width: 6.1825’’ (173 mm)
  • Depth: 6.25’’ (158 mm)
  • Height: 2.25’’ (57 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2kg (2 lbs 11 oz)

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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
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Boss FRV1 | Fender 63 Spring Reverb | Guitar Effects Pedal

the pedal does exactly what it says. it has a really warm tone, very authentic to my ears. Does sound very surfy-y and retro well dialed up, so bear that in mind. the Boss build is the usual sturdiness and standard you would expect & it looks attractive. the throwing in of a complementary guitar lead adds a little something, otherwise the price would be the same as elsewhere. I used with a new ZT Lunchbox and it has transformed the depth and feel of the amp for me to exactly the tone I wanted.

April 4, 2016 | Stuart Coles