The Nextone Special represents the latest generation of BOSS’s ongoing Tube Logic development, giving experienced players a premium-grade amplifier realized through years of expertise, careful component selection, and detailed craftsmanship. 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.
A standout of the Nextone series is its innovative analog power amp design and selectable EL84, EL34, 6V6, and 6L6 class AB circuits. BOSS further expands the power amp features with the Nextone Special, taking things to an all-new level. Enhanced reactive drive circuitry refines the all-important power section/speaker interaction, putting even more expressive feel under your fingers. Onboard voicing controls let you fine-tune the response to your playing style, with even deeper tweaks available via the Nextone Editor. And with the variable power control, you can always ride in the “sweet spot,” whether performing in small venues or on the biggest stages.
With two independent, fully featured channels, the Nextone Special gives you unprecedented control over your personal sound. Choose between clean and lead voicings, select British or American tone stacks, access multiple onboard effects, and shape the power section with dedicated knobs. There’s an Extra Headroom switch on the clean channel for maximum punch, plus the ability to set switchable solo levels for clean and lead sounds. Three Tone Setting memories are also available, letting you save favorite setups for instant recall.
While everyone loves the sound and vibe of classic tube guitar amps, they’re heavy, fragile, and require regular maintenance to keep them running at peak performance. With the Nextone Special, you get all the benefits of authentic tube tone without the downsides. The weight is reduced over a typical tube combo, making transport and set up easier. And with no tubes to worry about, you’ll enjoy consistent sound and ultra-reliable performance night after night.
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.