Boss Nextone Special Guitar Combo Amplifier

The Boss Nextone Special offers players a combination of authentic tube feel, 85 watts of solid-state dependability, and four separate power amp circuits.

A Modern Boutique Experience for Serious Players

Professional 80-watt stage amp with authentic tube sound and feel, innovative power amp voicing, and a custom Waza B12W speaker with classic "blue bell" tone.

Fueled by BOSS's acclaimed Tube Logic approach, the Nextone Special delivers premium sound, feel, and tonal versatility for stage players who demand the best. Fusing forward-thinking innovation with boutique design features and detail, this professional stage amplifier offers deep sound-shaping controls, enhanced reactive drive power amp circuitry with selectable voicing, a custom Waza speaker with vintage "blue bell" tone, and much more. The Nextone Special provides a refined playing experience that stands alongside the finest tube amplifiers, enhanced with key modern advantages like variable power control, consistent sound, and maintenance-free operation.

Hand-Crafted Tube Sound and Feel

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" read more speakers from the 1960s with modern power handling capacity.

Next-Generation Power Amp

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.


- Professional performance amplifier with 80 watts of power
- Authentic tube amp sound and feel, realized with BOSS's continually evolving Tube Logic approach
- Enhanced reactive drive power amp circuitry and carefully selected components throughout
- Custom Waza B12W 12-inch speaker delivers classic "blue bell" tone with rich lows, mellow mids, and clear highs
- Four analog Class AB power amp circuits, selectable for each channel: 6V6, 6L6, EL84, and EL34
- Independent Clean and Lead channels with selectable American and British EQs, built-in effects, and advanced power amp voicing controls
- Five-way power control for cranked-up sound and dynamic response at any volume
- Extra Headroom switch for added punch when the power control is wide open
- Switchable Solo function with level control
- Onboard boost, delay, tremolo, and reverb effects, plus loop for patching in external effects
- Three Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling customized amp and effect settings
- External speaker jacks: one 8 ohm and two 16 ohm
- Line, USB, and phones/recording outputs with cab IR
- Support for direct recording and re-amping via USB
- Character Shape for each tube type available in the Nextone Editor, enabling deep tone optimization at the power amplifier's core
- External control support via GA-FC foot controller, footswitches, and MIDI
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 48.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NEXTONE SPECIAL

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Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted June 1, 2021 by John L in Melissa, TX
"A little tweaking, and wow!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I don't write many reviews, but this amp is something, uh...special. I recently sold a bunch of tube amps and use modelers at church to accommodate our silent stage setup. I have a large collection of various guitars, and I wanted one amp for home, and possibly for gigging, that was versatile, sounded great, was a credible replacement for my previous tube amps, and was reasonably easy to use. I was drawn to the Nextone Special because of all of the front panel knobs. While that got me 80% where I wanted to be, the excellent computer-based application editor got me pretty close to 100% happy.My go-to tones are Marshall-based, Fender-based, Vox-based, and, occasionally, Mesa Boogie-based. And yes, they are ALL in here, yet with some surprises. One of the most magical elements to this amp is the power section. Not only are the power tube emulations very credible, but the bottom and top adjustments (high pass and low pass respectively) make the difference in taking great tones from the preamp section and making them almost perfect. Low end a little flubby? Then bring up the bottom control to tighten things up. Top-end a little too raspy? Just increase the top control and its smooth sailing. Using these controls is easy and super-effective...and all recallable from the presets.Marshall tones are relatively easy to dial in, and the key is in the bottom and top controls in the power section as mentioned above (using EL34 emulation of course). Vox is also relatively easy to get to with read more EL84 selected. I had to work on the Fender sounds a bit as my Silver Sky seemed to emphasize a nasty mid-frequency, which, in the computer-based editor, was a breeze to locate and dial out. Amazing.One of the surprises was found when trying to get the clean channel to overdrive. It is hard to do...until you bring the output power down and crank the master. There it is! And it is really good. If you want a tone of headroom, then you can get that too. Just run it on full power and engage the extra headroom switch if you so desire. Amazing pedal platform if you so desire.The next surprise was how good the Mesa Boogie tones can be gotten. The trick is to use the clean channel on an otherwise fairly American setting (EQ and power section) and then use the computer-based editor so that the boost is the Metal variant. Whoa - it totally chugs and is very musical. I was about to purchase an outboard pedal to get this sound before I tried this technique, and it is outstanding.The amp is amazing. Built like a tank as any Boss product is, and it sounds incredible. I wanted a single amp that works with all my (20) guitars and would inspire me to go into my home office/studio and just play for hours, and this has achieved that. I have read where some folks have been put off by the need to use your computer for deep editing. I understand that to some degree and, while the amp is excellent without those tweaks, it is simply incredible when you do use the editor. And it is super user-friendly. With the ability to store presets, you could very easily get things set up the way you want for a gig using the computer and then add the footswitch to access your tones at the gig.This is an amazing amp and scratches a big itch between the digital modeling world and the tube amp world. Buy one before Boss realizes they should be charging more. It's that good.

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