Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay Pedal

The legendary Roland Space Echo has risen again as the Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay. Fans of the original will love the analog tape echo sound of this update.
One of the most beloved echo effects ever made, the Roland RE-201 Space Echo, has been reborn as the Boss RE-20 Twin Pedal! Roland and Boss have recreated every sonic detail and nuance of the original. Experience the legendary tape-echo sound of the RE-201, and get "lost in space" with this retro-modern marvel.

Features:

- 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 like the original Space Echo
--Re-creation of the Roland RE-201 Space Echo tape effect
--Models tape flutter and magnetic head sound saturation
--Tap pedal allows delay time to be set by foot
--Longer delay time than the original RE-201
--Can control parameters such as repeat rate, intensity, and more via expression pedal
-11-mode rotary selector with additional "Reverb Only" mode
**Bass, treble, reverb volume, repeat rate, intensity, and echo volume controls
-In: 2 x 1/4" - Mono or stereo operation
-Expression pedal input
-Out: 2 x 1/4"
-Optional AC adapter - Roland PSA-120S
-Inputs 2 x Instrument
-Outputs 2 x 1/4"
**Power Supply Included No
-Batteries 6 x AA
-Dimensions:
Height 2.25"
Depth 6.25"
Width 6.8"
-Weight 2.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number RE-20
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RE-20
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(15 ratings)
Submitted September 25, 2013 by Joshua M in Wetumpka, AL
"Boss RE20"
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I finally broke down and decided to buy a delay pedal. At first I just wanted an MXR Carbon Copy but after selling my second amp and having extra money I decided without hesitation to buy the RE20. I'm not going to say this is the best delay pedal on the market but it does an excellent tape delay sound for what it's worth. I really like the layout and the ability to mix tape heads and reverb. It doesn't take long at all to find a good setting either. I can't wait to use this with two amps either. I'll probably pick up the MXR someday but I won't need to.

Sound
Being my first delay pedal I can't compare it to others however it doesn't suck any of my tone. It doesn't even sound digital, cold, or sterile to me. Doesn't color my amps tone either. Make sure you use this in the effects loop however it does sound okay through the front end up my gain channel.

Features
From what I can tell this has all the features of the original RE201 but in a compact stompbox.

Ease of Use
This is the first pedal I've bought that the manufacturer actually provided sample settings in the manual.On the underside of the pedal has a diagram of how the different modes include which tape head sound. I found my favorite delay sound in a few minutes and now I feel like David Gilmour with this thing on.

Quality
It's a Boss pedal. I'll never have reliability issues. Feels nice and heavy too.

Value
This read more pedal is just like it's analog predecessor and those units are very costly on the used market. My friends RE501 tape echo/chorus unit is worth a pretty penny but my pedal does something his unit can't do and that is my pedal actually works. Boss could charge up to twice the price and still sell these.

Manufacturer Support
Being a Boss pedal I'm sure the manufacturer support is great too.

The Wow Factor
It does have a cool name "space echo". Sounds like something a martian left behind on our planet. It even smiles and winks at you. In fact maybe it's a space robot from another galaxy!

Musical Background:
Alabammer Jammer.

Musical Style:
rock
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