BOSS Announces EUROS GS-1 Electronic Guitar, First Wireless Expression Pedal, and Gig Bags

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I am essentially hapless as a guitar player. My brother, now he can rip; he has a mini-studio, several guitars, a bunch of effects, friends he records with, and he even had a band for a while. Me? I stick to the piano. But I do love the equipment, the gizmos and gadgets, and gear. And here comes BOSS to fulfill my gadget/gear/gizmo-loving soul with the new EUROS GS-1 Electronic Guitar, Wireless Pedal, and gig bags.

BOSS EUROS GS-1 Electronic Guitar

Although, as previously mentioned, I can’t play a lick, I do love guitars. One of my favorite, most cherished books is, in fact, The Guitar Handbook, published in 1982 (with a 1992 updated version!). I like it not just for all the nerdy guitar info but also the profiles of various guitarists. Especially guitars like the famous Fender Stratocaster, of course, that launched 1000 would-be Jimi Hendrixes into the world.

But it also talks about such things as the Roland guitar synth, fuzz tone boxes, other effect mutant effects that folks like Pete Townshend, Alex Leifson, Adrien Belew, Tom Morello, and so many more have used to assault our eardrums with weirdness over the years.

BOSS EUROS GS-1 Electronic Guitar

But I digress. The point here is that BOSS has added another to the mix, the EURUS GS-1, which has onboard Bluetooth to allow you to customize synth sounds and control multiple performance parameters with the convenience over wireless.

It has six onboard memories with ready-to-play sounds and a synth control knob for hands-on, dynamic expression. And you can use the iOS or Android app for goofing with your synth customizations! If you were me, you’d spend more time fiddling with the toys than playing. Good thing you’re not me.

BOSS EV-1-WL Wireless MIDI Expression Pedal

Of course, what is a guitar without a pedal? The BOSS EV-1-WL Wireless MIDI Expression Pedal is a cable-free external control for the guitar’s synth engine via Bluetooth. With the GS-1 Editor, you can adjust parameters such as pitch bend, hold, filter depth. Each sound can contain its own set of assignments, allowing you to perform octave bends on a synth lead, slow filter sweeps on a pad sound, and other interesting fiddles.

BOSS Gig Bags

And naturally, you need something to carry your guitar in, so BOSS is also offering a couple of new gig bags, the CB-EG10 and the CB-EG20.

So are you a player? (No, not that kind; a guitar player like my brother!) Check out the new gear from BOSS. The GS-1 Electronic Guitar will be available in October for an MSRP of $2199.99.

You can find it and all of the other new gear from BOSS on their site.

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Douglas Moran
Born in New England, as a Navy brat I traveled all over the NorthEast before settling in the California East Bay for 6 years, followed by planting deep roots in the city of my collegiate alma mater: The beach town of Santa Cruz, of all places. But Navy brats don’t usually have hometowns per se, so I get to pick mine and I choose the ‘Cruz. Make of that what you will. A nerd of long-standing, I took my first computer programming class on a Commodore Pet (2K of RAM!) in 1978 and have never looked back. I have built a solid, creditable career as a technical writer, information architect, and web site manager at companies large and small, from start-ups you’ve never heard of to places like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, & IBM. And at the same time I’ve been putting forth my opinions every place I can get an audience, from the letters columns of Newsweek, various newspapers, and NPR, to online places like Salon.com and my own blogs. Not forgetting my lengthy side-career of posting tech reviews, news pieces, and opinions at the wonderful tech site Gear Diary. In my spare time I write fiction and publish it on Wattpad; learn Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing; take Tai Chi; and spend entirely too much time reading and watching science fiction.