Boss have been making guitar pedals and other effects machines since 1974 with the introduction of the B100 "The Boss". Although this technically wasn't a Boss product (the company hadn't yet been formed) it was extremely popular with acoustic guitarists who relished the ability to 'go electric' with the handy belt clip and pickups that were included. It also came in a wooden case with a leather trim - too cool!
The original - the B100 "The Boss"
Boss was created as a company as a division of Roland musical instruments.The first official Boss release was the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble Pedal in 1976, a pedal which has been attributed with providing the signature sound of guitarist Andy Summers who played with The Police.
"Don't Stand So Close To Me" - A Police song which relied heavily on the Boss Chorus pedal
From there Boss has moved quickly from strength to strength and now has a huge catalogue of different effects pedals, producing sounds wide across the spectrum from phasing, chorus, distortion, delay and tremolo effects right up to loop stations and in the last few years as far out as drum machines.
Just some of the Boss pedals available - the TR-2 Tremolo, DS-1 Distortion and BF-3 Flanger
With one of the best reputations on the market for quality of sound, construction and ergonomic design, Boss pedals form the centrepiece of many guitarists performance equipment next to their amplifiers.
See our full range here - why not experiment with your sound today? There really is a pedal for every effect and style, so there's no excuse not to! Boss even have their own cases for easy transportation and usage.