Journey into deep space! Introduce in 1974, the RE-201 Space Echo stands among the most legendary and sought-after effect units in music history. The RE-2 brings the authentic Space Echo experience into a compact pedal. It delivers the coveted magic of the RE-201 in a pedalboard-friendly footprint—realized in flawless detail by the company that designed the original.
The RE-2 captures all the complex, non-linear behaviors that contribute to the RE-201’s unique character. Everything that influences the sound has been recreated with all-new algorithms, including the tape path, record/playback mechanism, motor variations, preamp coloration, spring reverb character, and more. The 11-position mode selector lets you dial in different virtual tape heads—with or without spring reverb—and you can balance the echo/reverb blend with independent level knobs. Every behavior is carefully replicated, such as the gradual pitch change that occurs with Repeat Rate tweaks and the runaway feedback that happens when the Intensity knob is maxed. With the expressive Wow & Flutter control, you can conjure all the natural modulation characteristics that are essential to the Space Echo sound.
The RE-2 takes the Space Echo experience further with versatile features for today’s music. Delay time has been doubled, and tap tempo control is supported. There’s also a cool Twist function for creating evocative special effects as you perform. For the dry sound, you can choose between the warm and fat RE-201 preamp tone or a clean signal with zero processing. Full stereo I/O is available, and you can mute the dry signal for parallel effect setups and studio use. The RE-2 also supports expanded control via external footswitches or an expression pedal, including continuous pedal control of multiple panel functions at once
This 202 Boss RE-2 is gently used and includes its original box and paperwork. Velcro has been added to the underside. It functions 100% as it should, and the sound is everything you could hope for—an RE-201 in a predictable, pedalboard-friendly package.