Did Boss just release the ultimate tone hack?

Boss BAS-1 Amp Stand
(Image credit: Boss)

It is an age old problem with the guitar amplifier – particularly the combo. You turn it on, turn it up, and it blows all that air and sound at your ankles. Well, the Boss BAS-1 can help with all that.

A heavy-duty tilt-back stand, it allows you to place your beloved amp at the optimum angle, so that its sweet, sweet tones are directed towards your ears – just as a wedge monitor might – or to an audience, and the happy occasion when such things become things again.

It's a common complaint, curiously, less so in acoustic amplifier design, where the likes of Boss's own Acoustic Singer Live LT and Blackstar Sonnet come with built-in tilt on their cabinets.

Simply heave your amp onto the BAS-1, adjust, and off you go. It really is simple, but a little help with projection can make a huge difference in an acoustically challenging room.

The BAS-1 is made from steel, folds down, and has a locking mechanism and quick-release lever, and it can take up to 21kg / 46lb. No prices just yet, but pop over to Boss for more info or check out the video below.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.