The new BOSS Waza Craft pedals have just been announced.
Featuring refined circuit designs and all-analog components, the Waza Craft line provides guitarists the ultimate BOSS tone experience.
The debut of this special edition series includes the BD-2W Blues Driver, SD-1W Super Overdrive, and DM-2W Delay. All three pedals deliver the famous sound signatures of the past and present BOSS pedals they’re based on, plus switchable modes for customized tones sought after by serious players.
Designed for premium sound by the expert engineering team at BOSS, the Waza Craft series writes a new chapter in the BOSS legacy of exceptional tone and response.
With final sound approval carried out by BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft series brings you superior performance through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail.
The literal meaning of the Japanese term “Waza” is “art and technique.” In Japan, Waza is very special and it symbolizes a level of excellence that is only achieved through years of dedication and commitment to one’s craft.
BOSS carefully chose the Waza Craft name to capture the enthusiastic spirit of dedication that has gone into the development of these outstanding pedals. Each Waza Craft stomp proudly carries the Waza symbol to represent the artful wisdom and tech-savvy spirit that has always flowed within BOSS design and craftsmanship.
Let’s go to describe the BD-2W and SD-1W settings:
The BD-2 Blues Driver and SD-1 Super Overdrive are two of the most iconic stomps in BOSS’ long history. Used by legions of guitarists worldwide for decades, these essential pedals are much loved for their sweet and natural overdrive flavors. In addition, their benchmark sound signatures have been often copied in the expanding world of customized and boutique pedals.
Each of the Waza Craft versions of these pedals offer the same familiar controls found on the originals, plus the addition of a sound mode switch. Standard mode (the “S” position) provides the classic sound character of the respective pedal. On the BD-2W, Custom mode (“C”) offers a sound with new body and sustain, while Custom mode on the SD-1W provides new tonal range and gain. In essence, Custom mode on each pedal kicks in a customized, “modded” tone, but with the mod created by those who know these pedals better than anyone else—the engineers at BOSS.
And now, with the Waza Craft DM-2W, the legendary DM stomp has been reborn with two different sound modes and greater versatility for today’s music styles.
Using 100% analog circuitry and a BBD delay line, Standard mode in the DM-2W perfectly captures the lush, thick tone and 20-300 ms delay range of the original DM-2.
Custom mode changes the sound character to a cleaner analog tone with over twice the available delay time.
The DM-2W also integrates a cool feature from the DM-3, which is the ability to output the direct and delay sounds separately.
This is great for creating spacious stereo effects with two amps on stage or in the studio.
Finaly, the DM-2W also has a jack for connecting an optional expression pedal to control the delay rate, a cool modern feature that was not included in either of the original DM units.