Boss Waza Pedals - The Art Of Great Tone
Waza - The Art Of Great Tone
They've been dedicated to the art and craft of great guitar effects for over 30 years so Boss and Roland have a pretty impressive back catalogue of effects, from distortion to delay in rack form, stomp boxes and table top units. They've always moved with the times and pushed at the boundaries using advanced analogue design, digital modelling and creating software for studio integration. The compact pedal is particularly iconic, squeezing complex effects into a bomb proof enclosure and running off now industry standard 9v power supplies. Suffice to say modern guitar effects wouldn't be the same without Boss and Roland and it's easy to take for granted just how much is going "under the hood". While increasing numbers of pedals are using impressive digital tech to emulate the sound of yesteryear there is still a lot to be said for pure analogue effects. That's why Boss have gone back to some of their best loved pedals, the pinnacles of analogue circuit design and added even more features and connectivity for the modern guitarist's pedal board.
Boss DM-2W Analogue Delay Pedal - The original DM-2 is revered in guitar circles, spoken of in hushed tones since being discontinued many years ago. It's back and better than before with more I/O and controls.
Boss SD-1W Overdrive - A favourite for guitarists looking to push their amp with some dirty drive. Using classic discrete analogue components the SD-1W offers the same sound but loaded with enough features to make any boutique pedal buff blush.
Boss BD-2W Blues Driver - The Blues Driver has been modded by tons of blues rockers looking to finely tailor their tone. The BD-2W comes already hot rodded and finely tuned, elevated above the classic Blues Driver with an all new design.
Roland Blues Cube
It's not just Boss that are revisiting classic tones, Roland have delivered the ultimate tweed combo amp without the need to replace valves or lug a huge load to the gig. The Blues Cube Artist and Stage are 1x12" combos with up to 60 and 80 watts of power respectively. You can dial that power back very easily to get proper drive at lower volumes. Add in effects loops, USB recording and tone controls and you can see why this is an exciting prospect for anyone after a vintage tweed tone without the hassle that can come from ancient valve amps.
The Waza Craft pedals are custom designed to deliver the sound of classic Boss pedals with the hot rodded flexibility of modern FX. The SD-1 is much loved for it's ability to push your amp into the sweet spot and tighten tone. A Little History The original Boss SD-1 was designed to deliver a tube like response and push the…
Boss have been in the business of making guitar effects pedal for decades, defining the sounds of music made over several eras. The BD-2 has been used by alternative guitarists to get distortion and metallers to drive high gain amps and tighten tone. This Waza Craft model goes back to the roots of tone craft with discrete analogue components and…
The return of an all analogue legend. The original DM-2 now commands some crazy prices second hand. The DM-2W gives you all the same BBD pedal goodness with a good deal more flexibility and Waza craft quality. A Little History The DM-2 played a big part in the delay pedal revolution that occurred in the 80's, led by guitarists like…
The original tweed amps achieved something special with a relatively simple setup, some tubes, a few controls and a single speaker gave a tone that defined an era. The Blues Cube Artist has that same amazing tone with a range of features and compact flexibility that was made to be played on stage. Musical, Highly Responsive Amp Tones with Tube…
Roland have taken the sound of early rock and roll and combined it with modern features and a single speaker combo that is simple to maintain and gig with. Musical, Highly Responsive Amp Tones with Tube Logic Warm, bouncy, responsive, dynamic, elastic…these are all terms that guitarists use to describe the satisfying experience of playing their favorite tube amps.…