BOSS has introduced Waza Craft versions of some old favourite compact pedals - the SD-1 Super Overdrive and the BD-2 Blues driver are now avialable as the SD-1W and BD-2W. Here's the full details in BOSS' own words:
Introducing Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone
The engineers at BOSS have always focused on creating the finest guitar tones using the most suitable technology available - from old-school analogue circuits to high-tech DSP. Even today, our products use both DSP and analogue components, because our philosophy is simply to use the best method to get the job done. Continuing in this spirit, BOSS is proud to announce the special-edition Waza Craft series: three classic Boss pedals built around discrete analogue circuitry. In Japan, "Waza" is the term for art and technique, and these pedals represent the pinnacle of BOSS design and craftsmanship, delivering exceptional tone and touch response through carefully-selected discrete analogue components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail.
SD-1W Super Overdrive Waza Craft Special Edition
Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft SD-1W Super Overdrive delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customised pedal tone will love. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the SD-1W hot rods the famous BOSS overdrive with all-discrete analogue circuitry. Standard mode captures the classic SD-1 sound while Custom mode offers new tonal range and gain.
BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Special Edition
Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft BD-2W delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customised pedal tone will love. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the BD-2W takes the classic Blues Driver grit to a new level with all-discrete analogue circuitry. Standard mode captures the classic BD-2 tone while Custom mode delivers new body and sustain.
Pricing and Availability:
BD-2W Blues Driver: £139
SD-1W Super OverDrive: £139
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Hype...all discrete is a buzz word but that doesn't make it actually superior, just more expensive
15-Jul-14 02:23 PM
These pedals are very discrete. They won't tell when you flub your solo.
15-Jul-14 04:31 PM
I'm sorry but you buy an SD-1 because it's well, an SD-1, not an SD-1 that can be turned into, well, not an SD-1. It's like when you buy an SM57 because you want an SM57, not an SM57 that then has 'something' that turns it into not an SM57. Waza a load of rubbish!!
16-Jul-14 11:19 PM