As part of a series of new pedals and gear launched throughout the summer at NAMM 2014, Boss and Roland have announced a series of new products aimed at the performing guitarist.
Here's what they had to say regarding the new range:
" 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."
• Performance-ready 60-watt / 80-watt, 1 x 12" combo guitar amplifiers with authentic tube tone, Reverb and USB Connectivity
• Roland’s comprehensive Tube Logic design delivers the interactive tonal behaviours of famous fine-tuned vintage tube amps, including preamp and output tube distortion characteristics, power supply compression, and much more
• Independent Clean and Crunch channels, plus unique Dual Tone mode for blending channels to expand tonal possibilities
• Special edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience
• Premium sound based on the legendary SD-1 Super Overdrive with newly revised, all-analogue discrete amplifier circuit
• Highly responsive to picking dynamics and volume changes
• True reproduction of the vintage DM-2 Delay sound
• Premium all-analogue circuit with BBD (bucket brigade) delay line
• Standard mode for authentic DM-2 tone with 20-300 ms delay time
• Two output jacks allow separate output of delay and direct sounds
• Premium sound based on the classic BD-2 Blues Driver
• Newly revised, all-analogue discrete amplifier circuit
• Standard and Custom sound modes
Don't forget Boss pedals will come with a 5 year warranty as standard, so you've got peace of mind that your investment will be covered for manufacturing faults even after years of touring.
By Ivan Silva