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Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal

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Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft BD-2W delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customized peda...Click To Read More About This Product

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A custom-designed version of the classic Blues Driver from Waza Craft and BOSS.

Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft BD-2W delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customized 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 analog circuitry. Standard mode captures the classic BD-2 tone while Custom mode delivers new body and sustain.

Since the beginning, the engineers at BOSS have been committed to achieving the finest guitar tones using any technology necessary, from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. Continuing this enthusiastic spirit, we are pleased to introduce the new Waza Craft series. In Japan, "Waza" is the term for art and technique, and these special edition pedals proudly carry the Waza symbol to represent the pinnacle of BOSS design and craftsmanship. With final sound approval carried out by BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft series brings you exceptional tone and touch response through
carefully-selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail.

FEATURES
  • Special edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience
  • Premium sound based on the classic BD-2 Blues Driver
  • Newly revised, all-analog discrete amplifier circuit
  • Standard and Custom sound modes
  • Highly responsive to picking dynamics and volume changes
  • BOSS five-year warranty

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BossBD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Makes the already excellent BD-2 even better!

By JK

from Saint Louis, MO

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I love my BD-2, but was considering some mods to make the gain and highs smoother. Then instead of modding the BD-2, I got the BD-2W. There is certainly an audible improvement in the tone quality. In standard mode, the highs are smoother and more pleasant to the ears. In custom mode, the bass sounds fuller. Both modes retain the transparent quality that the BD-2 is known for. Highly recommended OD pedal!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Extremely versatile, interacts with all effects

    By They call me the butcher

    from echoing chambers of R'lyeh

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Excellent pedal. I had never owned an original BD2 before i bought this so I couldn't truly compare but from what I understand the only real difference is the switch above the tone knob. Standard voicing(BD2) or custom voicing. I prefer the custom and leave it set on that always. The difference is relatively subtle but I find the custom sound to be just a little bit brighter. Also seems to me that it gives just a tad more sustain and has just a little bit more crunch at high gain settings. I pretty much never turn this pedal off when I'm playing. I use it for all of my so-called clean tones. I put a compressor in front of it and I keep the gain rolled back and it adds a very subtle but amazing coloration to the tone. And then I also use it for 90 percent of my high-gain tones. Paired with a fuzz in front and an EQ and reverb after I can get a variety of tones that I love from heavy doom sludgey stoner rock to classic fender tube amp tones to Clapton sounding fuzziness to massive walls of shoegazey thickness ala my bloody valentine. It works fantastic with both single coils and humbuckers. I use it with my les paul and telecaster and it reacts perfectly to both of them. I even use it with my bass sometimes it works surprisingly well just doesn't exactly fit with a bass cuts out some of the low end but good for some stuff. In short this an awesome pedal I love it. It interacts wonderfully with every other effect I use therefore is extremely versatile and it's a boss pedal so it's extremely durable.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great For Blues Guitar on a Clean Tube Amp!

      By Lunk

      from Colorado Springs, CO

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      Pros

      • Better Than Original
      • Blues Players Must Have
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Great On Clean Channel Tube Amps
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I had the BD-2 and this smokes it! I bought mine open box for less and it was mint! Very happy, I use it to drive my Telecasters through a '59 Bassman, Blues Deluxe 1x12, or Blues Deville 4x10, mmmmmmm, yeah.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it so far

        By Bob j

        from Cumming, GA

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            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances

            Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Awesome pedal... has some sounds I've never heard before come out of a boss pedal waited forever to get one... but well worth it... just a blues driver but a switch that gives it a little more steam

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Buy!

            By Doc

            from Tejas

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Tone Machine!

               
              5.0

              5 X 5

              By Joe

              from AZ

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Band Use

                 
                5.0

                Great pedal!

                By stapes

                from KY

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Great pedal!

                   
                  4.0

                  Boss BD-2 Waza

                  By Sweet Child

                  from CA

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                  Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Bought for use with my Tweed Blues Jr. Not a big pedal guy, but have always stuck with Boss when needed. I own both the original BD-2 and recently got the BD-2 Waza. They both are very different pedals, while the bd-2 is more tame, less distortion, less bright. The Waza on Custom seems to have much more gain and is brighter that it's predecessor. I'd almost say that these 2 pedals could be used very differently and side by side. The original is good for a smooth less gain od, while the waza can get into some pretty thick distortion depending on the gain setting, which is a good thing. The waza can emulate the original, but you will find the gain way down and the tone in a much different position. It's a great OD pedal so don't hesitate. Well, they both are as a matter of fact!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Pedal

                  By Rockerduck

                  from Marietta,Ga.

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Good warm clarity and great for the neck single coil pickup of a Stratocaster.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great pedal and quiet

                    By Allen

                    from 41164

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Awesome tone with little noise!

                       
                      5.0

                      Makes my slide sing

                      By Roger

                      from undisclosed

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                      Comments about Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      I have a Gretsch Country Gentleman that I run through a Roland Cube 80. I needed a better slide tone. This provided it and then some. Simple to use and effective.

                       
                      5.0

                      Just What I was Looking For!

                      By Scotty

                      from Olean NY

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Good Selection Of Effects
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        I love the sound this gives as a boost to leads. Also, I add a little bit to my clean sound and it is great. Love this pedal.

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