Summer NAMM 2016: Boss Announces Waza Craft CE-2W Chorus Pedal

The premium analog pedal was made exclusively in Japan to honor the 40th anniversary of Boss effects
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Boss will introduce the new premium made-in-Japan Waza Craft CE-2W chorus pedal at Summer NAMM 2016 in Nashville.

From the company:

The new Waza Craft CE-2W Chorus is a premium analog pedal made exclusively in Japan to proudly honor the 40th anniversary of Boss effects. Introduced in 1976, the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was not only the first Boss effects pedal, but also the world’s first chorus effect in pedal form. Three years later, the CE-2 Chorus brought this original Boss effect to the iconic compact pedal lineup, where it’s been represented ever since. Celebrating 40 years of Boss innovation and craftsmanship, the Waza Craft CE-2W brings the sounds of these legendary pedals together in one stomp box with enhanced features.

In 1975, Boss’s parent company Roland pioneered the “Dimensional Space Chorus” effect in the famous JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. With the stereo CE-1 pedal, players could achieve the spacious, shimmering chorus sound of the Jazz Chorus with any amplifier setup. The mono CE-2 provided a variation of the CE-1’s chorus effect in a smaller, battery-powered stomp box.

Using premium analog components and BBD circuitry, the Waza Craft CE-2W brings these Boss classics to today’s players. Standard mode completely reproduces the original CE-2 sound, which can now be further enhanced with the CE-2W’s stereo output capability. CE-1 mode includes both chorus and vibrato, authentically reproducing the original’s distinctive sounds. Rate and depth knobs provide effects adjustment in both modes. In CE-1 mode, these controls offer more sound variation than the original pedal, which was not equipped with a depth control.

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