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BOSS Waza Craft Vibrato Pedal

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Ahead of its time when it debuted in 1982, the VB-2 Vibrato has been rediscovered by modern players looking to create unique guitar textures with stompbox effects.

Thanks to its expressive, one-of-a-kind sound, this rare pedal has gone on to become one of the most valuable BOSS effects in the vintage market. Now, the progressive spirit of the VB-2 has been reborn as the Waza Craft VB-2W.

Using all-analog circuitry, the VB-2W authentically reproduces the true pitch-shifted vibrato of the original pedal, and also adds an innovative new vibrato mode and real-time control function for enhanced expression.


∗ Premium edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience
∗ Custom mode features a totally new vibrato sound with unique filter wave
∗ Standard mode provides a true reproduction of the vintage VB-2 Vibrato sound
∗ All-analog circuit with BBD (bucket brigade) vibrato line
∗ Control the effect depth in real time with an optional expression pedal
∗ Rise Time knob to control the initial onset of the vibrato effect
∗ Unlatch mode activates the effect only while pressing the pedal, ideal for adding vibrato to specific notes and chords
∗ Bypass mode takes the BBD out of the signal path to eliminate latency when the effect is off
∗ BOSS five-year warranty

Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone

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. The Waza Craft series brings you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail.


Modes: 3 modes

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu

Input Impedance
1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohm

Recommended Load Impedance
- 10 k ohms or greater

- Buffered bypass

- Pedal switch
- Standard/Custom switch
- RATE knob
- DEPTH knob
- RISE TIME knob
- MODE knob

- CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)

- INPUT jack
- OUTPUT jack
- DEPTH jack
- DC IN jack

Power Supply
- Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22)
- AC adaptor (sold separately)

Current Draw: 35 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
- Alkaline: Approx. 22 hours
- Carbon: Approx. 4 hours

- Owner's Manual
- Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information")
- Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)

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The depth/sound of the effect is very lush and thick. The pedal has a really beautiful sound when you leave the rate below 9 o'clock. You end up with a thicker octave like tone with a small bit of modulation, it sounds awesome with seventh chords. Higher settings are interesting, but maybe used more sparingly in a song... it's pretty dramatic. The custom setting increases the depth of the effect making it more prominent, and increases the range of the rate knob. It's an interesting addition, but I find the original mode to be more than enough. It's on the expensive side, but of all the Vibrato's I've tried ( TC shaker, Malekko, Behringer ) It's sounds the best. So, if Vibrato is one of your favorite effects it's well worth the money. Like all Boss stuff it's built to last.
Posted by Sean on Jul 14, 2019
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Boss Waza Craft Pedals: CE-2w, VB-2w plus the new TU-3s
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