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Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal – New Boss Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal

£126.00

Upgrading a classic overdrive. The Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal takes on the mammoth task of attempting to refine and improve the near-perfect original SD-1 design. The original SD-1 has earned its legendary status based on 40 years of peerless performance thanks to one clever feature- asymmetric clipping. Most overdrive pedals clip…

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The Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal is in New condition and made by Boss , it is a great Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal – Upgrading a classic overdrive. The Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal takes on the mammoth task of attempting to refine and improve the near-perfect original SD-1 design. The original SD-1 has earned its legendary status based on 40 years of peerless performance thanks to one clever feature- asymmetric clipping. Most overdrive pedals clip symmetrically giving a slightly thinner sound thats because asymmetrical clipping creates more harmonic overtones. This gives a richer thicker sound overall. This design feature is patented by Boss (Roland) meaning the SD-1s are the only overdrive pedal that can offer this incredible tonal secret. . Available from Just Pedals for only £ 126 SD-1+ The SD-1 all grown up. With the Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal Boss have refined the original design and spared no expense creating the most deluxe overdrive pedal possible. Firstly all the internal circuitry has been switched to the most premium component choices available with 100% discrete circuitry preferred to op amps- no shortcuts here. This gives the tone additional purity while also making the sound more full especially in the treble regions where the response is thicker and more resonant. The Custom modes makes slight changes but the core tone is similar. Generally more rounded and slightly beefier there’s still a midrange bump and a drop in the bottom end but it’s less pronounced. The higher you crank the gain the more pronounced these changes become. Get your hands on the most comprehensive Super Overdrive ever. Features Special edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience Premium sound based on the legendary SD-1 Super Overdrive Newly revised all-analog discrete amplifier circuit Standard and Custom sound modes Highly responsive to picking dynamics and volume changes BOSS five-year warranty Specifications 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 Controls: Pedal switch Mode switch LEVEL knob TONE knob DRIVE knob Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator) Connectors: INPUT jack OUTPUT jack DC IN jack Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V 6F22) AC adaptor (sold separately) Current Draw: 15 mA Accessories: Owners Manual Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY” “IMPORTANT NOTE” and “Information”) Carbon-zinc battery (9 V 6F22) Option (sold separately): AC adaptor (PSA series) Size and Weight Width: 73 mm (2-7/8 inches) Depth: 129 mm (5-1/8 inches) Height: 59 mm (2-6/16 inches) Weight: 430 g (0 lbs. 16 oz.)

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Boss is a prominent manufacturer of guitar effects pedals, multi-effects units, and related musical equipment, known for their durability, reliability, and wide range of effects. Founded in 1973 as a division of the Roland Corporation, Boss quickly became synonymous with high-quality effects pedals that are popular among guitarists and musicians worldwide.

Boss pedals are renowned for their rugged construction, intuitive controls, and signature sound quality. The company offers a comprehensive lineup of effects pedals covering various categories, including distortion, overdrive, delay, modulation, and more. Iconic pedals like the DS-1 Distortion, the DS-2 Turbo Distortion, the DD-3 Digital Delay, and the MT-2 Metal Zone have become staples on countless pedalboards due to their versatility and reliability.

In addition to individual pedals, Boss also produces multi-effects units, loopers, tuners, and accessories designed to meet the needs of modern guitarists and musicians. Their multi-effects units, such as the GT-1000 series, offer a wide range of effects and amp modeling capabilities in a single unit, providing players with a compact and convenient solution for achieving a variety of tones.

With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to quality, Boss continues to be a trusted name in the world of guitar effects, inspiring musicians to explore new sonic possibilities and express themselves creatively.

  • Guitar Effect Pedal
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  • Overdrive
  • An overdrive pedal is a type of guitar effects pedal that simulates the sound of a vintage tube amplifier pushed into overdrive or distortion. It adds warmth, richness, and harmonic complexity to the guitar signal, creating a smooth, saturated tone that ranges from mild grit to full-on distortion. Here’s how overdrive pedals work and some common features:

    1. **Gain**: The gain control adjusts the amount of overdrive or distortion applied to the guitar signal. Turning up the gain increases the intensity of the overdrive, while lowering it produces a cleaner, more transparent sound.

    2. **Level**: The level control adjusts the output volume of the pedal. This allows you to match the volume level of the overdriven signal with your clean signal or boost the overall volume for solos or lead lines.

    3. **Tone**: The tone control (sometimes labeled as “tone” or “EQ”) adjusts the frequency response of the overdriven signal. Turning it clockwise boosts the highs and cuts the lows, resulting in a brighter tone. Turning it counterclockwise boosts the lows and cuts the highs, producing a darker tone.

    4. **Drive (or Distortion)**: Some overdrive pedals feature a separate drive control, which determines the intensity of the overdrive effect independently of the gain control. This allows for more fine-tuned control over the amount of saturation and distortion in the tone.

    5. **True Bypass vs. Buffered Bypass**: Overdrive pedals may have either true bypass or buffered bypass circuits. True bypass preserves the guitar’s original tone when the pedal is turned off, while buffered bypass maintains signal integrity and prevents signal loss when the pedal is engaged.

    6. **Voicing Options**: Some overdrive pedals offer voicing options or switchable modes that allow you to tailor the character of the overdrive to suit your playing style or musical genre. This may include options for different clipping diodes, EQ curves, or saturation levels.

    7. **Stacking**: Overdrive pedals are often used in combination with other effects pedals, such as boost pedals, distortion pedals, or modulation effects. Stacking multiple overdrive pedals can create unique tonal textures and dynamic range, allowing for greater versatility and customization of your guitar tone.

    Overdrive pedals are widely used in various music genres, including blues, rock, country, and jazz. Guitarists use them to add warmth, grit, and character to their tone, whether they’re playing rhythm parts, lead lines, or solos. An overdrive pedal is a staple on many pedalboards, offering classic tones and timeless appeal for guitarists of all levels and styles.

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