Boss Waza Craft DM-2W Delay Pedal
The Boss DM-2 was introduced into the Boss stomp-box lineup in 1981. The DM-2 utilised the BBD (Bucket Brigade) delay line, which Boss has already used on their first pedal; the CE-1. Known for it's warm tone, it was the perfect choice for their short-lived, yet now infamous delay pedal which had an impressive delay range of 20-300ms. Boss discontinued the DM-2 in 1984 and replaced it with the updated DM-3, however the DM-2 has remained a favourite for musicians all around the world and original units command high prices on the pre-owned market.
The new Boss Waza Craft DM-2W brings the spirit of the original DM-2 into the modern guitarists world. Built using the same 100% all-analog circuitry with BBD, the DM-2W faithfully recreates the sounds of the original and adds new features and delay sounds designed for the musical styles of today. The new 'Custom Mode' extends the delay range to 800ms and provides a warmer, cleaner tone than when in 'Standard Mode'. There is also an added stereo output and and an input for an external pedal to control the delay time. The DM-2W is a firm favourite here at GAK and features in many of our product videos!
The DM-2W is designed by the Boss Waza Craft Custom Shop. In Japan, the word 'Waza' means 'art and technique' and this is truly reflected in this range of stomp-box's. Each Waza Craft product is constructed using analog components, refined circuitry and incredible attention to detail in all aspects of the design. Each stomp-box is given the final sound approval by Boss Japan.
GAK's Boss DM-2X FAQ's
Q1: Which external pedal can I use to control the delay time?
A: The external delay time or 'rate' as it is lablelled on the pedal can be controlled using the optional Boss EV-5 expression pedal. This will allow you to dial in the correct delay time without having to reach down to the pedal.
Q2: Does the DM-2W have tap tempo?
A: No, unfortunately the DM-2W does not have a tap tempo function. The Boss DD-7 digital delay offers tap tempo and also has a 'analog DM-2' setting, so if tap tempo is a must for you then this may be worth considering. It does not have all-analog circuitry like the DM-2W however.
Q3: How long is the battery life?
A: The DM-2X uses a 9V PP-3 type battery. Using an Alkaline battery (6LR61) will give around 15 hours of use. The DM-2X can also be powered by an optional AC adapter such as the Boss PSA.
- Special edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience
- 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
- Custom mode provides warm-yet-clear delay sound and over twice the delay time
- Expression pedal input for foot control of delay time
- Two output jacks allow separate output of delay and direct sounds
- BOSS five-year warranty
A truly amazing product.
Superb delay, obviously. I’m just a sucker for an analog delay and the Boss waza nails it.
I sold my original DM-2 to buy a DD-2 back in 1984 riding the wave of the new digital world; what an idiot! This is not only a fantastic recreation of the original but the custom mode with slightly brighter echoes and a delay time of up to 800ms is a revelation. I can't recommend this enough.
Wow, what a great pedal...the perfect analog delay? No bells and whistles, but that sound though!
an engineer at a recording studio plugged this into my effects chain and I finally managed to make the sound i've been wanting for ages! who knew delay would give such a warmth and roundedness to my solos - almost sound good now ;)