Boss Waza Craft VB-2W Vibrato Pedal
The Boss VB-2 was originally introduced into the Boss stomp-box lineup in 1982 and was famed for it's ability to create unique and expansive vibrato effects. It has since been rediscovered by modern guitar players looking to add vintage textures to their sound. Original units have become sought after and are becoming hard to find.
The new Boss Waza Craft VB-2W captures the progressive spirit of the original VB-2 and brings this classic stomp-box into the present day. Built using all-analog circuitry with BBD (Bucket Brigade) vibrato line, the VB-2W retains all of the classic pitch-shifting vibrato features of the original and incorporates some exciting new features including 'Custom Mode' for brand new vibrato sound with a unique filter wave and a real-time control function which allows for enhanced expression and greater control of your sound using an optional Boss expression pedal.
The VB-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 VB-2W FAQ's
Q1: Which expression pedal can be used to externally control the VB-2W?
A: The VB-2W can be controlled using the optional Boss FV-500H, FV-500L or the Boss EV-5.
Q2: What is the difference between 'Standard Mode' and 'Custom Mode'?
A: There are 2 modes available to use on the VB-2W; 'S' (Standard) and 'C' (Custom). Standard mode offers a faithfull reproduction of the incredible pitch-shifting vibrato sounds of the original 1982 VB-2. Custom mode is a new feature designed by the Boss Waza Craft division. It features a brand new vibrato effect which utilises a unique filter wave allowing the VB-2W to be even more expressive than the original.
Q3: How long is the battery life?
A:The VB-2W uses a 9V PP-3 type battery. Using an Alkaline battery (6LR61) will give around 22 hours of use. The VB-2W can also be powered by an optional AC adapter such as the Boss PSA.
- 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
Not cheap and a one trick pony in many respects but if it's Vibrato you want then wow does this pedal do it in classy style. So pleased to make room on my pedal board for this one.