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Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal

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Launched in 1976, the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was not only the world’s first chorus effect pedal, but also the very first BOSS pedal. Three years later, this inventive new sound was squeezed into the blue CE-2 Chorus, and chorus pedals have remained in the compact lineup ever since. Four decades on, the spacious modulated tone of the signature BOSS ef...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Launched in 1976, the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble was not only the world’s first chorus effect pedal, but also the very first BOSS pedal. Three years later, this inventive new sound was squeezed into the blue CE-2 Chorus, and chorus pedals have remained in the compact lineup ever since. Four decades on, the spacious modulated tone of the signature BOSS effect is still loved by musicians everywhere. In 2016, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of BOSS innovation, the original analog chorus sounds are now reborn with the Waza Craft CE-2W.

The CE-2W’s Standard mode faithfully recreates the classic CE-2 chorus sound, and adds an expansive new sound field with stereo output, which was unavailable in the mono CE-2. CE-1 mode fully reproduces the stereo chorus and vibrato sounds of the legendary CE-1, with the addition of variable chorus depth not available in the original pedal. To commemorate the birth of BOSS effects, the CE-2W is made exclusively in Japan, just as the original CE-1 and CE-2 were.

The CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Released in 1976
In 1975, Roland debuted the “Dimensional Space Chorus” effect in the famous JC-120 Jazz Chorus amplifier. Released the following year by Roland’s newly formed BOSS division, the stereo CE-1 Chorus Ensemble made it possible for players to achieve the lush, spacious chorus and unique vibrato sounds of the Jazz Chorus with any amplifier setup. Housed in a robust metal chassis with an attached AC cord, the CE-1 contained the same analog chorus and vibrato circuitry from the original Jazz Chorus amp. While both of these effects sounded great in mono, the CE-1 offered up its real magic when used in stereo with two separate amps. This delivered an incredibly rich and immersive sound experience that was a true joy to play. The CE-2W provides an authentic reproduction of the CE-1’s analog sounds, with additional chorus adjustment now possible with a variable depth control.

The CE-2 Chorus, Released in 1979
Soon after the iconic BOSS compact pedal line was launched in 1977, guitarists started requesting the CE-1 chorus sound in this smaller, battery-powered format. In 1979, these demands were answered with the CE-2 Chorus. Specially designed for guitarists, the CE-2 offered a milder modulation compared to the CE-1, always keeping the guitar sound sharp and well defined. This refined chorus tone was an instant success, becoming the go-to sound for hit guitar tracks throughout the 1980s and beyond. In addition to authentically producing the CE-2’s original mono-only sound, the CE-2W makes the classic pedal’s soft modulated tone available in true stereo for the first time ever.

Proudly Made In Japan
The CE-1 and CE-2 represent the early days of BOSS’s longstanding dedication to innovation and quality, which remains stronger than ever at four decades and counting. Bringing together the cutting-edge technology of the time, savvy craftsmanship, and a devotion to helping musicians create great music, these landmark pedals embodied the spiritual mission for every BOSS product since. For this memorable 40th anniversary, the Waza Craft CE-2W Chorus is produced in Japan just like the original pedals, honoring the long, rich heritage of BOSS effects.

Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone
Since the beginning, the engineers at BOSS have been committed to achieving the finest guitar tones using any technology necessary, from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. This enthusiastic spirit continues on with the Waza Craft series, which brings you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail. 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.

Features

  • Special edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience
  • Standard mode provides a perfect reproduction of the legendary CE-2 sound
  • CE-1 mode features chorus and vibrato, authentically reproducing the two stereo sound modes in the world’s first chorus pedal
  • Includes new sounds not available in the original pedals, including CE-2 stereo output and variable depth for CE-1 chorus sounds
  • Rate and Depth knobs provide fine sound adjustment in both pedal modes
  • Premium all-analog circuitry with bucket-brigade (BBD) delay line
  • Made in Japan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of BOSS effects
  • BOSS five-year warranty
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BossCE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

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5.0

No brainer

By Dan

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Comments about Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

This not only the best chorus pedal I've used, probably the best pedal period. It has an understated look because of the unexplainable stigma attached to Boss pedals from snobby boutique pedal lovers. No, you don't need hand painted art on the cover or clever arcane names for the pedal. It's all in the sound, when you click from CE-2 mode (with nice modern chorus sounds) to CE-1 mode, all of a sudden you're in the 80's and in a good way. There's such a lush deep sound with the CE-1 chorus mode. And anyone complaining abut the price, you're getting 3 really nice pedals here.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By Nunya

from Planet Earth

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Comments about Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought this to run through my Line 6 Flextone2 heads stereo effects loop. I always loved the JC-120's chorus and vibrato. This pedal comes very close to replicating that stereo spread.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Pedal

By Rhinosaur

from San Diego

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is a gorgeous sounding pedal. The CE-2 setting is has lush crystal clear chorus sound just like the original early 80's pedal. The CE-1 setting has a beautiful deeper, lush and more full chorus tone then the CE-2 mode. I did a lot of research on many different pedals before buying this one. I was originally turned off by the price but then I realized I am getting 2 of the best and most highly sought after chorus pedals ever made in one. This is a very versatile pedal and is very simple to use. After comparing many pedals this was the one I went with and it was well worth the money. I am using this through the effects loop on my Marshall DSL40CR and it sounds beautiful.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Classic Boss CE-2W Wazacraft Chorus

    By Rob

    from Portland, Oregon

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    Comments about Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I just wanted a good sounding reliable chorus in a small footprint for my crowded pedalboard. I bought the Wazacraft version mostly because I read that it has very little hiss noise compared with many older units. It is very quiet and clean. My Strymon chorus sounds better, but this one is good enough. It's overpriced by about 100%, but I'm happy enough with it.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best Chorus pedal you can buy.

    By DON

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    Comments about Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Wonderful lush sounds. The CE-1 is the best setting.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Chorus pedal!

    By Boss user

    from Virginia

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    Comments about Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Great product by Boss. The versatility of sounds makes this pedal a must-have chorus pedal.

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