BOSS WAZA Craft CE-2W Chorus Pedal Review (January 2021)
BOSS WAZA Craft CE-2W Chorus Pedal
- ✔ Special Edition WAZA-Craft Pedal
- ✔ Mode Toggle - Standard Gives A Perfect Reproduction Of The CE-2 Sound
- ✔ Features Rate & Depth Control Knobs
- ✔ True Bypass Switching
- 3 Modes: Standard, CE-1 Chorus, CE-1 Vibrato
- Analogue components with bucket brigade device (BBD)
- Operation with 9 V battery or 9 V power supply unit
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 73 x 59 x 129 mm
- Weight (including battery): 450 g
- Made in Japan
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.
Overall we’re hugely impressed. Waza-Craft know how to make a good pedal great. The ease of operation, the variety of sounds with this two knob pedal are incredible. Noiseless, colorless, and warm sounding. If you’re looking for the best chorus pedal on the market you’ll be hard pushed to beat this bad boy. Do yourself a favour though, give it a power supply rather than handcuffing it with a 9v battery.