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New BOSS TB-2W Tone Bender

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by Kutt, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Kutt

    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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  2. Ken Ops

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    Okay, didn’t see that coming. And huh, how often does Boss do true bypass?! Seems contrary anyway.

    If I didn’t already have a TB pedal that is the bomb, might consider this one, who knows.
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm curious to see the price point. In the U.S. the most expensive Waza pedal is, I think, the Dimension C at around $240. This might eclipse that given the limited run status and co-branding with Sola Sound.
     
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    Yeah I'm considering one, but expecting the price point to be between 2-300 unfortunately. I may pick one up though if they truly are going to be a limited run.
     
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    This looks quite good to me . Now i wonder what the price tag is ? I am guessing 200-300 bucks ?
     
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    I'm likely to buy one. I like the Waza line, and this could be the best of them.
     
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    Well, that doesn't suck.
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    $ Ouch $



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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm. Interesting. I've wanted a Tone Bender. I have the SD-1W and am very impressed with it. Expensive but may have to check this out.
     
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    That price is insane. I'd never spend that much on a pedal unless I had a money tree in the back yard. I'll just go to GGG and build a clone for 60 bucks.
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I pretty much agree with you. I have a sizable pedal collection and I love BOSS stuff. Although I have the cake, this one is a bit over the top even for me. They will be sold out by end of day today and will appreciate over time, but this is 50 year old technology we're dealing with. I could see maybe $250 given the nostalgia factor and supposed scarcity of the transistors but I'm tapping out at that price.
     
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    That’s pretty much what I did ( built my own from a kit, and it sounds great .
     
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    I caved and bought one. Was going to buy two to save one in the box and use one but didn't want to take one away from someone else who really wanted one. I never even tried this pedal out in real life lol but figured if I don't like it, it won't sell for a loss. Building a clone also works, but getting nonleaky transistors with the right gain parameter and biasing them properly is key, not as simple as other cloned circuits are.
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Let us know all about it when it arrives! I was >this close< to grabbing one but have another large gear purchase pending where my lettuce is better spent. I really look forward to hearing about the pedal.
     
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    For not much money, you can build a Vox Tone Bender clone, a little more if you opt for the actual SFT337 and SFT363E/OC76 transistors. I probably have some good substitutes here. Maybe I'll breadboard one up when I finish my taxes.
     
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