Boss DC-2W Dimension C Waza Craft Chorus Pedal
The genuine Boss and Roland Dimension effect is back and more versatile than ever! Designed in the premium Waza Craft analog tradition, Boss DC-2W Dimension C offers not just a perfect sonic recreation of the original DC-2 pedal but also the legendary SDD-320 Dimension D studio rack effect it was based on. DC-2W features the same intuitive four-button preset interface as the original 80s-era effects, now evolved with electronic switching that unlocks a multitude of sonic variations not available on the vintage units.
Highly sought-after by musicians and audio engineers, the Dimension effect's unique spatial processing magically enhances the width and depth of any sound from electric and acoustic guitars to keyboards, vocals and other sources. Built from the original circuit designs and updated with modern refinements, DC-2W is the only pedal available that delivers the classic Dimension experience with complete sonic authenticity.
- Premium Waza Craft pedal with all-analog audio circuitry
- Standard mode provides the sound of the original DC-2 Dimension C pedal
- SDD-320 mode authentically reproduces the vintage Roland SDD-320 Dimension D, a legendary studio rack effect heard on countless hit records
- Iconic 4-button preset interface, updated with reliable electronic switches and LED status indicators
- Four main sounds in each mode, plus six variations by pressing two switches together (20 total sounds available)
- Premium buffer and enhanced bypass circuitry
- Versatile I/O for integrating with any mono or stereo application, from guitar and bass pedalboards to keyboards and studio mixing
- Made in Japan
- Boss 5-year warranty
Enhance your sound with natural width and depth
The vintage Dimension effect is famous for its innovative 3D spatial processing that just makes everything sound a little better. It's often mistakenly called a chorus effect, but it's actually not. Though time-based like a chorus, the Dimension circuit is quite unique and sophisticated, subtly enhancing the width and depth of the source audio without any prominent modulated movement. The resulting sound is more open and natural, gently enriching any instrument or mix without making it sound overly processed.
Four switches, expanded sonic possibilities
Just like the original Dimension effects, DC-2W offers a simple and direct interface with four preset switches that provide sonic variations with increasing width and depth. While the originals had mechanical switches, DC-2W is equipped with modern electronic switches and status LEDs for more solid performance. The new switches also allow you to press two at once to access a variety of additional sounds. Across DC-2W's two effect modes – S and SDD-320 – 20 different Dimension variations are possible with just four switches.
Authentic tones with modern refinements
In Waza Craft tradition, DC-2W delivers vintage analog tones with modern design refinements for enhanced performance and versatility. Along with the new electronic mode switches, the pedal features a newly designed internal bypass circuit that greatly improves on that found in the original DC-2. In addition, versatile I/O enables the pedal to blend in with any mono or stereo rig, from regular guitar setups to audio interfaces and studio mixing consoles. And like all Waza Craft pedals, DC-2W includes a premium buffer circuit for ultra-transparent tone when the pedal is switched off.
Roland SDD-320 Dimension D: a studio legend
Very quickly after its debut in 1979, Roland SDD-320 Dimension D became a go-to secret weapon for audio engineers and music producers around the world. It can be heard on countless classic records in all genres and is still regularly used today. From guitars, electric pianos and synths to strings, backing vocals and more, Dimension D injects instant spatial mojo and sonic glue without creating an obvious 'effect' sound.
DC-2W's SDD-320 mode fully captures the original Dimension D vibe in every way. Many engineers like to press multiple buttons on the Dimension D rack for new and different sounds, but in truth only two actual sound variations are technically possible with this undocumented feature. With its modern switching, DC-2W's SDD-320 mode enables six sound variations when two buttons are pressed, including four 'in-between' sounds and two all-new voices.
Boss DC-2 Dimension C: 3D sound in a compact pedal
Introduced in 1985, DC-2 Dimension C brought Dimension D's distinctive spatial effect to the Boss compact pedal format. While Dimension D was designed as a studio effect that supported either mono or stereo input sources, DC-2 was specifically created for mono sources like guitar and features a modified circuit that produces a Dimension effect with a slightly different tonal flavor.
When Standard mode is selected, DC-2W delivers the exact sound of the original DC-2 pedal. Despite players trying, pressing multiple buttons on the DC-2 didn't actually produce any sound variations. Similar to SDD-320 mode, pressing two buttons at once in DC-2W's Standard mode provides access to six different 'in-between' sounds not available on the original DC-2.
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.
|Included from Manufacturer||9V battery|
|Effects||Boss DC-2 Dimension C
Roland SDD-320 Dimension D
|Patches / Programs||20|
|Audio Inputs||Dual 1/4" stereo input|
|Audio Outputs||Dual 1/4" stereo output|
|Pedal Switches||On/off stomp switch|
|On-Board Expression Pedal||No|
|Power Adaptor||Boss PSA series (sold separately)|
|Product Weight||1 lb|
|Unique Features||All-analog circuitry
Four main sounds in each mode, plus six variations by pressing two switches together for 20 total available sounds
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