BOSS Introduces BP-1W Booster/Preamp
BOSS introduced the BP-1W Booster/Preamp, the latest model in the Waza Craft series of compact effect pedals. The company says the vintage-looking BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble and RE-201 Space Echo are “legendary for their inspiring and influential effect sounds.” The products also feature variable analog preamp circuitry, which infuses any guitar tone with “character, body and richness.” BOSS says the BP-1W allows players to access these two classic preamp tones in one versatile stompbox and a natural, clear voice that functions as a standard clean boost.
With its three operation modes, BOSS says the BP-1W is “one of the most flexible boost pedals available.” Along with CE and RE modes, a third mode provides a clean boost to pump the volume without added color. The gain knob offers a range of saturation and drive tones unique to each mode, while the level knob lets the player balance the effect/bypass sound or push the downstream pedal and amp inputs for further tonal enhancement.
BOSS also says the BP-1W also features high-quality buffer circuitry with two selectable types. Sliding the rear panel switch provides access to the pure signal of a standard buffer or a vintage buffer with lower input impedance. The vintage type produces a warmer tone and a smooth dynamic response, with maximum benefits achieved by connecting a guitar with passive pickups directly to the BP-1W’s input. BOSS says the standard buffer is always engaged for signal conditioning when bypassing the pedal, regardless of the buffer switch setting.
The new BOSS BP-1W Booster/Preamp will be available in November 2023 for purchase at authorized US BOSS retailers for $169.99.