Upgrading a classic overdrive. The Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal takes on the mammoth task of attempting to refine and improve the near-perfect original SD-1 design. The original SD-1 has earned its legendary status based on 40 years of peerless performance thanks to one clever feature- asymmetric clipping. Most overdrive pedals clip symmetrically giving a slightly thinner sound, that's because asymmetrical clipping creates more harmonic overtones. This gives a richer, thicker sound, overall. This design feature is patented by Boss (Roland) meaning the SD-1s are the only overdrive pedal that can offer this incredible tonal secret.
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The SD-1 all grown up. With the Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Custom Super Overdrive Pedal, Boss have refined the original design and spared no expense creating the most deluxe overdrive pedal possible. Firstly, all the internal circuitry has been switched to the most premium component choices available with 100% discrete circuitry preferred to op amps- no shortcuts here. This gives the tone additional purity while also making the sound more full, especially in the treble regions where the response is thicker and more resonant. The Custom modes makes slight changes but the core tone is similar. Generally more rounded and slightly beefier, there’s still a midrange bump and a drop in the bottom end, but it’s less pronounced. The higher you crank the gain, the more pronounced these changes become. Get your hands on the most comprehensive Super Overdrive ever.