The Ideal Rock Sound Continues to Evolve
The representative hard rock sound of the ‘70s and ‘80s is known as the “brown sound.” What then, is the “Waza Brown Sound?” In developing the new Waza Amp, BOSS has been able to achieve the chewy sustain of the rich tube distortion, while at the same time achieving high clarity with a dynamic response to the picking nuances of the player. In addition, a chunky clean sound can be achieved just by turning down the guitar volume. The sustain of the lead sound is sweet, and the elastic rhythm sound has such high clarity that each note of a chord can be heard. The dynamic sound change reflected by a player’s picking emotion emphasizes the sound presence in a band ensemble. To produce the Waza Brown Sound, BOSS engineers devoted much time and effort in finding the perfect setting combinations, such as tweaking the AC power voltage and experimenting with various configurations while driving speaker and custom load boxes.
Persistent Ingenuity for Greater Expression
Through their circuitry tuning innovations and expertise, BOSS engineers have made specialized fine adjustments to achieve the ideal brown sound. Historically, there have been many masterpiece stack amps with complex overtone changes created by adding different distortions in each stage of serially connected multiple tubes. By adjusting the balance of each stage, the basic distortion is created. However, the basic sound is not expressive enough. Fine adjustments with the interaction of each stage of distortion and many other factors are very important. Not only that, by adjusting how much the interactive factors respond to a picking attack, and by controlling how the distortions of each stage vary as the sound sustains, a truly expressive sound can be created. Based on the accumulated expertise of BOSS regarding distortion and Roland with in Tube Logic, the “Waza Brown Sound” not only means the sound is “brown,” but that the expressiveness is also “brown.”