THE QUEST FOR VINTAGE SOUND BREEDS THE ULTIMATE HIGH-GAIN ROCK TONE
The BOSS Waza Amp Cabinet 212 is specially crafted for compatibility with the Waza Amp Head, and is a combination born of the same innovative spirit used in pursuit of the ideal rock sound from the beginning of the rock era.The Waza Amp Head and companion cabinets are rooted in the long history of rock amp development and offer the original sound of the very first rock stack amp. In addition, consistent with the evolution of the ideal rock sound, the BOSS engineers have also discovered their own interpretation, which is called the “Waza Brown Sound.” While the Waza Amp Head was born in the spirit of historic innovation, it offers expressiveness ranging from vintage to Waza Brown with modern expandability and reliability. BOSS breaks new ground in the amp market to realize the ideal rock sound.
- Specially designed cabinet for maximum compatibility with the Waza Amp Head
- Two custom-made 12-inch speakers, developed for the legendary early rock sound and high power-handling capacity
- Selectable open/closed-back cabinet designed in combination with the custom-made speakers for a strong presence in the ensemble and full-face resonance
- Cabinet impedance: 16 ohms
A speaker is an indispensable and critical component for guitar amplifiers that provides a “voice” for guitar playing to reach the world. The speaker used with the early stack amp is one of the most highly regarded speakers by top guitarists. In the process of developing the Waza Amp, BOSS engineers tested numerous speakers in combination with many components and configurations of amp circuitry, and found no other speaker that is suitable to bring the ideal rock sound to life. Its transparent high end and vivid clarity have attracted many artists and engineers involved in the Waza Amp project. However, the speaker has only 20 watts of power-handling capacity. In the quest of the perfect Waza Brown Sound, the sound pressure was insufficient for the BOSS engineers. With painstaking craftsmanship and accumulated expertise, BOSS gave birth to a speaker with the raw sound characteristics of the legendary rock speaker, yet with 80 watts of power-handling capacity. The cabinet is also specially designed to maximize the potential of the Waza Brown Sound with rich, full-face resonance and commanding sound presence.
Inherited Historical Spirit Breeds the Ideal Rock SoundThe Waza is BOSS expertise and passion. It is combined with the inherited spirit from historical master builders. Together, the two join to create the ideal rock sound. The very first stack amp is still the benchmark for rock amps even now. Throughout history, master builders have worked to fine-tune the amp to discover the ideal rock sound. The ‘70s and ‘80s hard rock sound, called the “brown sound,” was born in this pursuit. With dynamics responding to a musician’s picking nuance, and such factors as growling low end, powerful midrange, bite, presence in the high end, airiness, and touch sensitivity are all present in good balance in the brown sound. The Waza Amp has two types of amp characteristics: one delivers the classic sound of the very first stack amp, and the other has the ideal brown sound painstakingly tuned up with BOSS’ own interpretation. Each amp type has four channels—Clean, Crunch, Lead 1, and Lead 2—for adaptation of the tradition and innovation into the diversity of the modern rock scene.
Dependable Durability for Creative Freedom
While the Waza Amp has ample power for any stage performance, it is free from the maintenance issues found in tube amps which are powerful enough for live gigs. The Waza architecture eliminates major drawbacks such as vibration damage, tube replacement, and other costly maintenance concerns. As such, the Waza Amp is basically maintenance-free and designed with Waza craftsmanship, which has the essence of BOSS’ reliability and endurance proven in the history of professional use for decades. You can count on the trusted sturdiness and dependability of the Waza Amp. It eliminates stress for the professional gigging artist who needs to concentrate on their creative inspiration for live performances.
Vintage Inheritance Fused with Expandable Modernity
No tube amp player can really resist cranking up the volume to get a true feeling of how an amp performs at its peak. With the BOSS Waza Amp’s Power Control capability, you can get a richer overtone texture with a more dynamically responsive feel at any volume. The Waza amp features other functions that complement its historical innovative spirit with a modernistic expandability. Two EFX Loops with selectable parallel or series routing allow for advanced sound creativity in combination with stompboxes. A Line Out feature is also available which allows direct connectivity to external mixers or recording devices. In this way, you can get a powerful guitar amp sound just as if you were playing through the speakers. The Line Out Air Feel switch enables you to change the sound character of a mic setting. A special Cabinet Resonance switch on the Waza Amp magically changes the audibility of the sound coloration of the cabinet. Additionally, there is a foot controller that lets you change channels and switch effects on/off, as well as a USB Rec Out jack for recording directly to a computer.
Rated Power Input: 160 W
Speakers: 30 cm (12 inches) x 2
Nominal Impedance: 16 ohms
- INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- Owner's manual
SIZE AND WEIGHT(INCL. FOOT)
- 728 mm
- 28-11/16 inches
- 343 mm
- 13-9/16 inches
- 533 mm
- 21 inches
- 28 kg
- 61 lbs 12 oz
- Additional Information
Category Audio Amplifiers Colour Black Brand Boss MPN WAZA-212 EAN 4957054509248 Condition New Amplifier for Electric Guitar Amp Kind of Amplifier Amp Head Power 160 Watts Speakers Config. 2 x 12" iOS Compatible No Manufacturer Roland Product Tags Waza, Boss, Guitar Amplifier, Amplifier, Cabinet