Boss WAZA Tube Amp Expander

Control Centre for Tube Amplifiers

  • Modern, variable reactive attenuator circuit for tube amplifiers up to 150 W
  • Impedance settings for properly adjusting the load resistance of the amplifier
  • Preserves the natural sound, the dynamic feel and the individual character of the distortion
  • 10 Memory slots
  • Versatile parameters controlled via GA-FC / FS foot pedals and MIDI
  • Integrated 100 W Class AB power amplifier with discrete analogue design and seamless volume control
  • Powerful DSP section
  • Customisable stereo effects: Compressor, Delay, Reverb and four EQs
  • 22 Speaker-box emulations with five selectable close mic and three surround microphone types plus four slots for uploading your own speaker impulse responses
  • External effect loop with selectable serial / parallel operation and control input for switching the amplifier channels
  • Parallel speaker output for connecting two speakers for live use
  • Balanced XLR line outputs (mono and L / R stereo) for connecting a FOH mixing console, stage monitors and recorders
  • Headphone output for quiet practice with fully turned up amplifier sounds
  • Editor software (Mac / Windows)
  • USB for direct audio recording and communication with the editor software
  • Controls: Speaker Out, Line Out, Phones, Resonance Z, Presence Z, Rig, Reverb
  • Buttons: Fx Loop, Effects, Solo / EQ, Amp Ctl
  • Switches: Speaker Impedance, Input Level, L / R Gnd Lift, Mono (Foh) Gnd Lift, Loop, Level, Send Gnd Lift, Return Gnd Lift, Amp Ctl
  • LED: Power, Write, FX Loop, Effects, Solo / EQ, Amp Ctl, Input Sig / Peak, Footswitch:
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 381 x 297 x 111 mm
  • Weight: 6.8 kg

Connectors:

  • From tube amplifier: 6.3 mm jack
  • Speaker Out A&B: 6.3 mm jack
  • Line out L/R: XLR
  • Line out mono: XLR
  • Headphones: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Send: 6.3 mm jack
  • Return: 6.3 mm jack
  • FX loop: 6.3 mm jack
  • GA-FC: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Amp Ctl: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB B port
  • MIDI: In, Thru / Out

Further Information

Impedance 4, 8, 16
Noise Supression No
DI Interface Yes
Speaker Simulation Yes
Dummy Load (usable without cabinet) Yes

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This made my amp sound
Sambatyon, 29.09.2020
I own a Mesa Mark V:35 and at home I could never use it at a volume higher than the lowest at which it would produce a sound. I needed some nice way to reduce the volume so I went looking for a solution.

Clearly the WAZA tube amp expander has two other competitors, the OX Box and the Captor X. After checking all the options around, the WAZA really surpases, to me, the competition given the nice sounds of their reverb (which replaced my pedal) and delay (which I don't really use) and the easier to operate sound than the OX.

It only loses a start in features for two reasons:
1. It requires a wired USB connection from my laptop
2. It would be really nice to have double microphone option in the cab simulator.
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Good quality and rsponse
bx82x, 17.01.2021
The WAZA TAE offers good options for playing live and recording silently in your home studio. It has an internal editor for manage lots of impulses and it let you import your external impulses too. It supports also come internal features like compression, reverb and EQ.

Cons: Unfortunately it let you use only ONE impulse at time, when other competitor (OX Box, Torpedo) let you use more than one, so you have to use other tricks if you want to use more than one impulse.

Pro: It's a very good attenuator and it manage well the sound from the head.
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Awesome product
almootoo, 28.12.2020
You can crank your amp up to the right spot and attenuate it with the Waza. It comes with fully editable effects. Awesome product.
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sehr vielseitiges Teil aber zu hoher Preis !
musiman, 12.09.2020
Ohne Software nicht zu editieren !
Dafür funktionierte alles incl. Software auf Anhieb. Die Speicherplätze sind lachhaft wenig. Die Effekte sind gut, aber phasing/flanging, Tremolo und Leszlie gibt es nicht. Die Fußleiste habe ich sofort nachbestellt, denn damit sind viele Funktionen erst erreichbar.
Nun aber zum eigentlich wichtigen.
Beim ersten einschalten gab es schon ein bischen Angstschweiß, denn die richtigen Voreinstellungen sind lebenswichtig für dieses teure Teil. Auch die Einschaltreihenfolge muß unbedingt eingehalten werden !!! Am besten man stellt sich vor dieses Ding schaltet die Box und ihren Widerstand überhaupt erst ein. Danach dann den Verstärker dazu schalten, sonst fliegt der Marshall weg !
Ich habe meinen uralten Marshall nach 40 Jahren das erstemal richtig gehört. Da der Boss auch am Eingang satte 150 Watt abkann war das kein Problem. Eigentlich hatte ich den Captor X von Two Notes bestellt, aber zum Glück rechtzeitig umbestellt. Der Boss muß immer eine Box als Last haben, dafür ist der interne 100Watt-Amp aber bis auf "0" runterregelbar. Lieber Gott: vielen Dank daß dieses Gerät eine richtige Netzbuchse hat !!
Meine beiden Marshalls funktionieren super und klingen jetzt ganz anders, der Engl "Blackmore" kann endlich in der Wohnstube erklingen und das schönste ist aber: mein kleiner Boogie 22+ der immer zu leise war wegen der Drums kann jetzt plötzlich von 20Watt auf 100Watt gebracht werden ohne den gewohnten Sweetspot zu verlieren. Waaaahnsinn,,, !!!
Gespannt bin ich noch auf den Test meines Boogie Transatlantic und des uralten B. Mark 3, der sogar unserm Drummer bisher zu laut war.
Wichtig wäre noch dass man niemals mehr mikrofonieren muß und der Hall und das Delay plötzlich alles auf stereo ins Pult bringt.
Fast vergessen: mein alter Marshall hat ja jetzt sogar einen Effektweg. Wie hab' ich das früher ohne ertragen ??
Die Boxensimulationen muß ich erst in Ruhe ausprobieren. Damit soll sich aber der Techniker rumplagen ich höre lieber meine gewohnte Box - vorerst jedenfalls.
Bin gespannt ob sich jemals wieder ein Nachbar über so viel "Radau" im Keller beschwert !
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