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  • MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

    Boss AW-2 Auto Wah

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 06/25/01 at 15:00
    55 bucks at a pawn shop in NY. I wanted to get the kind of auto-wah you hear on terrapin station (grateful dead).

    Once you fool around enough - and e-mail people all over the world for settings because you don't have a manual - it's not bad.


    Changes the tone of my guitar. Hard to figure out the settings. Eats batteries.

    Excellent construction and quality. I got a good deal but its not quite what I want.

    You want it? e-mail me - 60 bucks. Plus shipping. Actually as long as I have it and don't try the soundtank I will use it from time to time but it won't always be a part of my setup.



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    55 bucks at a pawn shop in NY. I wanted to get the kind of auto-wah you hear on terrapin station (grateful dead).

    Once you fool around enough - and e-mail people all over the world for settings because you don't have a manual - it's not bad.


    Changes the tone of my guitar. Hard to figure out the settings. Eats batteries.

    Excellent construction and quality. I got a good deal but its not quite what I want.

    You want it? e-mail me - 60 bucks. Plus shipping. Actually as long as I have it and don't try the soundtank I will use it from time to time but it won't always be a part of my setup.



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  • HatsubaiHatsubai

    Decent auto wah for the price

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 11/24/11 at 05:46
    This is one of the more versatile autowahs that Boss has released. In the past, they had the TW1, along with a few other pedals. Those worked nicely, but for people who were looking for a bit more versatility, this auto wah was made. The pedal isn't that much different. It has a rate, depth, manual and sensitivity knob on it, along with the standard FET bypass and normal input/output connections.

    UTILIZATION

    Boss pedals are notoriously famous for being able to stand pretty much any kind of abuse you can throw at them. The housings are built like tanks, and they can be thrown off of buildings without any issues. They're truly some of the most reliable pedals out there, and I c…
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    This is one of the more versatile autowahs that Boss has released. In the past, they had the TW1, along with a few other pedals. Those worked nicely, but for people who were looking for a bit more versatility, this auto wah was made. The pedal isn't that much different. It has a rate, depth, manual and sensitivity knob on it, along with the standard FET bypass and normal input/output connections.

    UTILIZATION

    Boss pedals are notoriously famous for being able to stand pretty much any kind of abuse you can throw at them. The housings are built like tanks, and they can be thrown off of buildings without any issues. They're truly some of the most reliable pedals out there, and I continue to have pedals older than I am in my rig without any issues at all. The pedal itself is fairly easy to setup, although some of the names are a bit ambiguous. Once you start turning the knobs, you can tell what each one does, but if you open up the manual, Boss describes what every knob does in detail, along with giving you some example settings to help get you started real quick.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is pretty good, but it's your basic auto wah. I never really found a big use for a simple auto wah by itself except for a few funk lines or something. If I wanted that kind of surging sound to constantly occur, I'd rather break out a flanger and make it a bit more apparent than break out the auto wah. I can also do a lot of this with my normal wah, so it's not exactly something that needed to be on my board. The wah effect itself is decent, but there are a few Boss pedals that I think sound a bit better than this one. It's not bad, but I just didn't really find it to be quite as good as some of the real old Boss auto wahs.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you're looking for a decent funk pedal to throw on your board, this could work out for you. However, I tend to just rely on the normal wah for whatever I need. It seems to suit me a lot better. That said, you can score these on eBay pretty cheap, and if you don't like it, you can always resell it. Your only choice is to buy used anyway.
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  • BassistutaBassistuta

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 03/16/05 at 00:59
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It's analog.
    Standard connectors (input / output jack + PSU)
    Via the knobs, it RULES, deep frequencies and power of the Wah.
    Very easy to take control of one's mat.

    UTILIZATION

    Finding its not asking too much effort but be square against it by APRS is something else.
    Otherwise dcalage with the loop comes quickly, even one with the drum so imagine derrire and 2 six-string players of both sides.
    This is an auto-wah bte all, nothing more. So those who love the filters would hate.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Analog sound. Gnrait mine a bit of breath but nothing serious.
    on the other hand, triggers, but without playing, the loop clearly audible on the amp in some fiddle so I …
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    It's analog.
    Standard connectors (input / output jack + PSU)
    Via the knobs, it RULES, deep frequencies and power of the Wah.
    Very easy to take control of one's mat.

    UTILIZATION

    Finding its not asking too much effort but be square against it by APRS is something else.
    Otherwise dcalage with the loop comes quickly, even one with the drum so imagine derrire and 2 six-string players of both sides.
    This is an auto-wah bte all, nothing more. So those who love the filters would hate.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Analog sound. Gnrait mine a bit of breath but nothing serious.
    on the other hand, triggers, but without playing, the loop clearly audible on the amp in some fiddle so I am not a big note.
    The needle is avoided rglage too nasal. As against the rglages too serious will not be the friends of your slaps = increasing.
    You can see that for personal rglages well, there's a little work and discipline to play "with."

    OVERALL OPINION

    I sold 5 months APRS have purchased since I purchased the FT-2 BOSS of much better quality.
    The auto-wah effect did not suit me.
    For it is not against CHRE (~ 35/40 euros OCCAZ '). It's not ruin a try.
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  • Bert?!Bert?!

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 11/18/05 at 06:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    ... First of all, it's a boss pedal, with the strength they have. analog. easy to supply 9v battery or standard power supply. and not too big, nickel.

    is a autowah which has several functions: either the effect wha automatic (and it's t'enclenches whaouwhaouwhaouwha ... etc, a wha reacting to the attack (you play a low attack, it sounds like a wha in position serious and has gradually as you attack, it sounds as if you continue the race of your wha wha.

    it has never failed me, but I see that these successors have taken to connect an expression pedal, and I admit that it's not bad!

    UTILIZATION

    Simple, as often in the pedals. But personally, I took time to discover the sensit…
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    ... First of all, it's a boss pedal, with the strength they have. analog. easy to supply 9v battery or standard power supply. and not too big, nickel.

    is a autowah which has several functions: either the effect wha automatic (and it's t'enclenches whaouwhaouwhaouwha ... etc, a wha reacting to the attack (you play a low attack, it sounds like a wha in position serious and has gradually as you attack, it sounds as if you continue the race of your wha wha.

    it has never failed me, but I see that these successors have taken to connect an expression pedal, and I admit that it's not bad!

    UTILIZATION

    Simple, as often in the pedals. But personally, I took time to discover the sensitive mode (setting the knob depth to 0). I pressed my pedal, triggering the wha, and i like, period! in fact, the mode proportional to the attack is really interresting, it sounds a really good, on the other he incites you to qualify your attack!
    On how autowha, attention has set the tempo. like many other rhythmic effects (delay. ..), incorrect adjustment can just fuck ..

    SOUND QUALITY

    His level, I have no complaints. I am fully satisfied. but it is true that I use mostly clear sound, and especially how "sensitive" and not self wha. Ideal for playing nuances of reggae skanks and funky small casseroles. Still requires some work, not to trot from the nasal treble frequencies. in saturation, I've never really tried.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is the first pedal I bought, there are now 12 or 13. I am fully satisfied, but I use it only for plans reggae, dub. for the Rock, I do not use hardly ever. I see y 'OCCAZ for really cheap, then go for it guys, for € 35, it is well worth it!!
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  • loki8883loki8883

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 12/19/05 at 22:15
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    C is an auto wah, analog.
    There are four knobs, Speed, Depth, Manual and feel (sensitivity)
    C is a boss, so no surprise, compact and indestructible.

    UTILIZATION

    You can find her a nice fast enough, but the polish is essential, especially at speed, the risk to be out of tempo, as was said above.
    Similarly, it must be in perfect rhythm, especially when used as a wah wah
    J ak hear the effect the style waouw waouw.
    The speed-knob controls speed of the effect can be very slow to move really fast.

    -Depth, well, as its name indicates, the more there are, the greater the effect is present ...

    -Manual manages the frequency, the more you turn the knob to the right the effec…
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    C is an auto wah, analog.
    There are four knobs, Speed, Depth, Manual and feel (sensitivity)
    C is a boss, so no surprise, compact and indestructible.

    UTILIZATION

    You can find her a nice fast enough, but the polish is essential, especially at speed, the risk to be out of tempo, as was said above.
    Similarly, it must be in perfect rhythm, especially when used as a wah wah
    J ak hear the effect the style waouw waouw.
    The speed-knob controls speed of the effect can be very slow to move really fast.

    -Depth, well, as its name indicates, the more there are, the greater the effect is present ...

    -Manual manages the frequency, the more you turn the knob to the right the effect is more acute and vice versa

    - Sense is really very important because it ela ger sensitivity at which the effect is declenche.Ce that allows you sound very varied.

    I bought the second hand, so I haven t the manual.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound seems to me persuasive, it is necessary to avoid the manual thoroughly, as mentioned above, it is a bit nasal, but uses the distortion ak ca poses no real problem.
    With the depth and meaning and effect thoroughly engages means quite clearly the background noise of the wah, but hey, that s not really a problem, if not the uses, it pops out the purpose and basta.
    I use the pedal before a Boss DS2, I like a lot.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have the past three months, I use the ak an amp line 6 spider II.
    On the insane channel, reducing a little distortion and wah reglantcomme it should be, it has the same sound that can be heard on Sweet Dreams (Manson).

    Something that I like a lot, c is the speed setting at 6, the depth is 5 pm on manual 7am and goes towards 0, we can easily obtain feedback (ak a lot of distortion), which are then themselves even caught the wah, and we get a very particular sound, alternating super sharp and down in the bass, really I adore ca.
    Like if we harmonics

    I m also serve as a boost in the treble, for example for an acoustic electric sound a bit, to make it very vivid harmonics picnh c cool too.

    s can also use it as a filter, with everything to zero and adjusting the manual to the frequency desired, can get some unusual effects can be the halo of his ak wah, we can boost the treble, we can give a metallic timbre
    (In this case, it makes one think of a ring mod, the sound seems like splits, and some false

    I m using it to a lot of things then, and not as hard and fast auto wah.

    but not worry, sounds hendrixiens are also possible. (eg Voodoo Child)

    I have paid the 50 euros in Japan, in good as new, if I had the choice I would take the same, I think, although I regret that we can not put pedal phrase above

    So if you are in search of sounds a little out of the ordinary is good practice for a little wah do not hesitate, it is n not very expensive and more
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    It's ok

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 07/06/11 at 14:29
    This unit from Boss had some decent features but overall didn't pan out to be that great. they only made it for a short period of time and the idea of it caught on to some people, but I think most people really want the action of a real wah wah pedal.

    The RATE knob controls the amount of modulation. Turn off modulation by turning the RATE knob to min. The DEPTH knob sets the range of the modulation effect. In the min position, modulation will be off and the wah intensity will be controlled by the picking strength. The MANUAL knob adjusts the frequency where the modulation Wah effect kicks in and the SENS control sets the sensitivity of the wah. High sensitivity means that a wah effect i…
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    This unit from Boss had some decent features but overall didn't pan out to be that great. they only made it for a short period of time and the idea of it caught on to some people, but I think most people really want the action of a real wah wah pedal.

    The RATE knob controls the amount of modulation. Turn off modulation by turning the RATE knob to min. The DEPTH knob sets the range of the modulation effect. In the min position, modulation will be off and the wah intensity will be controlled by the picking strength. The MANUAL knob adjusts the frequency where the modulation Wah effect kicks in and the SENS control sets the sensitivity of the wah. High sensitivity means that a wah effect is produced with soft playing.

    There are no known changes between AW-2s made 1991 to AW-2s made at the end of its production span in 1999.

    UTILIZATION

    Specifications

    Controls: Rate, Depth, Manual, Sens
    Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
    Current Draw: 15 mA (DC 9V)
    Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


    SOUND QUALITY

    The tone of the pedal was sort of difficult to fine tune as to which maybe people were turned off to this pedal. The tone can shift and shift without explanation and t o which people would get frustrated as to why the pedal didn't stay balanced with the control it was left on.

    You can use this with any guitar or amp. The use of other gear isn't important but rather the inconsistency of how the pedal sounded when engaged. When you engaged the pedal it has a wah variation but there was a trick to getting it to smooth out in the rhythm that that you are playing.

    OVERALL OPINION

    These pedals have been discontined for some time now. I think that last ones on the market were around 1999. They have now been replaced with the Boss AW-3 as most pedals from Boss just simply go up a number.

    I would recommend the Zvex auto wah or the Boss Aw-3 before purchasing this pedal. You may get quickly irritated with how this thing reacts when engaged.
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  • EяяаtomEяяаtom

    Boss AW-2 Auto WahPublished on 02/11/08 at 06:13
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    BOSS AW-2 Auto Wah (9V DC / 15mA)

    Analog Technology

    4 controls:
    - Rate: control the speed of the oscillation
    - Deph: intensity, depth of the oscillation, commonly known as the Q
    - Manual: frequency setting targeted to low to High
    - Meaning: overall intensity of the effect

    We can divide the Boss in 3 filter effects:
    -> Auto Wah wah wah auto where the filter depends on the tempo / oscillator.

    -> Envelope filter: the filter depends on the dynamics of your game (and not according to a tempo). Indeed very popular with the funk

    -> Wah blocked: As if we blocked then a wahwah a certain position in the race. In this way a point is then adjusted the tonal range ( manual [/…
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    BOSS AW-2 Auto Wah (9V DC / 15mA)

    Analog Technology

    4 controls:
    - Rate: control the speed of the oscillation
    - Deph: intensity, depth of the oscillation, commonly known as the Q
    - Manual: frequency setting targeted to low to High
    - Meaning: overall intensity of the effect

    We can divide the Boss in 3 filter effects:
    -> Auto Wah wah wah auto where the filter depends on the tempo / oscillator.

    -> Envelope filter: the filter depends on the dynamics of your game (and not according to a tempo). Indeed very popular with the funk

    -> Wah blocked: As if we blocked then a wahwah a certain position in the race. In this way a point is then adjusted the tonal range ( manual
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