The genuine BOSS and Roland Dimension effect is back, and it’s now more versatile than ever! Designed in the premium Waza Craft analog tradition, the DC-2W offers not just a perfect sonic recreation of the original DC-2 Dimension C pedal, but also the legendary SDD-320 Dimension D studio rack effect it was based on. The DC-2W features the same intuitive four-button preset interface as the original ‘80s-era effects, now evolved with electronic switching that unlocks a multitude of sonic variations not available on the vintage units. Highly sought-after by musicians and audio engineers, the Dimension’s unique spatial processing magically enhances the width and depth of any sound, from electric and acoustic guitars to keyboards, vocals, and other sources. Built from the original circuit designs and updated with modern refinements, the DC-2W is the only pedal available that delivers the classic Dimension experience with complete sonic authenticity.
Enhance Your Sound with Natural Width and Depth: The vintage Dimension effect is famous for its innovative 3D spatial processing that just makes everything sound a little better. It’s often mistakenly called a chorus effect, but it’s actually not. Though time-based like a chorus, the Dimension’s circuit is quite unique and sophisticated, subtly enhancing the width and depth of the source audio without any prominent modulated movement. The resulting sound is more open and natural, gently enriching any instrument or mix without making it sound overly processed.
Four Switches, Expanded Sonic Possibilities: Just like the original Dimension effects, the DC-2W offers a simple and direct interface with four preset switches that provide sonic variations with increasing width and depth. While the originals had mechanical switches, the DC-2W is equipped with modern electronic switches and status LEDs for more solid performance. The new switches also allow you to press two at once to access a variety of additional sounds. Across the DC-2W’s two effect modes (S and SDD-320), 20 different Dimension variations are possible with just four switches.
Authentic Tones with Modern Refinements: In the Waza Craft tradition, the DC-2W delivers vintage analog tones with modern design refinements for enhanced performance and versatility. Along with the new electronic mode switches, the pedal features a newly designed internal bypass circuit that greatly improves on that found in the original DC-2. In addition, versatile I/O enables the pedal to blend in with any mono or stereo rig, from regular guitar setups to audio interfaces and studio mixing consoles. And like all Waza Craft pedal models, the DC-2W includes a premium buffer circuit for ultra-transparent tone when the pedal is switched off.
The Roland SDD-320 Dimension D: A Studio Legend: Very quickly after its debut in 1979, the Roland SDD-320 Dimension D became a go-to secret weapon for audio engineers and music producers around the world. It can be heard on countless classic records in all genres, and is still regularly used today. From guitars, electric pianos, and synths to strings, backing vocals, and more, the Dimension D injects instant spatial mojo and sonic glue without creating an obvious “effect” sound. The DC-2W’s SDD-320 mode fully captures the original Dimension D vibe in every way. Many engineers like to press multiple buttons on the Dimension D rack for new and different sounds. But in truth, only two actual sound variations are technically possible with this undocumented feature. With its modern switching, the DC-2W’s SDD-320 mode enables six sound variations when two buttons are pressed, including four “in-between” sounds and two all-new voices.
Waza Craft: The Art of Superior Tone: Since the beginning, the engineers at BOSS have been committed to achieving the finest guitar tones using any technology necessary, from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. This enthusiastic spirit continues on with the Waza Craft series, which brings you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail. In Japan, “Waza” is the term for art and technique, and these special edition pedals proudly carry the Waza symbol to represent the pinnacle of BOSS design and craftsmanship.
The BOSS DC-2 Dimension C: 3D Sound in a Compact Pedal: Introduced in 1985, the DC-2 Dimension C pedal brought the Dimension D’s distinctive spatial effect to the BOSS compact pedal format. While the Dimension D was designed as a studio effect that supported either mono or stereo input sources, the DC-2 was specifically created for mono sources like guitar, and features a modified circuit that produces a Dimension effect with a slightly different tonal flavor. When S (Standard) mode is selected, the DC-2W delivers the exact sound of the original DC-2 pedal. Despite players trying, pressing multiple buttons on the DC-2 didn’t actually produce any sound variations. Similar to SDD-320 mode, pressing two buttons at once in the DC-2W’s S mode provides access to six different “in-between” sounds not available on the original DC-2.
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This is a really pleasant chorus effect. Like a lot of boss pedals you really don't get the extreme ends of the spectrum with it but that's fine. This pedal does what it does and does it well.
Awesome pedal. Really subtle, but adds depth and space. Quick delivery and helpful customer service.
Contrary to the misnomer it sounds like a chorus it must be a chorus but this is so much a different circuit design. This Waza version is far superior to the original, as are all the Boss Waza upgrades. You have like 20 different sounds using the 4 buttons in the two modes. I do not think the original actually worked with two combined modes like the new Waza, many just thought it did. The Std Dimension C is less bandwidth and fidelity than the Dimension D mode which is the famous rack mount version used often in studio work decades ago. This is not really a chorus as it has no sweeping modulation movement, it is really unique and different and adds something unlike anything else. Similar to how the detune mode on a Whammy "sounds" like a chorus but the Dimension C is much more. A thing of real beauty on a cleaner guitar, wider stereo imaging, rich, full. With distortion you will find it gives a bit of a flange sounding tone with the usual effect. This is actually really nice as it is subtle very musical sounding flange-like effect with the expansive sound of the Dimension. Highly recommend using in full stereo and Dimension D mode. I had one of these and talked myself into letting it go from the flange like tone with high gain, then I got another one as I realized that subtle flange like quality tone was exactly what I liked in a usable flanger which many are not. This is a great pedal and I run mine after my stereo delay/reverb what would be termed in the loop but it is after my Strymon Iridium after the Collider. Cool unique pedal.
The Dimension C is a fantastic pedal.
1.) Sounds so smooth. (I think.) Crystal clear and transparent. Not overly modulated. Classic 80's pop/rock/metal voicing. This may be a drawback for some who want to dial in dense swirling chorus tones.
2.) Ridiculously simple to operate. Two modes. Push a button 1-4 and get the exact same tone every time. Mix any two buttons at once. Analog dankness.
3.) Stereo lovin'. If you can, run it in stereo with compression and delay. You will like it and smile. Seems to jive nicely with overdrives and distortion as well.
4.) Quiet when on.
5.) It's purple.
1.) Pricey. This pedal is $250. Prymaxe hooks it up, but still was pricey.
2.) One trick pony. This pedal only does one thing, but it does it very well in my opinion.
3.) No vibrato or knobbies to turn if that's you thing.