There's a reason BOSS pedals have been around since the beginning of guitar effects. Their ground-breaking technology and bullet-proof design has constantly made many of their designs among the highest-selling pedals in the industry. The PW-3 is no different. Along with BOSS reliability, you get two switchable wah voicings, side-mounted on/off LEDs, and a comfortable compact size. Keep your precious pedalboard real estate open with the BOSS PW-3 Wah.
Wah sounds like wah...right? Wrong! There about as many wah pedal designs and voicings as there are guitars. Generally guitarists fall into one of two camps. You tend to either perfer a new finely-tuned sound with ultimate clarity, or you want that classic sweep of some of the most classic wahs in history. The PW-3 gives you both! Its unique Rich mode retains low-end fullness, eliminating the thiner tone of other wah designs. Flip the rear-panel switch and now you're into Vintage mode for that familiar classic wah sound.
One drawback to wah pedals is that they are almost always pedalbaord hogs. Some companies have fought this with smaller designs. But unlike other pedals that sacrifice feel and functionality when trimmed down, the PW-3's streamlined design strikes the perfect balance between practicality and playability. Its die-cast aluminum chassis is solid and substantial underfoot, and the long, smooth pedal action is highly responsive and feels great.
What is there left to be said about the reliability of BOSS effects pedals? There are literally players that have had the same BOSS pedal on their board for over twenty years, without any modifications or repairs. The PW-3 wah pedal is absolutely as tough. For products that are intended to be stomped on, they better be built to take it night after night, gig after gig, stomp after stomp. The BOSS PW-3 wah pedal definitely is.
More than 10,000,000 BOSS guitar and bass effects pedals have been sold to players worldwide, including such top players as Yngie Malmsteen, Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. You've also no doubt heard BOSS pedals recorded and onstage beneath the feet of bands of all genres, including Muse, The Killers, and Silversun Pickups. The reason for the success is clear: not only do BOSS effects pedals sound great - but they're also built like tanks and designed with serious use in mind. Each BOSS pedal is housed in a stomp-ready metal box and features a rubberized stomp area and base, to help safeguard against slipping. So, whether you're a fresh-out-of-the-gate beginner, an axe-veteran designing your dream pedalboard, or anywhere in between, you can depend on BOSS's proven line of pedals to craft your tone.
The all-analog PW-3 delivers pro wah tones in a rugged, space-saving design that conserves precious real estate on your pedalboard. Newly developed by BOSS, the PW-3’s Rich mode has a uniquely full wah voice that retains the low-end definition and fullness lost with typical wah circuits. Want a more traditional tone? Just flip the rear-panel switch to Vintage mode for that classic wah vibe. Unlike other pedals that sacrifice feel and functionality when trimmed down in size, the PW-3 strikes the perfect balance between practicality and playability. Its die-cast aluminum chassis is solid and substantial underfoot, and the long, smooth pedal action is highly responsive and feels great. Another issue with downsized pedals is that it’s hard to see when the effect is on or off, because your foot blocks the view. The PW-3 solves this with status LEDs on each side of the pedal, making it much easier to see when the wah is activated.