Artists Using CWS008 Boost
- Boost Effects Pedals
This pedal is another progression of the boost circuit found in pedals CWS001–CWS004, consisting of a volume and tone control. Instead of the continuous tone control as found in CWS004, this pedal has 6 different settings which are selectable with the 6-way rotary switch. With the tone in the center (4th) position, it is the exact same circuit as CWS004, but it is as if the tone knob on that pedal was in a fixed position (most of the way down). This was the placement of the tone knob in CWS004 which I found to have the most even, natural response. Through much experimentation and use of CWS004 I found that I would almost always resort back to this position.
With this pedal, the tone knob adjusts 2 different values in the circuit simultaneously to both shape the top and bottom end of the sound, giving a range from very treble heavy (1st position), to very bass heavy (6th position). There is no conventional tone knob, which only adjusts the tone at the very end of the circuit, though the third knob on the pedal could be made for minor adjustments. This design eliminates having a tone knob which only sounds good in a very small portion of the overall sweep of the knob, and instead creates 6 distinct tones which allows for a much wider variety of sounds.
CWS008 was made in a Hammond BB sized enclosure, and adorned with a large 8mm red LED indicator.