Irrational BOSS Fanatic
Silver Supporting Member
OK, maybe not official. But which Boss pedals should be reissued as WazaCraft pedals, and what extra modes should they include?
The 'long chip' was a custom (probably semi-custom) microprocessor/memory array made originally for the Roland SDE-3000. It was not available to other companies for purchase bitd, just used by Boss/Roland. Therefore, there's not a stockpile sitting in the back of some recently bankrupt parts distributor, waiting to be found.The DD-2 had a magic chip in it, the long chip. Do they still make them?
Kinda surprised someone hasn't gone to the effort to do this with a SAD1024. An SMD of that chip for compact/mini versions of the ADA, MXR M117 and of course Electric Mistress flangers would blow peoples' minds.BUT, there is a thriving group of businesses both on-and-offshore who, for a mere 50-75k, will lift the lid on a chip and give the buyer an archetectural map (if not down to the transistor) of what's inside. Some have also developed methods to dump the onboard software (if it is on board... many devices from the early 80s used off-chip PROMs).