- Pedal Accessories
- Humidity Care
THE LEADING STOMPBOX TUNER, REFINED WITH WAZA EXPERTISE
With the TU-3W, BOSS brings Waza Craft mojo to the world’s leading stompbox tuner. At its core, the TU-3W provides rock-solid tuning equivalent to the industry-standard TU-3. In true Waza tradition, the pedal’s benchmark functionality is further enhanced with BOSS skill and craftsmanship. Pure, uncolored signal transfer is essential for a tuner, and the TU-3W features redesigned circuitry with selectable buffered or true-bypass operation and the most transparent audio pass-through possible. Packing high-end performance for discriminating players, the TU-3W delivers a premium pedal experience only available from BOSS.
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. Continuing this enthusiastic spirit, we are pleased to introduce the Waza Craft series. 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. With final sound approval carried out by BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft series brings you exceptional tone and touch response through carefully selected analog components, refined circuitry, and meticulous attention to detail.
- The world’s leading stompbox tuner, enhanced with Waza innovation and craftsmanship
- Superior tuning and premium signal buffer in one pedal
- Tuning functions are identical to the industry-standard TU-3
- Refined audio circuitry for exceptionally pure signal pass-through
- Buffer can be turned off for true-bypass operation
- BOSS five-year warranty
- Tuning Range C0 (16.35 Hz)--C8 (4,186 Hz)
- Reference Pitch A4 = 436--445 Hz (1 Hz step)
- Tuning Accuracy +/- 1 cent
- Chromatic flat x2
- Guitar flat x2
- Bass flat x3
- Display mode
- Cent mode
- Stream mode
- Power Supply
- Alkaline battery (9V, 6F22) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6LR61)
- AC adaptor (sold separately)
- Bypass Buffered bypass or True bypass
- Pedal switch
- OUTPUT switch (BUF/THRU SW)
- MODE button
- STREAM/CENT button
- Nominal Input Level -20 dBu
- Input Impedance 1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level -20 dBu
- Output Impedance 1 k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance 10 k ohms or greater
- Indicator CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
- INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- BYPASS jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- DC IN jack
- DC OUT jack
- Current Draw
- 50 mA (DC 9 V)
- 110 mA (DC 9 V, when High Brightness mode is on)
- Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
- Alkaline: Approx. 5.5 hours
- Carbon: Approx. 0.5 hours
- Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information")
- Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
- Options (sold separately)
- AC adaptor: PSA series
- Parallel DC cord: PCS-20A (DC Plug x8)
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- Width 73 mm 2-7/8 inches
- Depth 129 mm 5-1/8 inches
- Height 59 mm 2-3/8 inches
- Weight (including battery) 460 g 1 lb 1 oz
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.