Favourite Wah Solo's ?

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  1. El Gringo

    El Gringo Well-Known Member

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    So hard to pick just one as "favorite".
    Jeff Beck "Aint Superstitious"
    Eric Clapton "White Room"
    Steve Vai "Bad Horsie"

    With Beck and Vai, it sometimes almost sounds like something other than guitar and wah pedal. With Clapton, it's just bitchin' phrasing meets great tone and masterful wah work.

    I could say Trower (any song with wah), Slash (SCOM), Frampton (any song with wah), Page (any song with wah), etc., and it would probably be a good list, too.
     
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    The Phoenix (The Cult), Civil War (GnR), and Best I Can (Rush) come to mind as some of my faves, but there are other great wah leads to be sure...
     
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    Couple of oldies wah !

    Jeff Beck - I Ain't Superstitious
    REO - Golden Country
     
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    Joe Melodic Statriani - "Love Thing"
    Gary Hoey - "Low Rider"
     
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    I was making a record about 15 years ago. a producer buddy of mine brought a guy by the studio ...who wanted to hang out . Turns out ,the guy was Skip Pitts ....THE WAH OF SHAFT
    How cool was that !! Hell , I shoulda had him play some wah ,as I believe he's since passed away

    Yep !
    It really burns my ass when guys like Zakk Wylde and other people ,who were either in diapers in 1968 or not even in existence,say Jimi,Clapton,Pagey weren't that great ...
    JIMI....had that sh*t DIALED IN ...and those other two as well .We wouldn't even be on a "Marshall Forum"if not for them
     
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    Been spinning this one lately--Clapton 'live', Dec `74, in London [after being MIA w/ heroin for a few yrs]. Playing his original 'cut' Explorer w/ a great sounding 'wah wah' & some excellent guitar work.
     
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    Yessss sir!! Epitome of cool!
     
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    It was kinda out of necessity back in the day. There simply was not the technology or pickups available to create a lot of sustain then so Jimi just maxed his superleads and used a Dunlop. In a way I really prefer that raw tone to the overprocessing we have today.
     
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    Meh, and their parents did the same with the Beatles and Zeppelin.
     
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    Those old Thomas Organ Crybabies and Voxes are still the best sounding wawa's, they're not to be trusted though. I just got a Crybaby classic with the Fasel inductor and it is close enough, and reliable.
     
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    That's great man! Yea he has passed on now.
     
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    Custard Pie off of Physical Grafitti
     
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    Uriah Heep , The Magicians Birthday


    Scorpions , Crying Days

     
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    There is a wah solo on a song that was a willie Dixon cover (built for comfort)
    Not sure if it was Michael or the other guitarist (Paul Chapman ). It is the live version From the bbc radio recordings.A few of the songs were recorded I believe before they released force it. Built for Comfort from the BBC radio recordings. Great versions of rock bottom also .


    1. In Session With Bob Harris 28/10/74: Rock Bottom
    2. In Session With Bob Harris 28/10/74: Time On My Hands
    3. In Session With Bob Harris 28/10/74: Give Her The Gun
    4. In Session With John Peel 27/6/77: Too Hot To Handle
    5. In Session With John Peel 27/6/77: Lights Out
    6. In Session With John Peel 27/6/77: Try Me
    7. Live At The Hippodrome Recorded 6/6/74: Oh My
    8. Live At The Hippodrome Recorded 6/6/74: Built For Comfort
    9. Live At The Hippodrome Recorded 6/6/74: Space Child
    10. Live At The Hippodrome Recorded 6/6/74: Doctor Doctor
    11. Live At The Paris Theatre Recorded 11/12/75: Let It Roll
    12. Live At The Paris Theatre Recorded 11/12/75: Mother Mary
    13. Live At The Paris Theatre Recorded 11/12/75: Out In The Street
    14. Live At The Paris Theatre Recorded 11/12/75: Shoot Shoot
     
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    Also swampsnake by Alex Harvey. Very tasty solo.
     
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    One of the first masters of that pedal was Earl Hooker, he's the man Jimmy Page nicked "You shook me" from, pretty much note for note.
     
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    And the double neck by the looks of it....
     

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