Your Wah

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  1. Sg-ocaster

    Sg-ocaster Well-Known Member

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    What Wah do yous guyses like?? And why?
    I have an older USA made Vox v847 Ive modded it for True Bypass and did the "vocal" and Input gain resistor swaps.....I allways felt the Voxes had more sweep than a Crybaby. True bypass was a MUST for me as I HATED the bypassed/buffered tone. The Input gain and vocal mods were just something I tried and ended up liking.....also tried altering the Q but decided I liked stock best....havent tried an inductor swap.
    Ive tried Crybabys and even an old Thomas Organ crybaby.....meh....And a 60s Vox Clyde McCoy that is my benchmark for Wah....instant Hendrix. Tried a Morley and it was OK sound wise but the treadle made me feel like I was gonna lose my balance when I put it toe down....and I dont like the idea of having no pot(potentiometer...not dealer out of town and down to one bud, no pot:eek:)
    Never tried a Teese that could be interesting. And a Fulltone Clyde sounds interesting also.....but me thinks I'm happy enough with my Vox.
    Anyways what do you like and why?
     
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  2. dodona

    dodona New Member

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    what ' the "vocal" and Input gain resistor swaps' do you mean?
     
  3. Sg-ocaster

    Sg-ocaster Well-Known Member

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    One resistor increases the input gain and the other made it more Vocal in its wah,ing. They were mods on a site I found, with descriptions of each mod and I tried a couple mods that sounded like something Id like..I did them a few years ago so Id have to open it up and see exactly what resistors and to what values I changed them to......anyways.....in short I changed 2 resistors.
     
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  4. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i like the dunlop Zakk wah. its more throaty than most if not all other wah's.
    plus it has tension adjustment as well. i hate a wah with those ice pick highs.
     
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  5. Ray Baker

    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    I have three Dunlop's, Cry Baby, Jimi Hendrix Cry Baby and Zakk Wylde. I use the Zakk Wylde the most and the Jimi second. I hardly ever use the standard Cry Baby. I like the Zakk Wyled because it seems to have more "Wah" over the entire sweep.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    For cocked wah jamming EHX cock fight is really cool. You get the same "spot" every time.
     
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    tonycaster Active Member

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    I've played with vox, crybaby and Jimi Hendrix and I can tell you that RMC (especially the RMC3) are the best wah pedals on this planet: tweakable and sounding just like a good wah should
     
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    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    I usually use an auto wah feature, but for certain things I'll take out the wah pedal. Though I don't own all of these wah pedals anymore, these are the ones I liked the best over the years.


    1) Digitech wah (built-into RP250 multi-effects unit); many customizable parameters/features.

    2) Line 6 wah (built-into Floor Pod Plus multi-effects unit); great customizable features

    3) Morley (not sure about the model but it's one of the first basic optical wah pedals)

    4) Morley/Steve Vai Bad Horsie (original model though the current version is very impressive)

    5) Dunlop/Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Cry Baby wah.

    6) Dunlop/EVH Wah
     
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    eastwood6 Well-Known Member

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    Have an older Fulltone Clyde with Fuller’s signature on the back in Sharpie. Good sounding wah, built like a tank. Has a wide sweep though, so if you’re used to the shorter travel of a Cry Baby or Vox it takes some getting used to.
     
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    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    I love this pedal (I also have the English Muff'n and the Cathedral as in the demo video, and the combination of the three is killer):


    I also have this one:
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I got a Dunlop Crybaby a million years ago and havent looked back since, didnt realize there were such a large variety of them, I cant imagine what the real differences would be and why I would need another one. :shrug:
     
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    tallcoolone Well-Known Member

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    Vox 847s for the past 25yrs.
     
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    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Old crybaby I've had forever. I use a 535Q.
     
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    I had a Dimebag wah and the thing had surprisingly amazing tone. I sold because I hardly ever use it, but if I ever start gigging I'll need another wah and haven't made up my mind as to what I'll get. I kind of want a mini because they take up way too much on my board. I've thought about an auto-wah but where's the fun in that?
     
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    lespaul339 Well-Known Member

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    I have an RMC Wizard. I really like it. It's the best sounding wah I've ever owned. I like how vocal and throaty it is.
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    yes. it has a bit less highs and a bit more lows. i cant believe more people dont use these.
    the tension adjustment should have been a standard a long time ago.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I use and like the Ernie Ball wah!!
     
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    Derek S Well-Known Member

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    I'm like a few others I see as I also just knew what I liked ages ago and stuck with it. My search ended many years ago with the BBE Ben Wah. True Bypass, sweepable mids, sounds great, takes a beating (still using my original purchased one), simple.
     
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    Ramo Well-Known Member

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    I have Dime bag wah but rarely use it, Krik Hammett put me off lol

    I did have Zakk Wylde one as well but I lost it with my other stuff,when storage guy sold my stuff.
     
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    Marshall50w Well-Known Member

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    My favourite is an early 70's Vox Wah on the base it has 250.049. It has white piping on the base and a red fasel inductor. This for me gives instant Hendrix which is the benchmark for how a Wah should sound. It works great with fuzzes. I was taking this out quite a bit and decided to rest it and bought one of the hardwired Vox's which is pretty decent. I also picked up a Vox re issue of the Clyde McCoy which when working is also good.I bought this one on e bay for £40 after seeing favourable reviews in Guitar Player magazine. They were comparing it to the 'Real McCoy' Wah's. My favourite on the Helix LT is the RMC model, really good. I found this sounded better than using my old Vox into the effects loop of the Helix.
     
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