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Battle Of The Wahs

Battle Of The Wahs   

5 members have voted

  1. 1. Best Wah Pedal- Vote & Comment Why

    • Dunlop/Crybaby/Vox
      1
    • Morley
      0
    • Auto Wah
      0
    • Rack Based
      0
    • Other
      4


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So what's everyone rocking and why? Intrigued to see what you've got and what variant. 

Currently using Dunlop Crybaby Classic but quite liking the EHX Cock Fight Plus. 

Anyone ever used the rack based stuff? 

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I use a crybaby 95q and a Morley Tremonti - I like switchless wahs, so the 95q for more old school wah and the Tremonti for higher gain.     

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I really struggle with wahs.

I need one that does the good, shafty, quacky, funky stuff on cleans - ever heard the intro on Jamiroquai's 'Starchild'? That's it, but I also want a very vocal, Hendrixy/Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous sound on overdriven sounds with a nice, smooth and decent pedal travel. Finding one that does all this under the same hood has been a journey and I've had Boss, Budda, Dunlop, Fulltone, RMC, and had the loan of a Moolon and Xotic, and both were nice, but just not quite there.

Any recommendations, other than getting 2 wahs that do each thing well?

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3 minutes ago, Kebabkid said:

I really struggle with wahs.

I need one that does the good, shafty, quacky, funky stuff on cleans - ever heard the intro on Jamiroquai's 'Starchild'? That's it, but I also want a very vocal, Hendrixy/Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous sound on overdriven sounds with a nice, smooth and decent pedal travel. Finding one that does all this under the same hood has been a journey and I've had Boss, Budda, Dunlop, Fulltone, RMC, and had the loan of a Moolon and Xotic, and both were nice, but just not quite there.

Any recommendations, other than getting 2 wahs that do each thing well?

 

Have you tried the CAE or the Bonamassa wah?       Both a really good and versatile imo but I like a switchless wah so have two.

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Was never happy with the CryBaby or the Morley style wah's. The boutique wah's were just too expensive.

Stumbled upon a Colorsound Wah during my "analogue/retro" phase, and it was superb, great sweep, superb sound, built like a tank but didn't weigh as much as a CryBaby. Result.

No idea of the vintage of them, my first was a red one, battery only. My second was a black one, which had been converted to run off a 9v PSU.

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4 hours ago, John_P said:

 

Have you tried the CAE or the Bonamassa wah?       Both a really good and versatile imo but I like a switchless wah so have two.

Sorry. I forgot to say I had the CAE and I know it's rated but it just did the one thing well.

I've not tried the Bonamassa but that is the sort of sound I would go for on the overdriven wah side - cheers

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I don't own one myself - yet - but a friend of mine let me have a go on an Ibanez Weeping Daemon. One massive advantage is a control for the centre frequencies so that you can use it for guitar and bass, plus optional latching if you need to be able to jump on and off the pedal mid-song (doing rhythm and lead in a single-guitar band, or sudden call for a bass solo, I guess?). As for the wah itself, I'm not a connoisseur, but it certainly sounded the part to me!

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