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where does the wah pedal go?

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by TreRocker, Sep 30, 2010.

Where does the wah go?

  1. In front of everything, even fuzz.

    13 vote(s)
  2. Right after fuzz, but before anything else.

    1 vote(s)
  3. After the rest of the distortion boxes, but still before the amp.

    2 vote(s)
  4. In a Series Loop, before everything EXCECPT the EQ

    0 vote(s)
  5. In a Series Loop, before everything INCLUDING the EQ

    0 vote(s)
  6. In a parallel loop, before eq and everything esle

    0 vote(s)
  7. In a Parallel Loop, after EQ, before everything else

    0 vote(s)
  8. Other (please share)

    0 vote(s)
  9. Don't have/use a wah pedal, so no opinion

    1 vote(s)
  10. I clicked here because I hate wah pedals, and want to remove them from the planet

    0 vote(s)
  1. TreRocker

    TreRocker Strat-O-Master

    Sep 5, 2009
    These polls seem to spark pretty good discussion so here is one I've never been able to figure out for myself. I have no idea where the wah pedal should go. It sounds different in different in places. I'll try to think of as many options as I can.

  2. jimmiraz

    jimmiraz Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 3, 2010
    Buffalo NY
    Only thing i'd put in front is a volume pedal.
    Even that is subjective.

  3. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Some guys like to put them after the fuzz. I don't. I put it right in front of my fuzz face. I get the same thing Jimi did, ever notice how when he used the wah and fuzz face together he would use it more or less as a treble boost? That's how I use it.

  4. Bendub

    Bendub Strat-O-Master

    May 5, 2010
    I put it right up front, i like to wah the tone before it gets changed by other effects. Sounds better to my ears.

  5. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 11, 2010
    Norman, OK
    I have mine after the Noise Gate and Tuner, but before the True Bypass Looper (TBL). Everything else hangs off of the TBL, except the Volume Pedal which comes after the TBL.

  6. silentechoes

    silentechoes Strat-Talker

    May 26, 2010
    Amsterdam, New York
    My tuner (in a true bypass switcher) comes before everything, then generally the wah, but I've noticed that every fuzz I've tried doesn't like to be after a buffer, so they usually go directly between the tb switcher and the wah.