Digging the SRV Voodoo Child Tone with Auto Wah

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  1. alialxnunez

    alialxnunez Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey guys, I'm looking how to get the Voodoo Child Tone with an Auto Wah.

    I just can't get the settings to sound good.

    It'll help me slot also if you can give the Screamer settings too.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Martins Strat

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    I don’t know if it will be possible with an Auto-wah, I would have thought that would sound way too regular. You need a normal wah, SRV used a Vox I think, to get anywhere near.
     
  3. Guitarmageddon

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    Welcome to the forum - it won't work ever with an auto wah, you need the real thing and to use it with nuances like he did.....auto wah is great for certain things, like reggae etc but not in this case....
     
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    Yep, but the Vox wahs that he used are nothing like the Vox wahs being made today.
     
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    Maybe, but a lot closer than an auto-wah I would think. :D
     
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    Exactly. Auto wah will apply the same effect to every note while Voodoo Child is more about various positions in the sweep of an actual wah pedal. It doesn`t necessarily have to be an exact replica of an old Vox wah, a cheap wah pedal will get you close enough and infinitely closer than auto wah.
     
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    The Tube Screamer settings would depend on your amp and pickups. I`m sure someone much more knowledgeable than me will be able to help. Last time I played Voodoo Child was with a Tokai strat with EMG pickups with a Guvnor, and Dunlop Wah through a JCM800. Absolutely nothing like Stevie`s or indeed Jimi`s gear but it was good enough for me and definitely good enough for the drunk people in the pubs we played in lol.
     
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    alialxnunez Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks, guys

    I´ll be getting a VOX 847A Wah Pedal then.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
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    Wah? Don't need no stinking wah! LOL

     
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    LOL that's awesome!
     
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    Old lap steel trick. Helps to flip the plate.
     
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    Oh yeah...I didn't notice at first. I've got a Tele with a reversed control plate like that. Wasn't done for a particular reason, though, as far as I know. I think this inspired me to start doinking around with it!
     
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    All of my Teles have flipped plates. Been doing that for decades. Mainly because I use the knobs more than the switch. :)
     
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    Excellent choice.