Should I get a wah wah pedal?

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by Stratafied, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. FireFunkRevival

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    Absolutely. Wilson effects 10 spot ii is the best pedal I've ever had. That thing is specialllllll. It literally gets me the tone I always was looking for.
     
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  2. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    The road to perdition is paved with wah pedals.
     
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    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    ^^This^^ (noting I didn't read all of the posts:oops:). A wah was one of the first pedals I purchased (bc so many Utoobers ((I know, I shouldn't listen)) said "should be one of your first three or four"). That said, mine has spent more time in the drawer of shame than on my pedal board:(.
     
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    Kirk Hammett approves.

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    Thanks for the kind words. I got my first Wah Wah pedal for Christmas 1973. It was a Cry Baby. A few years later I got a 60’s Vox for $10 from a guy in the barracks. I think that’s the best one I ever had. But I’ve had many…. But I’m always listening for one that sounds like that old Vox I had when I was 19 or 20 years old.

    For a off the shelf I like the Dunlop CAE Wah. It has a lot of adjustments so you can dial it in how you like it. I didn’t do that. I use it out the box in the yellow inductor setting…. The Wah in the clip I posted to this thread is a Custom made Teese Wah. It really is something special. It’s supposedly a clone of a old Vox Picture Wah…. But it really talks, and cusses if you know how to work it. I really enjoy it every time I use it….

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  6. StratMcD

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    Actually No… but everybody has to try one … Crybaby is starting point , Morley or bad horsey but then you get into volume and more , and not handled right can be very annoying addition rather than good really … even Clapton could foul with wah … but.. what do I know just not a wah fan but I own 2 of em. For “white room”.
     
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    There’s really only a handful of songs I’d use it for, white room is one of them, plus some Jeff Beck definitely maybe.
     
  8. bbarott

    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

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    Honestly this is a good answer. Wahs are pretty much one-trick wonders. If you need to wah you get one, if not then you don't. I have one but I can't really tell you why. I've used it more as a static notch filter for getting some funky blues tones, I don't think I've ever played out live with it.
     
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    Get one - you don't have to use it .
     
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    yes
     
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    Kirk Hammett, anyone? :whistling:
     
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    mohnjossey Strat-Talk Member

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    Asking the real questions here. I've almost pulled the trigger on a mini a few times but couldn't do it for fear of foot slippage.
     
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    It's not a large investment to pick one up, just do it.

    Beside the songs everyone thinks of that uses a wah, or its use as a notch, it can also be useful on certain other songs. Before I had a talk box back in the day, I'd use a wah to approximate the effect in some songs. Rocky mountain way, Do you feel like I do, Show me the way, etc all used a voice box. But because a wah is so vocal, I'd just use that in place of the talk box.

    Think of the fun! :)
     
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    Im sure glad I have 9 of them to pick from :)

    But really love this one for that Cocked Wah tone which is OFC my preference

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    It’s all good. It took me about three minutes to get used to it.
     
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    My thoughts on wah- you can use it on the obvious songs like white room and voodoo child. You can use it as a foot based tone control. You can use it in other spots like during a solo where it isn’t so obvious that it’s wah, but it sounds cool. Slash solos, Pearl Jam solos, etc. Get one.
     
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    Not at all. I got used to it very quickly, and I forget that it's "mini".

    Highly recommend the Cry-Baby Mini 535Q. After years with the classic, the auto-off, and EQ selections are game-changers. Awesome pedal.

    You can really narrow down the sweep range, which makes it a little more versatile. There's alot more to wah pedals than over the top eq sweeps.
     
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    Reese RMC wahs are outstanding. I’ve had my RMC4 Picture Wah since 2006 and it is just great sounding. I sent it to Geoffrey last year for a tune up, and it’s sounding better than ever.
     
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    Cool! Those Teese wahs are hard to beat. I have a Teese 3 also. I have a Clyde standard and a Clyde deluxe by Fulltone… those are nice and the CAE I mentioned in my post.

    I asked Andy Aledort about his Wah and he told me to email Geoffrey Teese and tell him I wanted a Wah like his…. Poof! It showed up at my door… Teese Custom 1 of 1. Played clean it’s very “Up from the Sky” sounding…. Wahs are so cool! I never leave home without one.