The Best Wah Pedal.

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by alialxnunez, Nov 24, 2020.

Which one do you prefer? (Doesn´t matter you don´t owe one)

  1. Vox V845 Wah Pedal

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  2. Vox V847A Wah Pedal

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  1. alialxnunez

    alialxnunez Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey guys,

    I´ve been doing a lot of research on Wah Pedals from different guitarists such as John Mayer (he uses one on a concert playing Voodoo Child), John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    2 of them used Vox Wah´s and I´ve been thinking about getting a Vox but I'm not sure about which one.

    The WH10 is very expensive and there´s 1% that I get it so it goes out of the equation.

    John Mayer, I don´t see which one he uses so if anyone knows can u please let me know?

    Tell me guys, what is the difference between V845 and V847.

    If you have other options that can suit the type of songs I play, which are the guitarists I mentioned above, It´ll be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    I don’t know about who uses what, but I’ve got an RMC10 and it’s rad.
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Well I’ve used a Vox V847 before and it was a good enough Wah. I’ve got a couple of Fulltone Clydes that sound good also. But I like the CAE by Dunlop even better. But what blows them all out the water is my Custom Teese... which I’m using now. Wah’s I find to be a very personal effect. So much of it depends on the skill of the user and what he wants to hear. You really need to play those things and find the one that makes your guitar speak the way you want it too. Some people like Morley’s and some people like Vox/Cry Baby types. It’s not something that sounds the same with different people using it. It depends on the player.
     
  4. Fendrix

    Fendrix Strat-Talker

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    I bought the 847 and returned it. It was very cheaply made and the tone was uninspiring. I got an Ibanez WH-10 Reissue which is the best wah I’ve ever had.
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Yes that’s true. The one I had was old and made in England... the new ones don’t seem to be as robust as the old ones.
     
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  6. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I have recently got an RMC 8 and I know Mayer used one at some point, you can see it in his rig rundown on YouTube. Great pedal, can't really fault it.

    If I was on a budget I'd give the newer Vox stuff a miss. I'd be looking at an early Dunlop Crybaby, the ones with the white/silver label that say Original Crybaby. You could also find a 70's Jen Super Crybaby at a good price too. Those are very nice pedals I think.
     
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    A cursory search on the interwebs detail that Mayer has used a Teese RMC8 wah. In more recent years, he has been using the Dunlop MC404 CAE wah, which is a fantatic wah pedal and used by many pros.

    As others have already mentioned, I too will sing the praise of Teese wahs. I have a RMC10 which I will never part with. I also have a MC404 CAE and its superb in its own right. If the Teese is out of your price range, you cannot go wrong with the CAE.
     
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    Of the two in the poll, the 847A would be my choice.

    Any wah on the market?: Dunlop 535Q. It is just adjustable enough to let you get a great wah effect with all types of different rigs without being overly complicated.
     
  9. Handsome McClane

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    I wouldn't know the differences between those. I've had a Crybaby since the '80s and it's been all I need. It's from when there was just one model.
     
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    I have an old vox 847. Old as in circa 1990 ish....
    Made in USA, built as well as any other wah I've come across.

    I still have it, and like it, because it just wahs like it's supposed to.
    Nothing fancy, not super versatile or feature laden. Just a wah. Sounds good to me. Oh, I did however mod it long ago with a true bypass switch, and by halving the resistor associated with the input (so there is a very slight bump in volume when it's engaged. Very slight bump).

    I also have the cae wah mc404.
    I use it on my main gigging pedal board. I want to love it. I just don't.
    It's got everything I want in a wah... on paper.
    It just doesn't seem to be as good at old school wah sounds as I had hoped.
    I don't dislike it. I use it. I just don't love it for being double the price of my 847.
     
  11. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I made my Vox 847 even better by converting to true bypass and adding an indicator light to know when it's active. Kind of an embarrassing story that led to that mod...
     
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    I use wh10 for 10+ years and not planning to replace it.. Take a look at reissue maybe
     
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    Ditto on the RMC 10
    And the RMC 3
    And the RMC Picture Wah

    You can not go wrong

    There's also a new RMC 11

    Always go Teese.
     
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    blasphemoustrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have a chiwahwah by plutonium that I freaking love. Small size so it fits good on boards, has level/tone/gain settings for setup.
     
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    The_Whale Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Different examples of the same model wah can sound prettty different.

    You need to just try many and see what works for you and your guitars.

    (wahs can sound pretty different with different guitars....)
     
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    I love my Crybaby mini wah, it does the Hendrix and Trower thing really well.
     
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    I wouldn’t buy either of those. Teese, CAE of Fulltone Clyde are so much better than those two Vox.
     
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    Can't get one. Out of stock everywhere except for the one selling for $1500
     
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    i had a n 847 then i trade it ror a hendrix wha...get back soon on 847