Wah-Way (Dunlop - Morely)

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  1. california2020

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    Hi!
    I am new to wah-wah padels, and now I need one for the new band that's forming.
    I would like to find one that is decent and reliable, and there are few used locally, in particular:
    - JIM DUNLOP JIMI HENDRIX (JH-1)
    - JIM DUNLOP CRY BABY
    - MORELY POWER WAH VOLUME
    Any advice is welcome!
     
  2. DeMelo

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    I’ve been using the Dunlop Crybaby for decades, no issue whatsoever and sounds just fine.

    These signature wags are a matter of taste, you need to try them and see if you like them.

    Morley makes great wahs, but I don’t know that one you listed.
     
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    thank you!
    The dunlopbcry baby has also a volume control or just the wah effect?
     
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    I would buy a Teese, soooo much better than Dunlop and vox wahs.
     
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    Just wah
     
  6. Wayne Adams

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    I like the Morleys a lot, although I actually modded mine to cap the volume boost to the same level as the bypass volume and adjust the Q for a more mellow tone. (Oh, shiznit! I used the "T" word... :eek:) :D
     
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    I just came across the Visual Sound volume pedal and, being a novice like yourself to wah's, would love to see their concept in a wah.....

    Otherwise the one I've been eyeing is the Dunlop CAE pedal because it allows a broad range of adjustments.
     
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    I'm an old Crybaby guy. But it's straight Wah out of the 70's. Jimi just played an early version of the same under the VOX label... I find the tone difference subtle and probably only perceptible to the guitar player.

    I don't know about where you are, but you can pick up a Crybaby used in the USA for around $60 +/- $20. So they are not expensive to try out. Usually the other brands are similar unless it's some six-option Super-Wah that does everything

    Some of the later Wah's have a number of variations on the theme but unless you're trying to reproduce something specific from a particular artist, meh. MHO, there are others.
     
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    I'd go basic Crybaby. I don't do volume pedals...
     
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    I do volume pedals. I don't do wahs. And I don't wear black jeans or wax my car.
     
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    In all honesty, I believe a Dunlop CAE wah can cover a lot of territory and many top professionals use them. They're not outrageously expensive either. I've got one and think it's great. That being said, I'll never ever get rid of my Teese RMC10!
     
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    Yeah...I think that the RMC10 is what @Electgumbo swears by as well.

    thanks for the feedback on the CAE...I haven't tried one yet but was impressed by some of the demos I did see.
     
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    A other vote here for the Teese RMC wahs. I have an RMC4 Picture Wah that I’ve owned for 15 years. It is awesome and has a much thicker and more vowel-like tone than most other wahs I have tried.
     
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    I do have and use a CAE. It’s one of the best off the shelve wahs you can buy. I have a Teese Custom Wah that is based on a Vox picture wah…. I think. It’s says 1/1 Custom on the bottom with Mr. Teese signature. It sounds like the Wah on “Up From The Skies”.
     
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    I have used two different Dunlop Cry Baby Classic Wah pedals over the past 10 years. They have been perfect. I gave the first to a promising young guitarist and bought the exact same one as a replacement.
     
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    I'm pretty sure your comments on the CAE in another post are what put me onto GASSIN for one. Only my parsimonious nature has prevented me from picking one up...lookin' for a bargain or a trade or something.

    You have any thoughts on the Visual Sound volume pedal? I think that same system for a wah would help clubfooted people like myself train to be more nuanced with it.
     
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    Can I ask what amp(s) you're using or will be using it with?
     
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    Thanks!
    I am using a Brunetti Singleman, I imagine it would be not very common in USA.. it's a great amp in my opinion;)
     
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    I always used a Cry Baby and loved it, although usually used for only one song a night. But I never tested it against anything else and I acquired it long before the internet, so I would have had to drive all over town to find the other option or maybe two options available. I ended up drunk gifting it to a friend and never replaced it. But then someone later gave me a cheap Behringer HellBabe and I actually kind of dig it. I am just not a Wah Snob and don't use one enough to justify spending money on one.
     
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