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Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by SCREEM, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Slidewinder

    Slidewinder Gold Member

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    I've had the reissue Vox's, that were ok, and had an old Clyde wah that I sold to a buddy in California.
    I just sold my 68 crybaby on ebay, and am using an early prototype Budda wah, with a teese pot, that's probably one of the best wahs I've ever heard.
     
  2. Ripper

    Ripper

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    Prairie Town, Manitoba
    I've got three wahs I use right now. My main wah that I use all the time is a standard crybaby that I have done quite a few mods to and I love it. I also have an old Ibanez WH-10 which is a great wah, but the plastic case on my is about three stomps away from self destructing so I don't use it too much anymore (I'm probably going to stick it into a new case of some sort). I also picked up a Behringer Hellbabe just to see what they were like. I must admit, they are not a bad wah at all. For the price they sound pretty good and are a great starting point for someone looking to play around with a wah.
     
  3. BoogieBoy

    BoogieBoy

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    Vancouver, Canada
    For a wah, I use a Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q.

    Pretty expensive wah, but versatile.
    Comes with a 5 setting wah range selector, a boost button that you can trigger with a tap of your foot, a volume boost and a variable Q to set your wah range.
    It covers pretty much any range of wah sound I am looking for, but you gotta spend some time to dial it in to your liking is all.
     
  4. guitarcentral

    guitarcentral

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    I've got a modded V847 that gets nothing but rave reviews when ppl hear it. I threw in the Ariel Fx Halo replica, BC109B Transistors, tweaked a few of the resistors, and can't forget true bypass. I've owned a few different wahs that i've bought to modify and ended up selling, and this one here, lets just say will never be for sale. I've tried all the fasels, and IMHO do not even compare to the Ariel Fx Halo, definately worth the money.
     
  5. Hey ,got two now Fulltone Clyde Deluxe ,and 70's Jen Super Crybaby (truebypass mod) great wahs but two completely different animals cheers!:rockon:
     
  6. mhammer

    mhammer

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    Ottawa, Ontario
    I really miss my old Schaller wah that had the Yoy-yoy setting. Delightfully different. Only recorded example I know of is the old Afro-soul classic "Soul Makossa" by Manu Dibango. You can hear it, sort of, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRUehk0WHCk

    For a while, I also had a Craig Anderton "Super Tone Control" mounted in a footpedal, that did some killer sounds. Basically a foot-sweepable parametric EQ section. If any of you recall the old tune by The Fixx called "One thing leads to another", there's a great wah sweep in there that was dead easy to nail with this.

    Currently, I have a home-brew Cry Baby variant using a nice inductor I picked up locally. If any of you Ottawa-area folks know A.D.D. Electronics, across from the Parkdale Farmers Market, they have some cute surplus inductors that they sell for a buck. The label states that they are 900mh, but they have a tap just under 700mh. A larger value than most authorities recommend but it doesn't stop me from getting a nice throaty vocal sound out of it. All the properties of a Fasel for less.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2008
  7. notme

    notme

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    Ontario
    I'm just new to pedals, so sorry for such a novice question.

    For songs such as Supertramp's "Rudy", "Goodbye Stranger", "Another Mans Women", etc. Is that a wah pedal that is responsible for that sound? Especially the train part in "Rudy". I would love to know what pedal was used for that.
     
  8. Warren

    Warren

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    London, Ontario
    Chicago Iron Works Parachute Wah!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. fraser

    fraser

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    i just listened to a live version of "rudy"- definately a wah wah- probbly some chorus too or something, but outside of wahs and distortions im ignorant about effects really- lots of wah in supertramps tunes tho
     
  10. Spikezone

    Spikezone

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    My wah is an old King Vox Wah that my parents bought me for Christmas when I was about 14 or so (36 years ago!). Somewhere along the line it started doing weird stuff, which I attributed to a crack I found in the circuit board, so I abandoned it for a large number of years. Then one day I read about Geoffrey Teese, and I went searching 411 for California (I live in western Canada), and found his number. I had read in GP or somewhere that he built and/or modded wahs for a lot of pro players, so I took a chance and phoned him. I think this was actually before he started producing his own RMC pedals. Much to my delight, he answered the phone and was most interested in my pedal and what it needed to have done. We talked, and he asked if I minded him sort of dissecting my pedal before repairing it, because he was trying to get an extensive data base built up on the components used in old wahs and how they gave the wahs their particular characteristics. He went so far as asking me how I would want the pedal voiced when he was fixing it, and I sent it to him. We chatted on the phone several times in the course of the repair job, and I was very pleased with the way it turned out in the end. BUT there's more: several years later again I was building a pedal board and was trying to figure out how to bypass the 9v battery in my wah so that I could use the external power supply I was using with my other pedals, so I found his email address (once again in GP, but this time in an article on boutique wah pedal builders), and emailed him for help. Much to my surprise, he replied to my email THE SAME DAY with the answer to my question, and we emailed back and forth a few times in the next couple of days until he was sure I was happy with the results of my efforts. He even told me about a certain resistor or something I needed to add to the circuit to get rid of an annoying swishing sound when the pedal wasn't activated. What a guy! I still use that pedal, but just based on what I know about Geoff, if I was in the market for a new wah, I would buy one of his pedals in an instant, despite the pretty price.
    -Mikey
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  11. ENDITOL

    ENDITOL

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    I gotta reccommend the Silver Machine - state of the art wah!
     
  12. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    You guys make me feel so unsophisticated only being satisfied with a CryBaby, LOL! Had a George Dennis Volume/Wah for a long time but went back to a CryBaby after a while without any wah.

    Peace, Mooh.
     
  13. Spikezone

    Spikezone

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    Well, despite Geoff fixing it up for me, that's what mine is essentially, Mooh, and I love it!
    -Mikey
     
  14. Actually if you think about the price on the Dimebag ,Wylde .Slash wahs teese price aint that bad:rockon:
     
  15. Tybone

    Tybone

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    Brampton
    I use a modified JH-1. It has that little place in the middle of the pedal that gives you the juice. I loves it.
     

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