Seek Wah Review

manufacturer: Zvex date: 07/28/2004 category: Guitar Effects
Zvex: Seek Wah
Combines wah and tremolo features. Choice of 4, 6, or 8 steps for the wah. Passes from one wah setting to the next, then starts over after finishing a sequence.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Ease of Use: 10
 Overall rating:
 8.8 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 7.5 
 Votes:
 4 
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overall: 10
Seek Wah Reviewed by: rockstrongo, on july 28, 2004
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Ease of Use: This pedal takes some getting used to. It requires that you have a good sense of rhythm, more than anything else. The Seek Wah is an 8-stage wah sequencer. What does that mean? Look at a picture of it at www.Zvex.com. Do you see that it has nine knobs? The knob farthest to the left controls the speed of the effect. The other eight knobs are eight different wah pedals, and lined up in a row! So imagine having eight Crybabys, all hooked up. Each one is at a different position, such as some are all of the way back at the heel, others are at the toe, and some are at positions in between. As you play, you turn on one and turn it off, then you do the same to the one next to it. You keep repeating this pattern over an over....sounds tedious and annoying, doesn't it? The Seek Wah takes care of all of the work for you, allowing your guitar signal to be processed by eight different wah positions, all determined by you, at pretty much any speed you desire! Imagine doing that footstepping pattern at the speed of sound....the Seek Wah will do that at a click of a button. There is a Seek Wah effect at the end of the solo to Audioslave's "Like A Stone". Listen to that, and that's what a Seek Wah sounds like (there are also sound demos and a video at www.Zvex.com). You set your speed and your wah positions and you're ready to go. There's also a little switch that changes the internal setting in the pedal as to how many of the wah settings you want to cycle through. Your choices are 4, 6, or all 8 of them. This design makes it very versatile for any music in pretty much any time signature that you're playing in. The Seek Wah comes with: 8 different wah pedal filters to cycle through. Switching to choose 4, 6 or all 8 of the filters. True Bypass switching. All-analog, handbuilt construction. Lifetime warranty, even if the pedal is used. // 10

Sound: I'm using this pedal with a Diezel VH4S halfstack and primarily two Gibson Les Paul Customs. The effect is noticable if it is turned on and you're not playing anything (you can hear the ooh-aah-bleep sound very slightly). When you play through it the effect is very soft-sounding and warm, fluid and watery, and the effect is has plenty of volume at that point. This is a very unique sounding pedal, there's really nothing else out there like it (except for maybe the Ooh Wah and the Robotalk). You can make your guitar sound like its speaking a phrase, or set it up to sound like a regular autowah (but how fun is that?). I love just sitting with this pedal, coming up with wierd patterns and running not only my guitars through it, but drum tracks, vocals, keyboards, and bass (it sounds cool as hell on bass). // 10

Reliability & Durability: Zachary Vex has lifetime warranties on all of his products, even if they're used. If something goes wrong, he's there to fix it and have it back to you ASAP. He has great customer support and really will go the extra mile for you. // 10

Overall Impression: I love the Seek Wah. When I have a passage that just keeps boring me over and over and it seems like I can't do anything with it, the Seek Wah is one of those pedals that I pull out to give me some inspiration. If it were stolen, I'd probably have to get another. Its just too cool sounding not to have. // 10

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