nightowl2011
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#1
Finally taking the jump and getting my first pedal. My budget is around $100 and looking for a decent wah wah pedal and stompbox.

This is what I'm thinking of getting: Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal or Dunlop Cry Baby Classic Fasel Inductor Wah Pedal . Can someone please explain the difference between the two? Thanks.

For distortion I'm going with a Big Muff stompbox.

Are these good choices? Thanks for the help.
Last edited by nightowl2011 at Jan 4, 2013,
deadsmileyface
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#2
I would try out different Wahs before you pick one. I think the Vox Original Wah is a better wah stock than a crybaby. It works better with my Big Muff too.

To answer your question, the difference is that the Fasel Inductor Wah uses a Fasel Inductor like the original crybaby. Also, I believe the Fasel Inductor Wah is true bypass.

I love my Big Muff, it's a solid choice, but you should try some other ones too. The Big Muff is more of a fuzzstortion, so it's not for everybody.
red.guitar
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#3
^^ listen to this guy!

I too would go with the Vox over the dunlop. I find it has a much smoother sweep, and a wider range. Try before you buy tho, I've tired some vox wahs that were super quiet, and I've played some that were noisy as hell!

What kinda amp are you running? Depending on that kinda tone youre after, maybe you'd be better off going with a od pedal like the ts-9, maxon, or dunlop whyld od. Just a thought...
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deadsmileyface
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#4
Quote by red.guitar
^^ listen to this guy!

I too would go with the Vox over the dunlop. I find it has a much smoother sweep, and a wider range. Try before you buy tho, I've tired some vox wahs that were super quiet, and I've played some that were noisy as hell!

What kinda amp are you running? Depending on that kinda tone youre after, maybe you'd be better off going with a od pedal like the ts-9, maxon, or dunlop whyld od. Just a thought...


That is exactly why I chose the Vox over the Dunlop.
katalyzt13
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#5
The Metal Muff is a better distortion pedal. Like they're saying the Big Muff is more fuzz.

Before you go Dunlop or Vox for a Wah, look at the Morley Bad Horsie, the new EHX wahs and also the Digitech wahs - Digitech makes some interesting things, and only have of them are pure junk.
deadsmileyface
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#6
Quote by katalyzt13
The Metal Muff is a better distortion pedal. Like they're saying the Big Muff is more fuzz.

Before you go Dunlop or Vox for a Wah, look at the Morley Bad Horsie, the new EHX wahs and also the Digitech wahs - Digitech makes some interesting things, and only half of them are pure junk.


The Metal Muff actually isn't that great IMO. Really it's a high gain fuzz and it kinda sounds like a can of angry bees. I have heard good things about the Morley Bad Horsie, however, I tried their mini wah and it wasn't doing it for me. The new EHX wah does look pretty cool.
loki_lulamen
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#7
I've found that Morley wahs seem to work best under high gain. So for an all rounder the vox is a better choice.

TS, what amp are you using? As this will have the most effect on your tone. It will also help us make better recommendations to what will work best for you.
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nightowl2011
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#8
Currently in search of a new amp as well, it's on my "to buy "list. Thanks for all the help in pointing me in the right direction.
Last edited by nightowl2011 at Jan 5, 2013,
loki_lulamen
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#9
Get the amp first. As it will have the most affect on your sound. From there you build the board.

Certain amps don't like certain pedals and vice versa. They can react differently and can cause tonal problems.

Once you have a decent amp we can more accurately help you with your board.
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Maverick F-1, Ibanez RG1527, Schecter Omen 8
Marshall JVM 410H,
Hand built 4x12 w/ V30s
Current board:
PXL LIVE
TU2
WHAMMY IV
MXR M132
MXR M101
TIMMY
NS2
MXR M108
XOTIC EP
TC DREAMSCAPE
DL8