#1
Howdy folks. I'm searching for a good AutoWah that can be used well with moderate cleans, and light-to-average amounts of distortion. I want to use it in combination with the Killswitch on my guitar, and my Whammy.


Budget? At this point, nothing is really limiting. Still saving, so I'll have a good amount of money by the time I've decided.

Current Gear?

Amp: Line 6 LD300 Pro. Bass amp, but I like the low end. Don't tell me to save up instead for a guitar amp. I like this amp, and it's what I need for the time being.

Pedals: RP250, Whammy IV, Screamin' Blues, Clyde McCoy Wah, MXR 10-band EQ, TU-2 Tuner.

Guitar: B.C. Rich Mockingbird w/ Seymour Duncan Jazz in the Neck, Pearly Gates in the bridge.

Music Styles? Varied. Avant-Garde metal, funk, electronica. I like calmer music as well. Think Buckethead (Electric Tears), where Auto Wah is used. I don't really want to copy this, but I do like how it sounds.

Searching for an artist's tone? No.
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#3
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Damn I can't remember the name, there was a nice wah that came with a sensor you put on your finger and that autowahs at the speed of your strums


HotHand

http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/hothand/wah.php
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#6
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=auto+wah&st=

try some of these, don't have any personal experience with any of them tho.

I have used a Boss aw-2 i think it was, but autowahs arent usually my thing, so predictably i did not like it.
#7
Probably a a Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah, or an EHX Q-tron
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#8
What's your budget? Since you didn't give one I'm just going to say Lovetone Meatball


EDIT: In all seriousness, an EHX Q-Tron or a DOD 440 clone will be awesome too.

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Last edited by stradivari310 at Feb 2, 2009,
#10
Some options to look at:

Subdecay Prometheus (my recommendation)
Copilot FX Gyroscope
Z. Vex Ooh Wah
Source Audio Hot Hand Wah or Tri-Mod Wah
Maxon AF-9
Emma Discumbobulator
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#11
What you're thinking of is an envelope filter, not an auto-wah. An envelope filter makes 'wah' noises based on your playing dynamics, whereas an auto-wah is timed.

Buckethead uses a Line 6 FM-4, I believe, but the EHX Q-Tron is fairly popular amongst bassists (I think I'll get a Q-Tron some time in the near future).
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#13
Quote by Raijouta
What you're thinking of is an envelope filter, not an auto-wah. An envelope filter makes 'wah' noises based on your playing dynamics, whereas an auto-wah is timed.

Buckethead uses a Line 6 FM-4, I believe, but the EHX Q-Tron is fairly popular amongst bassists (I think I'll get a Q-Tron some time in the near future).


Auto-wahs can be timed or use an envelope follower to obtain the effect. An envelope filter is a type of auto-wah. Most do both, so there's not much point in making the distinction.
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#14
http://pigtronix.com/products08/ep1.html

Possibly the worst looking pedal in existence, the Pigtronix EP-1 has both an envelope filter and an auto-wah (just the envelope filter with a LFO rather than velocity response). The smoothest, lushest, greatest sounding EF/auto-wah I've ever heard. Analog too, with an extra input jack so that you can modulate the filter using an external source like your drummer or a synth. I actually use my Nintendo DS with the Korg DS-10 synthesizer

Worth every god-damned penny ($220).
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#15
Quote by Raijouta
Buckethead uses a Line 6 FM-4, I believe, but the EHX Q-Tron is fairly popular amongst bassists (I think I'll get a Q-Tron some time in the near future).

I'm aware of the FM4, and planned on trying to buy one sometime soon for other reasons.

I just wasn't aware that he used the envelope function on it. Thanks.

Also, thanks to everyone who's been helpful so far. Lots o' stuff to consider, looks like I've got some reading to do...
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thought I was dreaming
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