#1
I am finally going to buy a wah pedal.
i have narrowed it down to either a crybaby wah or a vox wah.
i want that srv/hendrix tone, any suggestions on which one to get?
#3
Quote by Richmanofaction
Didn't Hendrix use a Dunlop crybaby??

I'm pretty sure SRV used a Vox Wah
#4
There is at least one Hendrix signature Dunlop Crybaby out there.
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#5
Yes Hendrix has his own signature model. Im pretty sure it's Dunlop that makes it. Great sounding wah.
#6
Quote by Richmanofaction
Didn't Hendrix use a Dunlop crybaby??


No dunlop didnt make the wah pedal he used as far as i can remember,correct me if im wrong,his cry baby's are copys of the circuitry of the Thomas Organ he used
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#8
Quote by ChiliFan01
No dunlop didnt make the wah pedal he used as far as i can remember,correct me if im wrong,his cry baby's are copys of the circuitry of the Thomas Organ he used


Hmm - interesting- never knew that


Did you try a Bad Horsey II??? They are pretty nasty wah pedals
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#9
Quote by Richmanofaction
Hmm - interesting- never knew that


Did you try a Bad Horsey II??? They are pretty nasty wah pedals


Yeah,iv tried one,they aren't great for what i play so im not a great fan,but they work for some people so... yeah im not a fan but that my opinion
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Fender Straocaster or Gibson Les Paul Slash Special -->Lovepedal Amp 50 --> Boss DD-3 --> Crybaby(soon to be Wh10 reissue) --> Big Muff PI --> Boss DS-2 --> Marshall JCM 900
#10
ha word- the Dunlop is looking better and better for you my friend
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#11
Yeah get a crybaby,but get the GCB-95F or the Crybaby Classic
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Fender Straocaster or Gibson Les Paul Slash Special -->Lovepedal Amp 50 --> Boss DD-3 --> Crybaby(soon to be Wh10 reissue) --> Big Muff PI --> Boss DS-2 --> Marshall JCM 900
#13
what does the fasel inductor do??
and how does the gcb95 original sound compared to the classic gcb95f with the fasel
#14
all wah`s achieve there effect by using a inductor, the fasel is just a early type to give the vintage wah sound (simplest explaination without giving a electronics lesson)

if you open up a wah pedal the inductor looks like a gumdrop
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#16
if u have a bottomless wallet i suggest aFulltone Clyde deluxe but the dunlop 535q is also nice.
#17
I have the dunlop crybaby 535q, it's awesome!!! Defintely good for hendrix, but it has different settings and knobs to make it sound like any wah, great versatility!!!
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#18
Unless you can get the MiA VOX V748 get the Crybaby. I can only find the MiC VOX V847a.
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#19
535Q is pretty good.Can be a little bit harsh at times but it can be controlled.The little red volume boost isn't that great though.Add a certain naisalleyness to it.
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#20
Quote by MoAhRaCrUaS
YEah im goin with the GCB95 original
thanks!


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#21
now im not sure. is it worth the extra $20 to get the fasel inductor in the gcb95f?or is the 535q that much better than both
Last edited by MoAhRaCrUaS at Aug 18, 2009,
#22
Quote by MoAhRaCrUaS
I am finally going to buy a wah pedal.
i have narrowed it down to either a crybaby wah or a vox wah.
i want that srv/hendrix tone, any suggestions on which one to get?


I know for a fact Hendrix used a Vox. Dunlop did not at any point make his wah pedal during the time that he was alive and playing. I'm not sure about SRV, but I'm sure he used a Vox also.

Just get a Vox, a lot of greats use them.
#23
I've got a Crybaby Classic, but for you, get a Vox, both Hendrix and SRV used 'em.
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#24
the only difference i could find between the vox v847 and the v 847A is that the a is the reissue. is this correct? I couldnt find a straight answer that said that but just reading the infos gave me the idea.
#25
I bought the vox v847A.
I tried them(V and crybaby. out side by side and the vox had better sound, but when i brought it home it sounded funny. It doesnt have a gradual sweep, it sort of jumps right in the middle all of a sudden and i dont have much control. its wierd. and it sounds muted when the wah is not on.
I bought it at guitar center, do you think they will let me return just because i dont like the sound?
Last edited by MoAhRaCrUaS at Aug 18, 2009,
#26
Quote by MoAhRaCrUaS
I bought the vox v847A.
I tried them(V and crybaby. out side by side and the vox had better sound, but when i brought it home it sounded funny. It doesnt have a gradual sweep, it sort of jumps right in the middle all of a sudden and i dont have much control. its wierd. and it sounds muted when the wah is not on.
I bought it at guitar center, do you think they will let me return just because i dont like the sound?

does this happen most when you have overdrive on?
this is why i referred to all of the wah's mentioned in this thread as 'toys'
although in all honesty i've never tried a vox v847A
#27
Quote by MLilienthal
does this happen most when you have overdrive on?
this is why i referred to all of the wah's mentioned in this thread as 'toys'
although in all honesty i've never tried a vox v847A


nah both. i fixed the problem though. i had the guitar going to the wah, to the distortion to the amp. then i switched it to the guitar into distortion, into the wah, into the amp and it sounds much better
#28
I've owned a fair amount of wahs and honestly the plain old Vox V847 is about the best for anything but extremely high gain.
#29
yeah, i turned the pedal down as low as it can go and it sounded pretty good, but like i said it sounded alot better when i switched the order.. i play alot of SRV, and classic music so i dont really need much distortionanyway
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#30
Quote by FallsDownStairs
I know for a fact Hendrix used a Vox. Dunlop did not at any point make his wah pedal during the time that he was alive and playing. I'm not sure about SRV, but I'm sure he used a Vox also.

Just get a Vox, a lot of greats use them.


Nope,he used a Thomas Organ Wah Which is what all the dunlop Hendrix wahs are based on
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Fender Straocaster or Gibson Les Paul Slash Special -->Lovepedal Amp 50 --> Boss DD-3 --> Crybaby(soon to be Wh10 reissue) --> Big Muff PI --> Boss DS-2 --> Marshall JCM 900
#31
He used a Vox, dude. Nowhere I can find on the internet says otherwise. No point in arguing over something stupid.
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#33
Quote by MoAhRaCrUaS

thats SRV not Hendrix
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Fender Straocaster or Gibson Les Paul Slash Special -->Lovepedal Amp 50 --> Boss DD-3 --> Crybaby(soon to be Wh10 reissue) --> Big Muff PI --> Boss DS-2 --> Marshall JCM 900
#34


If you look at the front plate on this,it says original Thomas Design,it is a reference to the Thomas Organ Whas That hendrix used.

Thomas Organ/Warwick Electronics made the circuitry for the first wah pedal which was then put into the housing of a Vox Continental Organ volume pedal. This is why many people think it was a vox made pedal that Hendrix Used.
My Gig Rig...

Fender Straocaster or Gibson Les Paul Slash Special -->Lovepedal Amp 50 --> Boss DD-3 --> Crybaby(soon to be Wh10 reissue) --> Big Muff PI --> Boss DS-2 --> Marshall JCM 900
Last edited by ChiliFan01 at Aug 21, 2009,
#35
I had an original Clyde McCoy Vox from the 1960s.

I bought a reissue Vox 847 and it didn't sound good and sucked my tone when it was off.

I found a page that gave some mids for it and figured I would give it a try. Made it true bypass and bought about 2 bucks worth of resistors from radio shack. Experimented with the values and for about 2 hours on a rainy Saturday got that thing sounding much better then my old wah, which I sold.

There are a few simple mods for the Vox and Crybaby - check these out, making these true bypass and changing a couple simple things can give you an awesome wah for short money - my Vox was $40.00 used and $10 for the bypass switch and about $2.0 in resistors.

I could have done the work quicker - maybe 45 mins - but I got into it and changed things and changed them back to get exactly what I wanted.

I was planning on changing the inductor but it sounds so good there is no reason to.

Just search 'Crybaby Mods' or 'Vox 847 Mods' - you cut a wire, change a resistor or two and put in a new switch.