#1
I've been trying to use wah on the lead channel of my amp to get that Metallica kind of thrash tone, but for some reason the wah just doesn't work on the channel. It works fine on clean settings but as soon as I turn on the distortion, all the wah seems to do is make a clipping kind of sound.

How can I get the sound I'm looking for? I'm using it specifically for the end of the solo in Dani California. Using a standard Dunlop Crybaby. Thanks
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I've been trying to use wah on the lead channel of my amp to get that Metallica kind of thrash tone, but for some reason the wah just doesn't work on the channel. It works fine on clean settings but as soon as I turn on the distortion, all the wah seems to do is make a clipping kind of sound.

How can I get the sound I'm looking for? I'm using it specifically for the end of the solo in Dani California. Using a standard Dunlop Crybaby. Thanks

the standard crybaby is a joke, unfortunately. if you're comfortable with a soldering iron, try modding it with a Fasel inductor and a more vocal sweep (replace the resistor by the input jack with one of a higher value).

this is the site where i got all of my mod ideas, though a quick Google search will bring you lot's more info.
http://www.stinkfoot.se/andreas/diy/mods/dunlop.htm#_modding_the_wah
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So replacing or modding it would be my only options? I can't solder, so do you have any suggestions on a wah pedal that would work better for me?
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#4
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So replacing or modding it would be my only options? I can't solder, so do you have any suggestions on a wah pedal that would work better for me?

the 535Q and Dimebag wahs are always popular around here. they're both very versatile. the Dimebag wah is pretty much the hot rodded/prettied up version of the 535Q, though.

if you want to go boutique, look at Fulltone and RMC wahs.
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i have the kirk hammett model and its awesome
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#7
Ok thanks guys. Those are all pretty much more money than the standard crybaby, but if it will get me that tone, then it's worth it
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You could also wait for the Ibanez WH10 reissue which is set to come out in November or so.
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#9
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So replacing or modding it would be my only options? I can't solder, so do you have any suggestions on a wah pedal that would work better for me?

no, that's absolutely rubbish. don't listen to that and don't touch your wah pedal, if you want one with a fasel, buy one with a fasel. I used to have a standard crybaby and it was friggin awesome, clean and distorted. the problem has to be something else.
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no, that's absolutely rubbish. don't listen to that and don't touch your wah pedal, if you want one with a fasel, buy one with a fasel. I used to have a standard crybaby and it was friggin awesome, clean and distorted. the problem has to be something else.

They're really not that great.
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no, that's absolutely rubbish. don't listen to that and don't touch your wah pedal, if you want one with a fasel, buy one with a fasel. I used to have a standard crybaby and it was friggin awesome, clean and distorted. the problem has to be something else.

Really? Well any ideas on how to make it better? The whole wah sound almost dissappears completely when I turn on distortion
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no, that's absolutely rubbish. don't listen to that and don't touch your wah pedal, if you want one with a fasel, buy one with a fasel. I used to have a standard crybaby and it was friggin awesome, clean and distorted. the problem has to be something else.

how old was your crybaby? the silver wave logos do sound better than the new block logo wahs, but not by that much.

the standard crybabies sound bad stock. end of story. modding it is easy as hell and would take no more than maybe an hour of your time.

don't be a brand***. Every company makes a POS.
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I think mine sounds fine fo the clean channel....It just doesn't cut through any distortion. Is that a hard sound to acheive?
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I think mine sounds fine fo the clean channel....It just doesn't cut through any distortion. Is that a hard sound to acheive?

like i said, you're going to have to mod it to get a good sound with distortion/on your dirty channel.
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like i said, you're going to have to mod it to get a good sound with distortion/on your dirty channel.

Hmmm. I guess I'll just swap it for one of the pedals you suggested if it will really make a difference. I don't like modding my equipment
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#16
Honestly, soldering is not hard at all and you should consider learning trying it out. It will open up a whole range of ideas and things to try. I would buy some old junk from a pawn shop and modding it first before you mess with something you use currently. It's really inexpensive and anything you do, for the most part, is reversible.
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Honestly, soldering is not hard at all and you should consider learning trying it out. It will open up a whole range of ideas and things to try. I would buy some old junk from a pawn shop and modding it first before you mess with something you use currently. It's really inexpensive and anything you do, for the most part, is reversible.

Probaby not a bad idea, but for right now I'd just like to get a new pedal. Has anyone tried the Morley Power Wah?

P.s. Your avatar is awesome/annoys me
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#18
lol. I am also looking to get a wah. I am running a GT-8 at the moment and I want to run away from digital for my main setup. The Satch Vox wah sounds pretty cool but expensive. But I think I will get the 535Q.
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lol. I am also looking to get a wah. I am running a GT-8 at the moment and I want to run away from digital for my main setup. The Satch Vox wah sounds pretty cool but expensive. But I think I will get the 535Q.

that's what he used before he got his Sig.
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#20
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I've been trying to use wah on the lead channel of my amp to get that Metallica kind of thrash tone, but for some reason the wah just doesn't work on the channel. It works fine on clean settings but as soon as I turn on the distortion, all the wah seems to do is make a clipping kind of sound.

How can I get the sound I'm looking for? I'm using it specifically for the end of the solo in Dani California. Using a standard Dunlop Crybaby. Thanks


Obviously he is getting no wah on distortion. Not a crappy sound.

Try fiddling with the gain? turn the gain right down so it's clean and see if it still does it
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