#1
I'm gonna get a wah pedal for x-mas. Me and my dad were talking about them and my mom heard me say that I "should tottaly get a wah pedal." Shes been asking me about them since then so Im like 95% confident Im getting one. But the thing is I don't know which one to ask for.

I play many styles but would probably use the wah for a distorted punk kinda sound, either as a soloing tool or as a tone pedal to make it overly trebely. I've tried to look up demos on youtube but all I could find were people playing all those classic rock wah standards.

So would you guys suggest a dunlop crybaby wah or a vox V847 (Ithink is what its called) for a distorted tone.
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#3
They're both crap for distorted tones stock. Get the Dunlop to save your parents money then mod it.
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Quote by mmolteratx
They're both crap for distorted tones stock. Get the Dunlop to save your parents money then mod it.


the dunlop is only 10 bucks cheaper. And is there a better wah for distorted tone?
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Quote by the_perdestrian
the dunlop is only 10 bucks cheaper. And is there a better wah for distorted tone?


How much do you want to spend? The Dunlop 535Q is okay for just about everything. It's not great at that but it's definitely a huge step up from the stock one. I believe it's $130 new.
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#6
Well I think Im getting a wah for x-mas so I don't know how much they're willing to spend. But I'll look up the 535Q

EDIT: also what do you guys think of the weeing demon?
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#7
I've heard amazing things about the weeping demon.

My bro has a crybaby and I like it a lot. I think the vox works better for clean tones, while the crybaby is better for distorted.

Weeping demon seems to get the best reviews of the 3 though.
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#9
535Q, defs

Out of the box they're pretty average, but once you've spent a while with them, tweaking the controls, getting use to their pot... they're fantastic
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#10
I use the Crybaby. It's an amazing Wah.
Check out my Jimi Hendrix covers to hear it in action.
+ If you need: it's possible to make it a Volume-Pedal, too.
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#11
For distorted tone, for my money, you can't beat the WD-7 Weeping Demon. It's 100 bucks, and it has a fully adjustable frequency, Q, and bass level, and it's got a high/low switch. You can dial in pretty much any wah sound you want.
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Take a look at this, it will provide you more options for your choice in wah pedals plus insights on where they seem to have drawbacks in them
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572372
(^ Yup its the link to the ultimate wah thread, with loads of info on some wahs )

If your picking a dunlop wah then the 535Q is good. You'll have to adjust the settings to each style you play though, but its still good enough to handle any genre out there as long as your capable of tweaking it right! It is not THE best wah out there, its more like a convenient jack of all trades like most people seem to call it

I prefer the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah & the Gig-fx Mega Wah, these sound really awesome to me, the second one is something i want to add to my gear list
Try one of them out if you get a chance & see what sounds good to your ears.
#13
Quote by woodenbandman
For distorted tone, for my money, you can't beat the WD-7 Weeping Demon. It's 100 bucks, and it has a fully adjustable frequency, Q, and bass level, and it's got a high/low switch. You can dial in pretty much any wah sound you want.


Don't listen to this guy ^^^

He suggests a WD-7 anytime the word "wah" is mentioned.


The WD-7 is decent for high-gain situations, but comes up short for everything else. Unless you're going to be playing a lot of metal then I wouldn't recommend this pedal (even for metal, there are better wahs than the WD-7).


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Quote by mmolteratx
They're both crap for distorted tones stock. Get the Dunlop to save your parents money then mod it.


Agreed. Parents are normally more likely to buy their kid whichever one is cheaper due to their ignorance when it comes to gear. If you ask for the Dunlop, you have a better chance of getting it - then you can just mod it or send it somewhere to have it modded.
#14
Thanks. For the info guys. And really I'm not the kinda guy who will ever play jimi hendrix. Ill more than likely make got awful noises with wah and feed back than play hendrix or funk. Its just how I roll.

I think I'm gonna go with a weeping demon. It seems to be geared toward distorted playing, very adjustable, I like the two different on/off setting, and the bass switch is a big plus for me.

I also find it funny that Im asking for a good wah for high gain and can't find any examples of these wahs being used for any thing but clean, and Still some guy was like"Hey you want here what it sounds like check out me playing it clean."
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#15
the vox is nicer stock than the crybaby but the crybaby is easier to mod. Id get the 535Q if you can.