#1
hello, today i got the dunlop cry baby wah. directly after i puted in the 9 volt battery. i plugd my guitar in and played (im using a squier stratocoaster classic vibe 60' and a line6 spider3 15w amp). but i have two problems: the wah is working fine but when i play on clean and i press down the wah pedal (the aaa sound ) its sounds really hard and if i turn on the volume its hurts my ears.
my ohter problem is when i put on distortion an overdrive and i tap (van halen style) and i push my wah open (the whhh sound) i almost can't hear the notes
its maybe hard to understand because engish is not my langauge but i just wanted to know wats going on and except for those two little problems its a very fine pedal
#2
Quote by Tom19s
hello, today i got the dunlop cry baby wah. directly after i puted in the 9 volt battery. i plugd my guitar in and played (im using a squier stratocoaster classic vibe 60' and a line6 spider3 15w amp). but i have two problems: the wah is working fine but when i play on clean and i press down the wah pedal (the aaa sound ) its sounds really hard and if i turn on the volume its hurts my ears.
my ohter problem is when i put on distortion an overdrive and i tap (van halen style) and i push my wah open (the whhh sound) i almost can't hear the notes
its maybe hard to understand because engish is not my langauge but i just wanted to know wats going on and except for those two little problems its a very fine pedal



You have 3 problems.

The Spider doesn't take pedals well.
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-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#3
1. Turn down some of the high frequencies on your amp E.Q. However this problem is more likely to be the cause of the nature of the pedal since a wah works by emphasising certain frequency bands, so obviously the highs will be rather harsh.

2. Tap harder? Try a compressor?
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#4
Just to clear something up for you, the "aaaah" sound is Treble and the "Whhhh" sound is Bass. But yeah I have a line 6 spider 75w, and what you said about using it on clean, yeah. There's no way around it. Partly why I want a new amp. Line 6 spider sucks for pedals
Last edited by gatechballer at Dec 5, 2009,
#5
Oh yeah and you'll often notice notes sort of fade put when the pedal is between the Nass and treble positions. Sorry, man, but the Spider just works poorly with pedals
#6
the problem on clean, is that your treble is too high, problem with tapping is most likely your technique, tap harder. besides, who does tapping with wah on?
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Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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#8
You can adjust the wah pot so its less harsh in the full treble position. But there are plenty of mods that will make a big difference in stock crybabies, lower gain transistors will reduce the treble for instance. But using a spider its not really gonna do much anyways.