Levi79
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Join date: Jul 2008
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#1
Whats up guys?

I play metalcore/deathcore 90% of the time so I never really thought I'd be very interested in or need a wah but I recently tried out an original Crybaby and wow! I love it! I'm buying a wah ASAP! I'm planning on getting the Dimebag wah for 120 bucks off Kijiji.

But anyway. I've never noticed any wah in metalcore? I think it would be cool to do something with wah in a breakdown or something. Are there any metalcore songs/bands that use wah alot? If so reccomend me something to check out.

Also, what wah do you have? Do you reccomend the Dimebag wah?
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#2
without actually listening to any bands, of the top of my head trivium and bfmv would use wah alot considering they were both inspired by metallica
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GodofCheesecake
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#5
Quote by Levi79
I think it would be cool to do something with wah in a breakdown or something.

I can't think of a single scenario in which that would sound remotely good.

There are plenty of metalcore bands that use wah, but it's pretty much always on a solo or a lead.
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Levi79
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Quote by GodofCheesecake
I can't think of a single scenario in which that would sound remotely good.

There are plenty of metalcore bands that use wah, but it's pretty much always on a solo or a lead.


Well, I meant on like a breakdown with some lead in it. Like one guitar is doing the breakdown and one guitar is doing lead. I dunno. I'm gonna try it out when I get mine
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#8
Personally, I find that a wah sounds like crap with massive distortion. It just adds a filtered layer of fuzz and kills most of the tone. I find it most useful for a semi-cleanish crunch at most (to get you from funk to Hendrix) . Just saying...

If you have lived this long without one, I would stay away from it. Many people who have them tend to over-use them, and it is like adding ketchup to all your food.

I have a very old Morley that I used to get me through owning some bad amps. Now that I have decent gear, I never touch the thing.
GodofCheesecake
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#10
They're from NC and Dan Briggs played bass on their album, so that's not surprising. And it wasn't irrelevant, it had wah in it!
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Luke200420
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#13
Theirs wah used in at least Killswitch Engage solo (Breathe Life). In This Moment uses wah in afew of there solos.
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#14
The only good metalcore band to use wah is Coalesce.
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#15
If you think it sounds good, go for it. It doesn't matter if someone's done it before.
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#18
The Acacia Strain- The Behemoth.

There's the wah-wah lead over the chugs.


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