#1
Alright guys.

I'm going to be buying a wah pedal soon and I am having real trouble choosing between the vox and the cry baby. I was always under the impression that Hendrix used a cry baby, but was watching his Woodstock concert and noticed a vox wah which really surprised me.

I have watched a lot of demos on the pedals and they sound very similar to me, so any advice is greatly appreciated.

Here is some context:

- I will be using a proco rat pedal along with the wah so I don't know if this makes a difference in choosing the pedal

- I use a Telecaster (not sure if this is relevant but I presume different wahs could maybe be better for single coils or humbuckers)

- I will solely be playing Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic and Frank Zappa songs with the pedal

- I can only afford a basic cry baby or a Vox V847. I know that more expensive wahs may sound better but please don't recommend them as they are out of my price range.

Cheers.
#2
Test them both and decide whatever you like best and feel best about.
I use a Vox wah myself and prefer it over a regular Crybaby, but loads of people will disagree and tell you to get the Dunlop.

They're both good and sturdy.
#3
For what it is worth, he used a Vox in the beginning. Take all wags for a test drive that you can, like was said above.
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#5
I use a Morley PWA (which I bought mainly because of the switching arrangement) and it pulls off a quite acceptable Hendrix tone even though it is an entirely different circuit to what he used. Quite frankly, unless you are running a Plexi you're going to be miles away from his tone anyway so a slight variation in tone due to the wah is insignificant. My Morley through my JTM45 halfstack is going to be a lot closer than a Vox through an MG. Concentrate on the right base sound (ie amp and guitar) before stressing over getting the right pedal.
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#7
I own a Vox wah which I would recommend, but I rarely ever use even though I play a lot of psychedelic material lol. Test them out and see which one you like best. IMO vox wahs seem to have a richer wah than crybaby's.

Edit: I forgot to add that SRV had a prized Vox V846 that he somehow got from Hendrix. Forgot the back story.
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Last edited by GuitarQ33r0 at Mar 18, 2013,
#8
fulltone clyde IIRC i paid $90~ from TGP

really nice feel, and has a much longer sweep than anything else i have played. the deluxe model has quite a few more features, but i am happy with my clyde. it handles the hendrix stuff well and even more modern tones. i also think there is an adjuster in there that changes something, but i have been happy with mine.

or look for a RMC


they are both more expensive, but IMO they are worth it.

+1 to the person who said to pick up a basic crybaby ($30) and sell it for the same a little while down the line.
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