#1
hey all,

i'm looking into buying my first wah pedal, and i was wondering if you guys could give me any recommendations as to a spigin awesum first one to get.

my budget isnt massive, so probably low to mid range cost wise. (up to 250 AU).

a crybaby RETAILS here for about 269, the standard model (CB95) most of the time, i can get em cheaper.

cheers
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#3
I got a Vox 847 yesterday for $100 and I love it so far. The only thing is you kind of have to slam down on it to turn it off. Other than that it's great.
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#4
I've got a digitech RP80. you don't only have this amazing wah sound, but u can switch it up to regular distortion and stuff.

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#5
Quote by phoenix05
hey all,

i'm looking into buying my first wah pedal, and i was wondering if you guys could give me any recommendations as to a spigin awesum first one to get.

my budget isnt massive, so probably low to mid range cost wise. (up to 250 AU).

a crybaby RETAILS here for about 269, the standard model (CB95) most of the time, i can get em cheaper.

cheers


I've heard from reputable sources that, if you get a Crybaby and either mod it yourself or have someone else do it, it becomes a worthwhile, but expensive, purchase.

...You can't be serious about the Crybaby thing? I mean, $200 USD for a Crybaby? I got mine for $70 USD / $94 AU new...
#6
You could always build you own. That way you can customise it to get the perfect sound to suit you
#12
Your best bet is to audition everything that they have. It's all personal. I spend at least a couple of days playing and pondering equipment before I make a decision.

The Vox and Crybaby were nice, but after getting used to the thing, the Morley Bad Horsie 2 Wah was it.

You can adjust the frequency and level with the contour switch and 2 knobs. It also uses an optical sensor instead of a pot so there's nothing to wear out. And it has a 2 year mfg. warranty. I got it for around $115 new in the box at GC.

Finally, there's no on/off switch to deal with - if you step off of the pedal it goes right into true bypass - awesome feature.

www.morleypedals.com/dvai-2.html
Last edited by ypunkd at Jul 7, 2006,
#13
Look for a Vox V847, and try a looooad of wah's out before you buy.
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#14
check out the Ibanez weeping demon WD7 wah pedal. great pedal, true bypass (no sound degredation) very customizable, and gets great reviews on harmony central and stuff.
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#15
Quote by JJK
I got a Vox 847 yesterday for $100 and I love it so far. The only thing is you kind of have to slam down on it to turn it off. Other than that it's great.


Good choice, yea the Vox 847's are the nicest in my opinion, yet the funny thing is I own a Dunlop Cry Baby lol.
#16
I believe I played the 847 before I got the Morley - what does everyone find so special about it? Should I revisit it again?
#17
^Might aswell.

They're just generally nice wahs, very classic rock/blues-y. Although I do prefer the Clyde McCoys.
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#18
Quote by JJK
I got a Vox 847 yesterday for $100 and I love it so far. The only thing is you kind of have to slam down on it to turn it off. Other than that it's great.

You can fix that, open the wah and slighty unscrew the bottom of the switch.
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