#1
Hi all,

I wonder if any if you would mind sharing some of your wisdom regarding which pedals I should look into purchasing for the styles of music I enjoy playing, which is, to be honest, anything that really takes my fancy! I play a lot of rock, metal, alternative, classic rock etc, so my range is quite varied. Up until now, I've settled with using a simple guitar and amp setup (I play an Epiphone SG-400 through a Marshall DFX100 amp) and I'm starting to venture out into the world of effects.

I've just bought myself a Boss MT-2 Metal pedal off of e-Bay (at a very good price, I should add!!) and would like to get another pedal or two in the next few weeks. Firstly, I'm looking at getting myself a Wah pedal. Now, this is where my complete lack of gear knowledge comes into play... Can anyone please recommend a good Wah pedal, and perhaps expand on the features of it and why it's a better choice than some others? This is purely so that I start to get a bit more of an understanding about these things, so not to worry if you can't really be bothered!

Any recommendations or advice on this would be much appreciated! Thanks a lot guys.
#2
for a wah wah pedal i could reccomend the Digitech EX 7 because it has all sorts of effects that all come out really good, just check out the Digitech website they got all kinds of great pedals
#4
I've used two Morley wahs, the Pro Series 2 and the Bad Horsie 2. Both excellent wahs, the Bad Horsie 2 allows you to alter the sweep of the wah and create a volume boost for solos and it turns on when you move the pedal and turns off when you take your foot off. If you get the right adapter it's pretty noiseless as well. The Ibanez Weeping Demon gives you more control over the sound but the sound itself isn't as good as it could be. Plus the pedal's made of cheap plastic.

EDIT: My friend had an Expression Factory brand new but it broke shortly after while just playing normally with it. It was kinda cool while it lasted though.
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#5
I'd say the original Cry Baby, you can't go wrong with it.

there aren't any nobs to confuse yourself with (which does mean you can only get one sound really) but it is a very good sound.

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EDIT i also have the EX 7, and for a wah i don't think its that good, because the amount you can rock the pedal back/forth is a lot smaller than my cry baby, and i can't get the control out of it than i can with the cry baby.
#6
i use a dunlop cry baby excellent wah pedal, great sounds.
also i would recommend a chorus pedal. excellent to give those clean sounds a bit of variation. I'm in the same sort of situation as you at the moment... im trying to expand on my pedal collection. So if anybody's got any good suggestions of effects id be happy to hear them
#7
Crybaby 535Q is a classy wah, several sweep options plus gain and Q settings. Really versitile.
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#8
This is great, thanks very much for your replies guys! So, looking at it, it certainly looks to be worth starting off with a CryBaby, and then perhaps moving onto one or two of the other suggestions once I'm more clued up on what I'm wanting the pedal to achieve. I'm going to check out the CryBaby 535Q very shortly, it sounds like a good pedal to start off with.

SJG, do you have any suggestions for types of chorus pedals? I'd love to add a bit of variety to my clean sound, so the idea of getting one of these appeals to me.

Thanks again for all of your help.
#9
The best sounding (reasonably priced) wah is the Vox V847. Dunlop's modern Cry Baby is a shadow of its former self, nasal and harsh especially considering the sheer price of the thing. It's superb for cleans/funk but with overdrive the Vox sounds much better, as do most Morleys.

The Ibanez Weeping Demon is great as well - flexible, sounds decent and most of all feels fun to use.
#10
I have a GCB95 Crybaby Wah Pedal and it's useless crap. I also have an older Morley Wah and it's sounds pretty good.
#11
How about you get yourself a better amp first.

No sense in spending money on pedals if you're going to be putting them through an MG.
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How about you get yourself a better amp first.

No sense in spending money on pedals if you're going to be putting them through an MG.



I second that. Additionally, there are tons of information on here if you just use the Search box and read thru some of the stickies. I don't think folks mind giving advise but if your just gonna go from one effect to the next in one thread people are going to get burned out.

Also - youtube is great way to hear what some of these effects sound like and some people even provide a review of features/issues.

Also - you may want to take your guitar to a store and spend some time there. GG for example, and Sam Ash, have all kinds of pedal racks (some with head phones) and you can just sit there and listen for yourself.

Then you can come back here and ask 'This Wah or that Wah' or 'This Delay pedal vs this pedal' etc.

Taking our advice and then just buying something off eBay is not what i would do.

Sorry for the rant - i'm having a bad day.

Good luck....

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#13
i prefer multiple stomp boxes, not multi-FX. Get a good overdrive (dont confuse with fuz or distortion) to bring out some warm tone and then go to town. I'm a Boss kinda guy, so the Octave, DigiDelay3, Phaser and the V-Wah will be good, and they're not too expensive. Just mix and match, you can always sell them on.
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#14
morley classic wah is good for that well known and loved..erm.. classic sound as the name suggests

zakk wylde wah is supposed to be amazing one of the best out there with a wide sweep and handles distortion well
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#15
get a dunlop wah witha fasel inductor. you get THE classic wah sound. if you want a gnr sound this helps too. (dont waste money on a slash wah). There is also a wah from dunlop were you can change one of teh settings, im not sure which but i think its the 535Q. as for chorus pedals. The electro harmonix small clone is good. as is the Mxr stereo chorus. hope u find this useful
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I second that. Additionally, there are tons of information on here if you just use the Search box and read thru some of the stickies. I don't think folks mind giving advise but if your just gonna go from one effect to the next in one thread people are going to get burned out.

Also - youtube is great way to hear what some of these effects sound like and some people even provide a review of features/issues.

Also - you may want to take your guitar to a store and spend some time there. GG for example, and Sam Ash, have all kinds of pedal racks (some with head phones) and you can just sit there and listen for yourself.

Then you can come back here and ask 'This Wah or that Wah' or 'This Delay pedal vs this pedal' etc.

Taking our advice and then just buying something off eBay is not what i would do.

Sorry for the rant - i'm having a bad day.

Good luck....

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Not a problem bud, I understand where you're coming from! I posted on here as I was at work at the time, and wanted a general idea of some of the most recommended pedals to go for, such was my ignorance on them. I got the MT-2 pedal delivered yesterday, and I'm very impressed with it so far. I'll be going down one of my local music shops within the next couple of weeks to try out a few more, and hopefully get myself a decent Wah pedal, as well as a chorus pedal.

I appreciate all of the recommendations and tips folks, thanks very much.