BudWah review by Budda

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (2 votes)
Budda: BudWah

Price paid: $ 130

Purchased from: Boynton Pro Audio (via eBay)

Sound — 10
I am using this pedal with an Ibanez Gio GRX40 and a Fender Champ 600, and sometimes with an Ibanez Tubescreamer OD behind the wah. It is noisy when I am using the single coils on my guitar, but being a cheap guitar, those are always noisy. The wah is always strong, and you can rock it forward without getting an ear-splitting wail. It has very good sweep that focuses on the midrange. I can easily get Hendrix and Eddie Hazel like tones out of it, so perfect for funk and classic rock.

Overall Impression — 10
As I said before, this is a good wah for classic rock, funk, and blues. When I tried to crank up the gain for metal or harder rock, it got too muddy, though. I have been playing seriously for about a year or so, but I think I can keep this pedal for a long time. If I lost it, I would probably get another. My favorite feature is it's simplicity: no dials or knobs to mess with, just straight-up wah.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I only got it recently, but so far it has held up well. I am just using it in my bedroom, but I am not worried about it breaking, since it seems solidly built.

Ease of Use — 9
This is an excellent product, and it's very easy to use. Simply plug your guitar into the input, and your amp into the output. I was able to get an excellent sound for funk, blues or classic rock with minimal EQ adjustments (basically, I just turned the tone knob down on my guitar). It did not come with a manual, but there is not much too this wah to figure out. There's no settings or EQ on the pedal, just straight up wah-rocking.

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