Synth Wah review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 3
  • Overall Impression: 5
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.4 (30 votes)
DigiTech: Synth Wah

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Sound — 3
USA Tele+ S/H setup, Synth Wah, Laney AOR tube head, Marshall ATV 4x12. It's a well below average pedal from DigiTech which frankly shocked me. After hearing the samples on digitechs site I decided to purchase it. It has to be the first pedal if you're using lots of stomps as anything else that effects the signal will make this pedal react in a bad way. It's ok for home and studio where you have time to perfect the settings to your liking, it's so sensative. But Live it's useless! If you use say three of it's settings in different songs, you can dream on about getting them to come out Live. Everytime you Switch setting it requires some tweaking to what settings you have on paper. there's just no time at gigs to do this, you often have to just hope it'll perform. It doesn't respond well to feedback and often goes mental or doesn't react at all. it's worst flaw is at gig volumes, the bass goes through the roof when you turn it on.

Overall Impression — 5
I wanted it for some Daftpunk and general electro funk sounds, its alright but nothing to shout about. Ive been playing for 7 years almost. I wish id tried it in a shop first!!! If it were stolen i wouldnt be to fused tbh. I hate how a pedal so bad can come from a company that rivals Boss. Im ditching the digi and buying a Moog pedal for my synth effects. I wish it had a digital interface and analouge expression pedal!

Reliability & Durability — 8
It's been through some rough times and it's held solid. I'd happily gig without a backup. It's not quite Boss solid but it will take over exagerated stopms no problem. Battery life, even with a new battery lasts about 30 seconds tops so bring a christmas tree.

Ease of Use — 8
Its simply a case of turning the setting knob to the desired effect. Put in your parameters, setting it up to respond to a certain force of play. Stomp and off it goes. It's all analouge which is a pretty bad for this type of effect. Expresion pedal optional.

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