Purchased from: Music store
Sound — 8
This pedal is being run through a Traynor amp. The amp goes into the wah wah pedal. The pedal goes into a Fuzz Face which then goes into a normal Jackson guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups. When I change from a normal tone to the wah wah pedal, the sound doesn't get louder or softer. It doesn't have any settings, but it still works well. The effect (when working right) sounds great. When the wah wah pedal is pointed up then it is much softer. There is a big volume differance between the forward position and back position. So, it's hard to use it while soloing. I play Voodoo Chile with this pedal, and it gets a sound close to Hendrix. There is a throatier wah tone because of modified circuitray. It sounds best when I use my Fuzz Face with it. I also add a bit of chorus to it. I think the sound is great.
Overall Impression — 7
I play a lot of blues and classic rock, and some Steve Vai. I expected it to not work that well because it's Zakk Wylde, but it does work very well for any genre of music. I have been playing for about 7 months, and I also own a Fuzz Face. There is nothing I would have asked before buying this product. If it were stolen I would probaly look at some other wah wah pedals. But, in my opinion, a wah wah pedal is a wah wah pedal, and there is not much change between this, and the original cry baby. I love it's sound, I don't like it's lack of reliabilty. There aren't any features, but that's fine. I compared it to the original cry baby, and I don't really know why I chose this one. I just liked it better. I wish it had some other features that oculd control its tone though.
Reliability & Durability — 5
The reliabilty is it's only weakness. There are top quality input and output jacks and a rugged, die-cast zinc housing. There is also an italian-made fasel inductor. But, when I use it a lot at gigs, it doesn't always work. Sometimes there is a high pitched sort of "screaming" when the pedal is pulled up. And when pushed down, it doesn't work at all. I don't especially need the wah wah pedal for every song, so I wouldn't bring a backup. But also I can't afford two good wah wah pedals.
Ease of Use — 10
It is very easy to get a good pure wah tone out of this effect. It's not a complicated effect at all. Once you turn it on, then it works. This unit has not been upgraded, and it doesn't have to, it works very well. There is no manual. I don't no what editing patches are though.