Wah-Wah Pedal review by Vox

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (127 votes)
Vox: Wah-Wah Pedal
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Price paid: $ 80

Purchased from: Musicians Friend

Sound — 9
I use this wah with a PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow (mahogany body, two humbuckers) in front of a Vox AC15. It's great for that Classic Wah tone, very reminiscent of Hendrix on Voodoo Child and Burning The Midnight Lamp. With the pedal angled to the treble side I do get hiss, but it's only barely noticeable during dead silence. This won't affect your performance at all. I great way to use this wah in your setup is to use it a sort of "third tone knob." You can use it to boost treble through a muddy dist. (like in front of a Big Muff) or lay it back to the bass side with a fuzz to get some crazy Atari-like tones. It works great as a treble boost for the first solo on Led Zeppelin's 'Heartbreaker' and anywhere else you'd want a lot of high-end bite. Overall, it's just a great wah, with a very vocal quality.

Overall Impression — 9
I use this pedal for everything, from Indie to metal. I use it as a wah for mostly classic rock things, but as a treble booster I use it everywhere. For experimental things I put lay it back and then turn on my Big Muff for a bassy, Atari/synth fuzz tone that's really sweet for Indie or electronic music. If somebody stole my wah, I would have to get another, because in between it's uses as a wah, and a EQ, it's become too essential to my rig. I compared it to a regular Dunlop Crybaby, but the Vox beat it out. I liked the foot-pedal action more, it looked tougher, and it just sounded better. Overall, it's a sweet buy, and really useful for getting loads of great tones.

Reliability & Durability — 9
The Vox wah is in a really tough enclosure, with a very nice chrome foot pedal. It's all metal, and looks really durable. It's very tough, I've already beaten mine up quite a bit, but it's never conked out on me. I'd gig with one without a backup for sure.

Ease of Use — 9
This pedal easy to work, because it has one button, and no knobs. All it requires is you to move your foot a bit.:D It's just plug in, and you've got access to those sweet tones on all sorts of classic rock classics. Think: "Voodoo Child" at your fingertips. Use it as a treble-booster and you've gotten that much closer to Jimmy Page's tone on Heartbreaker. By the way, I had to use a balanced cable after my wah in order for it to work though, not quite sure why.

11 comments sorted by best / new / date

    biglaz84
    andy da man wrote: i like having sex with men
    i like having sex with women, they have the fasel and good low end sweep when they squeel. I would recommend women to any straight man. and they have boobs which feel great on the hands and are built for speed if ur into shredding
    busted_hater
    Dimebag22 wrote: guitarNbass wrote: I don't think jimi used a vox? I'm pretty sure it was a dunlop. Anyway doesn't matter. My friends gotta' a Vox and it's really nice. I use a dunlop and I like it much better, it's got a lot more "pop" in it. Both pedals are really nice. Jimi used a Vox, and Dunlop just made a "signature sound" from their Hendrix Cry Baby. But Vox is made by Dunlop anyway. It's a great pedal, I would recomend this pedal to anyone in the rock to blues to funk genre. Go out and try one!
    Dunlop don't make the Vox lol. it is distributed by korg and made by vox in some chinese factory probs where most are made but t isnt made by dunlop. AND JUST TO CLARIFY TO EVERYONE HENDRIX USED THE VOX! THE DUNLOP WASNT EVEN AROUND THEN! AMAZING PEDAL!!!
    hugh20
    R0ck3rd4z wrote: lmao, this pedal is worth its weight in gold dust if it can make an MG series amp sound good
    +1, did that to me.
    Avettlover1
    My cry baby totally stoped working. the batteries have been changed twice and i always turn it off. wtf? Go with the vox.
    BurningTheLives
    This wah has been through hell. As with all my effects, it's constantly being thrown, out windows, against walls etc. And has never ever broken or had an issue
    Anger issues?
    Julz127
    Oh my god, I make movements with my mouth whenever i use a wah too.... Uh so I'm not crazy.
    Julz127
    whether you want funky porno grooves or even a touch of wah in your blues.
    Wow, Ive always wanted to play that.
    duzit89
    biglaz84 wrote: i like having sex with women, they have the fasel and good low end sweep when they squeel. I would recommend women to any straight man. and they have boobs which feel great on the hands and are built for speed if ur into shredding
    Lmao.. that was great