Best Wah Wah pedal

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  1. 2001standard

    2001standard Senior Member

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    Iam looking to get the best wah wah pedal that does'nt rob my tone.

    I have a Morley and it kind of sucks.

    Iam looking for a pedal that doesnt rob my tone!

    Any suggestions would be great.

    thanks in advance.

    David
     
  2. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    The two "standards" for mass produced wahs are the Crybaby and Vox 847. I don't know the "boutique" pedals, so I give you a quick bump until the true experts start showing up :thumb:
     
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  3. Lucky

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    The Behringer Hellbabe is a decent lower priced wah. It was cheap enough for me to buy just to try out, and I do like the sound I get from it. I keep it in my "Travel" rig, but use it often. What I don't like is all the "Signature"" pedals (And guitars as well) that seem to be the rage these days. What is up with that??? Hopefully this trend will end soon.
     
  4. dmraco

    dmraco Senior Member

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    I love my Dunlop Jerry Cantrell wah. Very dark with good sweep.
     
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  5. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I love my Budda Bud-Wah....excellent sweep,no real tone loss. It works for me....
     
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  6. Boppy

    Boppy Senior Member

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    Crybaby GCB-95. The original. The best.
    Oh, and it doesn't cost a fortune either...
     
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    bluemoon Senior Member

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    I don't know if it is the best, but check out Area 51's wah.
     
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  8. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    what do you want to use it for/with??
    for classic wah, i'll throw in my vote (as always) for RMC. i have the picture and it's fantastic. smooth, warm and well built. pricey, though. it's ideal for classic rock, blues, country, or anything where a more vintage feel would be good.
    also there's the dunlop signature series... pick an artist whose tone best represents yours and try it. most of them are very well-liked by people who have them. and as mentioned, there's always the old standby's:crybaby and 847. modded to true bypass, they're always great.
    check out RMC's website, if you're not worried about spending $200-300 on the last wah you'll ever buy.
     
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  9. ehamady6

    ehamady6 Senior Member

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    My Wylde Wah doesn't suck tone. I did a lot of testing to determine if it needed a true bypass mod, and it didn't. My rig sounded the same with and without it in my chain.

    Have you tried Wah-Wah Boots?
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggv7p3sA8pM&feature=gv&hl=en]Wah-Wah Boots: the untold story - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    ddroz60lp Senior Member

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    + 1 on the gcb-95. I hear a lot of nice things abiut the Ibanez Weeping Demon. If it is good enough for John Fruciante......
     
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  11. 2001standard

    2001standard Senior Member

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    i guess i'd like something with a full bypass.

    Thanks
     
  12. StandingWave

    StandingWave Senior Member

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    12 Position Wilson Wah. $182. I don't have one, but I'll be receiving a Wilson Parked Wah in a few days. It's based on the same circuit.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeP_Cy6gWh4&feature=colike"]Wilson Effects: 12 Position Wilson Wah - YouTube[/ame]
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    jcsk8 Senior Member

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    I have an dunlop Buddy Guy wah and doesn´t have any complaint about it.
     
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    I have the Dunlop Classic CryBaby and that's true bypass, only about £30 more than the standard CryBaby and nowhere near the price of the signature models. Doesn't suck tone and has a nice sweep :)
     
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    Beerdog80 Banned

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    The best wah is a myth. Only you can make that determination.
     
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    Ace1432 Senior Member

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    i have a dunlop crybaby, and i want a wah with more sweep.
     
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    Phildog Senior Member

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    Then change the sweep cap to a .022
     
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    Beerdog80 Banned

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    This. :dude:
     
  19. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    No, no, my friend. It's out there, waiting.....
    My money says it's an early true bypass prototype and has Jimi's bare footprint on it.
    :)
     
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    Beerdog80 Banned

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