Have Wah? Use Wah?

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by X–Ray, May 4, 2012.

Have Wah? Use Wah?

  1. Like 'em, but don’t use one

    7.1%
  2. Don’t use a wah – neutral about them

    2.7%
  3. Use sparingly/occasionally

    42.5%
  4. Don’t like 'em

    2.7%
  5. Sounds dated

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  6. An integral effects pedal

    23.0%
  7. Try to use it in a contemporary/unusual way

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  8. Used in the past, not anymore

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  9. Have one, but don't use it

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  1. bulletproof

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

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    I have used a Budda Budwah now for 7 years....had an ole CryBaby before that.I absolutely love a good wah tone.
     
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  2. jab996

    jab996 Senior Member

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    I'm now using it on Electric Funeral also.
     
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  3. beachbum82

    beachbum82 Member

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    Have wah love wah =)

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  4. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    I used the hell out of mine last night with an edge of break up tweed and some long-ish slapback.
    Heaven. Even my wife liked it, and she hates wah pedals. :)
    "I was wondering what effect that was and then I was like 'Hey!! That's a wah!!'"
    Oh yeah. Teese RMC4 Picture Wah..... Still good!!
    If I didn't have that one I'd have a BMF, in a heartbeat. You don't hear much about his stuff, but Marc Ford has been using some of his pedals, including his wah, for a while now.
    Check it out if you're in the market for a good one.
     
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  5. Leumas

    Leumas Senior Member

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    I realize this is an old thread, but for me a wah is a totally essential pedal. Hell I even use it regularly as a bass player. Not OVER use it, but enough to be tasty. Which is how any effect should be treated.
     
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  6. gibsoman

    gibsoman Junior Member

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    I have not yet.
     
  7. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    I have one and use it occasionally.
     
  8. Bordeaux

    Bordeaux Senior Member

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    I've had several different brands of wahs but normally never use much. I did use a wah when we do some Cream covers. I end up buying one, thinking I need it and then never use it. Then I sell it again and at some point, buy another one.

    I just got rid of another one (Dunlop Cry Baby Classic w/red fasel) the other day. Just seems like a waste of space to have one sitting on your board if your never using it. Especially when you consider how big those things are. Maybe if I actually knew how to play one with some skill, I'd use more often.
     
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  9. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Mine doesn't go on my board for a few reasons. First, I prefer how it feels on the floor. Also, sometimes I don't want to bring it because it would sound stupid in some settings I occasionally play in. Then again, sometimes it's the ONLY pedal I bring to other settings. Finally, it just won't fit, and takes no time at all to set up next to the board. I just need to remember to unplug it if I leave it somewhere. I've burned through quite a few 9v batteries that way!
     
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  10. slash86

    slash86 Junior Member

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    I don;t like this effect...
     
  11. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories. V.I.P. Member

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    Balls. Bassist using a wah? Yes!!!:dude:
     
  12. Nicky

    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    I occasionally use a Wah to color the sound. I'll set it in a fixed position I like, and leave it there. It makes for a nice dirt pedal.

    I have a Garmopat Modded Vox V847 Wah. Has a custom wound HALO inductor, trim pots (bass, gain, Q, mid, volume). I dig the sound and the sweep, but my ankle gets all tired and junk.
     
  13. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    Fulltonw Clyde

    Best wah I have ever used.
     
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  14. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    That's one of the only couple of wahs that I have GAS for. I wish it wasn't so pricey, but I mean to get one at some point.
     
  15. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    I bought mine used from a member on this site, got a good deal.

    I had a standard Dunlop, it was okay, but didn't like the sweep range.
    Bought a Vox with the intention to mod it, hated the thing so much, didn't even spend time with it.

    The weirdest wah I had was some Wah/volume pedal. The wah was activated by the back position, really weird.
     
  16. X–Ray

    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure Premium Member

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    I have a Vox Clyde McCoy reissue - which I like a lot

    Is there a significant difference between the two?

    Thanks :thumb:
     
  17. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Can't speak to the Vox, but the Fulltone wahs are pretty aggressive, which might sound like ass by itself, but like all Fulltone pedals, it's made for a band setting. Then it cuts.
    Personally, I wanted a Clyde that was a little warmer and went with the Teese RMC4 Picture Wah and couldn't be happier. Used it again tonight with my slide and a little slapback and it was unreal.
     
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  18. jiveturkey1

    jiveturkey1 Senior Member

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    Wah and Fuzz.......can't live without either :dude:
     
  19. 2themax

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    I picked up a used Vox a few weeks ago because the price was too good to pass on. Last time I actually used a wah was with my X-mas Teisco and it was a Univox from Radio Shack trying for a Santana sound. I don't think it will be permenent on my board but will keep it in the gig bag to play around with.

    It was kinda fun to reconnect with the pedal, brought back memories - a little Voodoo Child intro is always a nice touch...

    Along the same note: I've got a Big Muff that many folks rave about, I haven't really bonded with it. It's in like new shape so I keep it in the toy box.
     

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