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Auto Wah vs Manual Wah

randombastage

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I like the manual better, it has a human feel to it...the auto is too perfect in the movements. sometimes that perfection can be a cool effect but usually the machine precision detracts from the groove when I hear it.
 

Jahn

Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver
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auto wah is a champ at the WAH WAH wicky WAH

but it can't toss in a random reverse wah at will, that weeeoh sound when you start at the toe and end at the heel.
 

62Tele

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I'm going back to a Robotalk2 from a manual wah. Both have merits, but I prefer to control the wah with my attack as opposed to my foot. The Robotalk is great having two channels and a blend knob, and I find it a lot less fussy live than my old Proton.
 

62Tele

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And "touch wah" is something totally different, right?
Um, hell if I know. I would think it's the same as a filter since you open up the wah tone with a harder attack. I set one side of the Robotalk for typical soul kind of rhythm stuff and the other for more of a cocked wah kind of tone that only opens up with aggressive picking. You can also get some almost phaser kind of to tones running both sides together - the PGS and Mike Herman's clips together will give you a good idea what it can do.
 






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