Decent Wah For Son's Birthday

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  1. ROTHNROLL

    ROTHNROLL Member

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    My son is turing 15 and he wants to add a wah to his pedalboard.
    He plays through a SG Standard (He bought it mowing lawns.. took him more than a year.)

    He plays hard Rock, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Dio..
    I would like to get him a decent wah
    (under 150 dollars) that is not noisy.
    I own a Budda Budwah .. which i like and I don't really know anything about other wah's.
    Which direction do I go?
    Dunlop Crybaby? Which one?
     
  2. Rock72

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    You may pick up a used Budda Wah from the Emporium, they usually seem to be in that price range.
     
  3. gregory49

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    I'd get him something that would fit his needs. He's a metal player . Sounds like hes into shred kinda style. Get him a Zakk Wylde signature wah pedal... or maybe the slash model... something that works with Hi Gain...

    The RMC Wizard wah is also designed for hi gain.
     
  4. brianf

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    My son an I share a Dimebag Wah. My sons music style is the same as your sons.

    The Dimebag settings are numerous and you can hear it at the Dunlop website or G.C. has clips too. It does have a stupid paintjob but the youngsters seem to like it.

    brianf
     
  5. Zillie

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    +1 on Dimebag wah... i think there isn't better option for this kind of music
     
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    How `bout a second hand RMC2/3?
     
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    That would be my recommendation as well.
     
  8. TheGuildedAge

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    The Morley Mark Tremonti Power wah is good for hard rock. I owned an RMC, but didn't use it enough to justify the price.

    I am currently wahless.
     
  9. wichita

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    Man if you can find one the Chicago Iron Parachute pedal does some amazing things with high gain.
     
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    Even just a Crybaby Classic or a 535q would work pretty well for metal. I think both sound good with lots of gain.
     
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    Forgot about the Dime wah +1 for that one as well.
     
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    Id go for the RMC wizard wah.
     
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    For the money - you can't beat a Budda wah...
     
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    Best wah for the money...Crybaby Classic w/fasel...can't beat it for under $100
     
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    The RMC wizard cuts through great in high-gain situations and also remains musical. If you can find one for that price, grab it quick.
     
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    As much as its not a looked upon pedal, the Morley Bad Horsie (one or two) is the most gain friendly/sounds like medal I've heard. There are better ones out there but for your son, right now, it should be perfect.

    Man, 15 and a pedalboard? That is awesome!
     
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    In the $70. or so used price range... there lurks the Morley Bad Horsie II.
    I own a wizard wah and the BHII... got the WW used for about $170. (give or take some $) 3 years ago.
     
  18. JRBain

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    I love my Wizard - My perfect wah. It's good for anything involving gain. It doesn't have the top-end cut that classic wahs had, though, so it's not the best for funk, IMO, but it doesn't sound like that's his thing anyway.
     
  19. TanquerayCowboy

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    Just want to say how cool it is that your son worked and saved to pay for his guitar. A life lesson.
     
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    He is a good kid. I am looking through some of these recommendations.

    The pedalboard is going to be stocked with a bunch of byoc pedals. We are doing them together as a son/dad thing.
     

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