Does anyone actually own a Roger Mayer wah?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by soulcall, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. soulcall

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    These are hard to find and I am beginning to wonder if they are not desirable? How many people have actually played them?
     
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    I LOVED the one I played. Just didn't want to spend $499 on a wah wah pedal.
     
  3. Improviser

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    I used to own the Roger Mayer 9090A wah which sounded pretty good. Back then you could buy just the guts kit, and I installed it in a Vox 846 reissue casing. The RM wah was purposefully non-true bypass, and the buffer was excellent as well.

    A friend liked my pedal more than I did (I don't use wah that much) and so he bought it from me and still gigs with it 3-4 nights a week. I've since bought a Teese Picture Wah which I think sounds just a little better.
     
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    I Agree.
     
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    I use one, it's great. But it was a gift 6yrs. ago from a former GF. I can't think of a better wah that I have used. I tried a few of the other "better" wahs out there, but for the little I use one this will be hard to replace.
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    A $499 wah wah as a 'gift'? Hell, I woulda got rid of the pedal and kept the girlfriend!
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    I have one. That's the wah I use on my bigger effects board. I use a RMC3 on the small board. I like them both. They both have wide voicing options. The Vision wah is a more modern sounding wah and has an unusual throw that I like with flat shoes. The Teese is built into my 70s Crybaby case so it has a traditional throw. It also has a more classic sound. Since I installed the FoxRox buffer kit in the Teese, both my wahs have buffers. They work and play well with my fuzzes. I use wahs as EQ shaping tools more than porn soundtrack stuff or Arena Rawk Money Shot solo stuff, so take my comments as offered from that perspective.
     
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    Since I sold my Carbon fiber motorcyle I need a carbon fiber WAH. :BOUNCE

    What is that? and where do yu get it? :crazyguy
     
  9. soulcall

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    Thanks for the info. I am looking for a wah that won't trash my tone. I spent a lot of time finding a vintage tele and a class A amp that sounded sweet. Most wahs immediately trash the sound. I am in a soul/funk band so it is something I can't ignore.

    I know 500 bucks seems ridiculous for a wah but when you get to the age of 50 it seems like a small price to pay to keep you off the streets at night.

    Thanks for the input. Anyone have one for sale?
     
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    Personally, I like the lower profile of the vision Wah, for my unstable girth it works on a board without making me feel like I'm doing that capt. Morgan stance. If I see one in these parts I'll let you know, the store I work at is a Mayer dealer and stuff happens in on occasion. Last week someone came in and dumped a VooDoo vibe for cheap.
     
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    Resurrection post.I had an old Vox modded by Don Butler, and after auditioning many and owning a few fine boutique jobs over the years I became accustomed to having the best sounding wah in the room; the one everyone asks about. An old friend came to visit with a Mayer wah he's had for years. Made me want to throw mine away. Hence the research and finding old threads. I very rarely succumb to gear envy, but color me green.
     
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    +2. I love the Mayer Wah.
     
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    For my 40th day, my much younger gf at the time bought me my dream acoustic, a Lowden O32c.

    Now, 15 years later, she's married w 2 kids, and I've still got my dream acoustic, AND my dream girl. Worked out well for both of us. At my age, the only 'baby' I want to bring home is another guitar.
     
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    I use the bel air wah/ volume by rm. for me it's perfect. Adjustable, low profile, has several functions, and looks good too. Not really that expensive if it stops you trawling through countless others.
     
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    I had two. Now you would have to pay $690 and even more for it. Great way, but I am more than happy with my much smaller Moore Walter Wan which is tiny in comparison, which saves valuable real estate, but also sounds great and is also a touch wah that engages when just step on it. Sold all my other wags.
     
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    I have a Roger Mayer Type 9090 wah. Basically the kit installed into a (new) Dunlop shell by North Star Audio. It has a two position toggle for two different voicings. I got it new back in 1993, and it is still in excellent shape. Very nice sounding wah. btw, it may be on the sale block soon, so feel free to PM me if interested. I've not seen another in many years.
     
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    I used to own a Vision Wah and it was without a doubt the best sounding and playing wah pedal I've ever owned. I ended up selling it for nice little profit thinking that the prices would eventually come down and I'd be able to get another one but they are still pretty hard to find and pricey when you do find one.
     

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