Fulltone Clyde or Deluxe

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  1. parkerbro

    parkerbro Supporting Member

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    I'm looking into getting a fulltone clyde wah. are the extra settings on the deluxe useful and worth the extra dollars?
     
  2. moodog

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    No...

    I never used them. I liked the whacked setting and I messed around with it at home here and there, but I only used the Jimi setting which is just the regular Clyde setting and sounds like a stock Crybaby. The volume control is ok but there again never used.
    After a while I thought it was kind of stupid to have it and I sold it for a stock Crybaby wah that I had before. The Jimi section and the stock Clyde sound identical to a stock Crybaby; save your money.
     
  3. underdogg

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    i went to buy a crybaby(5 yrs ago or more) and the salesman urged me to try the clyde side by side, and he ended up making no sale at all that day. The clyde sounded mucho better than the crybaby, but i only had enuff dough for the crybaby and i couldnt bring myself to do it. couple weeks later bought a friends clyde off him and never looked back. The clyde just seemed to have an almost vocal like quality to it. Not to mention the build quality
     
  4. Fixxxer

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    I have the deluxe, and keep coming back to it. I have it on there now, and plan to ping the guy that makes the mounting plates (again).

    Into a high gain amp, its pretty nice when its on the whacked setting. I only use the volume at the maxed setting.

    There is a trimmer inside, but I never touch it. overall very nice wah.

    as and fyi, this review is based on using a humbucker guitar into a mesa (high gain)
     
  5. g.griffith

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    I think the Deluxe is very useful for different sounds depending on what pedals you're running for each part used; it's nice to not have the same wah sound all night (though I don't use the Shaft setting). The volume control is nice, as is the status LED on the Deluxe... If you have the extra cash and like to play with sounds, the Deluxe is a bit expensive, but a good buy. If you're just looking for a quality wah, the Standard does the job nicely with no frills.
     
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    I like my Clyde Deluxe a lot, pricey yes but I use Wacked setting all the time, LED is a nice touch, I like the volume control for a slight boost when I kick the wah in.
     
  8. Fixxxer

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    DELUXE... read my previous posts related to this.....
     
  9. Crunchy

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    Well, I own the Deluxe, and I have to say, the Shaft setting is my favorite, with the gain toned down to 3.

    Perfect for 70's porno music......
     
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    I'm completely happy with my Clyde Standard - I don't think I could go back to a regular Cry Baby type sweep range...
     
  11. Brion

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    I have the Deluxe. The options are nice to have, but, like many others, I don't use them much. The Clyde has more range than a Crybaby and is more vocal than the few that I've owned with the exception of an Old Thomas Organ one that ended up being so noisy and unpredictable that I traded it for something else. I like having the options on the Deluxe, but if I had to replace it I'd just buy the regular Clyde.
     
  12. TheGrooveking

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    The CLYDE is my favorite of all of my wahs.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out why guys need a status LED on a wah. :jo
     
  14. Texas_Blues

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    Its better than the crybaby? Thats not saying alot is it now? Is the RMC a better wah than the Fulltone?
     
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    Fulltone Standard! Ended my search for a wah. I find that I couldn't live without the extended sweepo range now that I've had mine for a few years.
     
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    +1 for the deluxe...but there is something special that a non-true bypass vox or thomas organ wah does to your sound if you are playing hendrix...
     
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    I've had 3 RMC wahs (RMC1, RMC3 and Wizard) and compared them all to my Clyde Deluxe. While I thought the RMCs sounded great at home they didn't work as well for me live as the Clyde does so I ended up selling them and keeping the Clyde.
     
  18. lespauldude

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    WTF..!!!! A Clyde sounds nothing like a stock crybaby. Have you tried a stock crybaby in the last 20 years? They sound like ass. The sweep is terrible, and they don't sound anything like they use to. About a year ago,
    the power supply went out on my old furman board during a gig, and our other guitar player handed me his back-up wah (a crybaby) so I'd have something to finish the gig with, and I wanted to cry like a baby when I stepped on it.:eek: VERY BAD. It sounded like a $70 joke.
    I go back and forth between a Clyde standard and a Budda wah, and will go wah-less before I'd ever use a newer crybaby.
     

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