I need a new wah...Fulltone clyde deluxe ,talk me into/out of it.

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  1. riffpowers

    riffpowers Member

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    Hi guys, I'm looking for a new wah.It needs to be good quality, TB and have a volume boost when engaged for leads.It also needs to have a 9v out and work well with p90's and phat heavy bluesy matamp tone.
    The fulltone looks good, some nice versatile features,a longer throw than normal wah's but its a bit pricey, but if its worth it I wouldn't be put off by the price.I don't need a wah with loads of tweakability like the teese rmc3, but its nice to think I can get at least a couple of sounds out of it.I'm in the uk, so the alternatives are a dunlop 535q (I had a gcb95 and hated it) or there is a really nice clip of the teeses wizard wah on the rmc website, but I don't know if it's got a volume boost, and doesn't look to be as versatile as the fulltone.

    What do you guys reckon???Fulltone??Teese??Dunlop??
     
  2. grego7

    grego7 has left the building Gold Supporting Member

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    Get the fulltone.

    I had a vox clyde mccoy wah (true bypass, ac tap), and sold it a year ago. Then I bought a fulltone standard wah this year, and I found absolutely no flaws with it, but couldn't justify to myself having such an expensive wah when I don't use it that often. Sold the fulltone, bought another vox, and I really miss the long throw of the fulltone and I think that it just sounded better through any degree of gain or clean.

    Wish I had the fulltone back...
     
  3. EXP

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    i had the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe, i liked the fact it had the 3 wah settings, my favorite was the fat(colorsound wah) it nailed Hendrix's
    '' Up from the Skies '' to a T. but i couldnt get over the noise and sold it for a Teese Picture wah, IMO the Teese also works better with
    a fuzz.but i set up my wah after the fuzz, i like the self-oscilliation(ala Jimi at Isle of Wight) and the vocal qualities placed after fuzz, but thats just me.
     
  4. Wooley

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    I tried the Fulltone Clyde and Deluxe, and REALLY disliked them, very nasally to me, especially the deluxe. The three presets on it sounded phoney to me ("Jimi" my Aunt Fanny!). I got the Teese RMC2 and I doubt I'll ever buy a wah from anyone else. Fantastic voice, great smooth sweep, just about perfect in every way. Plus Geoffrey Teese is a guy you can talk to, who will help you pick the right one for you, unlike Mike Fuller, who will tell you if you don't think his wah is the best in the world, then you just suck as a guitarist.
    That's my .02.
     
  5. NuSkoolTone

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    I own an original fulltone standard wah and a Teese RMC3LE. Depends on what you're going for. In general, I reach for the fulltone. Assuming the new deluxe sounds EXACTLY the same but with more versatility, hands down that'd be the one I'd get.
     
  6. ASATClassic

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    I had a teese wah and now have a Clyde Deluxe. I like the fulltone better. One nice touch is the indicator light. It's nice to look down and know if the way is on or not. I also had noise issues with the teese when it was placed anywhere near a OD/Dist box. The fulltone is quiet.
     
  7. justicetones

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    +1 on all points. The Fulltone Clyde deluxe is it for me. I don't even think of ever replacing it.

    Sounds great, built like a tank, LED to indicate if it is on it a huge plus too.
     
  8. moodog

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    That's funny I was the opposite. I had a Vox 847 and Mike Fuller talked me into getting a Fulltone and after I spent a bunch of cash on it I wished I had my Vox back. I sold the Fulltone and got a Vox again and true bypassed it and I'm happy as a clam.
     
  9. gainiac

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    I don't like the Fulltone. It's good for the skanky-porno-shaft kinda thing and that's it IMNSHO :D .

    I find that the Roger Meyer Vision Wah's are absolutely the most vocal sounding as well as flexible.

    On the Vision Wah you have wet/ dry mix as well as a variable gain.

    That's on top of the dip switches which let you access just about any EQ curve you could want.

    The action of the vision-wah is unparalleled as well it has a pressure switch with which to engage and disengage the wah.

    This lets you do really fast jabs of wah without having to deal with a clumsy plunger switch.

    I've never tried a teese but once I got a vision wah that was it.
     
  10. gitpicker

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    I had a Fulltone Clyde Deluxe and liked the tone, but didn't like the sweep of tthe pedal - sold it and bought a Teese Picture Wah - for me it is the perfect wah.
     
  11. riffpowers

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    Does the fulltone give a volume boost when engaged??
     
  12. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    riffpowers quote:
    "Does the fulltone give a volume boost when engaged??"

    The Fulltone Clyde Deluxe has a volume know attatched to the side which (if I remember correctly?) can give you a small boost. My fav, the Teese Picture Wah, has no knobs at all, probably because it is perfect as is....
     
  13. Roe

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    yes - it's sufficent to cut thru a loud band (unless you amp and speakers dosen't have any more headroom).
    the clyde dlx sounds great with celestion blues :BEER
     
  14. zekmoe

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    I'm mixed on the CLyde, but have kept it all these years. Alone, it doesn't sound all that great or that bad, and the pedal feel and sweep takes some getting used to. But when I heard myself in a band situation with it, I was stunned. It sounded great. More than great, but alive. It's one of those pedals you have to try and hear recorded to see if it's really doing what you want. I'm keeping mine.
     
  15. Wooley

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    I guess I'm gonna have to go back and try the Fulltones again, cause I really thought they sucked and would buy a Dunlop first. I tried them both on the same model amp I use, with a strat, and I thought they were both thin and quacky, not round and full at all. Maybe with a lot of OD or distortion this sounds good, but if you're like me and use it more subtly for funk and R&B, I think it is useless. So I agree with the guy who said it's ok for porno, but, while I love my OCD and Deja-vibe, and like my '69 (although I use a Keeley normally), I had lumped this thing in with the Fulldrive 2 as a big miss for Fulltone. I'll try them again, but I'm very skeptical.
     
  16. zoooombiex

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    i've tried a few wah's and here are my impressions:

    teese picture wah: perfect hendrix, but only one tone available.

    fulltone clyde deluxy: the jimi setting is very very close to the picture wah, but i preferred the teese. could just be me. again, very close. i really like the "wacked" setting on this the best. it focuses the wah sweep lower so it has a nice middy growl.

    teese rmc-3: very nice, extreme range of tones available. it could pretty much get the picture wah setting ... maybe not 100%, but perhaps with enough tweaking it could be exact. mine didn't have a DC jack, but it was an older model.

    mayer vision wah: this is the one i keep on my board. it can do the jimi thing pretty well, but i like it because it sounds and feels different from other wahs. it is like the RMC-3 in that it can cover a wide range of sounds (16 different tone settings), has wah mix and output controls, 9v, and is physically re-designed to be lower to the ground with a smoother sweep and a better switch. tonewise, i use it in a setting similar to the clyde "wacked" mode. it has less of a crack in the wah sweep than the others.

    the chicago iron parababy is very cool but completely unlike these others. it's very synth-like and has a combination volume/pitch sweep. will not do hendrix.
     
  17. riffpowers

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    I had a parachute wah, I really liked it, but the reliability problems made me sell it.
    I was thinking if you combined what I liked about it with a regular wah, that'd be the one for me.
    Thats why I thought about the Fulltone.Long throw and similar case to the parachute, but with more features.I bet the wacked sound is pretty similar to it too.
     
  18. JLee

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    You can tweak the regular Clyde with the internal trimmer. Helps when using the wah with different amps/gain levels. You can get thin and quacky or fat and bassy.
     

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