I want a Wah, which one???

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  1. straightblues

    straightblues Member

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    I am a blues player but I do a little classic rock stuff. I play guitars a wide variaty of guitars (hollow body, simi-hollow, solid body, p90's, humbuckers, strats and teles.) I use a BF Fender Deluxe and a Dr. Z Carmen Ghia amps. I play fairly clean on the verge of breakup.

    I want a Wah pedal to experiment with. What Wah do you recommend to this lower gain sort of stuff.
     
  2. erksin

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    I think you should probably consider how you'll use it - 'wacka wacka' stuff, 'park' it at a certain point, etc. How much sweep do you want? Do you want a gainier wah to add some grit or do you want smoother tones?
     
  3. straightblues

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    I would say I want a smoother tone. I don't think I want to add much gain if any. I will be doing both the park it and the wah wah stuff.
     
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    Well, I happen to really like the Fulltone Clyde for those reasons - big sweep range for 'parking', and it's a smooth sounding wah IMO. I've had gainier wahs and found them to be unuseable for clean passages, the Clyde fixed that for me...
     
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    I really like the Budda Wah pedal. I love the tone of the Vox wahs, but I kept breaking the stupid thing.
     
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    Teese real McCoy. Good dude.
     
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    Budda, if want to pay more, get a Fulltone Clyde or Teese Picture...
     
  9. omensixaxe

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    +1. Clyde deluxe, maybe? if you're into tweaking.
     
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    I've had a Teese Picture Wah, RMC3, RMC3LE and a Supa Quack from Pro Analog. I recently got a Fulltone Clyde Deluxe and it's the best features of all those wahs rolled into one.
     
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    That reissue VOX Clyde McCoy is hard to beat.
     
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    My vote goes to the Vox Clyde reissue, it has true bypass, and has the best tone that I've heard in a while..
     
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    If you like tweeking, get the rmc3, very versatile. The fulltone clyde ain't bad either, but I always lean to the rmc for gigging.
     
  14. dinrodef

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    I think you'd be happiest with either the Teese Picture Wah of the Fulltone Clyde.

    Personally, I prefer the teese in front of a slightly broken up low gain amp. It doesn't overdrive or distort... just really smooth. It will not sound as good if you've got a buffered pedal in your chain.. but as long as everything is true bypass in your signal chain the picture wah will stay clean and not distort.

    The Teese sounds incredible with strats and single coils... I absolutely love it with my Guild semi-hollow and p90s

    The CLyde is a damn nice pedal too.. It's definately a contender... The fulltone housing is very comfortable to step on and the sweep is beautiful.
     
  15. StompBoxBlues

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    I have a Picture wah on the way !!

    Just htought I'd mention, on their site they specifically say something about if you have both single and humbuckers, they recommend the "Whiz" or whatver it was.

    Personally, I play both types of pickup, but because of the sound of the clips...I just HAD to have the picture. If it only sounds like that with my strat and tele...okay, I'll live with it, if it sounds even just decent with my ES-335 then I'll be in heaven. If it sounds downright BAD with my ES-335, I'll still be a happy camper if it sounds like I think it will wih the strat.

    Other than that, I have the Weeping Demon WD-7 which is really interesting in that it has tons of features (it's a real high-tech wah) and lots of parameter adjustments, but not true bypass...and I still can't seem to dial in what I want, which is like the clips on the Teese RMC site.

    That said, also have the Dunlop GCB-95 and it is okay, but not TB, has some rocky points on the pedal travel-pot. Can get some okay sounds, but it doesn't inspire me.

    Actually others have complained about it, but one of the best so far was on a ME pedal, the Digitech RP-7 which also allowed some tweaking and I lucked into a good one.
     
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    After testing the Crybaby, Vox Clude McCoy, Budda Wah and Teese Picture Wah, I ended up with the Vox. Definately the squelchiest and classic sounding of the bunch. A really nicely designed wah.
     
  17. Tone

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    When I was choosing a new wah I emailed Mr. Teese and he replied that the Picture Wah plays equally nice with both single coils and humbuckers.:D:JAM
     

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