1. The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians. We listen, we learn and if we misstep we are not afraid to do the right thing. We proposed some changes to the Emporiums. Based on feedback from members, we have decided to not go ahead with those changes. However, it has also highlighted that we need some community input into what is working and what is not working for members here. Primarily focused on the Emporiums, we'd like input on your thoughts about TGP and how things work in the Emporiums for you and how you'd improve them. The discussion thread on the is here!

    Dismiss Notice

Looking for a true bypass wah that won't break the bank, suggestions please!!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by kurt1981, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. kurt1981

    kurt1981 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,363
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Hey all, looking for a wah, that doesn't suck tone, so the v847 and crybaby's are out. I'm looking for a vintage type of wah tone, think 70's funk, no super low end throaty gainy over the top wah, just old school R&B tones. For the life of me, I can't figure out how a pedal with a pot and a few wires can cost as much as most of the modern boutiques do, so I'm wondering if anyone can suggest an inexpensive true bypass wah that'll get me that tone. Hoping to keep it around $100 if possible. I'd rule out modding a wah, as I'm not able to solder myself and don't want to try and mess with that.
    Thanks in advance for any help,
    Kurt
     
  2. BoyWearingVans

    BoyWearingVans Member

    Messages:
    523
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
  3. mcdes

    mcdes Member of no importance

    Messages:
    7,558
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Location:
    New Zealand
    i know you said you dont want too.......but you could just get a wah that you like, and make it true bypass. easy to do. like really really easy?
     
  4. ccpa

    ccpa Member

    Messages:
    620
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Original bud-wah.
     
  5. Yr Blues

    Yr Blues Member

    Messages:
    1,672
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    As said above, the BYOC is superb and ridiculous for the price.
     
  6. billyg121

    billyg121 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,220
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Louisville,KY
    easiest route...bbe wah. get it. its basically a vox w/true bypass.can be found cheap too. esp used.
     
  7. Powertwang

    Powertwang Member

    Messages:
    306
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Location:
    Indy
    I've got one of these: http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/mc404-cae-wah that I'd sell for $120 + shipping & Paypal. It's a great wah w/ two distinctly different voices and a switchable boost mode that smokes. PM me if interested.
     
  8. McStrats

    McStrats Member

    Messages:
    1,921
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Location:
    Dixie
  9. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

    Messages:
    22,388
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    I bought one of these on sale for only $60 new from Best Buy:
    [​IMG]

    It is TB and I used it for the first time on my gig this weekend... sounded just fine!
     
  10. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    33,894
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    used older run-of-the-mill crybaby+DPDT stomp switch+a bit of soldering=true-bypass '70s R&B wah on the cheap.
     
  11. kurt1981

    kurt1981 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,363
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Thanks guys, as I said, I'm not able to mod, can't see, so soldering's out of the equation unfortunately. I'm intrigued by the BBE, is it really a decent wah? I did have a budda a while back, loved it but sold it when I was on an anti-wah kick. May have to check out the BBE if you guys dig it.
    Thanks, any other ideas,
    Kurt
     
  12. dshobe

    dshobe Rocky Mountain Way Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,188
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Location:
    Mile High
    Crybaby with the Fasel inductor. It's TB and cheap. Sounds great. Got mine in a trade, not sure what they sell for new.
     
  13. tremayne007

    tremayne007 Member

    Messages:
    674
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Location:
    Ashland, OR
    :agree
     
  14. Mr. Limbic

    Mr. Limbic Member

    Messages:
    3,100
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Location:
    Dirty South
    Yup been using the ernie ball, love it!
     
  15. dk123123dk

    dk123123dk Member

    Messages:
    3,887
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Location:
    Mass
    Its called the "crybaby classic". Very nice wah for $100.


    dk
     
  16. Fuzz Of Doom

    Fuzz Of Doom Member

    Messages:
    203
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Just got the BBE Wah last week and looove it. I've been through and tried almost all of the $150 and under variants from Dunlop and Vox and the BBE is by far my favorite.
     
  17. McStrats

    McStrats Member

    Messages:
    1,921
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Location:
    Dixie
  18. jazzfromhell

    jazzfromhell Member

    Messages:
    4,035
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thanks for alerting me to the BBE Wah! Never heard about it until today. I've been looking for a new wah for a while and the BBE seems like great value for the buck, great vintage "vocal" tones at least going by the demos. I was eyeing the CAE but for half the price I think the BBE might be a winner.
     
  19. McStrats

    McStrats Member

    Messages:
    1,921
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Location:
    Dixie
    You are welcome. I've gigged heavily with one for two years and love it. It's also the only wah I've tried that I can get that Money For Nothing sound in the cocked position by playing around with the tuning knob on the side. Very versatile wah that is capable of covering a lot of bases.
     

Share This Page