McCon-O-Wah vs Teese RMC10?

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  1. Lars Bjurhall

    Lars Bjurhall Member

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    Hi.

    Have you compared the McCon-O-Wah with Teese RMC10 both clean and dirty.
    Please tell me what you think?

    Best.

    Lars

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  2. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Supporting Member

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    What is a McConowah?

    Wahlright wahlright wahlright?
     
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    I've owned both. Both are great but different tones. RMC10 is more aggressive and a little thinner in the mids while the the MCono is slightly thicker in the mids, more of a Clyde smooth quack, whereas the RMC10 has a more agro quack.

    That said, I let both go in favor of the Oxbow Clyde McCoy Replica. It's incredible and very vintage flavored. Pretty good deal as well considering what the builder is doing on those pedals. I find I like the mids on the Oxbow the best and cocked wah tones are very good.

    All are incredible pedals though. Couldn't go wrong with any of them.
     
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    Thank you for answer!! real helpful. Wish i could try and A, B all of them before i make up my mind..
     
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    Ah the rub of tone hunting... I totally understand. What type of wah tones are you after?
     
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    I have had an RMC3 for 14 years and have been happy with it. MR Teease has great service and make very good wha pedals. I do now look for more vintage style of wha. I like of course the old hendrix thing and SRV but also the wha sounds from 60ies and 70ies Soul music. I have played all of that with my RMC3 during the years but heard some clips of both the RMC10 and the McCon-O-Wha and it blew me away. So i ordered an RMC10 from Jeffrey Teese and it heading to me soon. Just curious if the McCon-O-Wha is gonna be more for me. I think the RMC10 is gonna be fine but you know how it is, "maybe the other one is more for me instead?"... :)
     
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    Anymore people that has compared the two wha pedals?
    feel free to comment...

    L.
     
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    I've had the RMC10 and liked it and have the McCon-O-Pot in a Thomas Organ Crybaby that did wonders, so I've no doubt he knows what he is doing - but I'm going to have to agree with Mike that the Oxbow, considering the components used and build quality (not to mention excellent communication, realistic build time, and communication) takes the cake, especially with the price of the McCon-O-Wah.

    Best of luck with your search!
     
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    Okej thanks for your answer!
     
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    I totally agree with tinkers comments on the RMC 10? The RMC 10 was just to aggressive for my amp! It was fine for me with an amp with less mids.. But, in the end I'm using a D-style amp.
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Is the Oxbow battery only and not true bypass?
     
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    Damon will build them either way you'd like.
     
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    Mine is true bypass with a Carling switch (which BTW and this is kind of EJ tone rabbit hole... but I find in wahs specifically that the Carling 3pdt sounds the absolute best and most transparent. I actually changed my switch in an older Teese Wizard to the Carling and it literally sounds better as does a fuzz that's after it. Crazy but true to my experience).

    Mine was battery only but I had it modded to be 9v tap'd.
     
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    I'm having another built now, going to ask for that switch.
     
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    Nice! I think that's what's standard in his wahs. I alllllmost sold mine and I'm so happy I didn't. Nothing sounds as good as the Oxbow that's currently made IMHO.
     
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    Yup...
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Great news. Thanks.
     
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    Yep; there's no arcane secret to building a great-sounding wah. You just have to put in great parts. It's not one of those circuits that is amenable to short changing. A great pot, a great inductor, great-sounding transistors, and not skimping on the capacitor quality are all mandatory, and pretty much in the order of importance I just listed them.
     

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