Poll: The Ultimate Wah Battle

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Tak10, Oct 18, 2019.

Which Do You Prefer?

  1. RMC 10

    68 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. Fulltone Clyde Deluxe

    26 vote(s)
    10.3%
  3. BMF

    16 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Crybaby CAE

    32 vote(s)
    12.6%
  5. Xotic

    31 vote(s)
    12.3%
  6. Budda Budwah

    30 vote(s)
    11.9%
  7. Morley

    12 vote(s)
    4.7%
  8. Roger Mayer Bel Air

    5 vote(s)
    2.0%
  9. Vox V847

    23 vote(s)
    9.1%
  10. Wilson Effects Rippah

    10 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. Tak10

    Tak10 Member

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    There's always a wah thread listing multiple names, but rarely includes a poll. I've gone through many threads and saw these top 10 mentioned many times, thus I saw this as a perfect opportunity to inform players seeking the best wahs out there by giving them a rough idea on what the community thinks.

    Which of these wahs do you personally like and why?
     
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  2. MoonshineMan

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  3. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have been through a bunch, and the two I still own are the BMF and RMC10. I give the nod tonthebBMF for the sweep and the smooth vocal quality.
     
  4. Chadley

    Chadley Supporting Member

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    I know you can’t include every wah ever made, but the Area 51 is amazing. Ended my search.
     
  5. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Member

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    I voted for the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe because the was not an option for the Fulltone Clyde...
     
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  6. soundbee

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    RMC10 here - it just sounds and feels right.

    2nd would be Xotic for size and tweak-ability
     
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  7. Waxhead

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    So this RMC 10 is the new flavour of the month on TPG I see - whatever.

    If a wah isn't switchless then it's just a PiA imo.
    Morley wahs are the only one's that are step on, step off and also sound great - you can all keep the rest :)
     
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  8. NamaEnsou

    NamaEnsou Supporting Member

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    A Mooer Wahter has been my wah pedal for the last few years and with it only being on while my foot is in contact is one of my favorite features.
     
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  9. Purplexi

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    Yep, along with several other equally amazing wahs not mentioned on this list! Some of the most wow wahs: Mccon-o-wah, Castledine, Jam Pedals "Wahcko" and my next wah, Sonus "Grey Fox".

     
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  10. dirtytony

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    Having the Vox late 60s holy grails as reference I say Fulltone.. (and the Vox HW is great too) plays great and really nails vintage tones 100%.
    When I had RMCs I really did not like them, pot was way different than the ICAR on my crybabys and the sound was a bit more middy, to my ears they are berween the dunlop and the vox.
    For modern stuff CAE is impossible to beat (I have the 2nd gen), great wah.
     
  11. soma

    soma Member

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    The BMF ended my search after Crybaby, Vox, RMC, original Jen, Wilson, Fulltone wahs.
     
  12. BJS

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    I was wondering how many of the people voting have tried, say, half of these?

    It's a genuine question (no snark here), I kinda figured that any wah pedal has to feel good to the guitarist as well as sound good.
     
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  13. Drak

    Drak Member

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    I like (and own) this one :eek: :D ;).

     
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  14. captaincoconut

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  15. Tak10

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    I should've to be honest, but the 10 choice cap prevents me from adding it.
     
  16. MESA/BUDDA

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    I haven't tried all of them so I can't make a definitive choice.
     
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  17. drewl

    drewl Member

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    Nothing better than my original Thomas Vox Cry Baby.
     
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  18. musicman10_1

    musicman10_1 Supporting Member

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  19. cardinal

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    The constant hunt for a better wah is one of those things that could drive you crazy. If it's fun, then go for it. Not for me though. I just went with some early 80s Crybabies (when they still had the stack of dimes inductors), converted to true bypass, and called it done. Figure those just have to be "good enough."
     
  20. Strumlord

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    Teese are my favorite, I’ve a RMC3
     
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