Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by stratele, Mar 2, 2015.
It's a great pedal, but would its greatness be enhanced with an LED?
I added one to mine. There are "how to" videos & sites for this in abundance.
For what purpose?
I can tell when its on because it makes a wah sound.
I have one on mine because I can look at it with a glance and see if it is on rather than have to hear it to tell if it is on. I wasn't sure I needed one, but opted for it on a drop in kit and it turns out that I really like it.
I don't think there is any way I couldn't tell if my wah was on.
The tone difference between off and on in any position is pretty drastic.
Which is exactly why I want to know if it is on before I play (I have a devious bass player... l!!)
There aren't many pedals that don't have some sort of light indicator.
Sax player used to pretend he was hitting stuff on my controller.
I started naming patches after him or using his name in a funny way, he'd look down and start laughing and not be able to play his part!
I just had a local tech add an LED and true-bypass switch to mine. I just gives me peace of mind to easily be able to see that its not on.
The EVH wah has a bright LED.
I've been using the Japanese Girl Wah for a few weeks and thought "Why the LEDs?" (it has one on each side) but now that I've used it it's nice to have a little extra reassurance for times when I think I've turned it off but it's still going... easier to spot with the eyes than the ears in a full band setup sometimes. That and there's nothing wrong with more LEDs.