Prefer an LED indicator on Wah pedal?

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  1. stratele

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    It's a great pedal, but would its greatness be enhanced with an LED?
     
  2. BCy2k

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    I added one to mine. There are "how to" videos & sites for this in abundance.
     
  3. RLD

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    For what purpose?
    I can tell when its on because it makes a wah sound.
     
  4. Scott Peterson

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    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.

    YMMV.
     
  5. RLD

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    Indeed.
    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.
     
  6. Scott Peterson

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    Which is exactly why I want to know if it is on before I play (I have a devious bass player... l!!)
     
  7. stratele

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    Exactly Scott.
    There aren't many pedals that don't have some sort of light indicator.
     
  8. drewl

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    Nice!


    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!
     
  9. IndyMead

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    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.
     
  10. Nazgul666

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    The EVH wah has a bright LED.
     
  11. micycle

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    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. :p
     

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