State of the wah?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jzucker, Aug 26, 2005.


  1. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    What's the best wah pedal these days?

    What's the best - price be damned, what's the best for the money, the best "cheap" one, best with humbuckers, best vintage one, etc...
     
  2. Alex Law

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    Always seems to boil down to Clyde Deluxe vs. RMC3, with the Picture Wah winning the "Best Hendrix Impersonation" award... ;)
     
  3. jzucker

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    I've owned the regular Clyde as well as the picture wah. Both of them are great. I think the Clyde sounded a little better with humbuckers than the Picture wah. However, the Picture Wah was incredible for the Hendrix stuff which is probably my favorite wah sound. I'd love to get another one someday.


    I've never played the Clyde Deluxe.

    I was also wondering about the new crop of wah pedals by tech 21, Ibanez, etc...
     
  4. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    FWIW, I like the old Clyde better than the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe. I think the first Fulltone Clyde is a great wah, built well and is not big $$$ right now.

    My favorite wah is the Teese RMC3LE. I bought it used on this board. Very tweakable internally. I normally don't like to mess with that kind of stuff, but he provides sample settings. I started with Smooth and Sweet, made a few adjustments and have never touched it again. It sounds amazing and inspiring. The only negative is it hums if your pedalboard is too close to the amp---which mine is at home. On stage, it is not a problem.

    I had one sweet Budda-----the others I tried never sounded that way. The Vox Clyde went noisy quickly. The old chrome Dunlop 535 (no Q, a discontinued model) is a GREAT wah. 4-position switch for great variety plus a boost. I'm having an input jack fixed on mine now after years of service.
     
  5. Marcello

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    are the current dunlops any good ?

    can't imagine spending too much on a wah
     
  6. Alex Law

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    With boutique fuzzes costing $200, isn't $250 for a wah a bargain?

    I think so! :)
     
  7. jonny guitar

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    Picture Wah is perfect for me because I am not a good tweaker...no patience:(. It certainly does sound better with singles but I get a really nice sound out of low impendance hummers. Great for funk stuff too!
     
  8. Tchello

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    For me the best ones are the Kern tube wha and Teese RMC3.
     
  9. JLee

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    I couldn't agree with this more. Except my favorite Wah tones are Clapton's Cream era tones, which I think the Clyde does amazingly well. Allegedelly, there is a Plexi Palace forumite that is in talks with Teese about making a clone of one of Hendrix's modified wahs!:eek:
     
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    pro analog supa quack...my wah search is over. period.
     
  11. jzucker

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    How much do they run?
     
  12. gitpicker

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    I have had 2 old Thomas Organ Cry Baby's. and Fulltone Clyde Deluxe, and a Teese Picture Wah.

    Cry Baby's - Good sound, comfortable to play, big time sucking of tone

    Fultone CD - Great sound, has a larger physical sweep (the pedal goes up further than the others - but not as much as a Morley) which made it uncomfortable to play for me, harder to find the sweet spot

    Tesse Picture Wah - My Holy Grail - by far the most comfortable to play (for me), and the sound..... wow! I kick this baby on and I'm livin' in 1968. I wouldn't change a thing about this pedal, and how often do we get to say that!

    Still old, bald and fat 0 the gitpicker
     
  13. Don L

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    My favorite is Teese Wheels Of Fire Wah. I sold all my vintage wahs including the Voxes after getting that one.:dude
     
  14. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    :dude

    I've had mine since early this year and it's by far the best wah I've ever heard. Nothing IMHO comes close.

    It's not fair to Scotty to post a price (since it is a custom ordered pedal), but contact him and you'll be glad you invested in one.

    Here's a link to his website: http://proanalog.com/
     
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    Yeah the "crybaby classic" has got to be the best deal going in the wah world. Its true bypass, has the fasel inductor and a really good vintage voicing. No need to look at any other $100 wahs. At $80 its a steal.
     
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    wheels of fire here also , really dig it!
     
  17. Garrett Bagby

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    As nice as all the fancy booteek wahs are, I've been completely satisfied with my Bad Horsie for a few years now.
     
  18. ROKY

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    Just bought a Teese Picture wah this afternoon after lining it up
    alongside an RMC1 and a Wizard wah(all Teese wahs,of course..)

    For what I'm doing right now, the Picture wah did it, best.

    I did like the Wizard, though, and could see that working a little
    better with a high-gain amp w/ heavy mids(Soldano,Bogners,etc)

    I would've liked to have tried an RMC3 if they'd had one in stock,although
    I doubt that I would've done much tweaking at the store .

    I keep reading that the Proanalog Supa Quack slays the competition--
    I'm intrigued(and a little skeptical..)

    I think I do want to get a Teese Wheels of Fire wah, also, and that
    should do it for me.
     
  19. Wizard of Ozz

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    For me, the Wizard Wah from G. Teese is it for me right now. It works great for higher gain settings and sounds very transparent.

    :dude
     
  20. j.whitie

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    My Crybaby Classic always seems to deliver everytime. I've tried other wahs, and with my experience with them, I haven't found one that has the same "bite" as my Crybaby.
     

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