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VOX V848 or Budda Wah - Which One??

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by BillyK, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. BillyK

    BillyK Supporting Member

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    Any ideas on this front?
     
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    I prefer the Budwah. Classic tone & great with high gain amps & Od's.:AOK
     
  3. BillyK

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    Does the Budda Wah have a limited range?
     
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    not at all! budda = my fave!!
     
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    Sounds like the voice of experience! What others have your owned and why the Budda??
     
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    I use a Landgraff Wah, but my second choice is Budda!
     
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    I am also looking into a Clyde, but the pricepoint of the Budda is very attractive!
     
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    The Bud knocked my VOX off my board. I also have an old Italian Jen Crybaby with fasel which doesn't compare but I haven't tried a Clyde either. The Budda is a great deal for the money!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback so far. Appreciate it.
     
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    I have used a Morley wah, Dunlop Original Crybaby, Dunlop 535Q, Vox V847, and a Budda wah....I must say the Budda has been superb for the money (as most have stated). Hope that helps.
     
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    Interesting...this is the same question I've had for the last week. Thanks guys!
     
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    Both VOX & Budda have their wahs made at the Dunlop facility, so the casing & treadle/throw are identical to Crybabys.

    What you get w/on the inside's a bit different; better components, sturdy jacks (not board-mounted) and DP/DT bypass switches.

    Of the two, I'd go w/the Bud - In fact, I prefer the plain vanilla VOX 847 to the 848, for its classic sound. The 848 has a smoother, more hi-fi tone & a broader sweep (more highs & lows) which you'd think would be preferable, but I kinda like the rougher feel of the 847.. It's a great wah for covering old Hendrix/Cream tunes.

    Only problem w/V-847 is the horrible tone-sucking buffer. I swapped out the switch in mine & added a Foxrox buffer, so I can use it in front of a fuzz/octavia, where it sounds best to me.

    The Bud's a modern sounding wah that works well w/hi-gain amps, tho' its voicing is closer to the VOX style than the Crybaby. I've currently got the Bud on my big board & the V-847 on a small plank w/an Rx octave fuzz, a Sweetsound vibe & a CrunchBox OD.. Just perfect for those Band of Gypsies/Robin Trower moments:RoCkIn
     
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    You Can mod a Vox to sound killer for about 30 bucks. They can usually be found used for 50 bucks and under. I've got about 80 bucks into mine with all Orange Drop caps, Fasel inductor, true bypass switch and Fulltone Pot. Quiet and very vocal sounding. The Budda's have a terrible hiss to them I've found.
     
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    Yikes - haven't heard this!!
     
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    Bought the Budda - too many good reviews to ignore it, or spend more money.
    Thanks for the feedback guys!
     
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    I bought one and brought it back, got another one same thing. May have been a bad batch. YMMV.

    Good Luck with it..
     
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    No hiss with mine & I use it with a cranked JCM800 driven by either my Eternity or Timmy. Could be a bad batch. Did you call the guys at Budda? They're very helpful.
     
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    Me too.
     
  20. BillyK

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    Now I KNOW I made the right choice!
    Hey Brad - thanks for the encouraging word!!
     

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