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wah advice, por favor

feet

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so i dug out the old crybaby after a few years. its kinda neat, in an odd, glitchy, tone vacuum way. but it is old and filthy and suffering from erectile dysfunction (it doesn't stay up).

what i'd like is a wah with a darker sweep, that is more like a guitar's tone knob than a waka waka machine. i plan to use it mostly as an open filter. but i wouldn't mind if i could switch it back to a more traditional sound, though it isn't super necessary. a light would be cool, too.

so what's out there? its been so long that i'm just lost with all these extra knobs and switches (and brands) that we didn't have in my day. i don't need extra boosts or fuzzes and if it doesn't have flames or a ********ed foot :))) on it, so much the better. or should i send my old one in to someone for modding? a drop in kit, perhaps?

thanks, fellas.
 

AudioEcstasy

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You can try the easy mod to the crybaby of adjusting the pot for a lower sweep, but if you want a new one I would suggest Budda. I'm not a fan of Dunlop wahs, and the only of their signatures that I really liked was the Dimebag Darrell.
 

guitarz1972

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If you've got the scratch check out a Fulltone Clyde Deluxe. 3 distinct voicings, middle position being "traditional" if and when you want it; has an LED when it's on (I think), and a knob so you can set your input level. Oh and it's a Fulltone. lol
 

jb4674

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Keep it cheap and get a 535Q used. It's a versatile wah and you can get several tones out of it.
 

feet

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You can try the easy mod to the crybaby of adjusting the pot for a lower sweep
that's where you unscrew the flange inside and mess with the pot with your finger? given that mine isn't working right, i'm debating letting it be and keeping it as a "normal" wah. we'll see where this goes. i'll check out the budda, 535q and fulltone.

i went to the wilson site and promptly made this face: :messedup poorly laid out site with 200 wahs that i can't tell apart, option-wise. sounded good, though.

i didn't realize these things are so expensive now, either. since the garbage one still costs like $70, its crazy to me that there are versions going for over $200. even some of the diy and modded versions are that pricey. times sure change. maybe if i could find one that was a wah and a volume pedal i could save some time and space. but the throws are different and best kept that way, as i understand it.
 




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