wah advise

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  1. guitarwill

    guitarwill Member

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    i need some wah advice. I've never owned one before. What would yall recommend for someone into hendrix, claptop, srv type wah sound
     
  2. papersoul

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    Budda Bud Wah! Love mine.
     
  3. Ized

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    The RMC picture wah does some pretty wicked, vocal tones for the sounds you'r looking for. Think of those old skool vox wah sounds.
     
  4. EXP

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    Hendrix/Clapton/SRV? Easy - find an old Vox Italian V846 or try the MJM Ulysses.

    If your on a budget - the Area 51 is a great alternative.
     
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    a teese pic wah is perfect. if your just messing around though, an original crybaby would be good.
     
  6. guitarwrench

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    -Wilson effects
    -Garmopat mods - mod used crybaby , vox to your specs
     
  7. papersoul

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    I did not like the two Teese wahs I tried so keep in mind one man's junk is another's gold.
     
  8. bandofthieves™

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    First Choice,RMC Picture wah or Joe Walsh Sig wah. After that a TDK loaded Thomas Crybaby,70's V846,Crybaby Classic,Vox V847.
     
  9. EXP

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    Keith, A TDK Thomas Organ for Hendrix? Not so sure about that but he could find an Italian crybaby or vox with the film can and ICAR pot for cheaper than say a Picture/Signature Clyde. Hell, I got my '68 V846 for $180 on ebay last year, just scour for used on ebay or craigslist there are deals to be found.
     
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    Yes a Good TDK TO wah will cover Jimi just fine. Surprised your v846 didn't have one.;)SRV's main Live wah had a TDK..
     
  11. EXP

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    Too funky for Jimi, SRV on the other hand. My 846 had the trash can inductor it sounded just like Jimi's stock 846's. I thought the US V846 TDK's didnt come out til 1970?
     
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    You are too young to know what Jimi's wah actually sounded like.;)
    Hope all is well..
     
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    Which ones did you try?

    A lot of people here like it, but I didn't really care for the Picture wah. It's hard for me to describe, other than it just didn't fit my taste. It didn't seem to have a lot of character.

    However, the Wizard wah is awesome (for high gain). It has a slight boost so it sounds kind of rough for clean tones. The sweep is very drastic, which I like.

    I also really like the Fulltone Clyde. It has a good straightforward wah sound, and I love the extra sweep range.

    To the OP: if you've never owned a wah before, maybe just start with a regular Dunlop Crybaby to "get your feet wet." Hopefully you can try some wahs out in person.
     
  14. EXP

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    I know enough and have pretty good ears.;) They didnt all sound the same because most of his V846's were heavily modded by RM(only a few were bone stock - BOG for example) but the Clydes were stock.
     
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    All this info we have and $2 might get us a cup of coffee at McDonalds..:D
    Talk to ya soon. Keith
     
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    you can dial in some nice Hendrix & Cream with the RMC "wheels of fire" wah
     
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    interesting mods from Garmopat, they have a wah pedal with dual inductors..i wonder what that would sound like...
     
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    what's your budget?..you could get the cheapest wah with a true bypass and replace the inductor with a red fasel and do the vocal mod, very pleasing tone with just those 2 upgrades...
     
  19. guitarwill

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    when i buy one i want to get a nice enough one that i dont want another one. I dont really want to spend over 225-250.
     
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    the Teese RMC3 covers a lot of ground. he's got settings for nearly all of the others mentioned previously in this thread. super versatile, great sounding wahs...Teese
     

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