Wah - On or off the pedal board.

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  1. Gallery

    Gallery Supporting Member

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    Building a new pedal board and buying a wah.

    Trying to decide what size board to buy and wondering if there is any good reason to keep the wah on the floor and off the board.

    Thoughts? Experiences?
     
  2. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    Flat board with no lip- on
    Angled board or lift off case top- not so much.
     
  3. gtrplyr1

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    I just got a new Dunlop mini wah. I was never a Dunlop wah fan in the past but the voicing switch on this one is pretty nice.

    Anyway, the size is definitely pedal board friendly.

    Why it took so long for something like this to come out is beyond me. You don't really notice the small pedal size once you have your foot on it.
     
  4. Analog Delay

    Analog Delay I Judge Books By Covers Silver Supporting Member

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    Always off the board for me. Only way it feels right.
     
  5. snow and steel

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    Off the board - its sits at too odd of an angle for me on the board. It sure would be great on the board saving set up time but it just feels too weird.
     
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  7. kwicked

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    On, but only because its simpler to have the whole board in one bag and already set up. If roadies and no stage space issue (someday, lol), probably on the floor with the rubber feet for playing comfort.
     
  8. rocknrob

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    I used to put it next to my board but for my latest gig I put it on the board and it was a lot more useful and practical. Also a lot easier to carry the board around. Just depends on what you like, try both and see what's best for your needs.
     
  9. TheoDog

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    I like off. Not necessary for every gig. Sounds great with battery.
     
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    Always on the board. I have enough crap to carry without bringing extra off-the-board pedals. Dunlop mini Cry-Baby has made it real easy.
     
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    Mine is on mainly just because it's quicker to setup and less extra crap to carry. Been on there so long I forget what it's like to have it flat on the floor
     
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    On the board. My board is large enough without having to lug around extra pedals.
     
  16. Snare227

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    Usually off the board, and on the shelf in my music room to be honest. In the rare case that it does make it to the gig, it's always off the board and chained off the power tap on my Pitchblack with a short lead. It's heavy and takes up too much real-estate for me to pack it around every time I play when it rarely gets used. But yes.. off the board, also because I like the flat foundation opposed to the angled foundation of my Pedaltrain.
     
  17. jordane93

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    When I had a wah, it was on my board.
     
  18. superdave2001

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    On - but only because it's a Plutoneium Chi-Wah-Wah and 1. fits nicely with the rest of the pedals and 2. because of the way it works (reverse), it lends itself to sit up a little higher.
     
  19. Benny

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    Off the board for me. Makes it easier for me to swap one out if I'm looking for something different, and allows me to use a smaller board for gigs that don't call for it.
     
  20. TheoDog

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    I will 1-up this and say I keep mine in the used case at Guitar Center.
    I don't own a way, and if I was called upon to use one for a specific gig, I can grab one for $30 (GCB-95) and swap a couple resistors, caps and a true bypass switch in about 30 minutes.

    If it needs to be on hand for more than a couple months, I would add a red faster and LEd. Then at the end of the tenure, sell it for $35-$40

    Still set it up off the board unless the board is flat and spacious- which is not the case with my Blackbird Feather.
     
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