wah pedal recommendations

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mmorse, Aug 22, 2005.


  1. mmorse

    mmorse Member

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    I have a 30 year old King Vox wah pedal that I've had forever but it seems to suck too much treble when off. I've cleaned everything but it hasn't helped. It must not be a true bypass. I don't use a wah much, just for a few songs so it's off 99% of the time. Any advice on what I could replace it with? I need a true bypass device. Thoughts? Opinions?

    thanks
    mark
     
  2. Franklin

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    If you don't want to mod your current one to true bypass, I'll tell you that I am partial to The Teese wah's.
     
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    Just put in on a Loooper if you don't want to mod it - easy, cheap solution...
     
  4. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    +1

    Teese makes an outstanding Wah.
     
  5. tthompso7

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    The fulltone clyde is bomber...
     
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    I love my Fulltone Clyde,but the cheaper route is obviously the micro looper, but I guess that'd take some getting used to...
     
  7. Johnnytone

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    I'd spend the $15 and put in a new switch (which I did myself to an old Thomas Organ Crybaby that sucked tone just like yours).

    Simple, really.
     
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    I'm with Johnnytone-Just put in a DPDT switch or use a loooper.

    If you decide you really wnat a new unit I like the teeste units, though Fulltone and Budda also make some killer units.
     
  9. Cary Chilton

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    TEESE TEESE TEESE TEESE
     
  10. mmorse

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    The switch seems to be the way to go. where would I get one of these switches and is it easy to install?
     
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    Carling DPDT Footswitch is item P-H497 from Antique Electronic Supply

    www.tubesandmore.com $9.95



    Here is a pic from Fulltone's site to show how to wire it:

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    nlopez Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't get the impression from your post that you had any problems with the pedal other than the switch or were emotionally attached to it. By all means put in a $15 DPDT switch or get a $60 looper. IF you are inclined to want a new pedal, perhaps an ebay buyer may want to pay pretty bucks for it and then you can finance a Clyde or Teese.
    Nick
     
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    Mark, dont sell your vox. I've got a king wah as well, and it just sounds amazing. A fairly unique sound.
    Definately just pick up a true bypass switch. I've got one installed in mine, and theres absolutely no tone loss.

    Anyway, it'll only continue to go up in price. Its pretty hard to find one in decent condition.
     
  15. Johnnytone

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  16. mmorse

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    Thanks! That looks like the ticket.
     
  17. mmorse

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    It's one of the few pieces of equipment I've kept all these years. That and my '73 Goldtop. Still sounds great when on. Just sucks too much treble when off.
     
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    I got the Carling DPDT switch and had it installed in about 20 minutes thanks to the diagram Johnnytone provided. Problem solved!!:p

    thanks everyone
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