Wah Pedal - what's decent?

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  1. 62Tele

    62Tele Supporting Member

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    Haven't had a wah pedal since I had hair, but I have a new band covering stuff that would benefit from some occasional whacka whacka. It will join a Peterson Strobostomp, a Carl Martin Quattro and a V-Stack Tweedy on my pedal board. Doesn't have to be the be all end all of wah's, just something decent sounding, reasonably priced, and user friendly. What's everybody like?
     
  2. albuht813

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    I think the fulltone, teese, and area51 wahs are real popular and sound great.
     
  3. ibanez4life SZ!

    ibanez4life SZ! Member

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    I finally found my wah after owning the Budda wah...tried every dunlop, every morley, the fulltones, and a few others, and Budda is the smoothest, most vocal, and pleasant wah to my ears. This is coming from a guy who really doesn't like wah in the first place. Outstanding pedal IMO!
     
  4. CBeeper

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    Check out the Wilson Rippa Wah. I've had them all, several Teese, SupaQuack, Vox, modded Crybaby, Fulltone Clyde Deluxe etc. For the money the Rippa is an unbelievable value. Very throaty and vocal.
     
  5. Festus

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    Hey...do a search! No, no, just kidding. Couldn't help it. :)

    I'm really digging the Wilson Rippah Q wah. It seems to be about the cleanest wah I've tried yet. I've had the Teese RMC3, Wizard, and Budda wahs so far, keeping the Wilson. I may try a Clyde Deluxe, but I haven't felt the need for wah churn lately.
     
  6. TheWarmth

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    I've heard excellent things about the Area 51 with all the control options. Right now I'm pretty happy with my Teese Wizard Wah, though.
     
  7. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    The Vox 847 is a decent wah and the Budda is a decent wah neither of which will break the bank
     
  8. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a fully loaded Area 51 that I love after a pretty extensive search. I also have a Keeley modded Vox 847 that is decent for much less.
    To save some $, you could get by on the Area 51 with just the quack and growl controls and leave off the range knob. Also, if you don't use fuzz, you don't need the buffer.
     
  9. Tbone135

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    I really like the Fulltone one myself, but I ended up with a Dunlop 535; it's a LOT of wah for the money.
     
  10. playon

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    I bought the Wilson adjustable wah kit and I love it. I've used a Teese RMC3, vintage Jen Crybabys, etc and this pedal is the best I've found yet. The Wilson works great for both funk and rock stuff, which is not the case with a lot of wah pedals.
     
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    I have had my Fulltone Dlx for about 3 weeks now and could not be happier. Lots of great tones with the 3 style settings and a built in gain boost make for a great package.

    brianf
     
  12. big mike

    big mike Administrator Staff Member

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    Greg at orbiterguitars.com modified my Crybaby, and it's my fave wah ever.
     
  13. nibus

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    Vox 847 is good and not too expensive
     
  14. Rubytuesday007

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    I am lovin the Zvex Wah Probe.
     
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    For the money - it's hard to beat a Budda Wah ......
     
  16. ahltarocka

    ahltarocka Supporting Member

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    Definitely Wilson Rippah Q Wah. Great pedal, great customer service. I have tried most of them and this is the sh_t.
    www.wilsoneffects.com


    ROCK TILL YOU DROP:band:RoCkIn:JAM
     
  17. Pat Healy

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    I wasn't happy with my V847 at all - didn't like the tone, it was very susceptible to RF interference (i.e. it would pick up radio stations and I'd hear them through the amp) and it's a major tone-sucker when bypassed (as are many wahs). I picked up a Dunlop Crybaby with a true bypass mod off eBay for fifty bucks and am very happy with it.
     
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    I like my Fulltone. It's got a very wide sweep and that's what sold me.
     
  19. beej

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    The Budda wah is great. That said, sold mine and bought an Ernie Ball wah which I like better. It's throatier than the Budda (a tad more agressive) and the housing is built like a tank. Essentially it's the Ernie Ball volume pedal housing. Highly recommend it.
     
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    Sold my Picture and WOF Wahs because they needed the Foxrox mod. Bought the Wilson Rippah Q 12 position vintage wah. Very happy since.
     

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