wah placement

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by gianluigi, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. gianluigi

    gianluigi Member

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    why my wah sounds so good after two ts9s and so uncontrolled before the same twos ?
     
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    Because your wah's effect gets clouded between the EQ curve of the TS9s... When placed after the TS9s, nothing is clouding the effect of the wah pedal...
     
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    Put it after them or run them in parallel (would work really well if you've got a Fender or other multi-input amp). Different wah pedals will sound different in these situations sometimes, too. What kind of wah are you using? Amp?
     
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    Interesting.... my wah is the 1st pedal in my chain, followed by volume, comp and dirt boxes.
     
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    A different wah might work better... My wah and phaser don't get messed with too badly from my boost/overdrive pedals (though I do like the comp before wah), but if the boost/OD pedals were making it sound bad, I would try replacing the wah, leaving it after, or possibly running in parallel. The wah buffer kits are really for using a wah with a germanium fuzz, not TS9s...
     
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    I use a strat in to a fender super reverb (original blackface) rebuilt.
    the strange sound I get when I use it before ts is just like the pot wouldn't be 'sweet ' (I'm sorry) anymore
    THe wah is a vox with fulltone pot and inductor plus all the componenents have been upgraded
     
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    Really, I thought that this was for every fuzz pedal, I mean, germanium and silicon fuzzes.

    If I only have silicon fuzzes at the time, do I have to get one of those buffer kits ?
     
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    I don't know about buffer kits, as I always get rid of the buffers in my wah pedals by replacing the switch w/a DP/DT.

    What has really worked well for me is the booster kit I got from Dave Fox at Foxrox. It beefs up the signal so you can put your wah in front of ANY type of fuzz or octavefuzz pedal w/no problems at all. I paid $45 USD shipped to Canada & did the install myself.

    I put it into a VOX 847 that's totally stock except for the true-bypass switch I added a few years ago. Wah now slices right thru' the thickest silicon and/or germanium fuzzes/octavias. It's a great solution for players who have to have wah before fuzz. My signal chain; wah>octave fuzz>fuzz>univibe>overdrive>amp. This small home-made board w/5 pedals's what I use in my psychedelic rock trio.. Perfect for old Band of Gypsies tunes like "Machine Gun" or Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs", etc..
     

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