What is the best Wah under $100?

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  1. Stevo

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    I'm looking to buy my first wah pedal and I don't want to spend a lot in case it's not my thing, so even cheaper then $100 would be good. If I like it I might upgrade in the future. Are there any good wah's under $100? I'm looking for something that doesn't suck tone (I hear alot of cheaper wah pedals do) and something that sounds good and is easy to use.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 4styx

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    Save up another $50 and buy a used Teese or Budda wah.If you find wah is not your thing you can sell it for what you paid for it.You need to try a decent sounding one to really know.
     
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    I just noticed there's a Wilson Ripper wah in the emporium for $110 shipped(not mine).Please buy it before I do.
     
  4. poolshark

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    Dunlop CFH can be found pretty cheap. The best, no. Cheap and passable, yes.

    It's a more cutting, aggressive wah - good for higher gain stuff. Lots of adjustable features, but the high gain stuff is what it does well. True bypass it isn't, but I find they generally add a little top-end sparkle as opposed to cutting it like the average buffered pedal.
     
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    I have been through a few wahs over the past few years. I had a 535 Q wah from Dunlop which was OK, but I'm not a tweaker type and prefer pedals, amps, etc I just plug in and play. So, I got the Crybaby Classic which I owned for a couple of years. I really, really, liked it but sold it thiking I could do better if I spent more money so I picked up the Budda wah and Wylde Wah thinking I would like one of those better. The Budda is nice don't like the Wylde, but to my ears I didn't notice enough of a difference from the Budda over the Crybaby classic, so I'm going back to it. Just picked up one used for $50.
     
  6. DrGonzo

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    If you get a used Crybaby or Vox now, you can always buy the Area51 wah drop in kit down the road and re-use the shell. That way you aren't in it for huge dollars on the first go around and you get to leverage a little bit of your first purchase in pursuit of a great boutique wah :AOK
     
  7. otherone

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    +1 Crybaby Classic...best wah available under $100
     
  8. Stevo

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    How is the bypass on the Crybaby Classic? Is it a tone sucker?
     
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    I heard NO tone loss.
     
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    Ibanez Weeping Demon. Well thought out & sounds great.
     
  11. burner

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    Thomas Organ crybaby
    They can be found under $100 and sound really good.
    I just picked up another and I thought it sounded like a dog but after I got to probing around inside I found that a resistor was way out of spec.
    After changing it it sounds great....like me others.
    It doesn't seem to suck enough high end that can't be handled with a turn of the tone knob on the amp but you could always put a true bypass in if you wanted.
     
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    According to Zzounds the Crybaby Classic is True Bypass. I like it. I also like the standard Vox model with a new dpdt switch installed for true bypass. Its very easy to do if you can solder. I would try out the Snarling Dogs pedal as well, that looks decent. I haven't personally tried it though. Good luck.

    dk
     
  13. RC2

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    +1.... This is a great suggestion. I can't think of anything even close to a Thomas Organ wah in your price range.
     
  14. Merelington

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    I'd go with a Vox 847 wah which can be found for around $70 used. If you find that wah is your thing the vox 847 is a great canvas to work with in regards to mods. For another $100 you can stock up the wah with true-bypass, trimpots, LED etc.
     
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    +1.5, especially used.
    Another option is an 80's crybaby.
     

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