What's a really nasty sounding wah?

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  1. guitargypsy

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    I have an original dunlop cry baby which I love to death, because when you press it all the way down the 'highs' are really nasty and angry and they cut through really well. However, I have noticed that the bypass signal sucks the tone from my amplifier and actually makes it sound weak and less distorted.

    So I bought a fulltone clyde deluxe based upon recommendations and b/c it's true bypass; it's a very nice pedal, but it almost sounds 'too' good. It's kind of too tame for me and it doesn't have the sweep of the crybaby.

    So I'm wondering, what's a really nasty sounding wah that will sound good with high gain type lead stuff that will not suck tone?
     
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    the snarling dogs stuff is extremely disgusting.
     
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    My first thought as well.
     
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    I'll disagree on the sweep. It has more.

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    i guess what i mean is that if the wah tone is analogous to raising and lowering the middle knob of a graphic eq, the knob won't go high enough for me; does that make sense?
     
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    No it doesn't.
     
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    the rippah is the nastiest one.
     
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    Why don't you just throw in a new DPDT switch? It'll cost you $10 and 15 minutes of your time, and you'll get to keep the wah you like.
     
  11. guitargypsy

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    great, what is it?
     
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    It is so you can convert your pedal to true bypass. This way it won't effect your bypassed signal.
     
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    ok, cool; i'm just not real good with pedal innards. i assume this is the on/off switch for the wah. what difference will installing this switch make? it still won't be true bypass will it?
     
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    is installing this switch a simple procedure?

    reference point: i was a literature major.
     
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    depending on how well you know how to use a soldering iron it could be very easy. i did this procedure on my cry baby and the results are awesome. here is the link for the exact mod i did

    http://www.stinkfoot.se/andreas/diy/mods/dunlop.htm#_Step_2b._mods

    i did the mod that removed the buffer, after doing this and true bypassing the wah you may want to do the gain mod also listed on the page as removing the buffer makes the pedal slightly quieter when engaged. i also did a few other mods listed involving the Q and other range mods.
     
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    It has this much more I<------->I :eek:


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    Really nasty sounding wah? Whatever Kirk Hammet is using...
     
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