Which Teese sounds most like a Budda Wah?

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  1. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    I have been through a lot of wah pedals lately, and my favorites were the Budda and RMC Picture wahs. The problem with the Budda is that it is not fuzz-friendly, so it had to go. I just picked up a WOF wah, but it is not my thing (look for it to show up soon in the Emporium).

    So my question is - which Teese wah sounds most like the Budda (I know the Pic wah won't do the trick - will the Wizard wah get me there? Do I need more tweaking ability, ala the RMC 2 or 3? Or is the Budda just a different animal altogether?
     
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    RMC2 will cover it.:AOK:AOK:AOK
    The Budda to me sounds very much like a mid 70's Crybaby add TB and a resistor change
     
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    My Budda LOVES the Trifecta. Never thought of it as not being fuzz-friendly.
     
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    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a Budda and a Wilson Rippah Q wah side by side and ran them into my Lovepedal BBB - The difference was dramatic. The Wilson worked the same whether or not the fuzz was on, however, there was a BIG difference in the Budda when I stomped on the BBB - much less of a "Wah" effect.
     
  6. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    I am trying to avoid modding a Budda, hence my question. By the time I buy a kit and install it myself I am into Teese $$ territory, and I would rather have a Teese if I am going to spend that kind of $$ (better customer service should something cease to work, tension adjustment, better resale value, etc).
     
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    The only alteration you would make is re-routing a couple of wires and installing 2 adhesive standoffs. Easily reversable if you want to restore it to stock.
    From what i understand the Teese 'fuzz friendly' technology is just a matter of the Teese factory installing FoxRox Retrofit buffers into their existing wahs.
    Save yourself a few $$ and keep the wah that you like.

    I have a BudWah and am in the exact same boat, i was only thinking of changing to a Wizard because of it being different. I'm thinking along the lines of adding the buffer instead.

    I am curious if anyone has any experience installing a buffer circuit and finding the tone of the wah affected in any way?


     
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    I stand corrected, the Teese wahs w/fuzz friendly technology don't simply have the foxrox buffer added on as i stated previously but have the circuitry right on the board itself. Sorry, didn't want to start any confusion.
     
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    I put one in a Vox V847 and the only difference I can hear is that it now works with my Fuzzes. It used to howl and oscillate with my Fulltone 70 after it. Piece of cake to install too.
     
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    Have you messed with pedal order? I have a Budda and a Trifecta and whether one is run before the other (or vice versa) makes a significant difference.
     
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    +1. On my other board I use with my cover band I use a sunfance into the budda and it sounds like the world is coming to an end. Really cool wah/fuzz sound.

    Edit: In fact, I use fuzz into wah on both my boards....seems to make it a lil more over the top.
     

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