WIZ-PEDAL D - New demo by Scott Lerner

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  1. Teleman76

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    Always use a clean amp & pedals for OD. We cover a lot of musical genres so I've always found the Fender amps to work best for me.
    Andrew you got a jewel with this Model D pedal. I find that using other OD pedals sound great stacked with the clean channel on the Wiz. Adds a nice flavor with the mids. Really, truly enjoying this pedal. I've had it a few weeks & usually wait until the "honeymoon" period is over before I post any kind of feedback.
    This pedal is simply amazing!!
     
  2. AndrewSimon

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    So.... are you using the Wiz-Pedal before other pedals.... or after?


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    ... aka good tone right out of the box.

    Thanks!

    :D
     
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    Part 2 of Nick Caiano demo:



    Part 1



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    Before my other dirt pedals. Having the clean channel engaged & adding various OD pedals really enhances the tone. Adds that great mid tone. The clean with the PAB is awesomeness in itself! Great clean tones to be had!
     
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    Right.... one of my favorite uses for the WIZ-PEDAL
    is the CLEAN CH with the PAB ON (18V) in front of other pedals,
    as a DI or even.... dare I say in front of an over driven tube amp.
    You just need to watch the internal Clean Channel LEVEL (adjust to taste)

    It has this ability to make everything clearer with
    lots of dynamics, it evens things out, clear and not boomy.

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    Yea I agree. My Wiz D is an always-on pedal. It's so sweet! You the man Andrew!!
     
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    I found a WIZ PEDAL clip on YouTube from user: 1976cyclist

    Is that you Teleman76 ?

    ;)
     
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    Yes just noodling. Nothing fancy. Just playing to a backing track. Sorry for the quality of recording. Only have an iPhone :-(
    After listening back to it I think I'll take it down & do another one. Wasn't very good playing at all. Love my Wiz though. Sounds so good in a live setting!
     
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    I don't know... it sounded great to me.
    :aok:aok

    I (and probably others too) can relate to "live camera" recordings better then to a polished "studio style" recording.

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    After talking to Scott a couple of weeks ago a Wiz showed up here in the Emporium. So I pulled the trigger. I took it out to a blues jam the other night with my es339 and a dinky Champ XD. Jaws dropped! I could easily compete w/ Victorias, Deluxes and a number of other boutiques that folks were packing. Everyone kept asking me what mods my amp had to sound as good as it did. I just grinned, showed them the Wiz, packed up my gear and left. Can't wait to try it with my 64 Deluxe and a Suhr...
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.
    :aok

    The MID BLAST and the PAB is very handy for turning
    small practice amps (even solid state) into something much larger sounding.

    However on the Deluxe you will probably want to dial it in differently.

    ;)
     
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    More Demos coming soon.
    Any of you with a Strat?
    I would love to hear some clips with a Strat.


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    As promised, at least a 30 days alert!

    Introductory price will end JUL-01-13


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    9V and 18V confusion

    I am still getting emails regarding this issue so let me clarify:

    There is only 1 version of the Wiz-Pedal
    Wiz-Pedal D can work on both 9Volt and 18Volt

    On the HIFIforLESS.com website there are "2 models" listed:
    Wiz-Pedal model: D --------- is just the pedal
    Wiz-Pedal model: D18 ------ is the same pedal but it also includes an 18Volt Dunlop wall-wart

    We highly recommend trying both 9Volt and 18Volt.
    If you do not already own an 18Volt power supply, you can get one
    by ordering the D18 model.


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    more.... 9V and 18V FAQ's

    Q:
    I have other pedals that can work on 18Volt
    I tried them with both 9V and 18V but the difference was very small.
    I assume I will experience the same with the Wiz Pedal D.... right?

    A:
    The difference between 9V and 18V on the Wiz Pedal is pretty BIG
    The reason for this is that the Wiz-Pedal does not use
    clipping diodes for distortion (like most other pedals), so it benefits much more from higher supply voltage.

    We highly recommend that everybody tries both 9V and 18V
    regardless of your past experience with 18Volt supply.

    :cool:




     
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    Andrew is right. 18v on the Wiz is the only way to go. Really a substantial difference between 9v & 18v.
     
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    more about Levels:

    Please note, there is huge amount of Level available, especially with
    18Volt supply.
    Since the Wiz-Pedal does not use clipping diodes (except for the M2 voicing)
    you can get levels as high as18Vpp.
    It is important to dial in Levels with ears and not the eyes.

    Huge amount of Level can be a plus, especially if you go directly into a tube amp and wish to overdrive the V1 tube on your amp.

    But if you go into a solid state device (like another pedal) too much level can create nasty clipping or bloated lows.
    In these cases you want more of a "unity gain" or close to it.

    So just as a general pointer:

    - 18Volt supply
    - MID on BOOST
    Level should be around 11 o'clock for unity gain.


    - 18Volt supply
    - PAB is on
    Level should be around 9 o'clock for unity gain.


    Bottom line, adjust by ear, some players have a "hard time" going below
    12 o'clock on the Level due to past experience with other pedals.
    I am here to reassure them, that not only it's OK to do so but it's the correct thing to do in some setups.

    9 o'clock on the LEVEL is a "legit" setting !


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    about 18Volt power supplies:

    Many of the older and some of the current model 18V power supplies are NOT regulated.
    That means their output can vary, they are usually higher then 18volt.
    Some of them can be as high as 24 volt.
    You will not damage the Wiz-Pedal with 24 volts but the tone will suffer.
    Biggest effect is harsh tight lows.
    So if you already own an 18Volt power supply make sure it's a regulated one.
    It will usually say right on the power supply "regulated"
    or better yet, if you have a volt meter, measure it.
    A "regulated 18V" power supply will measure 18Volt with and without a load on it.

    Of course if you order the 18V power supply from us it will always be regulated and tested.
    We do not make any profit on the power supply we sell, we sell it to you at our cost.
    It's a product we provide to make sure you are getting the best tone possible out of the Wiz-Pedal.


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    2 versions of the Dunlop 18Volt power supply:

    The Dunlop 18Volt power supply (wallwart) is a great choice
    for a very low price.
    This is the one we sell on our site (at our cost)
    But note, there are 2 versions!

    The newer regulated model ECB004US is the one you want.
    The older model ECB04 is the one you do not want.

    They are all over the internet and many vendors interchange them
    at will..... so you never know what you are getting.
    We get ours from Amazon, they advertise and show the picture of
    the ECB04 but they actually ship the newer version ECB004US

    :bitch




     

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