Good wah pedals?
I've never messed with effects much before, but after listening to Steve Vai's The Audience is Listening I decided I could make a wah pedal a cool part of my sound. So today I went down to GC and tried a couple: the Bad Horsie 2 and the Crybaby GCB-95. (That was just about all they had...)
Maybe it was my lack of experience, but I couldn't get anywhere close to the sounds I wanted out of those. I imagined that the entire range of pedal motion would be important and you could do slow, deliberate, continuous motions to really make a note scream. But instead it seemed that there was just a tiny spot in the middle of the range that was important, and the only thing that affected the sound was how fast you moved the pedal through that spot. I got sounds like Eric Clapton on the Cocaine solos and Kirk "Not as Good as Reb Beach" Hammett on all his crap, but I couldn't get the expressive, deliberate, single-note-shaping I was after.
Are there any other wah pedals that would get me that sound, or do I just have the wrong impression of what a wah pedal is entirely?