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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Which Wah to Wuy..er..buy?

I've come to a point where I cant postpone buying a wah any more, and have narrowed it to 3 contenders:
  • Dunlop Crybaby 95Q
  • Budda Bud-Wah
  • Roger Mayer Vision Wah
I'm not really worried about the price as long as I'm satisfied. What I'm looking for is a rich, thick wah sound, much like Petrucci's sound on Voices in Awake. I also want the pedal to be extremely gig-able and reliable, being easy to switch on/off.

Any opinions are welcome, I just want some input on this.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 11:37 AM
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What I did for several years was use both a 95Q and Bad Horsie together. I use a lot of wah in the band I'm in now (a hybrid hard rock/funk band). I think the 95Q (like most Crybaby wahs) excels at clean tones for funk, but doesn't have a lot of edge to it. I prefered the Bad Horsie for distorted leads and soloing--it just seemed to cut through large amounts of distortion better. Although having 2 wahs was a little more $ and effort, the flexibility was amazing (and pretty easy to use, since both were switchless).

That said, if you primarily use wah with distortion, you may want to consider the Bad Horsie and Bad Horsie II (which my bandmate uses). Since the Bad Horsie II has a footswitch to adjust the contour, it actually does a pretty good job of balancing clean "clickity-click" wah with distorted "I need to cut through the mix now" wah.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 04:50 PM
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hard to beat the jim dunlop, standard wah for something like 40 years
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 02:26 PM
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To me, the crybaby 95Q prevails over them all. It's just my taste but after all Dunlop first launched the wah-wah pedal decades ago and they are still the leader on it.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 05:54 PM
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I'd go for the Danelectro that looks like a car.

I tried it and found that it sounded real well. It can be picked up almost for free as it is so terribly ugly.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 07:06 PM
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My favorite wah HAS to be my Teese Real McCoy-RMC3, the most amazing programmable wah, and VERY easy to learn to use. It can sound like any wah you've ever heard.

Am I the only person that liked the Ibanez Wah from way back? WH10?
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by HIS ROYAL DARKNESS
Am I the only person that liked the Ibanez Wah from way back? WH10?
Nope I love it I got it really cheap and it doesn't go muddy like my Morley power Wah. :P

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 06:50 AM
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Get a real Wah.
Either a Automagic Silver Machine Wah
RMC1, RMC2, RMC3, RMC Picture, RMC Custom
or a Fulltone Clyde.
Don't mess with the toys like crybaby, or even worse Morley.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 07:29 AM
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i love my vox v847 wah. Great clean sounds and great distorted sounds. But i think that wahs are more of a personal thing, you should go and try out a load and see which one you like best
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 07:54 AM
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i must be the only one that has fallen for the Boss PW-10 V-Wah. it has MANY wah settings (COSM) and an adjustable "sweep" for frequencies. it is much quieter than more Dunlop as per the optical circuitry and there are a few original sounds in it as well.
i have fallen for the "uni-V" sound it also has built into it and 8 different distortions from the Boss lineup are found in this pedal that can be stored in three different settings for ease of use.
the price tag makes it extremely affordable (MF sells it for around $129). it is one of my next new toys to buy!
with this pedal and a delay or reverb, you can play gigs without lugging around a ton 'o stuff and still get "quality" sounds.
just my 2 cents.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 09:35 AM
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I think the hendrix cry baby is by far the grooviest tone wise
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 03:22 PM
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From my experience, the Morley Bad Horsie & Dunlop 95Q are great additions to any pedalboard.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Gearjunky
Don't mess with the toys like crybaby, or even worse Morley.
Whatever you say, Gearjunky....
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