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Wah Pedals

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Mendel, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Mendel

    Mendel Lag Arkane

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    Im so frustrated by 1 thing.
    Everytime i use a wah it almost sounds like it doesnt even work when shredding on the high notes. And on some records i can hear wah pedals work fully even on really high notes. What am i doing wrong ? im like this : guitar -> wah -> amp. what am i doing wrong, how can i get that really full wah tone when even shredding on the high notes.

    thx
     
  2. loomis103

    loomis103 WoW Blows

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    what kind of wah pedal is it. You may just need a higher quality wah pedal
     
  3. Mendel

    Mendel Lag Arkane

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    lowest rank of a crybaby.

    i also forgot to tell that im talking about playing with distorsion.
    wat wah pedal is powerfull enough to have fully effect even with distorsion
     
  4. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson SSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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    Teese Wizard Wah:kickass:
     
  5. Skyweaver

    Skyweaver Shred or Die !

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    The teese has some great sounds and I've tried to get one, but theres a delay, like the 500xl pickups

    I picked up a fulltone Cylde Deluxe, after owning, crybabys & morley and for me its just a great wah, for shredding, just about anything


    http://www.fulltone.com/CDW.asp
     
  6. loomis103

    loomis103 WoW Blows

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    yeah, i think i have the same problem as you(if i understand your description correctly). I think you just need a higher quality wah pedal.
     
  7. Brett - K A L I S I A

    Brett - K A L I S I A Dreaded Moderator

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  8. Sweetnothing

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    What I did was the following:
    As I was using a tubescreamer, I placed it intentionally before the wah, the effect seemed a lot deeper, my wah was a Dunlop Jimi hendrix wah.
    For some years now, I'm fond of my George Dennis wah, reliable and aggresive curve.
     
  9. chadsxe

    chadsxe Super Rad Member

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    I use a old ass vox and it screams. Are you using it through your pod? If so that might be why
     
  10. billcraftmetal15

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    i quite like the morley wah's
     
  11. KeithRT99

    KeithRT99 BOOSH.

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    i have a clyde mccoy vox and it's the balls.
     
  12. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Placement is very important - wah before distortion is muted and hard to notice, wah after distortion is wide and throaty. If you have an FX loop put the wah pedal in there, if not learn a thing or two about circuitry so you can put in a loop between your preamp and power amp yourself (really not that hard, you just have to know a thing or two about electronic circuits) and put the wah in that. A Vox probably won't help if your sound is muted because you'll just be putting it in the same awkward place.

    If it is the Crybaby I'm thinking of, you can also adjust the potentiometer (which controls the sweep of the wah, it's basically an adjustable resistor that tells the rest of the circuit how trebly and sharp the sound should be when you play around with it), just spend some time with Google looking for easy Crybaby mods and you should find something. If not, PM me and we'll see if we can do it with texts and pictures.

    Jeff
     
  13. Suicide_As_Alibi

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    +1: If you put an effect before distortion, you're distorting the effect too and you won't hear it properly.

    Steve
     
  14. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I got a vox and I hate it. But hey to each there own.
     
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    I've been happy with my Budda wah
     
  16. Matt Crooks

    Matt Crooks www.fools-game.com

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    +1
     
  17. Flat Fifth Fury

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    The voicing of the wah makes a huge difference. Some wah's are subtle and sound great for clean funk tones but don't do much for gain soloing. The best wah that I'd ever had was my Dunlop DCR-1SR rack wah. It not only sounded amazing but was so flexable with the 5 position sweep selector and the 4 band eq. After playing through over a dozen top shelf wah's I got the rack unit.
     
  18. FretsAflame

    FretsAflame Undercover Shredder

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    The Ibanez weeping demon is pretty hot imo
     

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