I 've owned several wah's over the years, but am currently wah-less. here's my dilemma. I prefer the sounds of dunlop style wah"s, BUT I HATE the stiff button switches they have. I had a Joe Bonamassa wah that I thought sounded great, but again, the button. I love the operation of the Morely's, but haven't found any that I like the sound of. anybody have any suggestions? any soft button switch wah's out there. this has always driven me crazy with wah's.
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The Dunlops always seem to come set up pretty stiff. Basically to operate the switch you have to push hard enough on the treadle to squish the rubber pads enough to reach the switch and activate it.
They are adjustable though. If you loosen and remove the nut that is visible on the outside of the switch you can pull out the switch from the inside and loosen up the jam nut. Pretty much just like adjusting a guitar volume knob. The higher you set the knob on the wah the less you have to push against the rubber pads. It can be set for super easy activation.
With that said my Xotic wah has a silent switch. The bad horsie comes on automatically when the treadle is rocked. Other than those I'm not familiar with any others.
I just bought the Jam pedals Wahcko wah and It has 6 different settings. I used to use the fulltones. The jam pedal wah sounds great. It has a nice sweep and you can adjust it if you want. I left mine stock.
I'm curious about the Fulltone wahfull - turn the box on and off like a normal pedal, and use an expression pedal for wah-ing.
I have one. I need to mess around with it more. It's cool for the always on thing because you can really fine tune it. But it's odd using the expression pedal, then stepping over to the pedal to turn it off. I really do need to play around with it more.
I've got a few others, the Dunlop 535Q which is my reoccurring favorite for as long as I can remember. The Xotic wah is a nice, smaller size with similar adjustable control but it doesn't seem to sound as thick or lush as the 535Q for my settings. Also the Dunlop Jerry Cantrell which I like so far. I need to play around with that one some more.
GuitarZ: They say you should be on the same page about kids before you get married. I really think you ought to talk about expectations on outdoor Christmas/Holiday lights. That could have been a game changer.
Dec 7, 2019 13:38:37 GMT -7
walt: Does anyone know how Frank/Britinvasion is?he's been dormant for awhile,hopeing things are good with him
Dec 14, 2019 13:16:36 GMT -7
heynewguy (Ol’ Bill): Frank is good and sat in with my band Friday night.
Dec 15, 2019 5:58:44 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Arggh! We had it on the calendar to stop out and see you but got caught up with holiday stuff. I could have met you & Frank & my wife could have connected with her friend from back in grade school. You snooze you lose. The FB videos sound great!
Dec 16, 2019 16:56:11 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Why is it once you finally clean the junk off your work bench, within 5 minutes, you find yourself ready to deposit some other junk right back on to that now clean space?
Dec 19, 2019 10:54:23 GMT -7
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
Dec 19, 2019 19:04:58 GMT -7
easyed: It seems that the only time I clean off my workbench is when I need the space for something else. If I don't take a break, it's less than 5 minutes before that space is full again.
Dec 21, 2019 18:48:23 GMT -7