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.
"Well it's too late, tonight, to bring the past out into the light" (u2)
"well the last man standing get's to walk on the graves" (m.stanley)
"I have stopped instead of started,
and i have watched my children grow,
stood by graves of friends departed,
and found out just how much I do not know" (m.stanley)
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: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I have never in my life experienced tube rattle. That said, I've only been playing electric guitar for 49 years.
Aug 2, 2019 6:39:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: What cures tube SHAKE and tube RATTLE? A tube ROLL?
Aug 11, 2019 17:22:10 GMT -7
capofirstfret: I've experienced tube rattle in two different amps that I've had. In both cases I bought the rubber rings from Eurotubes and it fixed it for me.
Aug 14, 2019 12:57:35 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Guitar amps on carpet make me sad.
Aug 16, 2019 5:23:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Aug 16, 2019 14:12:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Thank you for neighbors with gardens. Fresh veggies and no hassle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:12:08 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7