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smj
11-03-2006, 02:53 AM
I've had the morley bad horsie I and II for a while... and lately they're not doing much for me. What are some of the boutiquiest of the boutique wah pedals that are out there that I should know about?

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com

boomer
11-03-2006, 06:05 AM
Someone asked a similar question on the Tone Merchants forum awhile back and I thought this might be of interest. I personally use a plain old Dunlop Crybaby, I have had the same pedal for over 20 years and it still works great, and it has been used a LOT!


Well,

If you want to go with a great wah with a modern twist, the Silvermachine Wah is wonderful. Takes to high gain really well, and is quite capable of all the vintage wah tones we have come to love so well. We've tried the Silvermachine with both the Herbert and Hurricane at the shop, and it's a really good match....

But, if vintage is really where your tonal preference lies, the Fulltone Clyde Wah or the RMC Teese Wahs (especially the Picture Wah, if you're looking for something straightforward....just plug & play) are great. The Teese wahs are kind of hard to get right now, as they're backordered...but hopefully we'll be getting some in the near future.

Giga
11-03-2006, 08:14 AM
I use the digital Boss thingy so I can keep all my options open. I do have it in a TB looper because it's quite tonesucky when switched off.

Not sure if that's boutique enough for ya ;-)

Giga.

smj
11-03-2006, 01:33 PM
Hey guys,

I did come across the Fulltone and RMC stuff when I was googling wah pedals. The big three seem to be the Fulltone, RMC, and actually the budda. I haven't heard of the silvermachine before, so I'll have to check that out.... though I think my preference is on the vintage side.

Is the Vox stuff just a waste of time?

The Bad Horsie's get really harsh at times. They're pretty good for heavy rock stuff, but I don't like them when I'm playing funky blues stuff. I'll let you know what I get.

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones

smj
11-03-2006, 03:34 PM
Ok,

I seem to have found a couple of other contenders....

Orion C Wah:
http://www.orioncustom.com/CWah.htm

and Area 51
http://www.area51tubeaudiodesigns.com/area51_wah.htm

I would really like to demo the orion c. Anyone tried one?

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com

Giga
11-04-2006, 05:51 AM
Ok,

I seem to have found a couple of other contenders....

Orion C Wah:
http://www.orioncustom.com/CWah.htm

and Area 51
http://www.area51tubeaudiodesigns.com/area51_wah.htm

I would really like to demo the orion c. Anyone tried one?

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com

Especially that Area51 sounds very nice to me. What amazes me is how quiet they both seem to be...

Giga.

smj
11-04-2006, 02:44 PM
I don't have any speakers on this computer, so I'll have to wait to hear those samples on the various sites.

One more contender.... which looks really promising.... and a lot less money

b.y.o.c (build your own clone) wah

http://www.buildyourownclone.com/wah.html

The company has a lot of other kits you can buy to assemble the various effects. Some people reported on their forums of how many boutique effects they've sold once they got a hold of the b.y.o.c stuff.

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com

guitarz333
11-05-2006, 04:32 AM
everythign i keep hearing about the budda wah is fantastic. i have an original bad horsie thats like, 7 years old. its beat to shit, and im going to replace it with the budda. the one thing you gotta know about it is that its a "woh woh" sound, not so much "wah wah". its cool as sh** tho, and you can hear samples at musicians friend.

kleinm
11-05-2006, 12:30 PM
I have an RMC Picture Wah. Its the crème de la crème of wahs for my taste. It sounds great with all of my guitars at various levels of gain. Simply stunning.

The workmanship is wonderful, and Geofrey Teese is a great guy that knows wahs. I can't recommend RMC enough.

PS - byoc stuff owns. I'm working on an overdrive (to Landgraff specs) using their PCB right now. Great stuff. I want to do a BC108 fuzz or Tremolo next. Their wah looks really promising.

kt88
11-05-2006, 11:23 PM
http://www.voxamps.co.uk/products/pedals/clydeMcCoy.htm

Click to hear it! (http://www.voxamps.co.uk/support/resources.asp?productCode=CMC&groupCode=DEMO)


http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/tn/9/7/2/367972.jpg

AC adapter jack or battery



Reissue contains a tone-critical part, a custom-tuned inductor, made by the original manufacturer



True bypass switch



Newly designed custom-taper potentiometer

Kelly
11-06-2006, 05:47 PM
I have a Dunlop Crybaby I bought new in 1988. Still works, though I need to true-bypass it. The Dunlops are good, so are the Voxes (actually made by Dunlop for Vox). I like Fulltone's stuff, but I dont see the point paying that much for a simple Wah.

smj
11-13-2006, 12:00 AM
http://www.voxamps.co.uk/products/pedals/clydeMcCoy.htm

Click to hear it! (http://www.voxamps.co.uk/support/resources.asp?productCode=CMC&groupCode=DEMO)


http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/tn/9/7/2/367972.jpg

AC adapter jack or battery



Reissue contains a tone-critical part, a custom-tuned inductor, made by the original manufacturer



True bypass switch



Newly designed custom-taper potentiometer


The reviews of this pedal on harmony central are definitely not flattering... especially in the reliability department. Also reports of how trebly it can get when fully forward.

I bought a used 847 on Friday, but took it back Saturday. It had a really warm sound, musical sweep, and not harsh at all. The deal breaker however was that it really sucked a lot of the punch and girth out of my tone both on and off.

I listened to some of the samples to the others. I like the RMC Picture, and the orion c. If there was an RMC Picture here in Toronto, I would probably go grab it... but currently everyone is sold out.

Someone sent me a clip of the byoc wah... so when I get to a computer with speakers, I'll give it a listen too.

Anyone selling an RMC Picture?...:)

Sean Meredith-Jones
http://www.seanmeredithjones.com

kt88
11-13-2006, 01:33 PM
Looks like I may have to scrap that idea? I haven't placed my order yet!
Well atleast it'll be cheaper if I don't go with that one........
Vooodoo Labs is coming out with one soon, but it may be more than I need.....(or want)

jbird
03-13-2007, 09:18 AM
Z Vex Wah Probe
http://www.zvex.com/images/wahprobemed.jpg

ChrisPtacek
03-13-2007, 01:35 PM
The SilverMachine is the next step from the Bad Horsie. It's the automatic on, without being spring loaded, and more of a variety of wah sounds. But nothing really replaces the traditional vox/crybaby type rocker wah.

romvert
03-20-2007, 01:26 AM
I recently tried the Clyde by Fulltone with very disappointing results.This thing is weak , undefined wah that disappears while on the neck pickup! I don't know what amp this was aimed for, but it ain't a VHT...

I had to go back to my CryBaby Which is far more usable and distinct.

Any opinion on the Fulltone out there?

richedie
03-25-2007, 01:00 AM
I like the Crybaby 95Q Wah since it does not require a stomp to turn it on/off.....it has the silent "auto-off" switching.

The biggest issue is finding the wah that works best with VHT amps in our case. Not all wahs work with all amps.

richedie
03-25-2007, 08:56 PM
I am really curious to hear how some boutique wahs would compare to the traditional crybaby. i have the 95Q with auto off and love it.....but would true bypass help?

I read many articles about what a bunch of hype trye bypass happens to be....not worth it.

ckofahl
03-25-2007, 09:19 PM
I have a fulltone Delux and Budda Wah, both are good the Budda is very standard and has a great sweep. The Fulltone Delux is great and has several adjustments that you can make to it. I use both with all my vht's and they are very musical and strong. I think that depending on where you put the wah in your signal has a big impact on how it sounds.

richedie
03-25-2007, 09:43 PM
A big thing with me is auto on as with the Dunlop Crybaby 95Q. I like that I can add it at various time in songs for flavor without hardly thinking about it...plus it starts on the bass side which i much prefer. I only think the Morley Wahs are the others with the auto on feature. I don't know of any boutique wahs with the auto on/off feature.

romvert
03-25-2007, 11:35 PM
The Fulltone Delux is great and has several adjustments that you can make to it.

Can you adjust the sweep and volume on the Deluxe?

seawied
04-12-2007, 04:15 AM
After years of playing the old VOX, I switched about 3 years ago to the Budda. It's one of the most musical wahs I've ever heard. I went and sat down for about 2 hours with like 15 pedals and the budda had a character all its own. Not so great if you're trying to emmulate someone else's tone who might be using a crybaby...I've found that the budda's placement in a band setting is extremely dynamic and if I'm not mistaken, also features a true bypass.

DeathMonkey
05-20-2007, 04:48 AM
I like the Crybaby 95Q Wah since it does not require a stomp to turn it on/off.....it has the silent "auto-off" switching.

The biggest issue is finding the wah that works best with VHT amps in our case. Not all wahs work with all amps.

I use the 95Q as well, and I love it - I have three of em. I also just picked up a Dimebag CFH wah, and it's pretty cool - very thick, especially with the boost on, and it's surprisingly versatile.

Also, if you're looking for something different, I have a Snarling Dogs Whine-O-Wah that I dig a lot. Three settings, eyes that light up, can't beat it :)

Cam
07-01-2007, 04:52 AM
had one of those snarling dogs awhile back too.. didnt think it sounded good with the vht though especially on the drive channel.. got the boss pw 10 which im pretty happy with.. dont usually go for modelling bollocks .. but its not bad..very versatile ..has morley,vox,crybaby and talk box settings and a decent uni vibe setting and custom programmable setting and even makes a good stomp box as it got metal zone , guvnor and big muff etc distortions as well..+ all adjustable range and drive settings.. best wah for the bucks ive had.