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Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

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The Dunlop 535Q came highly recommended to me when I was looking for one for my sons. Its like mdrs suggested, but it has an extra knob that gives 5 different settings.

 

To see another way of how to use it read this thread:

Tip this wah

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Originally posted by alex2zulu:

and some tips on how to start lerning to use it would be helpful lol

Plug in, use your imagination, and go!

 

Start with a simple pentatonic run. Slow tempo, hitting only 8th notes. Try to synch it so that you're stepping down as you hit each note. It has a cool effect.

 

Try this with a bend too. When you start the bend, start the step.

 

Oh, and do this standing up. You're going to have to shift most of your weight on the foot that isn't on the pedal. At the same time, you'll be stepping up and down with the other. If you start doing this standing up, your leg muscles will get used to it eventually.

 

If you do this all sitting down, you're going to have a harder time later doing it standing up in a band/jam setting.

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Check out this link.. and you can practise using fumble's theory... great example of the wah in the Rhythm clip.. that will help build your wah tech as well when you toss the metal in the mix.

 

http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/19/t/017006.html

 

As well as Caprae mentioned.. "Tip this wah" good insite there too :D

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Spend a while listening to the guys whyo have mastered the device. I recommend Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn in particular, because they did much more with the pedal than just go "wacka-wacka" with it. THAT will give you some ideas about what it's capable of.

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I love wah wah....I had one when I was a kid...like mid '70's, that I bought used. I don't recall who made it. It was made in england, and had a yellow bottom section. It had the best wah sound I ever got. I think I own, or have owned, one of each wah currently made....yet I can't seem to find one as good as that old one. Virtually all of the current ones I know about go thru their potentiometer range too fast...ie one inch of pedal travel, and they've shot their wad!! I'm looking for one with a longer travel range, that has a more exagerated wah sound....I love old Clapton wah...like with cream, and Santana's wah talent is epic!! He uses mu-tron Wah's, but they aren't made anymore.

 

I'd love to get an old one, but I think Carlos bought them all up!!

 

Also, again, does anyone know how Stevie Ray hooked up two Wah pedals together???

 

Don

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=574296

 

http://www.myspace.com/imdrs

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I really liked the ease of use for the Bad Horsey Wah, but it does a wierd sort of delay when you start it, or stop it. It's not exactly instant on, or instant off. Sounded pretty good, however.

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Morley-Steve-Vai-Bad-Horsie-2-Contour-Wah-Pedal?sku=150751

 

The cheaper one may be just as good. I never really thought that the "contour" thing made a huge difference.

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=574296

 

http://www.myspace.com/imdrs

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Have the cheaper Crybaby and mod'd it. Great tones out of that plus, I added a trim pot so can get wicked down bass out of it.. or Killer Treble with a matter of a few adjustments.. still have to mark them off as to what adjustment does what.. but it works great. Have a delectro triple wah as well which is fun to play with and hook up in series with the crybaby :D
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Originally posted by guitarisawayoflife21:

The Dunlop 535Q is an amazing pedal for playing metal.

It's amazing for playing the blues too.

 

It's just one amazing pedal. I love it. :thu: Other than my amp footswitch, it's the only pedal that I have.

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I'm in Port Jeff Station. I work at that big defense contractor in Bethpage. ;)

 

I've been here over 13 years but grew up near Detroit.

 

Oh, on the 535Q. It's the most expensive of the Dunlop pedals (about $150.00) but it's worth every penny. If you read reviews on it, it's often stated as the "Swiss Army Knife" of wah pedals.

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Cool. My former bro in law worked there many years ago. I've lost touch with him. I remember going there as a cub scout, and touring the Lunar Landing Module mock up, several years before we actually landed on the moon.

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=574296

 

http://www.myspace.com/imdrs

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