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Wah Recommendations


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I want to get a wah to play with, just for kicks. I really can't afford a Fulltone Clyde so I am going back and forth between a Crybaby or Morley... Any recommendations?
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Crybaby or Vox (Vox tends to sound sorta more 'transparent') if you're gonna run the gamut of classic clean to overdriven to "vintage-y" distortion sounds; the Morley (particularly the Bad Horsie II) if you're gonna be playing it with more high-gain. 'modern' heavier distortion.

 

Note that on some or all of the Morley wahs (definitely on the Bad Horsie wahs), you cannot "park" the wah mid-way in its travel and leave it for a notched/parked wah sound a la Michael Schenker/Mick Ronson/etc., as the wah turns on and off via a presuure-switch in the treadle; take your foot off, and the wah turns off. Put it back, the wah turns on...

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I'm partial to the Vox, though the crybaby is by far the most common. Depends on what style of music you're playing.

 

Slightly OT, I built my own prototype wah once that was awesome. It was technically a voltage controled multimode filter with adjustable resonance. Being voltage controlled, I could simultaneously control via pedal, LFO, envelope follower, etc. It sounded awesome. But it was +/- 12V powered (24V). Didn't lend itself well to a battery powered pedal. But I used a crybaby pedal (just the mechanical part and the pot) to control it.

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Guess I'll try the 535Q, thanks for the advice. One more question though... is there really major differences between the different types of crybaby's? I mean there is the Wylde, the Dime, the EVH, the Buddy Guy, etc... I can't really try them out so I'm wondering why you would get a particular model.
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