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  • #16
    I had a GCB-95 standard crybaby for years and then in the early 2000's I modded the crap out of it. Eventually it got a new board from Area 51. It was sold back in 2017. A year later I picked up a JC-95 Jerry Cantrell model. It was definitely a need purchase as I had stepped back in to playing guitar for a couple gigs and several songs on the set need that effect. I absolutely love that crybaby. Sometimes I'll set it in to what I call the "Michael Schenker" position during leads. Doesn't always have to be rocked back and forth. The toe-down frequency can be adjusted as well. What I like about that is you can get a pseudo talk-box sounding effect. I like in the middle position myself.
    Last edited by ErikH; 10-12-2021, 11:57 AM.

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    • #17
      535Q. If you can't get a wah sound you like after tweaking one of these . . . you probably don't like wah. :P
      Join me in the fight against muscular atrophy!

      Originally posted by Douglas Adams
      This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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      • #18
        Only one that I ever liked was the CAE wah, the voicing and boost hit a sweet spot for me.

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        • #19
          Have had a pair of the old Orange George Dennis Wah's since the 1990's. They are optical and never wear out.
          These https://reverb.com/item/28273169-geo...d30-wah-orange
          Guitars
          Kiesel DC 135, Carvin AE 185, DC 400, DC 127 KOA, DC 127 Quilt Purple, X220C, PRS Custom 24, Washburn USA MG 122 proto , MG 102, MG 120.
          Amps PRS Archon 50 head, MT 15, Mesa Subway Rocket, DC-5, Carvin X50B Hot Rod Mod head, Zinky 25watt Blue Velvet combo.

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          • #20
            I mostly like Wah for Cocked Wah -like Mick Ronson -AKA adjustable filter pedal.

            And for that, I always dug the VOX Wahs.
            “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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            • #21
              I think my Weeping Demon was/would be my Wah-Of-Choice. But those are aging and getting harder to get.
              I am currently using a Morley Liberty Wah - I like "instant on" for stage use. It does the job.

              My Thomas Organ Stereo-Volume-Fuzz-Wah is awesome, but kind of unique

              That said - If buying a Wah today, in general I'd have a hard time not suggesting a 535Q
              I'd love a Charlie Stringer Blues Bawls
              Originally posted by Bad City
              He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                are you hendrix? are you playing funk? you dont need a wah. step away from the poorly and over used pedal people step on to try make boring solos more "interesting"
                Killjoy

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                  are you hendrix? are you playing funk?
                  Yes.
                  Join me in the fight against muscular atrophy!

                  Originally posted by Douglas Adams
                  This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                    are you hendrix? are you playing funk? you dont need a wah. step away from the poorly and over used pedal people step on to try make boring solos more "interesting"
                    Kirk Hammett and Slash would boring af without the wah. Just imagine... 'Sweet Child' solo with no wah.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                      im 100% sure people try and use a wah to make boring solos sound more interesting a whole hell of a lot. i just played a festival over the weekend and the only time anyone stepped on a wah, other than the play a funk rhythm, was to try and spice up a lame ass solo. im not saying they cant be used to good effect, im suggesting that most people who step on one, should not.
                      Lol. Harsh read. Good thing most of the audience is generally *not* made up of musicians - nobody would be satisfied
                      Originally posted by crusty philtrum
                      Anyone who *sings* at me through their teeth deserves to have a bus drive through their face
                      http://www.youtube.com/alexiansounds

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                      • #26
                        its one of my biggest guitar pet peeves, crappy solos with wah. ive been listening to people do it as long as ive been playing guitar. everyone thinks they need a wah and im quite convinced of the opposite

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                          its one of my biggest guitar pet peeves, crappy solos with wah. ive been listening to people do it as long as ive been playing guitar. everyone thinks they need a wah and im quite convinced of the opposite
                          I feel the same way about string bending. Total gimmick that never pays off.
                          I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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                          • #28
                            we all have our burdens to bear. thankfully, thats not one of mine

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                              its one of my biggest guitar pet peeves, crappy solos with wah. ive been listening to people do it as long as ive been playing guitar. everyone thinks they need a wah and im quite convinced of the opposite
                              Agreed. Even amongst famous legends, only a few used it musically and tastefully IMO. I think Santana and Jeff Beck were musical with it. Hendrix used it for good effect though not always musical. Zappa was similar, IMO. Clapton just tapped his foot on it in time with the song. Gilmour had to hook his up backwards before he got anything useful out of one.

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                              • #30
                                Can you just imagine if Neil Young had decided to use a wah?
                                That's me.

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