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  • #16


    Well maybe if my wahs stayed at home all the time they would never get dirt in the pots from static or never go microphonic and broadcast the local hillbilly auctions! My stuff is clean and the pedal board is in a road case but once your out and about $h!+ happens. I think the tremonti wah by morely is the one that disengages when you lift off.



    I too have played out for years and years, live in a dusty enviroment and have never had a problem with the wahs i use( standard GCB-95, Snarling Dogs Mold Spore, and 535). Does it sometimes get scratchy? Sure but rocking it back and forth a couple times fixes it most the time and a shot of air in the pot gets rid of anything else. Do you not use your wah very much? It could be that you just dont use it enough to clear it out. Also radio signals showing up in the mix can sometimes be an amp, power or even cable issue.

    To the OP: Right now im doing a major wah search and so far my favorites are the MXR CAE, the standard GCB-95 and the Morley Dragon 2 wah for the wow function. I was really disapointed in the Clyde Deluxe, the one i got brand new barely worked and when it did sucked.

    What sort of wah sound are you going for?
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    • #17


      To the OP: Right now im doing a major wah search and so far my favorites are the MXR CAE, the standard GCB-95 and the Morley Dragon 2 wah for the wow function. I was really disapointed in the Clyde Deluxe, the one i got brand new barely worked and when it did sucked.

      What sort of wah sound are you going for?


      Going for more of a modern, even a tad processed soudning wah. I think maybe the Vai would give that to me, plus it disengages when you take your foot off of it. That's pretty cool for a non-wah guy.

      Whats up with the Morley Dragon?

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      • #18


        Going for more of a modern, even a tad processed soudning wah. I think maybe the Vai would give that to me, plus it disengages when you take your foot off of it. That's pretty cool for a non-wah guy.

        Whats up with the Morley Dragon?


        Really its not that hard to turn off a wah, switchless also means it doesnt cut off right away, it stays on for a second in the heel down position which can be kind crappy sounding.

        The Dragon is cool only because of the Wow wah, the normal wah sorta sucks as its very subtle and the wah lock thing is sort of cool but not terribly hard to reproduce. Im not a major fan of the super long throw of the morleys compared to the standard crybaby and i havent played it with the band yet but it definatly has promise.

        If i where you id try a GCB-95 or get a cheaper used wah first. The GCB is actually a nice wah that cuts really well, but it doesnt have a round sort of sound, i guess you could call this more modern but it is fairly subtle. If you havent played a wah very much i recommend trying everything you can get your hands on as wah tones are way more user changable than other FX.
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        • #19
          Maybe one of these?


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          • #20
            I don't use a wah that much, But I still have a real mccoy RMC-3 I bought about 4-5yrs ago, I love it. The only thing kinda sucks is you have to take the bottom cover off to tweak the settings, but other than that, you can get quite a few different style wah sounds from it. It's kinda pricey though, So I wouldn't get it if you're not big into wah's. I probably should of got a dunlop rack wah instead, but oh well.
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            • #21
              Crybaby Dime From Hell.
              I've tried a bunch and this is the one I thought sounded the best through my rig.

              Heya Sheik, I tried the Budda with my Gryphon and didn't get along with it at all.
              Sounded great for cleans, but for high-gain it barely cut and wasn't very pronounced.
              Are you using it for both cleans and high-gain?
              I was really expecting to dig the Budda.
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              • #22
                The clyde has a buffer issue. Sounds fine if you keep your other pedals from the same manufacturer but the gain structure doesnt suit mixing and matching very well. And YES it was the crybabys that had gone microphonic. Had to take it out of the chain betwixt songs. Just becuz you didnt get mugged doesnt mean others dont!!

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                • #23
                  Crybaby Dime From Hell.
                  I've tried a bunch and this is the one I thought sounded the best through my rig.

                  Heya Sheik, I tried the Budda with my Gryphon and didn't get along with it at all.
                  Sounded great for cleans, but for high-gain it barely cut and wasn't very pronounced.
                  Are you using it for both cleans and high-gain?
                  I was really expecting to dig the Budda.


                  +1 I have been using the CFH for over 8 years now I think. I havent had any problems getting the exact tone that I want. It has so many adjustments plus the boost feature that it will work for anything. I just got done doing a bunch of mods to a standard Crybaby and there is NO comparison between it and the CFH. The standard crybaby just basically sucks after playing the other one for so long
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                  • #24
                    I think I might spoil myself for Xmas and get a wah. The EVH, KH and Crybaby from Hell wahs look promising.

                    Marked to see what others like.

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                    • #25

                      Heya Sheik, I tried the Budda with my Gryphon and didn't get along with it at all.
                      Sounded great for cleans, but for high-gain it barely cut and wasn't very pronounced.
                      Are you using it for both cleans and high-gain?
                      I was really expecting to dig the Budda.



                      Works fine for me on both cleans & high gain.

                      It definitely has a smoother sweet spot than most other wahs, which is what I actually like the most about it as opposed to the big, sharp, honky spike of most other wahs that drives me ****************ing nuts.

                      Sounds plenty pronounced through my Road King, I'd be really sad to find out it doesn't play well with a Peters.
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                      • #26
                        I have a Fulltone Clyde (standard)

                        really solid wah, not over the top; in fact - it might be described as somewhat subtle but the sweep of the wah and the play is really tight once you learn to handle it. What I like best is I can leave it on and it won't color my tone.
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                        • #27
                          If you are good at soldering it is extremely easy to mod a GCB95 Crybaby to sound about any way you want it.

                          Otherwise, the Dunlops with 2-3 knobs are cool. You can get about any frequency range you want with those...
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                          • #28
                            Works fine for me on both cleans & high gain.

                            It definitely has a smoother sweet spot than most other wahs, which is what I actually like the most about it as opposed to the big, sharp, honky spike of most other wahs that drives me ****************ing nuts.

                            Sounds plenty pronounced through my Road King, I'd be really sad to find out it doesn't play well with a Peters.

                            Ahhh I see, sounds like a matter of taste then.
                            I dig those really aggressive, honky wah sounds.
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                            • #29


                              The CFH wah has all those switches on it, right? I like the KH-95 because it sounds good, but it is kind of expensive for some.

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                              • #30


                                Maybe it's like a Bad Horsie where you can adjust the off-delay with an internal trim pot? I adjust my BH for the lowest possible time but it definitely is something you just live with/get used to.

                                I love the idea of that chi-wah-wah pedal.....looks like its about 1/4 the size of my Morley too
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