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How useful is a wah?


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well, first of all, i laughed my head head off when i read "metal/punk/church music".

second of all, it really depends on wether or not you like wah. it's not necessary to have a wah to achieve any other sound besides a wah sound, and only a wah can create that sound. i'm a big fan, so obviously, i say yes to wah, but you may not feel that way.

a good wah is just about any Snarling Dogs wah, but a great wah is the Vox Clyde McCoy.

if you feel that you aren't good enough to handle a wah, you can try an automated wah like the Boss Dynamic Wah, or the Guyatone Wah Rocker.

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i played a long long time without a wah. then a half year ago i tried my first. a bass wah (105q) and i was just fascinated by the deepness. it's just for ambient stuff because it's way too dark for "real" wah sounds. so i got a zvex wah probe for those. i don't use it real often. but i like it when i do.

maybe this link will help you. http://www.proguitar.de/AudioDemo/CompareEffects/CompareEffects.html
there are some wah samples of the fulltone/crybaby/wahprobe. you can use it like a phase or go funky. i say very useful. but not for everyone.

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Really depends on what you are looking for in your sound. A good wah is like giving vocal expression to your guitar, many use it as a sort of tone oscillator. I really like the wah but use it tastefully, just to rock it back and forth while you play is not what it is all about. Like any other pedal it adds color to your playing but too much color tends to hide what your playing. Hope this makes sense, after all it is 3 am and I'm still going. As far as type, I'll go with the Vox.

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Originally posted by bieke

wah is perhaps the most pleasing, probably the most abused effect there is, mostly in metal music, I don't think there's much wah in church music, you could make it happen

 

 

"michael row your boat ashore" could use a good rippin wah freak out

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Originally posted by bieke

wah is perhaps the most pleasing, probably the most abused effect there is, mostly in metal music, I don't think there's much wah in church music, you could make it happen

 

 

actually, the guitarist in the youth group at my church uses wah every once and again. granted, he's also in experimental band with this other dude, Lee, who also plays at the church every once in a while.

 

now this Lee dude has a serious pedal board. about 4 and a half feet long, solid wood constuction, with a false floor made out of plexi-glass so he can put lights under it and light it up. he also about 6 ZVex pedals, a Holy Grail, and this whacked out pitch-shifter gizmo called a Kaos-Pak (i believe it's by Korg). i'd love to see him try and drag that thing around.

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Originally posted by ScreamCage



and this whacked out pitch-shifter gizmo called a Kaos-Pak (i believe it's by Korg).

 

 

Actually, it's called a Kaos Pad and yes, it's made by Korg.

 

As for wah's, you could use them as a feedback enticer. Slowly rocking upward/downward to change the pitch. Also as a boost of some sort the infamous ''fixed-wah'' sound. They are many uses for them if you set yourself to it. Mostly guitarists are tired of the dreaded wah but the average joe seems to like it!?!

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I use my wah more as a filter than an actual wah effect to add a new texture to solo runs. I find it works really well in conjunction with my DMM.

Wah's are definatley extremely useful for a lot of people, but some people can't seem to find a use for them. I've gone through stages where I would leave mine completely out of the chain collecting dust, but when I was in a band for a while, it was an essential way for me to cut through the mix during solos on a lot of songs.

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Originally posted by Wilbo26

I use my wah more as a filter than an actual wah effect to add a new texture to solo runs. I find it works really well in conjunction with my DMM.


Wah's are definatley extremely useful for a lot of people, but some people can't seem to find a use for them. I've gone through stages where I would leave mine completely out of the chain collecting dust, but when I was in a band for a while, it was an essential way for me to cut through the mix during solos on a lot of songs.

 

 

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Originally posted by krazeexharhar

How many of you guys use it/can't live without it? I'm thinking about getting one but I don't really know how to play with one...you think it'd be useful for metal/punk/church music?

 

Without one you'll never be able to play background music for porn movies.

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