Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to hoodcreeper)Re: Wah FX - Thin, Weak Sound?
I always use the the Throaty Wah with a mix of 60% and it sounds very deep for me....Glenn Dulane did a few videos on the HD500 and the wah is mentioned in one but I'm pretty sure he did what I did, set the mix to 60%...Good luck...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to holeshot1982)Re: Wah FX - Thin, Weak Sound?
Continuation of Wah FX - Thin Weak Sound
Attached is a 48,000 kHz mp3 file of recordings in the following order: no Wah, BBE Wah, HD500 Throaty Wah/100% mix, HD500 Throaty Wah/55% mix.
The setup was:
7-string Jimmy Foster Basin Street guitar w 2PU’s set to bridge humbucker
To BBE Wah, Class A Vintage 1967 [set at mid Harmony (frequency)]
To HD500 (In Order): Dynamics/Noise Gate; Reverb/Spring; BF Double Vib/412 Brit T-75/421 Dyn; Wah/Throaty/Mix 100% or 55%
My conclusions are: The HD500 Wah at 100% mix is not very usable within a song in going from Wah off to Wah on due to the large drop in volume and timbre. The BBE Wah and the HD500 Throaty Wah/55% mix sound different but both sound very good. The Wah in the 55% mix is more subtle but nice!
A Wah effect on the HD500 that maintains the characteristics (volume, timbre, frequencies) of the incoming sound would be ideal for me. To me, the various HD500 Wahs are similar in that they all result in significant loss of volume and tone.
Is there a means to adjust the volume and EQ of a POD HD Wah effect independently of the rest of the devices in a preset?Attachments:
- Wah Comparison.mp3 (1.0 MB)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to DoctorPeu)Re: Wah FX - Thin, Weak Sound?
You may also want to try using the Wah at the beginning of the FX chain instead of the end as this will give you different results.
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to DoctorPeu)Re: Wah FX - Thin, Weak Sound?
Another trick is to restrict the pedal range. Sometimes the range is too wide. You can control the minimum and maximum parameters either by setting them in the controllers section in HD Edit or hitting the Move button twice on an HD500/Pro.
If you manually move the pedal you can see the value change and get a sense of where the sweet range for the Wah is then fix the range.