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Favorite wah?
by rohaya on 2012-08-06 10:38:42.2330

Oh and I would like to know people's favorite wah's on the HD 500!

I can't seem to find one that has a good growl/quack (Think Voodoo Chile intro.....)

I place them in front of the entire chain, before any overdrive.


Re: Favorite wah?
by meambobbo on 2012-08-06 11:29:04.1260

i think i use the custom chrome for my voodoo chile patch.  either that or the last one.

FWIW, i have a morley bad horsie that i use for most wah tones, so I don't use the onboard effects very often.

Re: Favorite wah?
by rohaya on 2012-08-06 12:29:05.4260

Thank you for the answer Meambobbo.

Yes, that was always my favorite wah on the X3L.

Re: Favorite wah?
by stratchamp on 2012-08-07 09:39:35.7810

I've tried all the wahs and the vetta wah is my favorite.  Back the mix down to around 60% and you're ready to go.

Re: Favorite wah?
by rohaya on 2012-08-07 13:16:20.1690

Stratchamp, thanks a lot!

Actually, I've overlooked the Vetta Wah, maybe 'cause I wanted to "believe" in the more vintage models.....?

You're right, backing off the mix a bit with the Vetta seems to give me that mid-growl that I was looking for. That quacky break-up point in the middle of the pedal sweep, right before it goes into the treble area!

Great tip!


Re: Favorite wah?
by stratchamp on 2012-08-07 13:21:19.6460

No problem, glad you're liking it. 

Yeah, I went through all the wahs one by one and the vetta had the best sweep and tone out of the lot.

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