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GMC Forum _ PRACTICE ROOM _ Wah Wah As A Filter

Posted by: slash85 Jun 11 2007, 02:14 PM

gday mates

ive often read in sheet music and stuff and i have come across some certain parts of songs where it says : wah wah as a filter, and im just wonderin if anyone else knows what u need to do this for coz im not entirely sure what it means and what its all about,

cheers mates

Posted by: Scott Gentzen Jun 11 2007, 03:53 PM

QUOTE (slash85 @ Jun 11 2007, 01:14 PM) *
gday mates

ive often read in sheet music and stuff and i have come across some certain parts of songs where it says : wah wah as a filter, and im just wonderin if anyone else knows what u need to do this for coz im not entirely sure what it means and what its all about,

cheers mates


Probably just not working the wah up and down like one would normally do. All a wah is is a filter (high-pass I think) so if you just activate it and set at a certain level, it's just sitting there filtering out a certain frequency range.

Posted by: Andrew Cockburn Jun 11 2007, 04:33 PM

QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Jun 11 2007, 10:53 AM) *
Probably just not working the wah up and down like one would normally do. All a wah is is a filter (high-pass I think) so if you just activate it and set at a certain level, it's just sitting there filtering out a certain frequency range.


That makes sense - if you push the pedal all the way down you get a treble boost which is good for soloing (I know Kris does that a lot).

Posted by: Wallimann Jun 11 2007, 05:22 PM

Yeah, using a wah as a filter means that you plug your guitar into the wah, but don't use the pedal.
A good example is Dire Straits "Money for nothing".
The riff uses a wah as a filter...

Posted by: JVM Jun 11 2007, 05:32 PM

QUOTE (Wallimann @ Jun 11 2007, 10:22 AM) *
Yeah, using a wah as a filter means that you plug your guitar into the wah, but don't use the pedal.
A good example is Dire Straits "Money for nothing".
The riff uses a wah as a filter...


On the lower end I think... what a great song, I love Knopfler biggrin.gif

So yeah, wah wahs are nice n' fun to play with, not just for the voodoo child/white room wah wah effect but you get a lot of different tone from them too.

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