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lee
Aug 9 2009, 04:30 AM
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Hi All,

I'm gonna purchase a wah in the near future.I lova all kinds of music.
I mean everything from delta blues to metal.I want my wah to produce
a classic wah sound.The wah sound of the 60s.Which models should I try
before I buy?Any input will be much appreciated.

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Santiago Diaz Ga...
Aug 9 2009, 05:37 AM
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How about a Dunlop Cry Baby?

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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ Aug 9 2009, 05:37 AM) *
How about a Dunlop Cry Baby?



My thoughts exactly wink.gif

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I had a Dunlop Cry baby they are excellent, highly recommended wink.gif

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Aug 9 2009, 11:16 AM
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I have the Dunlop Crybaby 535Q and it's really neat and covers a lot of wah-styles, so if you need versatility it's worth a try smile.gif

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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ Aug 9 2009, 05:37 AM) *
How about a Dunlop Cry Baby?

+1!!!

I have 2, an original late 60's and a much more recent one.
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Ivan Milenkovic
Aug 9 2009, 12:15 PM
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I have Crybaby 535Q as well, but I think it's a more modern, darker sounding wah unit. If you need vintage wah I would say something like Clyde Mccoy wah. There are two options available that should be checked out, on is mainstream Vox:


and the other one is Fulltone (recommended)

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Aug 9 2009, 12:42 PM
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Crybaby for versatility, Vox for a more vintage vibe or signature crybabys if you are looking for a certain sound...

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And in addition to those mentioned the RMC McCoy III. AFAIK it's the only wah that lets you alter the voicing.

Any Geoff Teese wah is however good. I replaced a new Crybaby with it - the McCoy has a much nicer tone, particularly at the top end - and much more like the original Crybaby.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Aug 9 2009, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for this recommendation Tony, I will check that wah myself, I need something more vintage than 535Q.

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I have a crybaby and it sucks at lot of tone when it's switched off.

I plan on getting a Crybaby 535Q as it seems to be true bypass, hopefully that shouldn't eat tone when it's off.

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Although I have a VOX Wah, but I have to say that wasn't the best decision to buy it.
I think Crybaby is better:

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Aug 9 2009, 03:52 PM
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The Crybaby has a lot of versatility. That's why I recommended you that. I think that you are a "starter" on using Wah, so, I think that it could be the best choice. But, once you have all the experience, buying a new one will depend on your taste and the sound you're looking for. There are tons of nice ones out there

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My local guitar shop recommended me one a week ago, but i cant find the name in my memories, it sounded like a good and cheaper aternative to the cry baby. It was around 50 Euro and as far as he told me it should have a better sound and a more reliable interior thant most of the twice or more costing ones.

Tomorrow i can take a look at it, as i am planning on buying some stuff smile.gif I hope i dont forget to ask for it again and then i will come back with a name smile.gif

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lee
Aug 9 2009, 11:35 PM
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Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions.I think i'll buy two.
A modern and a vintage.I do prefere the old school tone though.

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Crybaby 535Q is a very good and versatile wah...Its pretty standard and will do the job fine! smile.gif

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Aug 10 2009, 12:24 AM
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I read alot of good reviews on the 535Q.

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I've had a few wahs now, and not yet found one I like. I've had a couple of vox v847s (various modded versions), cry babys, a few digital ones including the EX-7 digitech multi FX, which was the best of the ones I tried because it was quite versatile, but I can never get the use out of it because it's so difficult to turn it on/off when I want it.

I'm gonna get a bad horsie or ibanez WD-7 next, as they have the auto-on feature that I'm hoping will make it a bit more useable.

Anyone have one of those two? Just wondering what the bypass is like on them, is it a true bypass? It seems unlikely but thought I'd check.

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Ivan Milenkovic
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I only know that 535Q has a true bypass. Even when it is without power the signal goes through (when switched off).

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I asked and the brand is Onerr. Could be worth a try for around 50 Euro here.

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