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post May 15 2013, 02:46 PM
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I was wondering how many people sometimes use the wah wah pedal in a fixed position to find a guitars tonal sweet spot rather than moving it up down..I know Hendrix and Zappa apparently did this and even I have done it...it becomes sort of addictive.I use to think I was misusing it...but I know there are no rules. smile.gif


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post May 15 2013, 02:58 PM
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I know the guys from Gwar use Wah pedals in a fixed spot for adding some texture to their solos. It creates a unique sound for sure


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post May 15 2013, 03:22 PM
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yeah, this is a good way of using it. I remember my blues guitar teacher when I was around 15 used it like this a lot and the tone was very cool. I'm using a Bad Horsie nowadays so it's not possible to use it like this.


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post May 15 2013, 03:43 PM
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I think Erick Johnson could easily use wah wah insted of guitar tone knob biggrin.gif


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post May 15 2013, 04:12 PM
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Michael Schenker and Mick Ronson are/were two other that use a 'fixed' wah setting.
It's pretty popular as there are a few non-wah pedals that do this.
Keeley 'Nova'
Rocktron 'sweet spot'
Fulltone 'secret freq'


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post May 15 2013, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ May 15 2013, 05:12 PM) *
Michael Schenker and Mick Ronson are/were two other that use a 'fixed' wah setting.
It's pretty popular as there are a few non-wah pedals that do this.
Keeley 'Nova'
Rocktron 'sweet spot'
Fulltone 'secret freq'

I was wondering if there were pedals that did that.

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post May 15 2013, 05:51 PM
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I can get a nice synth swelling effect when mixing the Wah pedal with the Slow Gear effect on the processor I have.

Overall, I have heard people experiment with Wahs and effects to achieve cool tones and effects. It's definitely something worth tinkering with


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post May 15 2013, 09:38 PM
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I like using the wah and expirement with just about everything I know how to p,ay just to see how it sounds. Like you said a lot of the times I barley move it around.
The mxr custom electronics wah sounds AWSOME and I use it a lot.

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post May 15 2013, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ May 15 2013, 12:12 PM) *
Michael Schenker and Mick Ronson are/were two other that use a 'fixed' wah setting.
It's pretty popular as there are a few non-wah pedals that do this.
Keeley 'Nova'
Rocktron 'sweet spot'
Fulltone 'secret freq'


Hey! I'm checking the fulltone and Keeley and both are amazing! I didn't know them. smile.gif


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post May 15 2013, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ May 15 2013, 08:38 PM) *
I like using the wah and expirement with just about everything I know how to p,ay just to see how it sounds. Like you said a lot of the times I barley move it around.
The mxr custom electronics wah sounds AWSOME and I use it a lot.



Interesting! I didn't know MXR made a wah pedal.


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post May 15 2013, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (MikeyMayhem @ May 15 2013, 10:04 PM) *
Interesting! I didn't know MXR made a wah pedal.

i think they make a couple wahs. not sure but i think i recall using 2 wahs by mxr when trying to pick one or maybe it was a different dunlop? acctually i think dunlop and mxr are the same company
the one i like and bought is made by mxr but it doesnt have any mxr lables on it, i think a boutiqe pedal company teamed up with mxr, called CAE, custom audio electronics. here is a link good reviews all around for it.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-...r-effects-pedal

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post May 16 2013, 12:01 AM
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I do believe the first Dethklok album was recorded with an old Pod XT into a Krank amp. Then under the settings in the Pod XT used the Wah Effect and half cocked it to give the scoop he was looking for.


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post May 16 2013, 03:38 AM
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Mark Knopfler did this for Money for Nothing.

I own a pedal called the Boss Spectrum that is similar to this. Someone mentioned Michael Schenker and he is also a user of the Spectrum.



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