I tried the Crybaby on the floor next to it and was very pleased. If you do, then you can sell it and move up to a Vox, Teese, Buddah or other great wahs. I'd expect it to lose the same amount as the older V847. Now my wah sounds like a real old school italian made wah. It goes down the lowest, but still covers enough territory to highlight the high notes.
The CryBaby is darker overall, with more high frequencies when all the way up than the Vox. I'm using mine with, at max, a sort of seventies high gain type sound for lack of a better term. I'd really like to get the Vox, but it runs on battery and that's not good. But mostly they just look like they went through a house fire. It has true bypass and it sounds really close to the real thing. Tested in the toe down position.
Tonewise they're pretty close as well. I would pick the Vox personally. Not to dark, not too bright, ot too much snarl or growl, just the right amount. Maybe that will give me the kick I desire! The range is really massive, so you can get a crazy variety of sounds out of it. Choosing a guitar and learning how to play can be overwhelming. The cool thing about an auto wah though is you can set it in the 'wah open' position and solo away instead of having to toe down the way hard to switch it on, find the sweet spot and hope that the wah has enough torque to hold. Enforcing the patent was too expensive so no attempt was made to stop the knockoffs.
It's hard to hear the brightness of the wahs on demo videos. The best wah I've tried yet, out of other Dunlops and Morleys, but there are many left to try. The inductor, an integral part of any wah pedal, has gone through a major overhaul in order to vastly improve its tonal quality and dynamic. The Budda and Vox covered the same ground, with the Budda having more clarity. I personally prefer the Cry Baby, but you might like the Vox more. Maybe that will give me the kick I desire! If you have a little more to spend, also consider the excellent Clyde-inspired boutique wahs offered by Fulltone and Geoffrey Teese. It's like another version of the Vox V848, but they couldn't call it the Clyde McCoy because Dunlop trademarked it for the V848.
I say this because it is the first pedal on my board before my buffered tuner. You are very correct sir. That worries me about signal loss. I think it is more rugged than the Dunlop. But if the crybaby does suck tone, then i'd get the Vox no matter what, I think.
What usually goes wrong internally with a Wah pedal??? Ive heard very good things about it whether run clean or distorted. How much gain are you talking about? Changing C2 the whole wah sweep range moves up or down. They stopped making them for awhile though, so I had to go with the Crybaby. It's like another version of the Vox V848, but they couldn't call it the Clyde McCoy because Dunlop trademarked it for the V848. I prefer the Vox on looks. Lowering R7 works as a voice mod section 8.
You'll probably need to get a good taste for using this effect before you're able to detect differences between the basic Dunlop and the more expensive boutique models. I say this because it is the first pedal on my board before my buffered tuner. Taking it out to the band rehearsal I thought it lacked power and punch, so it did not stand out as much. I wish there was more movement on the pedal as the sweep is very effective and does change the sound drastically but you can get used to it by being a bit more gentle and careful. We listened to the tape, and it sounded funky as hell. The Bad Horsie seemed to have less range, but handled the gain the best, more of a new metal pedal to me.
The broad sweep really takes some getting use to. Trademarks, brand names and logos are the property of their respective owners. I've owned or borrowed a number of crybabies but my first wah was a v847 and it sounded great until the inductor developed a nasty crackle mid-sweep. After some ear conditioning with the vintage wahs, we fired up the reissue Clyde to hear how it fared. Some opinions please, if oyu will. Wah is a type of effect.
The built-up electric field resists the change of voltage between the capacitor pins. It's even got more than one inductor in it check the separate circuitboard around the pot. I really like using one directly after the wah. Are you talking about a modern high gain sound? More Bass and Gain Modification. This is probably just my clumsiness, but I find it a little restrictive. The Wah-Wah pedal was invented in November 1966 by Lester Kushner and Brad Plunkett working at Warwick Electronics, a division of Whirlpool that owned Thomas Organ Company and Vox. Practically, I struggle a bit but hey practice makes perfect! The treadle was really tight when I got it but I couldn't manage to loosen it to where I wanted it.
And we know all of these are made by Dunlop anyway. The core of the wah design remains in the cap C 2 which close the feedback loop between the output Q 2 emitter and the input stage of the circuit: The Active Filter Stage amplifies the feedbacked signal coming from the Q 2 emitter through C 2 and R 2. Taking it out to the band rehearsal I thought it lacked power and punch, so it did not stand out as much. Tonewise they're pretty close as well. It's a Joe Walsh trick that I passed on to Stevie. I cant get the same quality wah sounds in the higher frets as on the lower frets.