Wah vs Envelope + expression

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Naxn, Jan 7, 2014.


  1. Naxn

    Naxn

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    Is there any difference between a wah and an envelope filter + expression pedal?


    Backstory: I have a sound in my head I'm trying to replicate. Actually it's really just a controlled EHX bass micro synth type sound.

    Closest stuff I've heard are Cliff Burton power wah type sound and some of the dub-steppy expression stuff.

    I've seen people mod the EHX and add a expression pedal, but that's not really where I want to go with this. From what I've heard the Dunlop 105q is close, but I'd like it to be a little more extreme if possible.

    Also, I'd like to switch on as few pedals as possible to get there.
  2. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Supporting Member

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    Try The EHX Qballs Enigma. Lots of controls. It might just be what you're looking for.
  3. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

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    Seconded.
  4. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

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    I added a pedal input to my EH Microsynth many years ago (I bought one when they first came out. Although one CAN get wah from it, you can get a lot more with a lot of control over the range and quality of the wah. You have the octaves, straight tones, high and low sets for the wah sweep, Q of the sweep, distortion, etc.
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