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80's crybaby wah, good for bass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by runmikeyrun, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Trying to get that cliff-ish sound when soloing with some distortion... is an 80s crybaby going to sound ok?
  2. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    OK? No.

    Freaking awesome? YUP!
  3. I suppose the only way you are going to find out if it suits you is by trying one out.
  4. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    And if you don't like it, send it to me.
  5. lasteffect


    Jan 10, 2012
    South Carolina
    Cliff used a Morley Wah, but I suppose it should work. I use an Ibanez Wheeping Demon, myself.

    If you find it eating away your bottom end, add a boost pedal or get another Wah Wah that doesn't eat it away.
  6. There are ways to mod it to work well with a bass. I did it.

    Google for the technique and a full set of directions. That's how I found it.
  7. awesome, thanks guys!
  8. krstko


    Aug 29, 2011
    Cerknica, Slovenia
    How is that Ibanez wah? any good? :)
  9. lasteffect


    Jan 10, 2012
    South Carolina
    I love it. I plug my Ric 4003 in it, it has a bass setting and I can sound just like Geezer Butler.

    I can twist the growl and get a sharp Cliff Burton attack,

    I just love it.
  10. I should probably try an Ibanez wah out. I'm using a Boss AW-3, which is a good auto/sens-wah, but terrible (IMO) with the expression pedal.

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