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Bass wah pedal....usefull?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Grunge, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Grunge


    Jun 3, 2002
    I have saved some money and i've been thinking about getting my-self a wah wah...but i don't know if it's really worth...
    i own a Ibanez BTB 400-QM and a Marshall B30...
    do you think i would make good use of the pedal?
  2. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Do you play any other effects? Do you play funk? Do you want people to hear you playing a wah? Do you want to be able to play the 'wahkachicka-wahkackicka' '70's porno music? Do you do any bass solos that you want to tweak? Do you love and worship Cliff Burton's intro to For Whom the Bell Tolls?

    If you answered 'yes' to ANY of these questions, get the pedal.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I play funk ish music in my band. We havent really found our "sound" yet but right now its lingering on funk metal. I use the wah a lot for bass intros. I really like it.
  4. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    I really like the Dunlop 105Q Crybaby bass wah. There's some haters of this on the board, but what I like about it is that it's got adjustable volume and Q controls (Q is the amount of bandwidth affected by the wah). And it's spring-loaded so when you take your foot off it, it turns off. There's no button that you have to stomp on (like the Morleys) and you don't have to push your toe all the way down to get it to turn on (like the other types of Dunlop wah's and the Vox wah). Plus, it's white, which is too cool.
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    All the newer Morley bass wahs don't have this, they're entirely optical. They last nearly forever this way and never get scratch pots because there are no pots. I've used Morleys for a long time now, and am only beginning to look into something a little different, just to save some room on my pedalboard.

    Give me a vote for Morley.
  6. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I have a Dunlop 105q and I use it in my band for fretless sounds like on the begining of "Until it Sleeps" by Metallica. It makes a good entrance effect to a sound it can add so much depth, there are time when I'll use it but not move it just have it on in a certain position to get a new deeper tone.

    I'm not sure which is better teh dunlop or the morley but I would say stick to something without a switch u need to press to turn it on. Wah is an effect that needs to be used in moderation and this is hard if you have to move all through its range just to turn it off.

    P.S have a look at the Boss V-wah not a bass orientated as the others but got some other cool effects.

    Hope this helps

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