Just wanted to provide a quick review for anyone that may be looking for auto wah pedals. I'm scalling down my gig rig. I'm tired of hauling my multieffects unit to gigs. Not selling it because I still use it home in my alter ego: solo bass bob. Anyway, I use no effects on nearly all of the songs I play at gigs except for one or two where I'd like to have the auto wah. I went to the local store hoping to pick up the Digitech bass synth wah pedal. Though I knew it wasn't the best out there, the price was right and the sound samples online sounded good. Got to the store, but they don't stock that pedal. So, I tried out two pedals: the Ibanez bass synth pedal and the Boss AW-3 auto wah. I just plain didn't like the Ibanez pedal. I wanted to use the auto wah specifically for one of the few songs that I use slapping and popping. I could not get the Ibanez pedal to react well to the slap and pop. Sometimes the sound came out and sometimes it didn't. I tried hard. I changed the sensitivity and all the other knobs, but I could not find a setting that I liked. Then I tried the Boss AW-3. This is a cool pedal. It offers both bass and guitar inputs. It also allows you to connect an EV-5 expression pedal to turn this into a manual wah pedal. The sound was good. I liked the sound that I got from the pedal. The different wah modes give you a good set of choices to pick from. It even includes a "humanizer" mode which makes the notes you play sound like synthesized vocals. I may not ever use that feature, but it is a very interesting effect. All in all, I was very happy. I spent $40 more than I was originally planning, but I think it was worth it. The Boss pedal has the sound that I was looking for.