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Double Wah

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by IcedEarthWOM, Dec 2, 2005.


  1. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    Has anyone ever tried something like using two wahs (one after the other)????

    how did it sound.......
     
  2. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've sometimes put my Dunlop 105q, and then my DigiTech BSW on the auto mode after it. It's rather strange, and I can almost control the autowah with my 105q... Not someting I'd use often though.

    Tim Crommeford nowdays uses two 105qs nailed together, with different different settings on each. Which does sound sweet :)

    -Dash
     
  3. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    what band is Tim Crommeford from :confused:

    hope I don't seem too sheltered....
     
  4. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    Audioslave!!!!!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    did he use the two wahs on the latest album?

    if so which songs....
     
  5. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    Tim Crommerford first started out in Rage Against The Machine. He used wah a fair amount in his songs, and the rest of the band is pretty good, too. Check 'em out.

    He's currently in the band Audioslave, which unfortunately isn't that good. He does have some decent basslines in there though, too.

    And no, you're not a fool :D (though he is quite a well-known rock bassist, so now you know about him!)

    -Dash
     
  6. formerly of rage against the machine now the bassist for audioslave. his song that has the best wah sound IMO is mic check off rage's battle of los angilas.

    has anyone ever tryed having one going heal - toe while the other is going toe - heal??? i think that would be interesting

    lowsound
     
  7. audioslave = awsome except for chris

    lowsound

    ps audioslave is the same band as rage, just with a different singer
     
  8. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    I've got a Boss V-Wah now and I'm going to get an Ibanez Weeping Demon sometime next week, hopfully, and not just for the name either....

    I'll let you guys know how it goes....
     
  9. spidersbass

    spidersbass

    Nov 29, 2004
    Downtown L.A.
    audioslave is nothing like rage against the machine. sorry, but rage is my favorite band and although audioslave has the same members, they sound COMPLETELY different... cept for "Cochise", hahah.

    anyways, Timmy C. used two wahs in his rage days too with a peice of plywood on top to control both at the same time. he uses that on "Calm Like A Bomb". one of the 105q's Q control is set pretty high and the other one is set almost all the way down

    ps... RAGE kicks ass, audioslave sucks
     
  10. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    That's one crazy assed sound

    Always assumed that cool sound was the guitar :scowl: as the last time I listend to the Matrix: Reloaded album was when the movie was in theaters :eek: , long before I took up Bass (or Guitar).

    Seems I do listen to music differently now that I also play it :smug:
     
  11. Higgie

    Higgie

    May 31, 2005
    London, England
    Yeah, Calm Like A Bomb's Wah sounds great...Tim uses 3 Amps, one for clean sound (runs all the time) and he uses a custom amp selector to kick in the two other amps, one for mild distortion, one for the big, harsh ****. His clean channel has no effects (obviously) and his other two channels has a Wah in each chain leading up to it (nailed together), letting him sweep simultaneously on each channel.
     
  12. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    That does happen,yes :cool:

    -Dash
     
  13. yes...i think you are the first to point this fact out, Tim doesn't use his 2 wahs inline, but in parallel.
     
  14. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    Then maybe I'll be the first *ego fills the room* :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
     
  15. I use 2 wahs :-D

    I got a splitter made to the specs of the one timmy c uses for a 3 amp setup to have optimal control of my overdriven/distorted tone...it works AWESOME btw...i had 1 dunlop wah already so as soon as i got the splitter, i got a 2nd and tried the old timmy c trick and it sounds REALLY good - 1 wah for each distortion amp...ive done it w/ jsut 1 but it was lacking...the only downside is it took me a while to find the perfect Q setting on the wahs to compliment the distortion tones (1 is very midrangey, and the other adds mroe mids and some treble bite too)...if u wanna run 2-3 amps, i dont see y not experimenting w/ 2 wahs, but if ur running just 1, its not going to sound too great (2 wahs in series rather than parallel) if i had soundclips of it, id post it, but i dont (sorry...)
     
  16. you could...one usable method could be use one as a filter and the next one as a wah, or vice versa, but i still think doing two wahs in series would be to big of a sweep to sound good, but i haven't heard it, so maybe it actually sounds awesome...idk..i'd be glad to do the research if i had two wahs!
     
  17. btw, here's an interesting link about putting two wah circuit in one housing, in a wah/antiwah type setting, so you'd be using two wahs, one toe-heel and the other heel-toe...they say thats the way that human speech occurs, so it would maybe give the same effect as this?

    I may be a little off, so any experts can chime in if they want!
     
  18. From my glance at your link their setup seems to work the two formants (bands being passed by the wahs) together. The cool thing about using two wahs in series indepandantly is that you could actually mimic vowels as they are spoken. If one had a sweep from roughly 100-1400Hz and the other went from around 500-4000Hz then all the vowels would be within your range. Just add a volume pedal and grow another foot, and you could sound just like a very strange person! For that matter, I guess you'd really be a pretty strange guy.
     
  19. that sounds very interesting

    a volume pedal wouldn't be hard, you could just set it right next to your wah, and do it Tim Commerford's way with the piece of wood over both so you can control both...that'd be kinda cool!

    someone should try this!
     
  20. IcedEarthWOM

    IcedEarthWOM

    Oct 2, 2005
    By next weekend (hopfully) :smug: !!!!!!!!!!