Enveolpe Vs. Wah Wah

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Walkabout711, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Walkabout711


    Sep 30, 2002
    Enveolpe Vs. Wah Wah which one is better?
  2. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Neither, they are just different from each other.
    An envelope is automatic and gives a very distinct sound. A wah give you the control with your foot (like a variable envelope that can repeat and go in different directions).
    It all depends on the sound you are after.
    I have both (Dunlop 105Q wah and EBS BassIQ envelope). They are similar in some ways but different in many others.

  3. I like envelope filters, especially when used with distortions and octaves. But KB is right, they're both very different from eachother. I personally don't like using my feet while playing steady rhythmes, I would find a wah more useful for solos though so you can control the sweep to get a desired effect when it is needed.