Best Wah Pedals: Five of our favourites

23rd Jul 2010 | 15:06

Best Wah Pedals: Five of our favourites
Dunlop Crybaby Jerry Cantrell

Every pedalboard deserves a decent wah. It’s the ubiquitous sound to which countless washing machines have been ‘repaired’, crimes in the 70s were solved, and Jimi Hendrix chopped down mountains. If your pedalboard deserves a little funk, check out our pick of the best wah pedals.

Dunlop Crybaby Jerry Cantrell

We said: "Some wah pedals can break up, ruining the smoothness of a clean sounds, but the Alice in Chains man’s pedal stays focused throughout its sweep. Upping the side control and adding some distortion accents the more ‘vocal’ sounds the pedal is capable of."

Dunlop crybaby jerry cantrell review

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Best Wah Pedals: Five of our favourites
Fender Classics Fuzz Wah

Every pedalboard deserves a decent wah. It’s the ubiquitous sound to which countless washing machines have been ‘repaired’, crimes in the 70s were solved, and Jimi Hendrix chopped down mountains. If your pedalboard deserves a little funk, check out our pick of the best wah pedals.

Fender Classics Fuzz Wah

We said: "The Fuzz Wah is ideal if you’re after a retro feeling wah, and it has a fuzz circuit to boot. TG was impressed with the intuitive controls and there’s a nifty switch on the bottom to change the order of the fuzz/wah routing. It might look like a toaster, but we loved it all the same."

Fender classics fuzz wah review

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Best Wah Pedals: Five of our favourites
Electro Harmonix Riddle

Every pedalboard deserves a decent wah. It’s the ubiquitous sound to which countless washing machines have been ‘repaired’, crimes in the 70s were solved, and Jimi Hendrix chopped down mountains. If your pedalboard deserves a little funk, check out our pick of the best wah pedals.

Electro Harmonix Riddle

We said: "Depending on the filter mode you choose, you can get a gutsy low-end sweep; a honky tone that sounds great on chicken-picked riffs; or a cutting thinned-out sound that fans of syncopated funk rhythm guitar will love."

Electro harmonix riddle review

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Best Wah Pedals: Five of our favourites
Dunlop Crybaby ZW45 Zakk Wylde

Every pedalboard deserves a decent wah. It’s the ubiquitous sound to which countless washing machines have been ‘repaired’, crimes in the 70s were solved, and Jimi Hendrix chopped down mountains. If your pedalboard deserves a little funk, check out our pick of the best wah pedals.

Dunlop Crybaby ZW45 Zakk Wylde

We said: "When it comes to killer tone you’re in safe, hairy hands with Zakk. His wah (an updated twist on the original Crybaby) sounds fantastic, and looks the business too. Sold!"

Dunlop crybaby zw45 zakk wylde review

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Best Wah Pedals: Five of our favourites
Gig-FX Kilo Wah

Every pedalboard deserves a decent wah. It’s the ubiquitous sound to which countless washing machines have been ‘repaired’, crimes in the 70s were solved, and Jimi Hendrix chopped down mountains. If your pedalboard deserves a little funk, check out our pick of the best wah pedals.

Gig-FX Kilo Wah

We said: "You may not be over familiar with Gig-FX, but if the Kilo-Wah is anything to go by, you soon will be. It has four modes to give you all the filtered sounds you’re likely to need, from a classic wah tone to a modern, biting wah sound with an extended frequency range. Awesome!"

Gig-FX kilo wah review

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