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Three Great Ways To Wah-Wah [Or How Not To Be A Slacka-Wacka]

Published 05 Aug 2022

Welcome to the show! Loved by many and perhaps hated by more, the dear old wah-wah filtered its way into our consciousness thanks largely to a certain Mr Hendrix in the late 1960s. Since then it’s been used across a great many genres of music, becoming synonymous with a handful of truly great guitar players.
Dare we still use it? Does it immediately pigeonhole us into those wonderful clichés? Let’s see if we can offer up a couple of different ways to wah…

Today’s board explanation…
We are both going through the same G3, but with separate signal paths.

My pedals – Mick here, hello – are the Jam Wahcko Wah, Fulltone Wah, Kingtone Fuzz, Box Of Rock and Echoplex, routed in to G3 Loop 1 and out to the Two-Rock from G3 loop 5.

Dan’s pedals are the Vox HW Wah, Phase 90, OCD, Juju and Halo, routed in to G3 loop 6 and out of the main output to the Marshall.

Enjoy the show!

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Pedals and stuff in today’s video

Custom pedalboard by Alder & Ash

TheGigRig Three2One

Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner

JAM Pedals Wahcko Wah
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

Vox V-846-HW Wah
UK & Europe:

Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah
No longer made, try the Clyde Deluxe
USA Sweetwater:

King Tone Mini Fuzz GE

ZVEX Box Of Rock
UK & Europe:

Dunlop EP-103 Echoplex Delay
UK & Europe:

MXR Phase 90 (original, links for the modern versions)
UK & Europe:

Fulltone OCD
USA Sweetwater:

PigDog Juju Fuzz

Keeley Halo Andy Timmons Dual Echo Pedal
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• The Gigrig G3

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
2:42 Why are we wah-ing today?
5:25 Wah at the start or the end?
8:45 Wah as a master filter
10:38 Del Casher and trumpets
12:22 Thing 1 - Rhythmic Wah-ing
14:30 Rhythmic wah, funkier
16:45 Thing 2- Note Expression
23:00 Wah-Wah Watson?
25:50 Phaser & wah?
30:15 Thing 3 - Cocked Wah
36:46 How Seagulls Are Born
38:52 Beware Seagulls!
44:15 Mick wants the BOR again

Guitars in this episode:
1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet

1961 Fender Stratocaster – video here:

Nik Huber Krautster II – Dan’s video here:

Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – Dan’s video here:

Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 – Mick’s video here:

1970 Fender Stratocaster – video here:

Amps & cabs in this episode:
Marshall 1987x & 1960A cab with Celestion G12M Greenback speakers

Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature & 212 cab with TR 1265B speakers

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