The real sound and feel of this classic guitar effect.
The V847A Wah-Wah pedal is an enhanced version of the most famous guitar effects pedal of all time. Based on the specifications of the original pedal developed by VOX in the '60s, this vers...
“I’ve still got the standard DOD distortion pedals, Boss pedals, flangers, the distortion box, and the graphic equalizer,” he said. “I collect those like candy boxes. They’re more expensive now – in the old days, I used to get Vox wah-wah pedals for $35. Now they seem to go for as much as $200.”more
> The Vox V847 reissue is from the 90’s and it’s had some heavy modding. It has a Fox Rox buffer installed, the same one in the Teese Wahs, to help widen the sweep and prevent the lame oscillation when a fuzz is placed after it. The Wah also had the inductor swapped with a Halo type and quite a few resistor and diode changes. Basically I like the classic vocal wah style with an extended high end sweep. I’m not interested in boosting bass.more
In this article from Vintage Guitar Magazine in September 2010, Steve states that he uses a Vox Pedal when playing live: "Next is a Boss DD-2 set for when I play “Fly Like an Eagle.” Then there’s a Boss DD-2 set for short delays, a Keeley compressor, a Seymour Duncan SFX-07 Shape Shifter, and a Vox V847 wah."more
"Thanks to awesome dad for using his workshop to craft a new organ pedalboard, now with hinges to slot into the keyboard and hold it in place so no more need for gaff tape! We've cleaned it up and rewired it, ready for the Gypsy Caravan tour! Signal Chain: Korg ??Black Finger (12v AC) ??Deluxe Memory Man (24v DC) ??Neo Ventilator Leslie Sim (12v DC) ??Wiggler (Tremolo/Vibrato) (12v AC) ??Wah Pedal (9v DC) ??Volume Pedal??Hall of Fame Reverb (9v DC) ??Amp(eg) all powered by the CIOKOLATE power supply, can handle an insane number / variety of voltages."more
"The green Ibanez TS9. All I use are two pedals—my Tube Screamer and my Vox [V847] wah. That’s it. My dad always taught us to work with what we have, and be thankful for it and have fun with it. I didn’t have the money to get fancy overdrives or anything back then, and, even now, I like to keep it simple."more
According to Marc Dorendorf himself, he uses a silver Vox Wah Wah as well as a limited edition golden Vox Wah Wah alongside a pair of original Uni-Vibe effects and Dunlop Fuzz Faces when playing Hendrix songs through his Marshall setup. The golden Wah Wah is also used with the big Soldano/Cornish system of Dorendorf's.more
The real sound and feel of this classic guitar effect.
The V847A Wah-Wah pedal is an enhanced version of the most famous guitar effects pedal of all time. Based on the specifications of the original pedal developed by VOX in the '60s, this version offers guitarists the same legendary tone with the addition of AC power capability and a buffered input jack for preserving the unprocessed guitar tone when the pedal is not engaged. The pedal's inductor has undergone a redesign to be closer in specification to the original VOX wah inductors, for improved dynamics and tone. These additions will benefit players of all genres who use a wah pedal as an integral part of their sound.
About the Wah-Wah
VOX developed the world's first Wah-Wah effect during the '60s in an effort to allow guitarists to emulate the sound of a trumpet being muted - an important musical ingredient of the day. VOX's original Wah-Wah pedal quickly gained widespread popularity and its unique sonic characteristics have encouraged further experimentation by guitarists ever since. Having made spotlight appearances on some of the most famous recordings of all time, the Wah-Wah is still considered "must-have equipment" for guitar players of all levels and abilities today.
It's the classic Vox Wah without an AC jack to muddle up the circuit. Battery life is great if you unplug the input when you're not using it. (I've had the same battery for over a year) It sounds like it should and has the softer switch on the toe. It comes with a cool bag too!
A very good wah at a very good price. these retail for either £65 or £70 I got mine used in extremely good condition for £35 I think it was on Ebay, may have been abit less or more. Has a very nice sweep and is silent. I have heard some people claim it sucks tone but I haven't noticed this myself. I wish there was more movement on the pedal as the sweep is very effective and does change the sound drastically but you can get used to it by being a bit more gentle and careful. its just one of those things where you need to get a feel for it I think. I was going to get the Crybaby Original but saw this on ebay and thought why not
I love the V847A which has a vocal sounding inductor and there is a smooth grit to this wah. I will use this as a semi cocked wah to emphasize specific frequencies.
Although I'm not a massive user of a wah pedal, I like to have the option there if I fancy using it. I chose the Vox V847 because of the wide sweep range, and was not disappointed! The range is really massive, so you can get a crazy variety of sounds out of it.
The only problem I find is that the pedal itself doesn't actually move that far, so in a very small movement you sweep a wide tonal range. I like having that range, but I find it very hard to control with such small movements! This is probably just my clumsiness, but I find it a little restrictive.
Soundwise, brilliant! Practically, I struggle a bit but hey practice makes perfect!
It nails that Hendrix kinda vibe. I noticed that your original tone would come through more in this, than it would in a Fasel inductor wah. If you're into that kind of wah wah sound, this is a pretty accessible treat that can have you all set. You can never go wrong with it.
Look it sounds great and it is really pretty, but not having a true bypass is messing my sound. everytime i turn it off all my other pedals lose their powerful sound which makes me not turn off the wah pedal.the other thing is that is very heavy and it doesnt have a led... so use it to mod the shit out
I repaired an original 1967 Crybaby that sounded so good I A/B-ed it with my Vox and changed parts until it sounded about 98% identical!
I got this pedal just to mod it really cheaply to have true bypass, i like this pedal more than the cry baby, but more than that, i dont have any opinions because i almost never use it
This was the first wah pedal I ever owned in the 90s. Previously I had a morely on loan from the abssist in my highschool jazzband. I loved the sound of my vox but it had a scratchy pot from the factory. The treadle was really tight when I got it but I couldn't manage to loosen it to where I wanted it. It was always either to stiff or too loose. I never really became much of a wah payer because this pedal really bummed me out action-wise. The tone, when I ignored the scratchiness, was superb. Less porno, more pyro. Bypass was awful... I eventually had it true bypassed and had the pot replaced but I was so not into wah at that point and I traded it to my best friend for a 2nd gen small stone that I enjoyed a lot more and kept for a good 20 years. Love the modern vox wah sound. Hate the quality control. This pedal turned me off to wah as an every day effect and I don't even keep a wah on my board to this day.