Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal Reviews
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... read more
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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!
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I like it
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
Massive sweep, brilliant tone, this is a classic for a reason!
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!
Look no further for vintage wah sounds
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.
a good wah pedal to mod
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
great tone, shitty QC
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.