lol, I hear ya. Mine is on the board but rarely gets used. My favourite thing is to turn it on then forget to turn it off. Then I start playing the next day and wonder why everything sounds so "off". I prefer flanger (or autowah), gets me in the ball park without having to get pickhand, fret hand AND foot in sync.I like my wah in it's original box stashed away in a drawer.
Pretty sure its a Dunlop Jimi Hendrix, that I bought in the mid 90's.
Used it once in 1996 to play a Rage Against the Machine song and then not again until I picked up guitar just a few years back and put it on my pedal board. After which I had to clean the wah pedal because it got dust in it, then it worked, i played the same Rage Against the Machine riff, and then put it back in the box. Because I dont know how to use a wah hahaha.
When I had it on my pedalboard it was 2nd after the tuner, before any pitch shift stuff and before the drives.
the stuff i play i just dont need a lot of pedals, but that doesnt stop me from owning them for that one song. where an effect comes in handy.lol, I hear ya. Mine is on the board but rarely gets used. My favourite thing is to turn it on then forget to turn it off. Then I start playing the next day and wonder why everything sounds so "off". I prefer flanger (or autowah), gets me in the ball park without having to get pickhand, fret hand AND foot in sync.
Jeff vocalizing on the wah:I have a Morley wah, which is optical, so it doesn't get noisy and scratchy like most that have a worm/gear arrangement connected to a pot. It also has a lot wider travle from bass to treble than the usual Vox or Crybaby type. Besides Jimi, Jeff beck is the master of wah, using it to great expressive effect that is far beyond the usual just rocking it back and forth with no relation to the fretted notes being played, instead synchronizing it to the notes being played, and using it on slide, as on Ain't Superstitious on Truth and Definitely Maybe on the "Orange" (Going Down) album, and by Steve Miller on The Joker.
Wahful?Hmmm, interesting. I dont have a wah pedal...unless ye count that Ibanez AW7 AutoWah pedal I have but still haven't gotten around to trying yet.
Most of the time when I do hear a wah and know it's in play, it sounded awful to me. So I never had any impetus to getting a real wah. Only reason I got the AutoWah is to complete my set of Ibanez Series 7 pedals.
Didnt know that Jeff Beck used the wah. He must've been very subtle or skilled to use it well that I never knew he had a wah going on. And I liked listening to JB's playing. Anyone who's name is on one of my top fave humbucker warrants a listen, yes? Makes me wonder who else uses a wah with out being obvious that a wah is being used?