All user reviews for the ColorSound Wah

Average Score: 5.0 ( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Value For Money: Excellent
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mooseherman 04/26/2010

mooseherman's review

5
This is a Wah pedal by a company that I have only recently discovered called Colorsound. I don't know much about this company as of right now, but I have played a few of their pedals and I am impressed so far (for the most part). This is a basic wah pedal that doesn't have any newer, digital elements, so there's no MIDI or Computer editing capabilities. The pedals is also unrackable. The pedal is very much an analog pedal in the tradition of Vox and Cry Baby wahs.

UTILIZATION

There isn't much in the way of operations that is different with the Colorsound wah than any other wah. I'd say that it's a pretty simple setup. The best part about it is the fact that it uses 9V batteries and can also use a power supply. Most Wahs are not capable of this feature, which gives this pedal an immediate advantage (what regularly gigging musician really wants to have to buy batteries once a week?) The manual should only be needed for really inexperienced players who'd have no idea how to otherwise use a Wah pedal, it's pretty basic in general.

SOUND QUALITY

I really like the fact that this pedal is different from the Cry-Baby and Vox pedals. I'd say that for the most part, I don't really get why Cry-Baby is so popular, probably because it's the one that Hendrix used. However, the advantage of the Colorsound is the fact that it gives you a far fuller sound, even when the pedal's rocker is pressed all the way forward. My biggest beef with both the Vox and Crybaby pedals is that once you push it far into the high end of the spectrum, it gets very brittle and harsh on the ears, especially with a guitar that has single-coil pickups. I'd say that in general, the color sound has a fuller, fatter sound all the way through. It does color the sound slightly, but I think that in reality, when going for the rapid wah effect, it actually keeps the tone closer to the dry signal than the other pedals mentioned, which makes it easier to control in a live setting (i.e. not letting it get too bright as to be irritating).

OVERALL OPINION

I like the tone of this pedal most of all, it's been making me wonder why I've been using some of the other pedals for so long. I'd much rather have one that doesn't make my tone brittle and harsh, which is why I like this guy. I don't know how much they go for new, I've seen them online for about $150 which is nice. That's a great price for a really good pedal, and I'd highly recommend it.
AceLeppard 12/22/2013

AceLeppard's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Wah I've always wanted!"

5
Wah pedal, fully analog. A jack, an output jack. Activation switch as a standard Crybaby or Vox. Note that the switch is off the Colorsound, which I find reduces the chances of disabling effect during use.

Sector not adapter, power is by 9 volt battery. It's pretty annoying to have to unplug it every time to maximize battery life, but it is a crease to take on vintage pedals.

Metal case class, chrome contour of the moving part makes it look fabulous!

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is super simple: no additional knob or switch on the horizon. In absolute pedal offers only sound one and made one feel, but it is excellent.

Mine is a vintage model, so I have not had the opportunity to see the record, it is far from being necessary, as with all wah "basic".

When you're used to more standard wahs (Vox and Crybaby ...) the pedal is disconcerting at the beginning: the race is almost twice as long, and the low position really comes down very low in the grave, and we obtain all kinds of strange harmonics.
Once these parameters controlled and appreciated, it is very difficult or almost impossible for me to retake on a classic wah as race and therefore the resulting expressiveness seem to be limited.

SOUND QUALITY

The record is simply phenomenal, with a mad expression when it comes to me as classic and modern wahs made mass with cheap components.

High frequencies are acidic and piercing without being disagreeable, frequencies lower mids are warm and enveloping, and sounds from space are available when the pedal falls completely (to so serious).

Scanning frequency Colorsound this implies a more precise and controlled that game on a standard wah: a small tilt of the foot during the race you can go from one sound to another, and this, along the race and especially in the treble.

The effect may well be impressive, it still recognizes the slamming and accuracy of a single-or fat and punch of a humbucker without worries.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two months now.

I had in the past a Chinese Vox, two recent crybaby and a Dunlop / Custom Audio Electronics.

A friend lent me this Colorsound (gray box) in the early 70's and a Vox 1973 that I try to back because I wanted to acquire a great wah but do not want to get into the world of vintage without testing beforehand.

I already loved rendering Colorsound disk (Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzy on "Do not Believe a Word," Nono Trust on "Elite" ...), it is even more impressive in real life, and I can not imagine one day return on a wah current production.

I still think acquire a vox or crybaby vintage one day or the other as the Vox sounded good in 1973, with a beautiful sound throughout the pedal stroke.
But the side a little eccentric, exclusive and terribly expressive especially this Colorsound won.

I fell in love, and my friend has kindly agreed to sell me at a very good price.

However, even at 150 euros (price usually seen), I think this pedal is a great deal, or the price for vox or vintage Jen start to become delirious.
O'Phil 10/20/2011

O'Phil's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " I love it!"

5
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UTILIZATION

A jack between the instrument and the input In, another between the input and the amp out, a breeze.

SOUND QUALITY

Rendering truly organic, the sound of my Rhodes has something alive, and even more funky with this pedal!
The color of the resulting sound is truly characteristic! (Many of amplitude, slap it between each Wah etc.).

Although I love the sound reached, I noticed that she does not cash the very acute Rhodes. It will therefore play bass / midrange.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had three good months now.
I compared it to a Crybaby, and I still preferred the Colorsound (tastes and colors ...).
I like his style (super wide) VINTAGE (and the sound that goes with it!)

Having bought used for 100 euros, I think it's a good value for money. Wah is an out if you get a chance!
05/29/2009

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Sola Sound Has founded in 1962 by Macari ERRF London. They made the effect Colorsound pedals with a great wah.
Today it is the Macari son who took over the business, still in London.

- Fully analog
- Switches ... I do not know how the dcrire mcanisme. Not the usual crmaillre anyway
- Switch mcanique
- 9V battery powered, no mains power connector

This is a PDAL smelling vintage and original.
Well built, well finished.

UTILIZATION

Simple to use: you plug, it triggers will toggle. That's it. No multiple rglages.
The rocker is dbattement long, long trs same. It is progressive, prcise and sensitive, not the end of all his race ...
But beware, the beach was swept frequency drives trs large, and if the scan is trs progressive beginners and range end (switches to high or low position), it is fast trs CONTRL with precision and hard in the middle band (center switch): the passage of severe frquences down to mdiums frquences mdiums high-treble is brutal.
The switch is calibrated.
The unusual format is actually quite enjoyable, but the still does not facilitate precision.

In short a wah difficult matriser frquence around its center.

SOUND QUALITY

Funky! The pedals, once triggered, provides a vritable time travel, in the 70 to be more prcis.
What a personality! Fantastic!
on the other hand, it is not prcis by Macari, but I think it is not true bypass, and "eat" so the frquences acute when the effect is off .
Regardless, this wah has a special characters.
The wah effect is obtained plutt spectacular because of the wide range frequency drives scans and quick scan around the central frquence. The wah-Wahs jerks are the highlight of the pedals.
Obviously for a wah dlicat more soft ... requires a lot of Entran.
This PDAL not support fully cons large distortions, always with a beautiful dynamic and beautiful prsence, never tires, even with the gain on my big 10 Mesa or Marshall lamps.

A great references.

OVERALL OPINION

Here is an absolutely fantastic wah. Factory London and sold directly by the son of his own design, we accde a wah that has changed little since trs that its original design. Why change it anyway? It's perfect as a.
rhcpfan 08/04/2005

rhcpfan's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Wah wah pedal like the others in appearance only ....

UTILIZATION

The "range" of frequencies (?) Is much larger than other wah's which require some accustomisation in the early days.

SOUND QUALITY

Some people on other sites would say this wah has a soul, now I understand, those who say that are the best cry baby wah should try: the contrast is breathtaking! THE BEST I HAVE HEARD THAT WAH and / or played with no problem!

OVERALL OPINION

Wah this is so unique in its rare and when I found a second I did not hesitate ...
those in search of the ultimate wah Consider this one