Ernie Ball 6185 Wah Pedal
Ernie Ball 6185 Wah Pedal

All user reviews for the Ernie Ball 6185 Wah Pedal

Average Score: 4.6 ( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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Skjold 08/13/2012

Skjold's review "Aluminum wah brick"

5
A Wah pedal is a wah pedal, and then again not. They each have their own quirks and this one is cut out of a solid block of aluminum, making it almost unbreakable, even under enormous stress on or off stage.
As with all other wah pedals, you get a seriously simple circuit, with an input and an output jack. Like with the Crybaby GCB95, that really laid the foundation for the wah pedals, the simplicity is to be admired.

UTILIZATION

Should you feel the need to point out who invented the plug and play principal, then it has to be Dunlop. Ernie Ball chose to go by this principal as well - good for them!
You plug in you cords, give it some power and bam - you'r up and running.
However! Getting the right sound out of this kind of effect does take some time and practice. Granted, some require longer then others.

SOUND QUALITY

A wah pedal often tend to be either muddy in heel position or to bright in full out toe position. This is not the case with the Ernie Ball edition. Somehow, they manage to keep a clear sound all the way through the wah pedal's sweep range. It may be due to the Soft 12º traveling with the kevlar drive. But I'm not sure.
I've often experienced, that the wah has a certain point, where it "falls over", i.e it goes from being just pass the muddy part to being almost extremely bright (to bright). It's like the whole mid range part of the sweep, where the guitar really comes to its right, is gone.
That's not the case with this wah though.

I've found, that when running this wah in my setup, I really like to throw in a fast compressor right after, to take out the transient peaks from the wah.

OVERALL OPINION

In the world of wah pedals, it's either hit or miss. This time, it's a hit! For the price, that's maybe on the rather pricy end, you get a really great wah pedal, that's transparent enough, to leave you a clean wah signal (that might sound a bit wrong, but hear it, and it's right!) to make it sound good throughout the whole sweep range.
The reliability is really great, because of the aluminum chassis, so if you find that this is the pedal for you, you won't need to buy a replacement any time soon. The only thing that's in danger of breaking, is the string pulling the pot underneath.
mooseherman 02/09/2010

mooseherman's review

4
This is a standard wah pedal, made by Ernie Ball. It can't be edited using a computer, and it's not MIDI-ready. It's an analog pedal and it's not rackable.

UTILIZATION

The cool thing about this, unlike some good wahs, is that you don't have to take off the back to put the batteries in, and there's also an adapter feature. It's not every day you see that, and it saves a lot of time. It's the basic wah pedal, so it's easy enough to manage, just rock the pedal back and forth and click to bypass. The manual explains it all.

SOUND QUALITY

This is an interesting wah pedal, not the most obvious or generic-sounding one I've ever heard. In fact, one of the noticable things about it is that it manages to make everything pretty clear without getting too bright. This is an issue for me with wah pedals, as I either find them too muddy or too bright. Although this might not be quite bright enough for me, it's refreshing to not pierce your eardrums every time you lean too far on a wah. A great thing is that when you bring it down really far, and filter out all the higher frequencies, you aren't muddying up the signal to no end. I can't always say that about my Vox wah, even though I love that thing. It's not the most transparent wah out there, but it's not too bad. I like it with my clean Strat sounds and the dirty ones, and really think the Les Paul with the gain cranked is a great sound.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great wah pedal. Wahs seem to be either good or bad, and this one's definitely good. I think it's not too expensive ($150 or so), so the value is overally pretty good. The fact that you don't have to fiddle in the back means I probably won't be breaking anything anytime soon, which is also a plus. I would highly recommend this one for functionality and reliability.
Standalone 01/16/2013

Standalone's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " A buy without hesitation!"

5
Wah wah simple but effective. Input jack output jack and voila.

UTILIZATION

The config is really a breeze. Activation by the stop is, I think, very effective for the games scene.

SOUND QUALITY

The effect is impeccable, we keep the whole texture of his guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

A buy for those who want to invest in a pedal wah simple and solid.
d2r2yann 09/22/2011

d2r2yann's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
a wah

UTILIZATION

I had a cry, a vox ... and that it
this is my favorite, I use it in addition to my RP1000 who have also wah ...

it fits perfectly with the race of my foot so it's top, nice and fast!

led, Trap for battery or external power supply jack happiness not to dismantle!

SOUND QUALITY

I feel very well balanced

OVERALL OPINION

perfect for me!
nicolas83 11/03/2010

nicolas83's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " wah very good bill!"

4
Wah Wah Pedal Classic, identical to the Dunlop Cry Baby (not the form of course) on a technical level (no frills or complex technology)
Cell or sector (1 9 Boss style DC adapter will do)
Great ergonomics and the foot pedal that looks well built and sturdy.

UTILIZATION

Setup could not be more simple.


SOUND QUALITY

Here we are in sound that stands out from the Dunlop Cry Baby (just to know that this example). Indeed, for my part, I am separated from the Dunlop because the sound was too loud in the treble and not enough light in the bass.
With Ernie Ball, the sound is nickel at either end of the pedal.
The impact is actually quite sweet but subtle.


OVERALL OPINION

Good pedal, its really good and very distinct, for lovers of pedals Wha Wha uncompromising and very good. A
05/23/2009

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

5
Ernie Ball is clbre for his volume pedals that make references. This wah will she win?

- Fully analog
- Switch block (technology used on the Ernie Ball volume pedals. Advantage: trs smooth and progressive, no noise mcanique)
- Race 12, as against 8 for wah "classic" Another typical home CHARACTERISTICS Ernie Ball
- Switch mcanique
- Tmoins light on / off
- 9V battery or mains power

Worthy of the Ernie Ball volume pedals: quality manufacturing and finishing irrprochable. PDAL a solid, built to last.

UTILIZATION

Operation is simplicity itself. It's a wah without multiple rglages.
The rocker is prcise, sensible and progressive. The pulley is mcanisme trs trs soft and quiet.
The switch is calibrated.
The tmoins light activation effect, disposs on both sides of the Casing is handy.

SOUND QUALITY

The sounds are of the vintage with a nice prsence in mdiums.
The sweep is sweet, the wah effect is warm and round.
The long stroke of the lever allows wah prcis and progressive. Very subtle.

OVERALL OPINION

Excellent wah. Robust, well finished with all the knowledge of Ernie Ball tilt pulley and dbattement 12. The sounds are soft shades, vintage type trs.
Espron it connatra the same fate as the volume pedals of the brand.
Loukash 01/15/2009

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

5
Premire of wah pedals brand Ernie Ball ... APRS their superb pedals for volume, silent time!

For those familiar with the Casing is the same as that of the new Junior VP than he is black. In short, virtually indestructible! Mcanique the beautiful, no doubt. Same system as their volume pedals ... no surprise, we find again in 20 years.

Connection at the top of the pedals, still no surprises, with: between IN, OUT, and a jack adapter.

Plus: a green LED that lights up each ct once Wah triggers, which quickly surprises for players scne.

UTILIZATION

It's a Wah-wah: you branches, you activate ... and you play the foot!

SOUND QUALITY

a sound of thunder. It's not garish, it's pretty sweet ... fits well in a super clear sound in saturated. Personally, I love it!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had today, buy 177 Euros at Woodbrass on sale. It's expensive, but I know that I can keep for years without problem.