« Wah without the pedal »Published on 06/17/11 at 16:34
Jim Dunlop pedals are pretty well known for being rugged, and this is no exception. You can throw this across the stage without a problem, it's that sturdy. The knobs feel great, the switch is fairly strong (although some do go out after prolonged stepping over years and years), the case is rugged and it is easy to use. To top it off, there's an LED. For some reason, there are other pedals out there that don't have an LED, and I'll never understand that. It doesn't take much effort to add an LED, and they don't introduce any tone suckage, so I have no clue why they constantly stray away from them in some pedals.
To say the sound is good is kinda hard to say. For one, you have to like that cocked wah sound. If you're a fan of that sound, this could be exactly what you're looking for. Instead of constantly trying to find that special place in the wah pedal, you can just set this to what you're looking for and leave it on. Or, if you want to have that cocked wah for a lead sound, this could be easier to use instead of a normal wah.
Those of you who are fans of a cocked wah sound might be fans of this pedal. It's not too popular with a lot of the crowd simply because it's such an aggressive sound that can sound extremely thin if you're not careful. There's a real fine line between what sounds cool and what sounds like ass. It's worth checking out, but I don't see myself adding it to my pedal board any time soon.