All user reviews for the Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
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James...'s review"Modern sounding wah"
There is actually a slight learning curve with this pedal. The voicing knob takes a bit of getting used to. The low end knob is pretty easy though. You really just set it in respect to your guitar to dial out or dial in how much low end you want. The tone lok feature is something I wish more people would do. It's a great thing for touring guitarists like me who are tired of their knobs getting pushed around. I never use the bass switch because i don't use this thing with bass. With the voicing knob, it kind of determines how aggressive you want the wah character to be. It doesn't have a huge range though. But it's nice to have.
The auto off function is why this is one of my favorite wahs. When I'm playing live I don't always have time to switch a pedal on and off manually. The auto off feature basically does this for you. You would think there would be some hitches with the execution but for the few years I've been using it, I've never had any trouble. It works just like it should.
Now here's where this wah falls just a bit short. The weeping demon is a very aggressive sounding wah. Notice I don't say bad. It's just quite mean sounding. This can be fixed a bit with the voicing knob, however that will only go so far. In a nutshell, if you want a classic sounding wah like a Dunlop or a Fulltone, this isn't it. It's a very modern sounding wah and will lend itself well to more modern styles. Personally I only use this one when I play heavier music. For other stuff I like Teese and Fulltone wahs.
I really don't mind the voicing because in the band I use it in, it's fine. I simply step on it for solos and it magically comes to life in all its mean snarly glory. For the value I think this is an amazing wah. It can hang with my other ones costing over twice the price. And the features are up there with the Clyde Deluxe.
A little aside, at one point the input jack on mine came loose and gave me some trouble, but I did a little tooling and got it back to normal again. Overall I would say this was incidental and this is a very solid pedal. It's made of metal not plastic. It feels really solid.
mooseherman's review"Lots of functions, decent sound"
This pedal definitely has a lot more in terms of functions than most wah pedals do. Besides just the rocker, it has three knobs. One controls level, and can act almost like an overdrive or boost to the signal when the wah is in use. The second know controls the range of the filter, giving you either a subtle or an enormous sound. The third adds a low end boost, which is needed on some guitars and amps when using wahs. It seems they thought of a lot of different things when using this pedal. Beyond that, there are two modes: one has a footswitch (next to the rocker) that turns the effect on or off, and the other mode has a touch sensitivity that will activate the effect when your foot is placed on it.
I was expecting more from this wah. It has a lot of cool features but it just wasn't bright enough for me. That's one thing that kind of disappointed me, as it had a lot of other variations, but it didn't really allow you to control the high end, which is really the only thing missing. That's probably because this pedal is better suited to metal guys like Steve Vai, and guys like him, who need a wah to work with insane amounts of distortion. Guys like that really aren't into the same sounds I am, I like a wah when it's almost clean. I'd say that there are better wahs out there in terms of sound.
While this wah certainly functioned better than most, I'd have to say I'm disappointed in the sound. It's really cheap which is probably why I'm not that into it. I guess the target audience is into heavier stuff than me. I'd recommend that if you like Steve Vai and eighties-style shredders, then try this out, otherwise don't bother.
-Livingroom-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" modern wah that changes."
At the configuration it goes, if you knows a little in frequency can be tweaking knobs (no drastic changes anyway), if any is left straight, and it's still a kind of wha. Where the use is not really practical, is that normal mode is made between the tap switch is on the side of the plate and the latter, and in the other mode, it is like an idiot if you want to leave wha triggered simply filter the sound, or even if you want to attack from above the race, we're fucked too. Therefore not practical at all to me.
After regarding the sound is very clean, very modern (except its clear where you need to be cautious if it saturates very quickly). This is not true bypass, it's pretty clear, however, depending on the settings of the switching effect we will capture. It also works for the bass (although I do not like wha on bass), and keyboards which I think is more in place on a guitar. In short, I think it lacks warmth and musicality, it will be at ease for shredders and other virtuosos, currently this wicked sharp side which displeases me (regardless of settings). Then again station saturation, suddenly it's good for fat sounds, possibly the modern funk, but it is more complicated for the rest. Nevertheless it remains a good effect in its category that is not very open to me forever.
I used 2 or 3 years so I know it well, I like its weight and strength, but I sold it for a cry baby, and then I came back on a morley which also combines the volume and strengths of both. I do not know the price now, but back then 120 bullets for it I found it a bit expensive.
There are very good things, but we must render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar, its use is limited musically, everything is too clean, and as often with Ibanez was no personality (and ultimately musicality).
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Svink93's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A highly versatile wah"
Solid metal housing.
Two possibilities to activate: a switch next to the pedal (can activate it by leaving the pedal in a certain position for use as a filter certain frequencies) or automatic (as soon as you touch the pedal the effect snaps). You can set the time at which the pedal is off once back in its normal position.
In automatic mode, the pedal automatically straightens: well done. (Like a car accelerator)
3 buttons to adjust volume, intensity and frequency of the effect.
A switch guitars / bass change the frequency range of the effect.
There is also (perhaps even more, I can not remember) that allows internal knob tweaking yet his wah.
Some examples of settings in the manual, and then adjust to taste.
The pedal travel is very long, it changes a CryBaby (or Vox).
Very versatile, both big saturation funk that, depending on the settings. Tip top, even if it is not really a "wah-wah" as can be heard everywhere (it also depends probably my settings, I wanted a compromise for use in clean funky and good saturation). But in the end, so much the better.
Strong, effective. No complaints. A bit cumbersome on a pedalboard (mostly because of its shape).
And preferred compared to other wah in the same price range or a little higher.
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ProgressiveTom25's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very good wha!"
Two modes, one chooses the lever to the left of the pedal. 3 knobs to adjust the effect and which fall within the body of the pedal when pressed: practice not to inadvertently turn them once found its settings.
A Range switch with two modes: normal and low (rather low)
If not, in and out and deprives 9V guitar.
Note two small fine adjustments located between the pedal and the base which are not convenient access ...
A large screw on the pedal to adjust the hardness of the spring.
The pedal is not true bybass but she seems fairly transparent.
The chassis is metal and seems very sturdy as the pedal is largely sheathed in a solid non-slip coating.
I turned to this particular pedal to its modes of operation:
- With a switch (on the right pad of the foot) for activation, which keeps the effect triggered without necessarily having the foot on it;
- Automatic: In this mode, the off position, the pedal is always in the up position and is activated when it is played (and not as soon as one sets foot on it like the G-Lab). It cuts as soon as it is the foot (a little knob to adjust the running time of the effect).
Finally, I use almost the automatic mode because it avoids making tap ...
The knobs allow you to adjust the effect but I do not think they have a phenomenal work. They can change the scope in the frequency and height but not really the overall sound range of the pedal. Better to love her!
This is not a vintage wah! It will be more comfortable in the rock and metal records. She also is doing very well for funk.
On clean sounds, it makes good but beware because it can saturate the amplifier if it is set a bit much ...
In sound, I would say it is fairly neutral and does not color the sound too much. It also depends on its position in a chain (for me, it comes before a multi-purpose zoom G7).
In the end is quite discreet. But playing with the settings it is still possible to get a fairly pronounced effect. The ability to force the volume can also have some kind of boost when activated (eg for solos).
This is a very good wha that fits most styles although it should probably not on vintage music (but hey ... "weeping demon" ...?).
Its adjustment possibilities as well as its two operating modes make it quite versatile.
Its failure: it eats batteries in one of these speed ...! I have also not managed to get me the Ibanez dedicated adapter with a compatible adapter and it generates a lot of breath ... (Perhaps due to my electrical system is old).
Before buying it I had also eyed the side of Morley including those taken from the system and autoswitch Wowee wha on G-lab, which sounds great but is quite expensive and not readily available.
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rorozero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Whawha say it all down
The general configuration is it simple? Edition sound effects or is it easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? * ...
The config is simple, easy to adjust and quite intuitive: you turn the knobs and have fun. Manuel enough: no pb on that side. After, the fact that the buttons can get into the box a little gadget ... but hey, it can be useful for the stage ...
The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough? Which instruments do you use? Which ones you prefer, you hate? *
Yes, the effects are very effective, I sought a wha wha to play metal and therefore large saturation (just to Pantera): this one is great. Sounds obtained are really aggressive and expressive. I use it on all my guitars with the same pleasure. So no downside here.
How long have you use it? What is so special that you like most and least? Have you tried many other models before buying it? How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? * ...
I for a year now, I had a very long time ago that Morley was not bad either but this one is even better. I think that's what the very best in modern whawha present and especially for that price. I bought it by mail in a German department store (what can it be?? <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" /> ) And without trying it first. I am proud to various user review of this topic. Not easy to buy without testing but in any case, I do not regret for this: the sounds I get are vriament top. After that, I do not play with Hendrix's, I do not know if this is too whawha typed or not. Anyway, she looks very versatile given the number of parameters that can be adjusted. I obviously do it again this choice without problems.
jessus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I think all are mentioned below
The configuration is more complicated than my liver Morley Horsy bad or cry baby but much more attractive. The sound is correct, no breath behringeresque with an easy adaptation, if one looks a bit before it really play with.
The buttons are recessed a little toy but hey it's tough and ultimately it's pretty fun fiddling, it's like in star wars.
I never read the manual.
however, will have one catch up on the knobs below the pedal to the delay rgler ect ... it's a bit boring but hey, we always above the fingers
So honestly, I rarely SSAI also a wha complte for a price if drisoire.
I play it with a Schecter Damien 6 teams EMG, scratching a personal style and explore a modified strat rplique that hard. All that connect 1tte Randall RH 300 G3.
What is amazing is that everything is adjustable, the quality of the effect is irrprochable.
But it is at home in Ibanez, express and novelty.
I use it for almost two years, it's part of my PDAL board and follows me on scne. I like the versatile and futuristic ct just the thing
I had the opportunity to try several MODEL including the famous cry baby that is what we are doing worse and wha ... I speak MODEL inlet end (the dime is nice)
I try also the bad horsie and vox.
I have chosen for the range of sound it offers. Trs is versatile, solid, enjoyable to watch. I am not a vintage ax but I think it may be suitable for amateur of old cans.
I paid 110euros Feel the era in music, and the report qualitprix is excellent. Sincrement I think that if I had to choose between all of the market that will whas it. So I remake that choice without hsiter.
think the power supply has severe food!
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wildted1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This pedal that can trigger the desire to switch or car, can achieve the wildest flights of lyricism on solo ...
It m'arrrive the trigger just to attack a solo in the treble without using the potential wha, how Schenker ...
With the volume knob on the bottom, you go up a notch every time ...
The config is simple (it's still an effects pedal), but the hardest thing is to arrive to find a sound that is perfectly balanced ...
As for the record, I had probably the fly, but put a few features the rest is the equalizer ...
But I keep it below the elbow in case ...
This pedal is incredibly effective, it responds to the slightest touch, the highs are aggressive enough, however, as soon as it returns to the grave, it loses some of its tone ...
But it completes my whole head behringer gmx 212 and my epiphone les paul classic, but I think it goes better with my active micro Charvel Jackson Model 6.
I have been using a small year (ten months), I turn tough, it's almost like the German made it as tough ...
This is my first "real" wha, but I did not even want to compare it to another as she sticks to the skin ...
And 119 euros new, it's more reasonable ...
But beware, the performance at a price!
That of a cell change regularly, and not about to risk attacking a concert without a new battery, under penalty of the diode weaken as snow in the sun!
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Christophe Chalancon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Not empty to find the sound you're looking at first. Rgler complex but eventually find the sound, and that although the bulk.
The manual is clear but a bit short.
Play with a G & L Tribute 500 on a marshall avt 150 is its versatility sduit me the most. We pass from Robben Ford's one of fuzzy hendrix, the race can grate adjustable curves and make beautiful mdium harmoniss Feedback!
For three months, and plutt requests, I find it perfect for a multitude of affordable rglages. It's tough (1.2 kb) is stable, I have not much else to say except that I highly recommend, especially if you plan to invest ds a cry baby or small multi morley and the report qualitprix questionable.
ebrian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Manuel clear, simple setup, intuitive, sensitive settings, many possibilities of sounds and styles.
Choice of realistic sounds, and sounds excellent variées.Capable to cash large saturations, beautiful sounds funk, and vintage modernes.On may as well schedule sounds sweet as it sounds heard agressifs.Bien out much better on a tube amp .
Excellent balance: opportunities, sound quality, by-pass neutre.Le wah autoswitch: Excellent idée.Ayant known Morley, Vox, Cry Baby I would put the Ibanez in the first because of its possibilities and its qualités.J love you too ... but the Vox much less convenient and bypass non-neutral.
Frankly glad to have this Demon! And given its qualities it is likely to become a fixture in the near future.
Still happy in retrospect. Super reliable pedal. I use one to three hours a day,
she has concerts without problems. It all sounds of cash to big cleans Satus through the overdrive.
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