Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
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Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon

WD7 Weeping Demon, Wah-Wah/Auto Wah/Filter for Guitar from Ibanez in the 7 series.

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All user reviews of 4/5 for the Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 21 reviews )
 15 reviews71 %
 4 reviews19 %
 1 user review5 %
 1 user review5 %
Value For Money : Excellent
James...09/10/2011

James...'s review"Modern sounding wah"

Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
This wah is feature packed. Volume knob, voicing know, and low end knob. Also has a bass function switch. But the biggest feature I think is the ability to use it in auto off mode, which I will go into later. This is a digital wah I believe and the price reflects that, however I have used a lot of stuff in the tone-lok series and in my experience they are every bit as good as the higher end Ibanez pedals.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUND QUALITY

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
-Livingroom-01/08/2014

-Livingroom-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" modern wah that changes."

Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
Wah wah analog heavy and sturdy. Several modes (automatic and standard) and three knobs to adjust the bandwidth and swept frequencies. Pedal without rack and has a setting with a large screwdriver to adjust the flexibility of removable tray (I have not found effective). Powered by 9V (if the electrical system is good, no buzz). Jack in, jack out and roll youth!

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUND QUALITY

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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).
ProgressiveTom2505/26/2012

ProgressiveTom25's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very good wha!"

Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
This is a whawha ...

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.

UTILIZATION

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!

SOUND QUALITY

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).

OVERALL OPINION

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.
rorozero08/21/2009

rorozero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
What are the effects or types of effects available? What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...) Are they edited? Via an editor Mac / PC? What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI) Is this a rack or rack model? *

Whawha say it all down

UTILIZATION

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 ...

SOUND QUALITY

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.