All user reviews for the Vox V847-A Wah-Wah Pedal
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Very convenient to use: an input, an output, and a pressure foot after the pedal is enough to trigger the effect.
General configuration very easy!
If you are going to walk with us, and therefore the bottom of the pedal sounds are obtained with low frequencies; and vice versa.
I will not deny that I did not even read the manual, because I immediately connected to two inputs, the power-and the music!
Editing sounds is also very easy.
The effects of this pedal are excellent. I use this pedal with all my guitars, anyway it always sounds the fire god!
I use this pedal for 2 years now, and I'm very happy with me being procured. This really is a great pedal with monstrous effects!
What I like the most is to play a note in the bass, then switching to high frequencies by pushing the pedal; it gives an effect like "wooooouuuuueeeeeaaaaah".
I find this magical effect!
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Erlen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
An inlet, an outlet, a boss-type power supply, space for a battery.
A cover imitation leather black and white that I do not use but pleased when the box is opened.
It takes a bit of time before taking the hand (or rather foot) to engage the effect the first time since the click is enough "far" in the pedal stroke. On the other hand, it avoids inadvertent manipulation. No volume control or anything, so we use is not be easier! The race is against rather short which makes use of delicate pedal: a slight movement of the foot significantly change the sound.
I am very divided on this point. I find it very natural and beautiful clean sound, but when you push the gain is lost in translation and the pedal becomes strangely shrill. I do not use more than the funky rhythm, I find it excellent!
I use it for a year now. It's a bit the opposite of a Cry Baby: while Dunlop is more comfortable on distorted leads, Vox fits perfectly on rhythmic clear sound.
I do not regret this purchase. For its price it is a good wha-wha entry level. on the other hand I change surely a more versatile pedal.
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props's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Wah good ... only for the case"
cf. overall opinion
cf. overall opinion
This is a wah that I have since 2006. If you do not have a chain effect and you interleave between the guitar and amp, the sound is quite acceptable. on the other hand in a pedalboard in gondola or after overdrive, this pedal even cut bouffera treble and once switched on will not make any distortion or fuzz. Therefore, unusable.
Based on this observation, two solutions came to my mind: 1. get rid of as soon as possible, 2. Put your hands in the bowels. I chose the latter and, for that matter, I began all over again because of the poor quality of the original components and the virtual impossibility of mods on the circuit (unless surgeon )
I started reading tutorials (easy, there are everywhere), find a clone PCB high quality (GP Electronics), and then selecting the components most quality possible - within the limits of reasonable inducer Halo knob ICAR, condos Panasonic metal film, Switchcraft jacks open, Carling DPDT switch "long shaft", BC109C transistors, resistors + Royal Ohm trimmers to easily change the sound settings. Attention, it is not easy to get the PCB instead of the previous, because screw locations are not the same as the U.S. model. It was therefore necessary to tinker a little / a lot, but in the end, a few hours on this success are greatly rewarded: First off on the sound of the guitar is finally respected, this is the least of it. Then the switch is much easier to engage, even sitting. Then the sound: it is a very vintage color, but with more "vocal" than Chinese, even on an overdrive well supported (it is not perfect yet with a fuzz but there is no comparison there with initial boiling!). Only downside, the BC109C I generate a lot of breath. In future, I intend therefore to test other transistors, and associate a buffer output to have a better behavior with a fuzz.
Conclusion: If I put a note in the original version, I would put 5/10 to the side of recyclable product, but honestly I can not do better
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jerem's's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good first wah."
Alim by 9V battery or external power supply such bosses (not included).
No knobs internal multi-switch, boost and other "gadgets" in my eyes, it's plug and play as I like.
Well it's simple, you press fully to engage, play, and we rappuie to stop the effect!
No need for manual so!
The effect is not too hard to engage, and the race is short what can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on people to see.
The pedal looks good externally robust.
Ben, we must recognize that it comes out okay.
It was still a well-typed his wah I find the old and it's fun because what I was looking for.
I preferred at the time instead of a Cry Baby GCB95 tried at the same time, simply because the Vox seemed less harsh and warmer, more musical and it feels even more clean.
It is nickel for the funk of course, for use in or with fuzz distortion I will vote no, not playing in distortion with wah (I like way, I really prefer the wah on the clean) and having no fuzz, but without going into the wild stuff you should be fine, again for the old blues-rock-hard 70's
Its biggest drawback is the integrated buffer and reliability over time, and a small volume difference between the sound effect without the engaged and with (see below).
But the sound is really not bad for the price already, compared to the base Cry I find. So I put 8.
So I for 2 years.
This is a good model for its price for a first wah (good for € 90 as I see sometimes it starts to get abused limit I guess, but for me it's going to new € 70), although for more modern sounds and metal it will not his thing (this is clearly the sound to the old Vox wah).
The advantage is its price and the sound issued.
- The buffer playing its role as buffer preserves the shine of course, but it literally eats your bass. It gets along well with A / B test.
- There is also a small increase in volume when compared to the snaps his "dry", which can be both embarrassing for group play useful to pierce the mix with the wah (but when you n 'are not supposed to be in the lead with wah, you can make big eyes once engaged!).
- Finally, as to the reliability, there is his biggest weakness I could find, mine does not crackles despite its 2 years old, but the switch has already messing with (I switched, and presto, more volume, sound mute) while in terms of number of hours of play I can see it as new as far as I am very careful. Inserts jacks are so-so, it seems that the knob crachouille quickly enough, for now at least on that side I was lucky!
I will then put in notes 7 overall balance between quality defects, since we can not get 7.5 and I find the 8/10 a little too nice
So, following my worries switch that shit I nabbed the V846HW, true bypass and with quality components. In theory all the advantages of this V847A without its drawbacks, so what are the top!
But hey, we can advise for a first wah for qqun who has not a big budget and looking for a vintage 70's rather his or funky wah clean, nag for stuff, fans everywhere trimpots etc., go your way, it's plug and play in entry-level price that will do the job in a first time, neither more nor less.
Made in China
not much to say
it is solid
the effect is good, earlier vintage oriented.
This pedal produces a sound of "classic"
major flaw: the knob gets dirty easily
Remedy: Contact e-bomb
* I made an edit on foot MSM Worshop
a status LED (on / off)
a knob which operates the magnitude of the effect WHA
switch 2 positions: normal and wha sweep (type envelope filter)
the result is excellent.
-LED provides some comfort for obvious reasons.
Amplitude-management is very effective! and provide flexibility for use. This toggles a "wha 'wha an exuberant cast and discreet ..
-The effect simply sweep brings an effect in addition to the pedal, the change in frequency range to the bass and produces a sound similar to an "envelope filter" run by the expression pedal.
after changing it's great but I do not want story in my note of course.
I urge you to make the change
Here's the link: http://msmworkshop.fr/crbst_44.html
goguelu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Sound but not the robustness"
An input jack for guitar
An output jack to the amplifier
Pressing the pedal forward to the switch to enable or disable the effect.
A basic wah!
No need for manual ... You just learn to use it wisely and in place ...
The sound is good, that of a typical 70's wah.
I prefer to that of a Cry Baby, it's just a matter of taste (I find that there is more amplitude in the wah it's more "liquid").
Funk for the love that I practice.
I use a Tele and my 62 Reissue Stratocaster Std US, a real pleasure ... at (the beginning ...
I put enough because after a year and a half of use (a rehearsal / week 2H, home exercise + some concerts) it started to sputter ...
It's not too noticeable in a group (though) but if it's a track record is just unbearable ... (And disappointing.
The sound is good but not robust pedal (and I'm not a brute with the pedals ...)
I have a JH, tried the Morleys, the Cry Baby, I caught the sound of the Vox, but ... I used one and a half before it starts to sputter and since I only hear it when I play ...
In addition I have added a felt pad for engagement / disengagement is done properly after a year ...
But I like the sound so that I almost buy one.
Apparently I'm not the only one who observed this phenomenon on the Chinese version of this wah, 80 € for one year and a half of fun and frustration I finally abstained.
So I bought another more versatile wah: Wowee Wah G-Lab (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOrUS8iGsT4) which satisfies me for now.
I just broke my piggy bank but this wah is indestructible I think ... (For intensive nothing to say for a year and a half I have).
In addition there is a way to trigger the effect when you set foot on it.
In pieces that alternate wah wah and more or alone when there is the distortion or overdrive off light to return to what tranquility ...
Today (September 2011) I saw lots of Wah Dunlop Jimi Hendrix with a little look "at the Vox 'hood without gloss.
They should try.
Otherwise there is the "top" class at Fulltone for example, but it cost close to € 300 ... for a wah.
I can not find the quality / good price given the potential lifespan of the bike ...
Tell Mr Vox you can not make it last a little longer Wahs your Chinese?
Because the sound, we would like to keep it clean as long as possible even for a little more ...
thedams's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Does not deserve its bad reputation ..."
The difference with the United States? implementation of SMD components, the input power supply 'and an output buffer that allows for a fuzz marry without problems.
An instrument input, an output amplifier, a switch, an input power supply 9V 9V battery and a location.
Rugged, light can be more than US version, but still shielded!
I put 7 because some components (jacks, switch, potentiometer) are fairly cheap, and the bypass is not very good (it is NOT true bypass!)
Easy for who ever used a wah.
Well, that's where you have to be objective:
YES, this is a made in China, so what? I live in the US, I know their industry well enough, stop the myth "made in US" ... they are not the last to scrounge and where they can outsource the labor!
YES, the components (some at least) are the CMS, which, whatever the purist, does not make m * rde, SMD components are theoretically more stable.
Yes, it sounds "less", or rather different from its precursor States. And again, we must stop "the best vintage was" widespread ... Some swear by it even if it is not objective at all, and it gets heavy. The ears are the only judges, and some find that base it sounds like they want, others do not, period! If she does not like it, you do not buy ...
Still, the base is there.
Less "noisy" that GCB95 (CryBaby), less typical "vintage" a US, a Clyde McCoy or a Buddha, it remains in his Vox.
Tones "warm" rather excessive in the extreme (low and high). The range of use ("sweep") is large enough, even if it is far from a Colorsound.
This makes a good base cheap (paid $ 50 for US at the time) for the modder.
If so, once again pace the critics, it is entirely possible provided we know how to handle a soldering iron and so conscientious that we (the average level in electronics is required, I recommend to beginners).
1 / Change to true bypass: 3PDT switch ($ 7 for a good quality), some wire and some resistors ($ 2). Opportunity to ask an LED.
2 / Changing the sweep condo: I asked a personal rotocontacteur to select among four condos with one to effect a volume pedal ($ 8).
3 / Change the potentiometer by a feeble type ICAR (between $ 10 and $ 15 on eBay)
4 / change the inductor for a home with more Apple products, for my part a Whipple made out to The Vox specs of 67 ($ 25 on eBay).
5 / Change of transistors Q1 and Q2, for BC109B type "low gain" ($ 12 for the pair of NOS).
(Looking well on eBay, you can really drive prices, including transistors and switch 3PDT)
Total: $ 64 for a full mod.
If we add the original price of $ 50, we arrive at a wah very nice for $ 114. Still cheaper than US market Used + mods (true-bypass, the inductor can be changed, the transos, condos, etc.). Or any other "drop-in kit" which must be added the base price of the wah.
Link to the mods:
Link kit knob, switch and inductor:
I put 6 for no wah mods, because the correct sounds but lacks character.
9 after mods.
I use it for 3 years, 6 months moddée completely (the true-bypass and condos sweep was made three months after purchase).
She met moddée not without being a great warrior. Now that I modified according to what I wanted, she never leaves my PB.
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nassif1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" rotten or exquisite."
port and port instrument amplifier, the novelty for the U.S. version is the port for an AC adapter .. and that was a little heavier in the process.
It engages, it is wah it off, nothing more. Not even need a manual, anyone can use it.
The switch is hard enough, however, I simply removed a washer and embellished it slightly, now it's perfect.
The sound is a little less "hot" as its predecessor, the 'true' V847, but it remains a good sound in all ..
I use for almost a year, this is my first wah and the weakness of this chinoiserie is its lack of true bypass, and a rotten system.
So level money is paid dear for what it really is.
I do not do it again this election, if I bought a VOX that would be a good secondhand U.S.. Neither
RaphRaymond's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Trs interesting"
, the switch is a little hard drive, but as the V847 Made in USA. The pedal is very heavy and like the ground (more than U.S. lgre though), CASC battery is simple if you do not want to feed it with an external power supply. The jacks are rugged Plutt air. The stroke of the pedal is the same as that of the U.S., I find it enough, I can do both funky rhythms and use it as a progressive filter.
I use it on fender blues deluxe, with strat tl and "a kind of Lespaul.
I compared the U.S., one of the other ct. They diverged but I think there is no worse than the other. These are just two pedals in the same spirit, but not in the same Manir.
They are in the same spirit because China is never shrill or cold, unlike the crybaby or other morley, it is very vintage and does things with round and flexible and can be pouring into caricature. The Chinese went further in the grave and may be a little more acute than in the U.S., I also think the belt filter is thinner but more amplified. Basically the effect of "wha" is accented on the Chinese than the U.S.. While the U.S. does it half-portion or outrancire Is China? It depends on the tastes and customs of each.
The U.S. is softer than China and is a marvel for clean sounds, the Chinese will go harder and further than amricaine and according to the amps sound can be too aggressive (on a CO -30 is probably too much). However the U.S. is only just heard on the leves saturations while Chinese dbrouille them without any worries. So true
whawha "vox" by the softness and roundness of the effect (that I oppose the aggressiveness and the coldness of crybaby and Morley), but it is more pronounce that the U.S. version.
For some it may seem a little too much contrast (ranging in too serious and too much treble), for others it is more audible than the U.S. while remaining very 60 '.
I am really very happy for my part, I do not really play with soul or funk up, rather rock sound and I often saturated so this pedal suits me better than the U.S. , ts are a bit "too much" then I do not reign at all, on the contrary. And i was glad to have a range of 9V to power supply and n'tre not have to always have a 9V battery as required by the U.S..
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- Mimi -'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unloved ... yet!"
Nothing more simple, perhaps just difficult to trigger, making it impossible to bind the parties and non-wah in the same piece with serenity, but avoids inadvertent stop.
It can supply other than battery is a plus over previous U.S. versions.
No breath, no buzz, I find the original sound pretty good, it does a good job, but it's true that it is too noisy position "acute" . The lack of true bypass eats a little bit of momentum in the treble.
I slightly modified by modif 'presented on the site is Chewing Pencils (true bypass + LED + "voice like sweep", 10 euros and 2 hours of investment!), It abolished the effect Gaudy, the sound is more "water" softer, more 60's. I prefer, but then to say that it is better is a matter of taste.
This pedal has many faults, she whines easily (I mean the hardware level, it should be greased from time to time), it has no true bypass of origin, its sound is a bit garish in the extreme position, it needs a little help from time to bomb contact time (it crachouille) ...
But it is very fun to play, his flaws are correctable easily (if you play guitar, you usually know about you use your 10 fingers), despite the PCB can easily shape the sound of origin (many mod 'on the internet) to his liking, even if it is already very good.
So this pedal works very well though imperfect, it is very pleasant and engaging, and in addition it is cheap! But what you ask for?
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