Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
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Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
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All user reviews of 3/5 for the Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 59 reviews )
 36 reviews61 %
 19 reviews32 %
 3 reviews5 %
 1 user review2 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Fireguy840212/23/2011

Fireguy8402's review"Classic Wah"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
The V847 by VOX is your standard wah pedal, very similar to the Crybaby. It has a metal housing with a heavy duty bypass switch mounted under the metal foot rocker board, four rubber feet screwed to the bottom, an input for your instrument and an output to go to your amplifier. There are no high tech optical switches, Q knobs, or modes to fool with or go bad on you.

UTILIZATION

This wah pedal can sound good just about anywhere in the signal chain, but most people like to put it first in line after their guitar. I like that they use the same style of enclosure as the Crybaby, I like the sounds of some other wahs from Ibanez and Morley, but having to switch the pedal on and then use it takes too long for me. I need a pedal with the bypass under the treadle like this one. Some versions of this pedal have different tweaks for different mods and sweeps, but I find the original version to be more than enough to achieve those classic wah tones. The chrome on the top is just sexy. My main problem with this pedal is that they didn’t include a jack for external power. Why they did this I have no idea, but it turns a lot of people away from this otherwise great pedal. Most people opt for a power supply instead of battery power these days.

SOUND QUALITY

The Vox wah has a distinct sound. The range of this model is fairly wide and you are able to get abrupt quacks or slow filter sweeps depending on how you use the foot pedal. This pedal has a little more meat and throaty sound than a regular standard Crybaby does. This pedal doesn’t have any other modes or settings to tweak, so what you get is what you get. It is a very well voiced wah though, and can cut through a mix without being to whiney sounding like some Crybabies I’ve tried in the past.

OVERALL OPINION

The VOX V847 is a nice sounding basic wah wah pedal. I do feel it beats out the standard Crybaby just because it has a little more throaty sound in the mids and less of a tiny thin sound to the high end. It does steal a little bit of high end when put into your signal path, but nothing that can’t be corrected by your amplifier. The VOX, much like the Crybaby, is a staple in rock and roll guitar. Honestly I don’t think you could go wrong with either of these pedals. The one thing I didn’t like about this wah was the problem of not having an input for an external power supply, but VOX remedied this with production of the V847-A. I believe there were a couple other small changes to the circuit and the pot, but if it sounds close to the original reissue with a power adapter, it should be a winner too.
MGR/SlasHerS03/28/2004

MGR/SlasHerS's review"Vox V847 Wah Wah"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
I first bought a V-amp multipeddal cuz I wanted a cheap Wah-Wah, But I dident like the sound on the V-amp, So I bought what I thougt was a better Wah-wah, Then I bought this one, It was abit better, but now I just think it was the same sound..
Can't remeber how mutch I payed, Accutaly a quite lot..

I like the sound, BUT notice ; I diden't in the start, This peddal might take you a while if you walk around thinking "oh man I want that sound, hmm if I buy a V847 wah wah then it will sort the problem right"?
WRONG! I wanted to song from Gnr - Mr.Brownstone (Solo) I bought this one and though i would get the sound, Well I was REALLY disapointed!

As mentioned, It might be alitte hartbreaker, Cuz it only makes on type of sound, And MOST likely it ain't the sound you have heard from a song.. I have now tested a hell alot of gear, Included Boss GT6, And i must say The gt 6 wah wah is better, WAY better, And ALMOST as heavy :P

One more thing, This don't happend to many other i think, But mine is a litte silly somtimes.. Don't know why..

You know that German tank.. Oh what's it name?? Tiger tank? Well the V847 Wah Wah is MORE SOLID, IT's FASTER, DELIVERS FASTER! I TREW this thing from one wall to another, jumped on it with my cowboys boots, i almost one times burned it, The only problem was the damn thing had WRONG battery , some idiot thought it would be fun, He's face WAS funny after i got to him! WEll egnough, This shit is SOLID, Belive me, GREAT FOR WAR , GREAT!

Be carefull when buying it, Don't say to the retailer , "I buy this one" Try it out, Compare , There is 1000th others wah wah's on the market, You might have to go up in price abit..

Bottom line : OK for some use, Dipends on your playing, AND this goes BEST with Fender guitars, I myself have a Gibson Les Paul, and the sound IS better on fender and or fender amp.s, Notice you are gonna burn on the wah wah, Somtime it will hit you that, OMFG is this a pieace of junk, 2 years later it become your personal buddy.. That's my Review, This has also been seen by my father, Who works in a guitar store, My brother is 35 and played since 13, Even the retailer took a look, And agreed in the most that writen here, Hope this helps!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Tiger foods12/08/2012

Tiger foods's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" deception, there are differences"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
characteristics:

I m not Roll on, everyone knows. Note that I have had two made in usa. SAR level construction (for the USA, I do not know about the news)

UTILIZATION

Use:

Well, it nya no adjustment (j also have a Dunlop535), c is simple and archi ..... I like simplicity. There might be a true bypass, LED witness and adjustment of hardness of the plate, but it suits me.

SOUND QUALITY

Sound quality

Then, clearly, it depends:
J have long regretted having sold my first vox usa a ancienned secondhand, but the components of age (early or late seventies 80 s).
Following ca, I have to search long and acquired other recent vox usa and ben are Riena see, it sounds like not, c is sour, this is not magic.
Brief, resold. Advantage to 50EUR t purchased, you sold 50EUR, nothing lost.
I put 5 for the deception, but if you find a chance to avezla 70s and the owner you cede not too expensive (my first recue a 25EUR, I have sold the furious)

OVERALL OPINION

Overall opinion: for I made in USA precise:

I would buy n not recent, but the old ones are excellent. It depends on the internal components. At the limit, buy one for modding, but it will eventually get back pretty expensive (Halo inductor, c ca is the secret condensos a higher tolerence and al knob old, with greater progressivity.
Anyway, finally, I have found my happiness rather with a vintage Modtone: 50EUR for a pedal with true bypass in + one, and led witness the adjustment of hardness pedale.Ca actually sounds vintage, thanks al inducer halo origin and entire + bazard.Que ask? a Q / P amazing.
J have also acquired Dunlop JH1 old in old, almost given by the seller (the cost of sending large) Vachement usee, but the circuit design and the Thomas Organ knob of origin and the old inductor whawhate death kills, although Funky Hendrix and I have also kept my 535Q for boost.