Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
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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
King Loudness12/29/2011

King Loudness's review"Reissue of the original"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
The VOX V847 wah pedal is a modern day take on their original wah pedal. VOX was the original company to release the wah pedal in 1967 and this one is quite similar to the original Clyde McCoy branded model from the summer of love. It has very typical wah construction. The pedal has just simple input/output jacks and the main on/off switch to toggle the pedal's function. It's very simple to operate, much like the typical Crybaby pedals. The tones of the Vox are a bit more vintage in nature which makes it an ideal candidate for someone looking for a more retro voicing in their wah pedal.

UTILIZATION

Setting up this pedal is really quite easy. The wah pedal in general is quite easy to set up and this one is no exception. It has a wonderfully simple layout consisting of... a switch to turn it on! It's that simple really! It's got a nice vintage sounding sweep to it that works very well with clean or distorted tone alike. It might not have the punch of more modern sounding wahs, but it has a certain clarity to it that works really well overall. It's almost like having a treble booster on at times. It's not as bassy as the Crybaby, but focuses more on the high end tones I find.

SOUND QUALITY

The tones out of the VOX V847 are very cool and retro sounding to me. Using this pedal with a good punchy clean sound is great for funk or other cool clean tones with a classic pulsating frequency adjustment. The drive tones are quite good too, great for using on leads to add a nice little treble boost to the tone or to sweep between bass and treble. The only con I would really say to the sound is that it might be a little lacking in the low end for some players who are used to a more modern tone.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the VOX V847 wah is a great interpretation of the original classic wah pedal. It has durable construction, a classic look, it's easy to use, and the tones are straight out of 1967. These don't cost a whole lot new, so if you're looking for a pedal that's a bit more vintage and brighter sounding than a Crybaby, or just want something a bit different, check this one out.
yoTrakkz11/29/2011

yoTrakkz's review"classic wah pedal"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
This is a standard wah pedal, made by Vox. It can't be edited using a computer, and it's not MIDI-ready. It's an analog pedal and it's not rackable.


UTILIZATION

The cool thing about this, unlike some good wahs, is that you don't have to take off the back to put the batteries in, and there's also an adapter feature. It's not every day you see that, and it saves a lot of time. It's the basic wah pedal, so it's easy enough to manage, just rock the pedal back and forth and click to bypass. The manual explains it all.


SOUND QUALITY

This is an interesting wah pedal, not the most obvious or generic-sounding one I've ever heard. In fact, one of the noticeable things about it is that it manages to make everything pretty clear without getting too bright. This is an issue for me with wah pedals, as I either find them too muddy or too bright. Although this might not be quite bright enough for me, it's refreshing to not pierce your eardrums every time you lean too far on a wah. A great thing is that when you bring it down really far, and filter out all the higher frequencies, you aren't muddying up the signal to no end. I can't always say that about my Vox wah, even though I love that thing. It's not the most transparent wah out there, but it's not too bad. I like it with my clean Strat sounds and the dirty ones, and really think the Les Paul with the gain cranked is a great sound.


OVERALL OPINION

This is a great wah pedal. Wahs seem to be either good or bad, and this one's definitely good. I think it's not too expensive ($150 or so), so the value is overall pretty good. The fact that you don't have to fiddle in the back means I probably won't be breaking anything anytime soon, which is also a plus. I would highly recommend this one for functionality and reliability.
denied05/19/2011

denied's review"Not a bad first wah, there are better. "

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
- Reissue of original vox wah

- Buffered bypass

- Rubber grip surface, chrome sides

- Sturdy enclosure

- Powered by 9v batter - No adapter jack (about 100 hours of continuous use depending on batter)

- Comes with vinyl carrying case

- Side mounted jacks

UTILIZATION

As with most wah pedals, very simple to use. Step toe down to engage, do the same to bypass. It ain't rocket science. No knobs or switches to adjust.

That said, there are a few issues worth noting.

The pot can eventually wear out, and get scratchy, and may need to be replaced. I've noticed they aren't the highest quality components.

The rubber feet at the base of the pedal make it difficult to attach to a pedalboard. The screws are a little too long to just remove the feet.

The fact that it can't be adapter powered is another inconvenience. You can get a jack that will switch 9v battery to standard adapter input, and then run it out of the pedal.

The rubber pads that prevent the top of the enclosure from clicking against the bottom come off pretty easily.

SOUND QUALITY

Really not the best sounding wah out there. Definitely useless with higher gain setups, just sounds really thin and fizzy. If you control the sweep really closely, and keep it relatively low in the heel position, it can sound alright for somethings. I found that in the toe down position it was stupidly shrill and piercing, pretty much useless.

The buffered bypass is also pretty junky. I'm all for a good buffer, but this one just sucks all the high end out of your signal. To be fair, that buffer was an integral part of many guitarist's sound at one point, but if you're looking for something to preserve your beautifully perfected tone, this is not it.

OVERALL OPINION

It is "Alright." Really nothing to write home about, and definitely not the best option out there. The questionable build quality, piercing highs, and shoddy buffer make for a very mediocre pedal. You would be better off with a modified crybaby. There aren't quite as many mods available for the V847, but the ones out there are definitely worthwhile. Stock, its just not that great. The older Budda Budwahs also seem to be going for a little less used, and sound incredible.

I'd pass on this one.
MGR/Niki Hendrix12/02/2001

MGR/Niki Hendrix's review"Vox V847 Wah-Wah"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
I got this pedal used from an online store.
I also got it simply because I needed a Wah!
It cost me $60 used.


The pedal has great sound. It's a true Wah!
It talks!!(well, not really)It's very durable and has a nifty vintage case to carry it around in. Hendrix had one himself, so you know it's worth something!

It's not muddy like the Dunlop Hendrix Wah that people were complaining about, and didn't understand why his name was on it.


There's nothing that I don't like about it.
It's simple and takes no logic to use....
well you should make sure you can talk and walk at the same time before using it ;)

I would like to mention that the volume will be a little lower once you turn it on though.


It's very sturdy. It is large and is heavy
(not break your back heavy!!).

You won't find much plastic hardware on this thing, unless you include the rubber feet and the rubber protector foot grip.


Well, I will say that no one can copy Hendrixs' sound "exactly", but the man had this Wah, so that's as close as you'll get to the real thing. Unless you find a vintage vox Wah that is =)

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Russ10/31/2001

MGR/Russ's review"Vox V847 (Straight Chrome)"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
I bought this this unit new about a year ago in Denmark Street, London. If memory serves me right, I paid about £70 for it (after much haggling between the neighbouring shops)

It's Vox, it looks cool and everybody seems to go wow when you use it. It is a good jack of all trades wah. Plays funk (think Shaft) right through to the rock side of things. Good traditional toe activated switch allows easy operation and above all, I like the range that the wah covers. Even with the wah left in different positions, there are a few useful tones be found in there...

I sometimes feel that the unit can make your guitar sound a bit too midrange, leave the wah in the wrong position for a split second and you will have your audience holding their ears in pain. Having said that, for the money, it is an excellent purchase. (In my opinion it beats the Jim Dunlop wah hands sown...) Remember, buying a Vox wah is buying a piece of history and you can sleep in your bed at night knowing that you have bought a tried and tested unit. One thing that niggles me quite a bit about this pedal is that it is not true bypass and above this, it does like to suck the tone!

This is build to last. That pivotal action and the switch are solid and have lasted no problem. Even units from the 60s seem to be holding well. What better advertisement can you get than that? OK, so now they are made by a different manufacturer now, but hey! In keeping with tradition, they still come in the chic 'leather-esque' case. Top! I think this pedal survives the road well. I hads no problems with it...

If you are looking for a cheapish wah that oozes class, looks and sound, this is your fella. Look after it...!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
tyfab2901/18/2013

tyfab29's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
What are the effects or types of effects available?
Wah-Wha
What technology is used? (Analog, digital, lamp ...)
Analog
What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Audio

UTILIZATION

super simple
no need for manual
editing sounds easy

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
YES
Which instruments do you use?
Classic player Baja telecaster & Vox AC 15

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using?
3 years
What is so special that you like most and least?
Its simplicity, sound,
Did you try many other models before buying it?
Cry Baby, Morley Sounds a little too dirty. I'd prefer a clean sound and make it dirty with my distortion (Blackstar HT Dual provides nice stuff)
How do you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ..
Value for money nickel
yes, without hesitation. It's tough
stephan701/18/2013

stephan7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Whoa!"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
analog pedal wah, jack / jack

UTILIZATION

simple and effective, no superflux. in the dismantling can even adjust the rack to play with more or less high frequencies.

SOUND QUALITY

it is that I prefer to wah! after testing in store.
I use a fender telecaster 52 and a blues deluxe

OVERALL OPINION

I have this model for 3 years, I love the sound and the frequency range used (adjustable by removing) and its look.
on the other hand, it tends to scruitcher! even greasing the drive, it keeps coming back. I even made one change under warranty but the new after a moment did the same.
skaouf12/28/2012

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

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
Wha-wha classic, no adjustment of tone, or frequency boost.

UTILIZATION

Similar to the Cry Baby, a switch under the pedal can engage or not the effect.
Position a more enjoyable gaming Morley, for me, and the possibility of block play, unlike Morley.

SOUND QUALITY

Less garish than the Cry baby that I had before me towards the Vox.
Wha-wha more "velvety" most progressive in the race that Cry baby happens very quickly in acute and therefore aggressive for my taste.
It also provides that the least breath Cry baby.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had more than 10 years, no problem despite numerous concerts and studio recordings, it works like the first day.
The model I use is the one without taking transformer, so only works with a battery.
El Bruto12/15/2012

El Bruto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Limited but effective"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
this is a classic wah, a In, Out, power supply and footswitch connection (dur. ..)

UTILIZATION

like most wahs I've tried, I found that the footswitch is hard enough to trigger

SOUND QUALITY

the sound is very good. no cracks typical wahs.
I find, however, the range of sounds available quite limited, some wah offer more difference between the closed and open position.
Finally, I'm not a heavy user and I think I do not really use it properly, so my advice is to be taken lightly!

OVERALL OPINION

in the range of sounds that issued and that plays (rocck, blues) it suits me, but I think it may be limited for metalheads ..
No, I do not redeem if it fell in the harbor, I rather go to the dunlop slash
Rozwell12/08/2012

Rozwell's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A classic!"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
Pure analog

USE

On / Off, easier ...

SOUND QUALITY

The wah effect, neither more nor less.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I was serving over me, I sold it, but still a classic ...