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
moosers10/16/2009

moosers's review

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
The Vox V847 Wah Wah has both a reissue and a vintage version, the former of which is the one that I have used.  Either way, this is an analog wah wah pedal that has 1/4 inch connections.  It can be powered by 9 volt battery and isn't rack mountable.

UTILIZATION

Using the Vox V847 Wah Wah is just as easy as using any other wah wah pedal.  It has simple connections and the effect can be turned on or off by pressing down on the top of the foot pedal as there is a button below that.  There isn't much more to this pedal and those who have used any sort of wah wah pedal in the past won't have trouble with this pedal.  A manual isn't necessary to use this, although I have never seen the manual.  


SOUND QUALITY

The Vox V847 Wah Wah reissue is one of the better vintage sounding wah wah pedals that I have used.  It isn't the cleanest wah, but where it lacks that certain clarity it makes up for in its grittiness and depth.  It definitely has a warm and round tone, round being one of the best terms to describe the sound that I can think of.  I have used the pedal for recording with a Fender Strat and a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb and the results are always outstanding.  While I can assume that the original V847 is better sounding than the reissue, the reissue sounds pretty great on its own.


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Vox V847 Wah Wah for about two years for recording and it is definitely a great option for getting wah sounds.  It has a warmer and rounder sound than that of modern day Crybaby wah pedals and I love having both around for different situations to get different sounds.  The price of this pedal isn't all that expensive and is about right for a wah of this caliber.  If you are looking for a really warm sounding wah wah pedal, the Vox V847 Wah Wah is a great choice.
mooseherman04/15/2009

mooseherman's review

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
This is a pretty standard wah pedal, but it sounds pretty great. There's just the wah and a bypass which you activate by pressing the pedal down until it clicks. It's an old-school style pedal and it still works great. Nothing but an input and output, no midi or audio connections, but that's not really the point anyway.

UTILIZATION

The setup is pretty straightforward. The only thing that's somewhat annoying is replacing the battery. To do this, you have to remove the rubber feet with a screwdriver and take the bottom panel off. That's not too bad though. Everything else is just a matter of plugging it in. There isn't much need for a manual. Make sure the wheels stay lubricated or else you'll have a hard time rocking it back and forth. This is generally not a problem for most people, though.

SOUND QUALITY

I particularly like the sound of this pedal. It's pretty bright, and without a compressor or some good EQ'ing it can be a little much when using distortion, but otherwise it sounds awesome. I think it sounds less cliche than the Crybaby, and other, later models tend to be cheap imitations with not as much clarity. Some models tend to overemphasize the wah by making the difference in the envelope enormous, creating a ridiculously obvious wah sound. This tends to ruin some of the clarity of the guitar you're playing. The Vox Wah wisely avoids this by making the shift less drastic and giving it a sound that focuses more on what you're playing than what your foot is doing.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had my pedal for about 8 years. I broke it once but I think that was due to negligence more than anything (I was young). I like the fact that it's simple and easy to use, and that it wasn't too expensive. It sounds awesome and it definitely puts most other pedals to shame with its tone and simplicity. The biggest complaint I have is honestly changing the battery, which is really just nitpicking. While there are other wah pedals out there that might be better geared for other people (namely guys who want a really obvious sound), I couldn't imagine playing anything other than this. I think Vox definitely nailed it with this one.
phraseland12/05/2008

phraseland's review

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
This is a classic. True analog wah-wah sound with 'True Bypass' and a 'built-to-last' casing. These units have been around for years and are in my opinion still the best of their kind. The prices have come down because Vox (now part of Korg) is producing them in China now. Although I am usually picky about these things I believe it should be possible to produce an electronic device like this in the Far East without having to compromise on construction. The pedal I recenlty bought was of this make and I didn't feel like it sounded any different.

The wah-wah comes with a vintage stlye bag (a little cheap - but also cute) and of course the top is held in gorgeous chrome with a rubber layer to prevent the foot from slipping.
Inputs and outputs are basic jack and you can power the unit either with a 9v battery (you have to unplug the device in order to prevent the battery from running dry) or an external power supply.

UTILIZATION

Wah-wah pedals are quite simple to set up. For those who haven't owned one just make sure to use it in the correct position. To me it sounds best after my two distortion pedals and all the other modulation effects - but before the reverb. It's a matter of taste if you want the delay before or after - just try out what you like. Remember that using the wah-wah after distortion gives you that huge sound you are looking for - putting it before often washes out the effect.

SOUND QUALITY

The VOX Pedal is quite warm sounding and you have a lot of control over the filter. The range is not as dramatic as it would be in a Morley Pedal and the Dunlop Original has more bite. I play with a Stratocaster and a Fender Twin '71 most of the time and bite is not the issue here...so to me most wah-wah pedals just sound too edgy. People should enjoy you kicking in the pedal not loath it.

If you are into modern sounds and have an army of lights flickering in your rack when you start shredding then this might not be the right choice. For me I like the fact that I don't have to worry about finding thousands of sounds - I just get the one I was looking for and I can use it in almost any context.

OVERALL OPINION

I owned a Vox wah-wah many years ago and bought this new one last year. It is rock solid and to me there is just no comparison. The on/off switch is a lot smoother than on Dunlop pedals and I have a feeling that the pedal will not start squealing all of a sudden (this happened to me with my last cry-baby during recording). The price drop last year is icing on the cake - vintage freaks will probably go out of their way to get a model made in the UK...but to me they sound just the same.
MGR/Anonymous03/09/2003

MGR/Anonymous's review"Vox Classic Wah Pedal"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
hermes music, sa, tx 100 bucks

great sound... alota fun to play with

havent found anything i dont like about it yet

great, metal/plastic

sounds great on my gibson, and ibanez.. i run it through the zoom 505 II

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Nick C.01/03/2003

MGR/Nick C.'s review"Vox V847"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
I got together $100 and went to my local Guitar Center where I bought it for that much plus a little tax.

This pedal is a solid wah pedal with a tone you can't get from those other pedals that allow you to turn the little knobs and tweak your settings. After comparing to other wah pedals, even the Clyde McCoy Vox wah, it still had the best tone without having any fancy additions. Some may complain about how it doesn't have true bypass, but when you turn it off the sound is only a little bit more trebly than if you don't plug it in at all. The cool thing about this is that you have to turn your treble down anyways, because if you don't, your wah will be too bright. So in the long run, everything balances out.

The definite worst thing about this pedal is the fact that it doesn't have a 9-volt adapter ability. I've worked around this problem, because I have a pedal board that has an adapter for a 9v battery, and I can just take that into the pedal by leaving a little space open on the bottom plate. For everyone who doesn't have such a convenient option, I suggest you look around for an adapter like mine (I haven't made an effort to find one, but there's bound to be one somewhere) or to just bite the bullet and use batteries... this pedal is definitely worth it.

This pedal is tough and it's made of metal and everything... it won't break, and I haven't heard of anyone having such a problem as well.

This wah rules, go out and buy it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Happy Dog Potatohead02/20/2002

MGR/Happy Dog Potatohead's review"Vox V847 Wah Wah Pedal"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
I bought the unit at a local music store and paid $109 for it. I bought this wah pedal after experimenting with others.

The Vox V847 has the classic wah pedal sound. I have tried a lot of other pedals, including Morley, Akai, and Jim Dunlop. None of them had the exact "right" sound I was looking for; the classic wah tone you hear on Hendrix and early Clapton recordings. I tried the Vox and immediately I found that exact sound. I don't even know why I even bothered buying those other wah pedals. This is the one, without question.

It has no external power jack. You use a battery, or you don't use it. I don't have a problem with this. I can remember to unplug the pedal when I'm through playing.

The pedal is extremely solidly built. The chassis and the rocker pedal are metal, and the rocker pedal is chromed with a black rubber insert on top. It looks like an accelerator pedal for an expensive European sports car. The only way this pedal would break is if you ran over it with an 18-wheeler.

This is the best wah pedal I've ever messed with. It gives me that exact "classic rock" sound I was looking for.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Anonymous06/26/2001

MGR/Anonymous's review"Vox V847 Union Jack Wah"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
I bought this pedal through Musician's Friend, i had seen a lot of my favorite bands using it and i thought the look was way cool. I paid $120



it has a great sound, awesome when used in conjuction with: flanger, chorus or just plain reverb! if your looking for a wah this is it!



well, i road it pretty hard and the rubber cushion piece came un-glued and had to be fixed.



(see above) its very durable and comes well-greased

i love it! its the ONLY option for sweet sound and a great look.


This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
mindfenris08/23/2014

mindfenris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super wah"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
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UTILIZATION

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SOUND QUALITY

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OVERALL OPINION

Excellent pedal, the effect is very well defined, the race is sufficient
In a word: great
03/06/2013

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

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
wah

USE

No config

SOUND QUALITY

very good vintage

NOTICE GLOBAL

used this pedal for 10 years if she slams
bah j redeemed in a live!
Zoupioupiou01/05/2013

Zoupioupiou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
Wah pedal all that is simpler
4 anti-slip pads
Metal shell
2 Jack 6.35
9 Volts battery supply not
No external power supply jack
Above the chrome logo Vox pedal rubber the most beautiful effect.
Comes in a case that looks like a bag of pétanque ...
Is not to say, threw it in!

UTILIZATION

The manual is useless
An input jack, a jack output
button to start that looks solid and it is

SOUND QUALITY

I do not feel particularly using breath
Of course, I happen to catch the radio when I use a bad guitar in the wrong place, with rotten jacks
So I can not put this issue on the back of the pedal
Wah-wah very expressive, high-quality

OVERALL OPINION

I had the rare opportunity to buy a wah pedal in supermarkets (Auchan in) It may seem strange, but yes, they were selling.
Being a bit broke at the time, the idea of ​​having a wah for € 15/20, I jumped at the chance. But given that quality has a price, this pedal did not last time. And her had nothing to do with the Vox (obviously)
I tried a Cry Baby, but a salesman showed me that this was a lot of pedal potentiometer problem. So I opted for the Vox, which for me, is much more jaws of Cry Baby. And at the time, it was not very common in my family.
I tested a Morley, but I did not like her at all. Vintage enough for my taste.
My Wah is to let go tomorrow, I do not hesitate one second to buy back the same.
If I were advising someone: This wah has the mouth, it sounds good, but is a matter of taste. Some will prefer Dunlop or Morley or a Behringer ...