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Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal [1994-2006]
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Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal [1994-2006]
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« Reissue of the original »

Published on 12/29/11 at 12:53
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.
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