Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal
MGR/Happy Dog Potatohead 02/20/2002

Vox V847 Wah-Wah Pedal : MGR/Happy Dog Potatohead's user review

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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.

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