Admittedly, I was never a heavy wah user nor am I to this day. I typically use it for more of a “phaser” effect that slowly sweeps in and out (teehee) of a lick (teehee) or if I feel the need to exaggerate what I’m saying during a particular phrase. Oh… and when I couldn’t do pinch harmonics for shit, a maxed out wah to boost the higher frequencies always helped.
I’ve been using a Bad Horsie for the past 4 years because it was gifted to me and it was just nice to have around. To me a wah was a wah. Not until I listened back to my last CD did I realize that it’s not compatible for what I’m doing at all. Now I can understand why it’s Vai’s wah- it has an almost comical/happy sound to it which totally works for his material. I wanted something a little more wide, less “WEH” & with more aggressiveness/bite. So began the hunt for a wah that I felt was right and I didn’t need to look very far at all.
I recently landed an endorsement deal with Morley pedals because I knew I wanted to stick with them in finding the right one. During GuitarCon 2011, which Chris Quigley missed out on :::cough cough:: , I spoke to the rep at the Morley booth and told him the type of material I do and what I was looking for. He immediately suggested the George Lynch Dragon 2 Wah and man…. It’s by far the best wah I have yet to play. Not only because it works for what I do, but because it’s so incredibly diverse!
I did a crappy little demo which probably doesn’t do it justice since I barely tweaked the settings to my liking. Here it is anyway Videos Posted by Angel Vivaldi: Jun 21, 2011 8:05pm | Facebook