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Watch a 57-Minute Documentary on the Wah-Wah Pedal | Amplifier - Archives - Yahoo! Music

57 Minutes long, pretty cool historical documentary.

The wah-wah's sound is so versatile, it's closely associated with both Jimi Hendrix and porn. But when was this guitar effects pedal invented, and how? And wouldn't you like to see talented guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Slash, and Kirk Hammett imitate its vaguely human crying sound? Find a spare hour to watch this documentary, Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (thanks to Boing Boing). The film can get pretty geeky, but it's mostly fun geeky (Van Halen says Geezer Butler plugged his bass into a wah pedal for a solo on the first Black Sabbath album, Slash says his favorite wah moment is Jeff Beck on "Superstition").
And of course, Kirk Hammet appears within the first minute. :lol:
 

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Just watched the whole thing. :lol: This is great, and really well done. Definitely worth a watch.
 

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I :wub: wah-wahs so much, so I watched the whole video. Pretty interesting documentary. My favorite wah-wah is the Vox classic one. Use that one all the time. :yesway:
 

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That video is totally incorrect. Everyone knows that this is how the wah pedal was created.
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That was a really awesome documentary, thanks for posting.

My Cry-baby was the first fx pedal I bought, when I was about 16. I've still got it 11 years later, but these days I have to say it's usually overlooked for my Bad Horsie II :ugh: I just prefer the larger sweep, but I do hate that you can't leave it on like you can a Cry-Baby.
 

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Fulltone Clyde Deluxe- true bypass Wahness...Thanks for posting that Chris! Do you think in 20 more years everyone will forget about Vox/Jimi and it will just be known as the HammWahett?
 
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