Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby tigerstrat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:07 pm

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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:03 am

Mr.Burns wrote:I was all set to mod my 90's Crybaby to Vox specs, and that plastic, cam driven pedal idea stopped me in my tracks.
Now I think I'll start from scratch in one of those enclosures. I always hated the Crybaby anyway.
However I seem to be having trouble finding these Bespeco pedals in the US. Any suggestions?


That pedal looks exactly like a Boss/Roland volume pedal to me, at least the plastic parts do. I have a couple at home, not sure how the pedal-to-pot linkage is built but if I think of it I'll dig them out and check when I get home. I had them controlling parameters on my Lovetone Meatball for 4 or 5 years during my classic-rock party-gig years and they still work fine. (aka lots of spilled beer and whatnot)
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:13 am

Extreme close-up of Jer using the Colorsound wah in the Sunshine Daydream movie (from 8/72).
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby caspersvapors » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:21 am

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WILSON WAHHHH!!!!!!


Seriously the Wilson Rippah Qwah CAN DO THE COLOURSOUND EXACTLY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dMWM9IBWWU

and THATS NOT THE ONLY SOUND IT CAN DO. It has 3 knobs which give you a ton of variation. Plus at $175 for the base model, its right in the price point of Dunlop but with a bunch more features. Its awesome
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby Capt Rosebuddy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:33 am

I've been using a RMC Wheels of Fire for a while now. Having never played a vintage vox I can't speak to the tonal differences but, I absolutely love it.
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby Jerry1996x » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:01 am

Alright, if you want to NAIL the early Jerry colorsound tone, spring for an RMC 3. Fully tunable. My wah tone isn't much like Jerry's, but I decided to set it up for Colorsound settings just for shits and giggles, and hot damn was I blown away. Sounded PERFECT. Nice and bassy. And plus, when you get tired of the colorsound tone, you can set it up to sound like any wah pedal ever made. It's ridiculously awesome :cool:
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby abraxa28 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:43 pm

Hey Jerry1996x...I have an RMC3 and have been struggling trying to get the "colorsound" sound (it probably doesn't help that I lost the instructions with the basic settings). Would you be able to shoot me your settings so that I could try them out?
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby Jerry1996x » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:21 pm

abraxa28 wrote:Hey Jerry1996x...I have an RMC3 and have been struggling trying to get the "colorsound" sound (it probably doesn't help that I lost the instructions with the basic settings). Would you be able to shoot me your settings so that I could try them out?


No prob my man! Unfortunately im on vaca right now, and I don't have mine set to colorsound specs, but as soon as I get home ill shoot you a pm!
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Re: Best Wah Pedal for the Early Jerry Wah Sound?

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:33 am

Castledine Electronics in the UK is making Colorsound wahs to 70's specs (with true bypass).

http://www.wah-wah.co.uk/
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