Well, just got my Garmopat modded Vox (http://www.garmopatmods.com/wahs.html#W ... %20Options
) back last night and headed down to the jamspot to try it out - ended up being down there for 2+ hours fiddling with it, tweaking, etc.
Man, there's soooo many different sounds to choose from, it's quite a diverse pedal. Tons of different ranges and micro-ranges to delve into with this thing; I can tell I'm going to messing with it, dialing it in over the next few practices. I think I've got it on a setting I like, but I'll have to wait till today to play with the band and see how it meshes.
Gary put the factory markings on the adjustable trimmers, as well as some other "jumping off points" that get you started. After messing with the bass trimmer, I decided to leave it where he had it initially, I increased the mid a little bit, and gave the volume a boost from where he had left it. I also tweaked the Q a lot; not quite all the way, but more than 3/4 I think. TOTAL CONTROL. Pretty sweet. It's nice to finally have a wah that does EXACTLY what I
want it to do, not what it
wants to do.
I also had him install the LED and 9V jack (both a must), as well as the bass toggle switch (3 settings: normal, slight bass increase, big bass increase) & the single/dual selector switch. I have it set to slight bass w/ the single selector (I believe) and can get a pretty nasty funkdefied swamp lead tone out of it w/ my TS's engaged. I liked that one the most. The other one I was flirting with was a rhythm wah, for something like Cities/Shakedown or just a jamming rhythm wah that wasn't too heavy or mucked up, but I can't remember the settings off the top of my head. I'll post more once I dial this baby in a lil'.
I was turned onto Gary from a guy over at the strangedesign forums and I can tell you I am very happy I had it modded - best sounding wah I've ever had and soooo many different sounds I can get out of it. For $125 for the entire mod, a very reasonable rate.
If you've got a Vox wah get it modded by this guy - you won't believe how much better it can sound until you hear it.
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