JonnyBoy wrote:I am looking into the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe where it has 3 voices, one of which is a voicing like a colorsound wha of the 1960's. Anyone have any luck with these wha's? I have heard they are pretty nice all the way around. They also do not have a buffer stage from what I understand and are true bypass. I may be wrong about a buffer stage while engaged, but they are true bypass. Anyone using one with a buffer?
i had one - it's a very nice wah and very flexible. the three modes are essentially standard (hendrixy), bright (shaft), and thick. i really liked the thick tone setting as i don't like overly bright or thin wahs. it is true bypass. i don't think it specifically has a "buffer" built in when engaged, but i believe it inherently drives the signal downstream, which is effectively a buffer from your pickup's point of view (though you'd have to check the output impedance). someone please correct me if wrong.
anyway, if you're looking at the clyde deluxe, some other good ones that are sort of similar are the mayer vision wah (expensive, but not as bad used, and it's even more flexible and probably my favorite wah for guitar), the teese rmc3 (especially the new one with the external controls), and the teese rmc8 (eq and other options for tweaking the wah), teese RMC2. the mayer DOES have a buffer. the teese are all true bypass.
i prefer the teese and mayer to the fulltone, but they're all fine wahs.