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Postby Zebco » July 27th, 2010, 11:31 am

2 songs im working on require a wah pedal ("Bulls on Parade" - Rage Against the Machine, and "Voodoo Child" - Jimi Hendrix)....Whats the cheapest wah pedal available? Im not looking for anything fancy, because I just need something for playing around the house.
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Postby greybeard » July 27th, 2010, 11:57 am

I think the cheapest is the Behringer Hell Babe.

I had one, for a while, but couldn't get on with the on/off switch, which is a shutter gate at the "full-up" pedal position (i.e at the heel end). This means that, when you switch it on, by moving out of the shutter gate, you suddenly go into full "bass" wah, rather than full "treble", as with most pedals. "full treble" is closest to where you are, when the wah is switched off.
It also means that, if you get too enthusiastic, and rock the pedal too far back, you switch it off.

Other than that, it is a nice wah. I would have kept mine, had it had a decent switch.
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Postby Zebco » July 27th, 2010, 1:29 pm

I found it for $30...cheap enough :D

Thanks for the help :wink:
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Postby jason brann » July 30th, 2010, 2:54 am

i have a hellbabe. you can adjust the sensitivity so it won't switch off for a second or two even in full heel back position. it's not a great wah, though. i use a teese rmc3 in front of my chain (found one on craigslist for 100 bucks), and put the hellbabe after the distortion for the synth-y sounds.
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