How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

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maxgomes
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How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

Post by maxgomes » October 20th, 2018, 5:37 am

I know about the whammy bar and how to use it for general distortion. But as I was walking to my school this morning, I saw a dude playing an electric and making the "wow wow" sound with each pluck as he played a mellow riff. The whammy bar I have doesn't seem to be able to do that.

So, can someone can help me out with how to generate that sound from my amp? Do I need to buy extra equipment?

(Note: I called it the "wow wow" sound because idk what the sound is actually called. Google couldn't help me with this. It just sounds like a person saying "wow" in a high pitched voice with each pluck of the string.)

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Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

Post by Alan Green » October 20th, 2018, 8:44 am

Wah pedal - Vox make a really good one, and the Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah is the industry standard
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Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

Post by Gonce » October 31st, 2018, 5:48 am

Which one of those pedals would you recommend for a beginner that only needs the basic stuff, for now, Alan? Cheers.

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Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

Post by Alan Green » October 31st, 2018, 8:00 am

I'd try the Dunlop
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