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    Can anybody recommend a good wah pedal? Something that can sound a little like Skunk Baxter on East St Louis Toodle-oo?

    I used to have a Morley Volume/Wah pedal that was pretty good. I liked the optical approach, just based on intuition. Seems cleaner. But I'm not married to the idea.

    Small footprint would be nice. I already have a Steve Vai Morley volume pedal, so I don't need a dual-function unit.

    This is basically a toy for messing around and experimenting. But it has to sound really good.

    Anybody got something they like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat View Post
    Can anybody recommend a good wah pedal? Something that can sound a little like Skunk Baxter on East St Louis Toodle-oo??
    Actually, I think it was Becker using a talk box. Baxter played the pedal steel part.

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    I’ve got the Morley mini which might work for you. Unless you need something specific stay basic - Vox or Morley or a clone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dlew919 View Post
    I’ve got the Morley mini which might work for you. Unless you need something specific stay basic - Vox or Morley or a clone.


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    +1 on the Morely Mini Wah - solid as a brick sh*thouse

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    The Dunlop Crybaby mini is pretty solid too, and at a good price.

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    I'm using my Wah mostly for tone shaping and I like the fact that my Morley has the on/off footswitch separated from the the actual pedal.
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    I use a standard CryBaby, only modified to have to hard-wired bypass switch. In this example the first solo is mine with the CryBaby that I just overdubbed. The second one that comes it is the one on the original track by LC.


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    Go to a store and try at least a Cry Baby and a Vox, they are quite different.

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    Real McCoy Custom makes great wahs, but not cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo View Post
    Actually, I think it was Becker using a talk box. Baxter played the pedal steel part.
    I never knew that, cosmic, and I'm a big Dan fan. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blille View Post
    Go to a store and try at least a Cry Baby and a Vox, they are quite different.
    I understand that they were, at least at on point the same pedal - it’s just that there was a licensing issue so were rebranded in the US.


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    Thanks, everybody, for your insights!

    I decided to go with a Morley Mini Wah-Volume unit. I bought an open box unit from Guitar Center for $95. It will fit my pedalboard better, the price is nice, and I'll have access to both wah and volume--neither of which I use all that much, but I still like to have them at my disposal.

    I'll move my current Morley Lil' Alligator over to my lap steel rig, where I think I will enjoy making some nice chordal volume swells.

    Cheers.

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    I like stock GCB-95 Crybabies but they do need the True Bypass mod applied at the very least. Lots of resources here:
    Changing the tone of the GCB-95 Crybaby – stinkfoot.se
    Having said this my GCB-95 revision G is an ongoing electronics project that has nearly every mod imaginable. I have decided to embrace the last frontier and add an LED as well as that was about the only thing I haven't done for it. If you want a good value cheapy I like the Artec (sometimes sold under Washburn brand) Vintage Power Wah which is more a less a Morley optical wah copy.
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    I've got an old Cry Baby made by the Thomas Organ Co. It's all the wah pedal I ever needed.