To recap, let's summarise the points you might want to consider when choosing your next wah pedal:
- Sound - will it suit your playing style?
- Pedal travel - what's the friction like and can it be adjusted?
- Colour - will it be easily visible on a dark stage?
- LED indicator - very useful for knowing whether the effect is bypassed or not, but they do drain batteries.
- Ease of battery change - is there a special battery compartment with a clip, or will you have to remove the whole underside panel?
- Power supply - consider the connector type and voltage polarity - if you wish to put together a pedal board consisting of stomps from different manufacturers, you may need multiple PSUs.
- Input/output connectors - most wah units have the connectors on the sides, but some have them at the front. The latter makes for a neater patching arrangement, as some pedals disagree as to whether the input and output connectors should be on the left or right hand sides respectively - this can be a problem for 'left footed' players.
- Switching - toe or side, silent or true bypass?
- Maintenance - potentiometer, Hall-effect or optical?
- Adjustability - range, Q, and boost?
- Digital - are there multiple sound options and memory locations?
Don't forget that we offer a 30 day no-quibble money back guarantee, giving you the opportunity to make sure the pedal sounds right for you and fits in with your setup.
Thanks for taking the time to read this Online Advisor, we hope it has left you feeling more informed that when you started reading. Now get that foot into gear and start to wokka-chicca!