Boss PW-3 Wah Pedal

Wah Pedal

  • Space-saving design
  • Two switchable sound modes: Rich mode prevents the loss of bass and definition, vintage mode is for the classic Wah sound
  • Operates quietly
  • Adjustable pedal voltage
  • Robust aluminium-high pressure die casting
  • On/Off LEDs on both sides of the pedal
  • Connections: Input, Output, DC in socket
  • Power supply with 9V battery or 9 Volt power supply (not included, available under Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 80 x 58 x 192 mm
  • Weight: 800 g
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  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Hazey
  • Rockabilly

Further Information

Wah Wah Pedal Yes
Volume Pedal No
Dynamic Wah No
Distortion No
True Bypass No

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Light, easy, fresh sounding wah
BB Gman, 07.12.2019
The reason I bought this is because I got tired with my (old) heavy, noisy Dunlop cry baby (maybe needed some maintenance). I tested this one and found it sounds fresh and sparkling (less Jimmy, I'm not Jimmy!). It weighs 700 gr less (my pedal board was getting so heavy), is smaller in size but really big enough and has 2 lights! So you know when it is on! I read some people find it difficult to swith on. The manual says you can remove 1 or 2 rubber buttons below the pedal to mak it lighter and that works really great. Very easy to switch on and of. The swith between the two modes is in a convenient position, may depend on your pedal board setup though.
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Tricky!
Yado, 07.11.2018
At first I hated it; no true bypass and gave a little noise when not used. I couldn?t find any buttons to switch it off and on.

But then I read the manual!

You need to step real hard on it to switch it off and on, like put all your weight on it. Turned out it does have true bypass and no more noise comes out when switched off. However, that?s not a good feature when you?re playing in front of an audience. Of course you can avoid this if you have a remote pedal for it.

In general, it is an acceptable wah pedal with good sounds and modes, but not highly recommended. It?s smaller in size than other wah pedals, which give it some extra points. Switching between classic and vintage modes can be a pain since you have to find the switch between the jacks and the power plug, which is not a good place to place it.
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Almost but no cigar
F., 11.02.2017
I found this pedal a little too stiff to operate. My foot was wider than the pedal, so I could never be sure if it was on or off, which added to the stiff operation didn't give me the confidence I needed. The sound was OK although wherever I put it in the chain I felt I lost a little treble in the off position. Construction was fine and looked good.
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Top Wah-Pedal
Christian Großmann, 20.09.2017
Eigentlich hätte ich mir das Boss-Wah nicht gekauft, wenn ich mit dem CryBaby auf dem Pedal-Board durch dessen seitliche Anschlüsse keine Platzprobleme bekommen hätte. Notgedrungen musste ich also nach einer Alternative suchen. Nach einigen Online-Recherchen habe ich mich für dieses Boss-Gerät entschieden. Ich war durchaus positiv überrascht. Das CryBaby war schon stabil. Das Boss ist noch einmal einen Zacken rubuster. Es ist vollständig aus Metall gefertigt und dennoch relativ leicht. Auch ist es etwas kleiner als das CryBaby und damit sicher für viele auch brauchbarer auf dem Pedal-Board. Die Anschlüsse auf der Stirnseite sind sicher von Fall zu Fall zu beurteilen. Klanglich gesehen kann es mit dem CryBaby ausgesprochen gut mithalten. Der Modus-Schalter für Vintage- und Modern-Mode bringt hier je nach Bedarf mehr oder weniger Wärme ins Spiel. Seitlich angebrachte LEDs lassen, sofern der Fuß nicht auf dem Gerät steht, gut erkennen, ob das Wah an oder aus ist. Der größte Nachteil und für mich einen Stern Abzug bei der Bedienung wert, ist die Tatsache, dass das Pedal nach dem Anschließen der Stromversorgung prinzipiell eingeschaltet ist. Für die Verwendung in einem FX-Looper ist das durchaus ok, mich persönlich stört das aber etwas.

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Klanglich und Verarbeitungstechnisch bin ich völlig überzeugt und bereue den Kauf keinesfalls. Der Preis ist vollkommen ok. Daher kann ich das Gerät nur weiterempfehlen.
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