Vox Wah-Wah Pedal Commercial

"You can even make your guitar sound like a sitar!"

The history.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 18, 2014
     Category: Music | Technology | 1960s

After years of hearing this effect pedal associated with electric instruments, it came as a surprise to learn that it was originally used with wind instruments.

I always liked the way Clapton used it to great effect playing "Tales Of Brave Ulysses."
Posted by KDP on 02/18/14 at 09:49 AM
One of these was left off every Christmas/Birthday wishlist I had.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/18/14 at 10:15 AM
I occasionally used a wah wah mute when playing trombone in my high school jazz band. A standard mute is designed to stick in the bell hands-free. The wah wah was more challenging. Ordinarily the left hand is up near the left shoulder supporting and stabilizing the weight of the instrument while the right hand moved the slide. With a wah wah mute, you have to hold the edge of the bell with your flexed left wrist while using your left hand to move the mute in and out of the bell. Took some dexterity.
Posted by Frank on 02/18/14 at 01:08 PM
A cure for being constipated.
Posted by Gator Guy on 02/19/14 at 08:37 PM
If a trumpet player wants a wah wah mute, the cheapest and easiest thing to use is the rubber portion of a toilet plunger, preferably a new, unused toilet plunger. (I am the wife of a trumpet player.)
Posted by Blissfully Lost on 02/19/14 at 08:54 PM
I think I've seen such in old movies, Miss S. Belle.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/20/14 at 12:05 AM

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