Wah pedals are among the most expressive, vocal-like guitar effects out there! Shop our extensive selection of these super-cool devices that can make your guitar sound like a screaming banshee!
Invented in the ‘60s and popularised by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett and Jerry Cantrell — wah pedals are adored for the articulation and nuance that they provide to guitar players. In fact, you’d probably have a tough time finding guitarists without one on their pedalboards!
Wah pedals are super-fun to use as musicians interact directly with the effect in order to create the sound that they want. That’s because the majority of wah pedals follow an expression pedal format, meaning that your foot operates a rocking plate which influences the range or “sweep” of the effect. A wah achieves its sound via a moveable EQ peak which filters your signal, with its position in the frequency spectrum determined by the placement of the rocking plate. This means that a wah can go from a cocked “throaty” sound to a treble-boosted scream which cuts through effortlessly in a mix!
Around since the ‘60s, the legendary Vox wah pedal has been a popular choice among players for decades — with its simple no-frills design and iconic tone. The Jim Dunlop Cry Baby series is also favoured by many, encompassing a bunch of signature wah pedals from influential players including Slash, Tom Morello and John Petrucci alongside its standard lineup. Mini wah pedals have taken the market by storm in recent years, with their compact footprint saving precious pedalboard real-estate!
Want to find out more about the large range of wahs available at Andertons Music Co? Read our informative Ultimate Guide to Wah Pedals!