A large number of musicians, especially the guitarist, dreams of making it big. Every musician has talent in his own way, but what separates the star from the amateur is a unique sound. Having an unparalleled sound is important for the person looking for a rewarding musical career. An electric guitar alone will not achieve a unique sound of its kind, but with a quality wah pedal the emerging musician can create an unparalleled sound that would separate them from the average guitarist.
There are a number of wah pedals available in the market that will give the budding guitarist that exceptional sound to distinguish them from the competition. Two of the most popular wah are the Big Bad Wah, the collaboration between VOX and world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and the BOSS PW-10 V-Wah. Both offer a variety of options that give the guitarist the flexibility to create an arrangement that has no comparison with anyone else.
The Vox Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah pedal offers two modes in one pedal. A simple inductor switch simplifies the passage of the guitarist between the two modes. In wah one, it switches to the VOX mode which produces the ever classic UK tone. In wah two, he switches the original Joe Satriani voice and controls the controls. To broaden the variety of use of the inductors, the Big Bad Wah has a drive knob that allows up to 10 dB boost and a voice switch that switches between traditional and vintage wah-voicing.
The BOSS PW-10 V-Wah pedal offers similar functionality through a series of 3 knobs that controls the type, wah flow and drive. The knob type allows the guitarist to choose between 8 different modes. The 8 modes offered are the UNI-V modeling the vintage Uni-vibe, VOICE-an advanced BOSS Humanizer, MO-WAH modeling Morley Bad Horsie, VO-WAH modeling the VOX V846, CBY-WAH modeling the JMI Crybaby , BASS MIX – a wah effect suitable for bass players, ADVANCED which is a new original BOSS and CUSTOM that allows the guitarist to create his own wah effect.
Two characteristics really separate the BOSS PW-10, distinguishing itself from the Big Bad Wah. BOSS PW-10 uses an infrared sensor in the pedal that produces no clicking sound when pressed. This also eliminates the need to internally clean a switch to ensure maximum performance. Also equipped in the BOSS PW-10 is a 3-way digital memory easily accessible by a guitarist with a heel switch that facilitates switching between their favorite modes.
Each of these unique and hip wah pedals is aimed at a variety of musicians. Depending on the tastes and preferences of the musicians, these wah pedals can easily find a home in the musical escort of one and the same musician. Each wah pedal has a unique sound, both offer traditional operation that even a new guitarist will find easy to use and adapt. The Boss PW-10 may be more preferred due to the infrared sensor and its silent function. The flexibility and options offered by Vox will interest musicians who prefer a wide range of choices.