Wow, I did not see this one coming. Vox and Joe Satriani have revealed a secret hidden feature within the Big Bad Wah pedal. Watch this video for more info.
Here’s the latest product of the Vox/Joe Satriani alliance: the Big Bad Wah. Satch is a renowned wah tweaker, and the first time I interviewed him he spoke for a solid 10 minutes just about wah wah pedals. So when they say the pedal has been designed to Satch’s custom specs, I imagine the notes they took during the consultation period would look like a phone book.
Big Bad Wah is one in a series of pedals designed by VOX and guitarist extraordinaire Joe Satriani. The Dual-mode design offers two distinct wah sounds in a single pedal.
Joe Santriani contributed numerous ideas that were unheard of in existing wah pedals, endowing the Big Bad Wah with an unparalleled range of sounds from vintage to modern, as well as those that are totally original. The heart of any wah pedal is the “inductor.” The Big Bad Wah allows you to select between a vintage UK style inductor, and the more modern USA style. Designed to Joe Satriani’s custom specs is the design of the pedal pot itself, delivering a smooth, musical tone throughout the entire sweep of the pedal.
Big Bad Wah features a dual-mode design. Wah One faithfully replicates the classic VOX wah sound that conquered the world.
Wah Two delivers all the wah pedal know-how that Joe has accumulated over his many years of experience. The Drive knob mimics the Wah 1 gain at its lowest setting, and delivers a 10 dB boost at the maximum settings for those aggressive, growling overtones. One of the most powerful aspects of Wah Two is the Voice switch, providing traditional wah voicing; or a dark, resonant tone reminiscent of a vintage talk-box.
This is the ultimate wah pedal not just for Joe Satriani fans but for any wah pedal user who enjoys creating their own sound.
RRP £172.00 inc VAT
Availability Feb 2009