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Continuing our recent funk pedal extravaganza, we’ve got an updated version of one of the best auto wah / envelope filter pedals around for you today. The DiscumBOBulator has been a staple on the funk scene for years now, a somewhat hidden gem whose loyal user swear by it, as do we here at Pedal of the Day. Emma Electronic has released a new v2 of this wah-infused masterpiece, and we are going to give you all the looks, insights...

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Who wants to get FUNKY? Today’s pedal is just about all you’ll need to do so, and with mind-blowing results, too. The Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter Envelope Wah Super-Machine easily creates down and dirty grooves, popping chords and all the Parliament/Funkadelic sounds you can imagine. Let’s check it out… The AF-9 is an optical analog envelope filter, reminiscent of the classic Musitronics Mu-Tron III, made famous by...

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If you guys have ever had the pleasure to play an effects pedal from the warped mind of Joe Anastasio from Lone Wolf Audio, you know what kind of crazy gear that dude creates. Today we’re going to look at one of the wackiest, awesomest pieces of musical equipment we’ve seen, a pedal that really can’t fit into just one category, but will revive your interest in how music and sound are created. The Acetylene Nirvana is...

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Joe and Dom over at Celestial Effects are some of the biggest supporters of Pedal of the Day, and they’re also making some pretty incredible pedals as well. Today’s moose of a beast is actually a FOUR-In-1 pedal, trying to outwit the usual 3-In-1 lackeys (just kidding, you guys all rock, too). The Cancer Wah The Fuzz? features Fixed Wah, Octave Fuzz, Muscle Fuzz and Tube Overdrive, all in one relatively-space-saving pedal...

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The folks at Keeley Electronics just keep pumping out awesome new pedal after awesome new pedal, and we are privileged today to check out not only one of their newest creations, but a Special Edition as well. The Monterey Special Custom Germanium is a fuzz, octave, vibrato, rotary and harmonic wah all in one, producing an exciting blend of some classic tones, while opening the gateway to much sonic exploration. The Fuzz channel...

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Today’s guest review comes to us from Rob H. – you can find him on Instagram (@studio.rh), Twitter (@Rob_Hildreth) or on his website (Studio RH). Magnetic Effects are a London (UK) based boutique pedal manufacturer. All of the effects are designed and built by Christian Livingstone, who also happens to be the riff monster from NZ garage rockers The Datsuns. You only need to listen to his guitar work to realise this guy...

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Sort of continuing a recent trend here at Pedal of the Day, we have yet another awesome envelope filter to check out today, and one that is based on a classic and sought-after effect. The WR-3™ from Guyatone has become a pedal of great legend, and since it’s discontinuation a few years ago, has also become rare and high-priced as well. Used by Guthrie Govan, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Salas and more, there’s a good chance you...

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Multi-effects pedals can be tricky to write reviews about, as there is so much going on, and so many different options to choose from that it makes it hard to narrow the writing down and focus on a few things to discuss in detail. Such is the case with today’s featured pedal, the M5 Stompbox Modeler from Line 6 – and if the regular functionality of this pedal wasn’t overwhelming enough, this model has been modded by...

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Oh boy, this pedal really opens up a can for sure. I was on a search. I wanted something specific. Tremolo speed control with an expression pedal. The Worm! An affordable pedal with tremolo and expression control! Well with that feature I have to say I was a little disappointed to say the least. The Worm by Electro-Harmonix is a multi effect unit from one of the industries greats, with so many “classic” “must have” units to their...

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Anticipation is one of the funnest parts about getting new pedals in the mail to review, and sometimes, that anticipation is higher than other times. Case in point: I couldn’t wait to open the box for the brand new Interstellar Orbiter from EarthQuaker Devices when it arrived on my doorstep. I had heard a lot about it from the last NAMM show, and was super-excited to see what it could do, and run it through the paces to maximize...

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All-in-one pedals can be great, and they can be terrible, as anyone who has ever tried a few out can attest to. The good ones, though, when they’re good, they are GOOOOD. Where to begin with a pedal like this, with so many options, tones, squeaks, sound and delights? With a long-standing reputation of making some of the finest musical gear around, the folks at Eventide have one-upped even themselves at this point, and released...

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The definition of the Italian word Sfocato is: blurry, vague, fuzzy. Vague I’m not so sure of but, this pedal is definitely fuzzy. I’m not the most coordinated guy in the world, so I have put off buying a wah pedal. I’m doing good to get the right hand working with the left as it is, so the thought of mixing my foot in there didn’t sound appealing at all. When I saw that Keeley was introducing the Sfocato...

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Geoffrey Teese just makes incredible wahs, hands down. Anyone who has ever played any of the numerous models he has produced over the last couple of decades surely knows what I’m talking about. A while back, we reviewed the RMC5 Wizard Wah, which was an awesome wah altogether, but today we have what a lot of players feel is the crowning jewel Real McCoy Custom wah: the RMC3. One of the absolute most customizable wahs...

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Where to start with this pedal? There are so many options as far as sounds are concerned when using the Harmonic Decoder from Sunsine Audio, it’s a little daunting to know where to begin. A true single oscillating analog synthesizer, this beast can be a fuzz, an octave, a filter, a wah and much, much more. I’ll do my best to describe to you the power that is held within this little black box. The controls are easy to read,...

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Morley MWV Mini Wah Volume

Morley MWV Mini Wah Volume


Posted By on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in Morley, Wah | 0 comments

Morley is known for putting out fantastic wah pedals, and their list of endorsing artists is long, prestigious and eclectic, including Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai and Robert Smith. Trying to make a 2-in-1 pedal is a generally difficult task, especially when it’s 2 DIFFERENT kinds of pedals. Morley has taken on that challenge, and come up with a great new design that will fit anywhere – the MWV Mini Wah/Volume pedal. While...

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Morley Mark Tremonti Wah

Morley Mark Tremonti Wah


Posted By on Friday, July 25, 2014 in Morley, Wah | 1 comment

Mark Tremonti is well-known for his work with ’90s superstars Creed, especially his use of the wah. Getting together with Morley allowed Mark to design a wah built to his specifics, and here it is. The Mark Tremonti Wah (Model Mark 1) is extremely easy to use – you just step on it and go. One of the few wahs without a clickable on/off switch, the Tremonti Wah automatically shuts itself off when you take your foot off the...

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Greyscale Devices have taken the concept of a vintage wah and, using some modern parts and techniques, created the perfect blend of past and present in the wah world. My Vintage Wah is housed in an old CryBaby housing, which I think makes it look super badass. It also sounds pretty rad as well, but that’s another story. Based on the classic VOX v846 wah pedals of the ’60s and ’70s, this Greyscale wah produces sounds...

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Geoffrey Teese has been building some of the finest wah pedals on the market for 20 years now, and this is one of my favorites. While this particular version is no longer in production (it’s a 2005 model), the RMC5 Wizard Wah remains one of the most popular Real McCoy Custom wahs produced. A mix of the RMC1 and the Picture Wah, the Wizard Wah features exquisite hand-craftmanship, true bypass, tons of non-traditional wah...

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The MC404 Custom Audio Electronics Wah was developed by Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics and the Cry Baby design team with the goal of creating a highly versatile wah-wah of top-grade components. It features dual Fasel inductors with two distinct voices (high-end emphasis or low to mid resonance), and a built-in MXR MC401 Boost/LineDriver adds even more flexibility. Choose between inductors and turn the boost on or off with...

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