Took a break for a few days to take my son to college and a couple of days ago, I received a press release from Peterson Tuners that I tucked away for later review. Now that I’m back and settled in, I had some time this morning to catch up on emails. Normally, I take press releases with a grain of salt, but this one in particular caught my attention; not because it was from Peterson, but because instead of touting a tuner, they were touting a pedal. And not just a wah pedal, but a wah that combines both a low-pass AND a band-pass filter, which you can adjust independently to get all sorts of sounds. Very intriguing to me.
As opposed to getting into a lot of detail here, here are some links that Peterson provided:
Product page: http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=195
Sonuus Site: http://www.sonuus.com/products_wahoo.html
Video and sound demos: http://www.sonuus.com/products_wahoo_demo.html
Now this seems like something I could use, and from what I can tell from the sound clips, it produces some very nice tones. I especially like the fact that it doesn’t use a potentiometer that will wear out over time. So that’s a huge bonus. But I’d really like to try it out first. At $349, it’s definitely an investment; mind you, I’m not saying it’s not worth it, but at that price, I’d really have to be sure. I know… bit of a change for me when I see something that’s really exciting to me, which this is, but I’m being a lot more careful now as I’ve kind of reached a saturation point with gear, and have actually been shedding pieces the last few months. But the first chance I get, I will be checking this out!