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GIG-FX Mega Wah

GIG-FX Mega Wah

I never thought that I’d say this, but I’m now looking for a wah pedal. I was working on a song recently and was using my MicroVibe to add a pulse to my signal, but it just wasn’t happening for me. The tone was kind of okay, and as a demo, would’ve been okay. But I realized that I really wanted a wah sound. So I started researching wah pedals.

I tried out a few and really liked the Fender Fuzz wah, dug the sound of the Dunlop GCB-95F Fasel Cry Baby, and liked the Morley Vai Bad Horsie Wah (didn’t know if I wanted to wait for Vox and Satch to come out with the Big Bad Wah). I was just about to pull the trigger on the Cry Baby, when I ran across the GIG-FX Mega Wah. GIG-FX claims that the Mega Wah is six wah pedals in one. That sounds promising, but the problem I’ve had with multi-function pedals in the past is that their voicings have sounded like a collection of compromises, resulting in mediocre tone at best.

But the Mega Wah seems interesting enough, and the reviews on Harmony Central have generally been favorable, for as few of them as there are. From my point of view, having a variety of wah sounds is quite useful. Sometimes you want that big Fasel wah, then sometimes you want the wider sweep of a more modern type of wah, or anything in between. The Mega Wah may just deliver. Of course, I have to try it out to really be sure, but that’s what I love about this hobby of mine!

The only thing that would probably hold me back from buying it, if it indeed sounds great is the price. At $199, it’s not cheap, whereas at $99, the Cry Baby is very well positioned for my budget. But it’s all about bang for the buck with me, and I’m willing to pay a bit more for much more capability. We’ll see…

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