Dating crybaby pedals
Presently I have three large drawers filled with various effects, seven Wah-Wah pedals, several very interesting articles dealing with the above, and apparently an endless chore!
I’ve come to realize I couldn’t possibly review the multitude of effects gizmos gushing forth from the mid 60s to the onslaught of digital signal processing.
The idea for this article came about when I purchased a box of effects pedals from the owner of a music store which had closed in the late seventies.
Most were new old stock Electro-Harmonix with a few other brands mixed in.
I play and write blues, regae, R&B, and classic rock.
I have searched diligently through the years for the Duane Allman, Dickey Betts type guitar sound.
Although it doesn’t sound as good as my Bassman, it’s quite portable to take to jam sessions and when sitting in at a club.I usually don’t run my amp over three or four in these situations, and mic it when playing larger venues.My amp only puts out 40 watts or less and is sufficient for most playing situations.As for the other 15%, I just want one excellent chorus sound, or one ideal Wah-Wah, not fifty mediocre digitally synthesized ones.I don’t want guitar tone like the guitar player I hear on every beer commercial!