I realised that one (of the many) reasons I'm such a lame guitar player is that I rarely if ever actually plug in and play my electric guitars,well electrically. So I dragged my pedal board out, plugged it up and have been playing about with it a bit.
The question it's thrown up for me is about wahs.
I've got a Morley Tremonti, love the build quality, love the switchless operation & spring return/off. Love the inbuilt boost. Thing is I'm not sure about it's 'wah'. To me it feels like it's all about the toeddown 'kicckkiick' trebly end of the travel and not enough of the heel down 'kickickick' (I'm using Voodoo Chile 'Slight Return' as my tone reference here) But thinking on it, maybe that makes sense Tremonti is a Hi gain kinda guy and maybe they voice it for the treble end of the travel so as it cuts through more.
Okay so I borrow a Dunlop 535Q off of Travisthedog thinking that might solve it what with it's five different positions and variable Q etc.
Except not, as none of the five settings seem to go far enough either being too trebly, or (unsurprisingly) too bass heavy.
So in my mind it feels like I'm after a 'wide range' wah, or something..
Nice idea but I've promised myself that I'm going what little free time I have actually trying to improve my playing rather than endless tinkering so I'm after just getting the right thing and getting on with it.
I've found George Dennis and Snarling Dogs wahs to be quite wide-ranging, but they make tons of models and I can't 100% remember which ones I tried ('twas an orange GD and I THINK a Whine-O-Wah from Snarling Dogs).