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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

do you think tha brian should use a wah wah pedal more in songs. (im thinking more of new songs fingers crossed itl happen) coz i think it works with his amazing tone


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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wah wah pedle?
Is that the pedle he steps on, on the floor?



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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 15:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you don't understand the question, why try and answer it?

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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

If you don't understand the question, why try and answer it?


I answer it to ask what it is as i didnt know.
Thats my reason, got it? Good.


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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When Brian uses a wah he's pretty tasteful. If he has use for one that's great.
As long as he's playing I'm happy.

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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its_a_hard_life wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

If you don't understand the question, why try and answer it?


I answer it to ask what it is as i didnt know.
Thats my reason, got it? Good.

Think of the tone on Great King Rat, I Want to Break Free (live) or Hendrix on Voodoo Chile. That's a wah.

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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great guitarists tend to look on wah wah pedals distastefully, since apparently the same effects can usually be duplicated with a slide, or some other non-electronic tricks and practice. They maybe purists though. The Red Special had so many sound possibilities, I don't think it needed a pedal.


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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know Brian is using more modern stuff today, but doesn't he just depend on his guitar and the Deaky Amp?

I wish I could play electric guitar! But I'm stuck on acoustic for now, and it's deadly boring.


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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

Great guitarists tend to look on wah wah pedals distastefully, since apparently the same effects can usually be duplicated with a slide, or some other non-electronic tricks and practice.


And yet most guitarists of note have used one at some time or another. Off the top of my head Clapton on White Room, Beck on Ain't Superstitious, Hendrix, SRV, Slash, Michael Schenker used his for getting his tone, Steve Vai, Satriani, Hammett, Dimebag, Brian May and the list goes on.

A wah works as a bandpass filter. You can't mimic this with a slide. Some lap steel players have used the tone and volume to create a wah effect.

The important thing is to use them with taste and not as a gimmick. Gimmicks are looked upon with disdain.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From what I can see on the Video it's a 'Cry Baby' Wah pedal.

Technically there is no such thing as an echo pedal, they are delay pedals, however they tend to look slightly smaller, that design is pretty well always a Wah pedal or a volume or swell pedal.

Brian has used them all to good effect over the years to the extent that you hardly notice them however they add something to each track.

The delay pedals Brian uses are generally positioned on his 'Cornish' pedal/switch set-up to the left of the Wah pedal.

Not sure if he still uses Pete Cornish to design his rigs but up to this point he has.


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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't he use a wah pedal on The Great King Rat solo from Queen's first?

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Posted: 10 Nov 05, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great king rat is great wawaw song