Thanks. Not very good in what way? Noisey? Unreliable?The reason not to get a Crybaby is they are not very good. I have had a few and even after modding was never happy with them.
Get a RMC. Any of them will be a mile better than a Crybaby or modern Vox. The classic Jimi and Cream wah is the RMC-6, but his other wahs are also great.
Thanks. Not very good in what way? Noisey? Unreliable?
Good to know. I’ll listen to some demos. I think I would lean more toward the clean/funk flavor, but I’ll check them out and see if either appeals to me more.You need to decide what your ideal wah sound is and then chase that. Listen to examples, watch videos to get a feel for the sounds. Most fall into two broad categories: Dunlop-like wahs which tend to have more 70s Rock lead growl and grit especially with humbuckers, and Vox-like wahs which trend more towards cleaner funk whacka-whacka. Dunlops will clean up some and Vox's can get dirty, of course, depending on the guitar and the gain in your chain - but if your hopes lean one way or the other I'd start with the flavor more likely to get you there...
I use a Dunlop Crybaby Classic, fwiw, but that's just me and the sound I was after.
They don't 'wah' like the pedal on classic recordings. They sort of 'aww'. It's obviously difficult to explain, but the "wah" sound is very much watered down in modern Crybaby pedals. Why? I have no freaking idea. Why on earth would they make a pedal that sounds worse than its predecessors? Again, I have no idea.
I literally spent 30+ years trying to understand why my Crybaby didn't sound like Jimi, and then a few months back bought a RMC-6 and there it was, the sound I had been searching for.
This is the sound of the RMC-6 if you can kick it like Jimi.
EDIT: To be clear, Jimi did not play a RMC-6, he played a weird and completely obscure Italian built wah that the RMC-6 copies.
Lol yeah I don't care about the size because most of the sounds come from my amp and I don't use many effects other than delay. I did see where they jumped on the mini bandwagon recently so they might be the size of a crybaby now.You can also defend yourself against assailants by wielding one above your head in a threatening manner.