I’ve played a few wahs over the years, starting with the classic Dunlop Cry Baby. A few years ago a fellow musician and friend of mine was looking for something more than what the cry baby could offer. We were both fans of Fulltone (Mark Fuller) pedals and heard great things about the Fulltone Clyde Wah (back then there was only one model, now there is the Standard and Deluxe).
I remember the day he got it, we were both blown away by the depth of the sweep and the quality of the tone from this pedal. The range is fantastic and the design is extremely comfortable to use (both for turning the effect on as well as controlling the sweep). Shortly after, I picked up my Fulltone Clyde Wah and absolutely love it. Once draw back, if you’re a wah machine on guitar, some of the pieces do wear out. Granted, you have to be putting some SERIOUS miles on it. As for me, I’ve not had any problems, but my friend had to get it serviced twice over 10 years.. not too bad. And he can’t play guitar without putting his foot on it, so he definitely uses it often and puts it through it’s paces.
Fulltone pedals are high quality, so if you’re not willing to shell out some dollars for high quality hand crafted effects, this is not the place for you. As for me, I wouldn’t hesitate to spend money on any Fulltone pedal. They’re damn good, and worth every cent. The Fulltone Clyde Wah pedal usually costs around $240 – $260 dollars.
If you’re looking for new Fulltone Clyde Wahs, check out these deals:
- Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Pedal at Musician’s Friend
- Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Pedal at American Musical Supply
- Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Pedal at Amazon
Fulltone Clyde is a great Wah pedal, and if you’re looking for that extra something from a wah, this could be the one!