A while ago I did a review on the Standard Fulltone Clyde wah pedal, which I own and love. Actually, the wah I have is the first generation, before they had Standard or Deluxe versions. I’ve been thinking about purchasing the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah (or possible a Teese RMC Wah) so I thought it would cool to talk about some of the features.
First of all, Fulltone pedals are fantastic pedals. You can buy ANY Fulltone, and be blown away by tone and the durability of them. If you’re coming from a Crybaby, you’ll notice the range of sweep is so much wider than traditional wahs. You can get the rip your face off highs, with thunderous low tones while rocking it back. I’ve noticed this with the RMCs too. I love the enhanced sweep range, but you need to find/feel the ‘butter’ range for conventional wah work.
The Deluxe has some pretty cool features. It’s true-bypass with a bright side-viewable low-current light indicator, and has 3 selectable modes: Wacked, Jimi and Shaft.
The three-way mode switch and variable input control pot will let you dial in almost any type of wah sound you can imagine. All the way from classic Voodoo Chile… to biting funk… to down and dirty low-end grunt. The CLYDE Deluxe can do it all!
Here is a good video showing some of the features. I personally like to play/hear the Clyde with higher gain, but this does a good show showing it’s diverse capabilities:
This video is Robin Trower rippin’ on the Clyde. Check out the leads at 1:40 and 2:54. You can hear the sweep range it achieves.