The following is a guest review by Lea Rogers. If you are interested in guest posting, please contact me!
A few months back,I was looking to revamp my gig pedal board with good quality analog effects. While hunting and listening to various sites and mainstream manufacturers and vendors, I came across Effectsbay’s feature on the Tonebutcher WeeWah mini autowah pedal.
I had considered buying a Mutron Autowah, but they are big/expensive and not suitable for a reliable gigging pedal board(being 30 years old). Upon hearing the Weewah, I was blown away with the fact that it appeared to be warm sounding, and not shrill unlike most modern analog/digital modeled autowah’s/envelope pedals. I ordered one, and the guys at Tonebutcher shipped it to UK with customs form sorted in 4 days. When I got it, I was blown away.
Warm and even and no tone suckage with effect in or out, and no EQ loss either. Also the sensitivity was fine with single coils or humbuckers. I did have one issue, which was that the default effect setting was louder than clean. Funk players use this effect on rhythm playing mainly, and can always boost with a booster pedal or lead amp channel switch. I asked the guys via the website, and they sent a modded design with trimpot inside for effect volume, and even sent it off before I sent the old one back. Amazing product and service. So I had to help publicize their great work, so I put together a recorded audio track with Weewah on Bass, Guitar and clavinet. Will do some more demos in the coming weeks to say thank you.
My dream now would be for the guys to make a mini modulation pedal (univibe/chorus or phaser) in the same form factor, so I could take the whole range of minipedals out to a gig on a tiny board, and have wah/fuzz/reverb and modulation on a board no bigger than a lunchbox.
Thanks to Effectsbay for helping me find the Weewah too!