The following is a guest review byÂ 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.[iframe_loader width=”100%” height=”166″ frameborder=”0″ longdesc=”” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ name=” click_words=”” click_url=”” scrolling=”auto” src=”http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F39730492&show_artwork=true”]
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!