Vox’s Joe Satriani Big Bad Wah
Joe Santriani contributed numerous ideas that were unheard of in existing wah pedals, endowing the Big Bad Wah with an unparalleled range of sounds from vintage to modern, as well as those that are totally original.
The heart of any wah pedal is the “inductor.” The Big Bad Wah allows you to select between a vintage UK style inductor, and the more modern USA style. Designed to Joe Satriani’s custom specs is the design of the pedal pot itself, delivering a smooth, musical tone throughout the entire sweep of the pedal. Wah One faithfully replicates classic VOX wah sound, albeit hot-rodded to Joe’s specs. Wah Two delivers all the wah-pedal know-how that Satriani has accumulated over many years, as well as the ability to customize your own wah sound.
The Drive knob mimics the Wah 1 gain at its lowest setting; at its highest, it delivers a 10dB boost for aggressive, growling overtones. The Voice switch instantly takes you from traditional wah voicing to a dark, resonant tone reminiscent of a vintage talk box. The Big Bad Wah also allows you to select between a vintage, UK-style inductor, and the more modern USA style.
Also features a custom pot designed specifically to Joe Satriani s specifications to deliver a smooth, musical tone throughout the entire sweep of the pedal.
Vox Joe Satriani Big Bad Dual Wah Guitar Effects Pedal Specs:
- Controls: Pedal Controller, Drive Knob, Voice Switch, Inductor Select Switch, Wah 1 / Wah 2 Switch
- In/Out: 1/4″ Input, 1/4″ Output
- Power: One 9V manganese battery (6F22, included) or AC adapter (not included)
Vox Joe Satriani Big Bad Dual Wah Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
- Dual-mode design offers two distinct wah sounds in a single pedal
- Wah One is classic VOX
- Wah Two provides Joe Satriani’s original drive and voice controls for a wide range of sound-creation possibilities
- Two selectable inductors (USA and UK styles)
About the VOX Wah-Wah
VOX developed the world’s first Wah-Wah effect during the '60s in an effort to allow guitarists to emulate the sound of a trumpet being muted — an important musical ingredient of the day. VOX’s original Wah-Wah pedal quickly gained widespread popularity and its unique sonic characteristics have encouraged further experimentation by guitarists ever since.…
Big Bad Wah is one in a series of pedals designed by VOX and guitarist extraordinaire Joe Satriani. Joe contributed numerous ideas that were unheard of in existing wah pedals, endowing the Big Bad Wah with an unparalleled range of sounds from vintage to modern, as well as those that are totally original. The heart of any wah…