Vox is one of the oldest and one of the leading manufacturers in the world, when it comes to all kinds of music-related products and accessories – a few out of many highlights being the “VOX AC30” guitar amplifier, “Vox Continental” electric organ and of course the irreplaceable “wah wah” pedals.
The company was founded way back in 1947 in England, and have ever since collaborated with an overwhelming number of celebrities, starting from The Beatles all the way up to Tom Petty from the Heartbreakers in recent times. A famous and popular addition to the “wah” pedal line is the VOX V847A Wah Pedal, our subject for review.
This pedal has extracted and improved upon some of the sound features from the its original release dating back in the 60’s, such as the added option for an AC power supply and the ability to input a buffer jack to maintain zero interference when it’s not committed to use. The inductor, an integral part of any wah pedal, has gone through a major overhaul in order to vastly improve its tonal quality and dynamic.
This pedal requires a 9V DC battery to run, and it’ll run for about 100 hours of constant uptime until you need to replace it, definitely no worries there. As far as durability is concerned, this pedal is a brick, it’ll last a long time and you won’t have to go through the hassle of carrying a backup.
This work of art by Vox is truly a stand-out in its own category. The pedal provides classic and fantastic sound effects with a satisfying range of tuning control. If you’re a fan of Jimi Hendrix, or Eric Clapton, then you must have heard this beast in use, consciously or not. You can definitely recreate those famous sounds by some of your favorite artists when tinkering with this wah masterpiece, regardless of the genre you prefer, you can even delve into metal territory without a flinch. It provides constant and clean tones, never changing your sound yet breathtakingly enriching it.
If you’re looking to get a startup wah pedal, then you should look no further, this fine piece of work crushes everything in its price range with its variety and sound quality.