T-Rex Shafter Wah
T-Rex Effects introduces the Shafter Wah, a versatile wah pedal with 3 distinct voices, slope control and boost.
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This versatile wah pedal is part of the company's multiple new guitar pedal releases for 2014, bringing with it modern reliability, control and sonic versatility.
Because of the three completely different "Wah" characters, you are essentially getting three distinct wah pedals in one. You can choose between two types of wah-wahs, and a dual-filter yoy-yoy effect. If that's not enough, you can fine-tune all 3 effects for even more sonic flexibility.
Setting the pedal to "Wah 1" gives you a light and subtle effect that is similar to classic Wah pedals. This is ideally paired with clean guitar sounds for funky riffing and rhythm works. "Wah 2" is more aggressive, with a deeper and thicker voicing that is more akin to modern Wah pedals. Paired with distortion, this setting will let let you play expressive solos and melodic lines.
The third setting is called "YOY YOY", and is described as a wah with talk-box like properties. T-Rex utilized dual-filter technology to give your guitar tone more pronounced vowel like shapes.
Further fine tuning of the three voices is done via the Slope and Boost knobs. The "Slope" knob lets you adjust the width of your sweep band. Set it higher if you are looking for a more dramatic wah sound, while setting it lower allows for subtler wah effects. The "Boost" knob lets you adjust the built-in gain amplifier so you can increase or decrease the growl of your wah sound. You can turn it up to make your tone more pronounced or you can use it for level matching.
Another cool feature of Shafter is the "HotSpot" button, which reduces the touch sensitivity of the pedal. When pushed in, the pedal operates like a traditional wah-wah with high touch sensitivity. Disengaging the button reduces this touchy feel, so you can work the pedal more before it reaches its highpoint.
Shafter Wah Features:
- 3 completely different “wah” characters
- Custom made coils & inductors enhance both growl and wah
- Highly tuneable via boost and slope knobs
- Hot spot switch for classic or “heal to toe” sweep
- Potentiameter-free operation prevents noise and mechanical wear
T-Rex summarizes the pedal by saying, "The Shafter is our best shot at a genuine new-generation wah-wah pedal. With loads of adjustability, a much wider frequency sweep, quieter operation, greater durability and 3 completely different “wah” characters, it addresses all the weaknesses of the classic wah point by point. We think it’s the best wah-wah ever made, and we know you’ll love how it sounds and performs."
The Shafter Wah is expected to retail for $269. Head over to T-Rex Effects for more information.
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