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Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal Gray

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There's nothing like the sound of a classic wah pedal to squeeze every ounce of expression out of a screaming solo or rhythm part. The Ibanez WH10V2 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A legendary wah for guitar and bass, now upgraded with modern tweaks.

There's nothing like the sound of a classic wah pedal to squeeze every ounce of expression out of a screaming solo or rhythm part. The Ibanez WH10V2 was a hit when it was first released in the '80s and now it's back as the WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah, and it's even better.

The WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah features the same multiple-feedback op-amp circuit as the original, a feature rarely found in today's wah pedals. Bass/Gtr switch optimizes for either instrument, while a depth knob controls the level of the wah effect and a dry out lets you mix your dry signal with the wah sound. The WH10V2 has a unique tonal character that sets it apart from traditional wah pedals, as well as some modern tweaks so your sound can keep with the times.

Among the WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah's other upgrades is die-cast metal construction, replacing the original plastic case, ensuring longevity and a solid feel.

FEATURES
Multiple feedback opamp circuit
Depth knob (+6 to +20dB)
Range switch: Guitar 350Hz - 2.2kHz, Bass 175Hz - 1.1kHz
Dry out
Die-cast case
SPECIFICATIONS
Input Impedance: 500kOhms
Output Impedance: 1kOhm
Maximum output level: +4 dBv
Power Supply: 9V battery or AC power supply
Size - 3-1/2"W x 2" - 3-1/2"H x 8"D
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IbanezWH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Frusciante Tone, Fraction of the Price!

I used Crybabies for a number of years but I got to a point where I wanted that growly original WH-10 Frusciante wah tone, as I am a big RHCP/Frusciante fan. This...Read complete review

I used Crybabies for a number of years but I got to a point where I wanted that growly original WH-10 Frusciante wah tone, as I am a big RHCP/Frusciante fan. This pedal will give you exactly that. In comparison to a Crybaby, this wah has more growl and bite and is more versatile, as it has a depth knob and guitar/bass switch. The metal casing seems very sturdy. The switch is tough to turn on/off, as mentioned in other reviews, but these reviews, in my opinion, made it seem worse than it is. I've had the pedal for about 1-2 months now and in a few weeks I was used to the switch. If you love the tone like I did, you will persevere through this minor problem. Overall, if you're looking for more growl than a Crybaby and/or the Frusciante/RHCP wah tone, this pedal is as close as you'll get to a original WH-10 without paying an arm and a leg.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great... with some simple mods

I'm just going to say this first: This is a great wah if you have either the time/money to mod it.

I don't normally write reviews, but I think this...Read complete review

I'm just going to say this first: This is a great wah if you have either the time/money to mod it.

I don't normally write reviews, but I think this pedal deserves one with all of its positive and negative qualities.

If you're a Frusciante fan like I am then this is the wah pedal to get. Great sound and leaves a smaller footprint than other wahs.

Here's where the good things stop though. When engaged, the wah is great, but when you're not using it, this thing sucks to much tone. Just imagine rolling your tone knob on your guitar all the way back and then some. It's that bad. Sometimes it fluctuates and I'll get seconds where it sounds somewhat normal, but it doesn't stay consistant. The second, most noticeable problem I experienced was the on/off switch. I had read reviews before buying seeing people mention how it was difficult if not impossible to turn this thing off/on. "It couldn't be that bad" I thought, but I was wrong. I was just short of jumping with my full weight onto this pedal to get it to turn off. This is totally unacceptable for a pedal that costs this much. To fix it, I tried taping a small piece of folded paper to the rubber pad that engages the switch. It fixed the problem, but now it's way too easy to turn on/off. The switch itself doesn't have any resistance or a click so it's very easy to turn off by accident when using the pedal. I think I just have to experiment with different thicknesses of paper in order to get it just right. Another thing you'll want to consider before buying is the boost in volume it gives you. This may or may not be a good thing, but it makes it very difficult to get a clean wah tone out of it.

The verdict: If you can put this thing in a true bypass loop and are willing to experiment to find the perfect way to turn it on/off, then go for it. The tone makes the problems worth it. Wilson Mods does a great mod for this pedal as well (true bypasss and volume knob) so if you have the cash I would say it's a no-brainer.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great... with some simple mods

By Koalaroo

from CA

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Great Tone When Engaged
  • Small footprint

Cons

  • Hard To Turn Offon
  • No True Bypass
  • Sucks Tone When Bypassed

Best Uses

    Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I'm just going to say this first: This is a great wah if you have either the time/money to mod it.

    I don't normally write reviews, but I think this pedal deserves one with all of its positive and negative qualities.

    If you're a Frusciante fan like I am then this is the wah pedal to get. Great sound and leaves a smaller footprint than other wahs.

    Here's where the good things stop though. When engaged, the wah is great, but when you're not using it, this thing sucks to much tone. Just imagine rolling your tone knob on your guitar all the way back and then some. It's that bad. Sometimes it fluctuates and I'll get seconds where it sounds somewhat normal, but it doesn't stay consistant. The second, most noticeable problem I experienced was the on/off switch. I had read reviews before buying seeing people mention how it was difficult if not impossible to turn this thing off/on. "It couldn't be that bad" I thought, but I was wrong. I was just short of jumping with my full weight onto this pedal to get it to turn off. This is totally unacceptable for a pedal that costs this much. To fix it, I tried taping a small piece of folded paper to the rubber pad that engages the switch. It fixed the problem, but now it's way too easy to turn on/off. The switch itself doesn't have any resistance or a click so it's very easy to turn off by accident when using the pedal. I think I just have to experiment with different thicknesses of paper in order to get it just right. Another thing you'll want to consider before buying is the boost in volume it gives you. This may or may not be a good thing, but it makes it very difficult to get a clean wah tone out of it.

    The verdict: If you can put this thing in a true bypass loop and are willing to experiment to find the perfect way to turn it on/off, then go for it. The tone makes the problems worth it. Wilson Mods does a great mod for this pedal as well (true bypasss and volume knob) so if you have the cash I would say it's a no-brainer.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Way better than crybaby

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I played a crybaby origional wah for nearly 2 years, and i just couldnt get the wah sound i wanted. The WH10 re-issue is the cure for boring wah sound. The depth nob allows from subtle wah tones to over the top wah mayhem. I recomend keeping the nob at about 12 o'clock, one can hear the wah without it dominating your tone. The switch problems mentioned in other reviews are an issue but its an easy fix, just take off one of the foam pads. The bass/guitar switch is nice. Running a guitar through it in guitar mode gives you some interesting sounds. The dry out is also an great feature. I run it into a boss pedal tuner. Overall this is an awesome pedal. The price is right for the features and tone.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Frusciante Tone, Fraction of the Price!

    By RyanFCB10

    from Canada, eh :)

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Home use
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I used Crybabies for a number of years but I got to a point where I wanted that growly original WH-10 Frusciante wah tone, as I am a big RHCP/Frusciante fan. This pedal will give you exactly that. In comparison to a Crybaby, this wah has more growl and bite and is more versatile, as it has a depth knob and guitar/bass switch. The metal casing seems very sturdy. The switch is tough to turn on/off, as mentioned in other reviews, but these reviews, in my opinion, made it seem worse than it is. I've had the pedal for about 1-2 months now and in a few weeks I was used to the switch. If you love the tone like I did, you will persevere through this minor problem. Overall, if you're looking for more growl than a Crybaby and/or the Frusciante/RHCP wah tone, this pedal is as close as you'll get to a original WH-10 without paying an arm and a leg.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      2 bad pots, no fix

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I ordered this pedal last year for the first time. The pot was scratchy and was crackling all the time, so I decided to replace it. Next wah comes in and everything is fine, it works great. Two weeks later, the same problem with the pot, it was crackling all the time. So, I've pretty much given up with this lack of quality of Ibanez. It is a pedal that was designed over twenty years ago and the ones that are still here today worked just fine, why couldn't Ibanez just replicate that old one and put it in a metal casing? That is a great fail from the company, and surely a dealbreaker.As for the pedal when it was working, it had a great sweet sound, unlike any other wah pedal. It's great that you can make your adjustments on the fly to make your sweep subtle or almost distorted. The pedal really sucks your tone, so it would have been better that Ibanez had fitted the pedal with a True-bypass switch which could be turned on easier! The switch that this pedal has is extremely unreliable, as you may turn the pedal on easily, or it may take you like a minute to get the thing working.Overall, I was disappointed by the pedal, since Ibanez didn't put much effort into recreating the old pedal that made history among Frusciante fans. The quality of the pedal and its components are just plain awful, and until Ibanez doesn't fix the durability of this pedal, I don't recommend you to buy it even if you are a die-hard Frusciante fan that can't wait to get one. I think that in the long run, hunting down an original pedal in Ebay would prove to be cheaper that having to constantly fix and complain about this awful pedal that Ibanez is making.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      terrible pedal poorly made and expensive

      By jfrhcp95

      from South Jersey

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      i bought this pedal for the first time in 2012 and i had to send it back because when id use it, it would make a crackling noise when i moved the pedal back and forth. i sent it back and they sent me another brand new on with the same issue. this pedal needs a lot of work. ibanez' pedal is not what it was. not worth a penny of the money i spent.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The Wait is Over

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Well as you all know the old issues with this pedal if you reasearch it. Much has improved so it will last a long time ie... metal casing. As stated in the other post the switch was an issue out of the box. The problem is a dilemma. If the pad on the toe was not so firm you could stomp to engage the on/off switch. I called customer service and they said the double stack pad was prob a result of regular wah'ing shutting off the wah during regular use. There's a small square rubber pad behind the toe pad which hits the switch, I just put a small green-felt round stickey pad on that to bring it a touch taller and the on/off works much better now. So you'll have to fine tune the setup on this one's switch, but will be ok after you do. If you are playing at low room volumes you can hear the switch partially engaing on the down toe, which can be a touch distracting and could be a problem if operated near a directional mic if recording at low volumes. The pitch is much taller than a crybaby and does not ride out as flat, maybe for seated players? Takes some getting used to. Value is rated best because of what the old ones were going for on the used market. I have guitars and basses and has a switch for both which is another reason I wanted to try this wah, the value is there for this versatiliy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good wah.

      By TheVelvetElvis

      from Maryland

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This wah pedal is excellent. I've read a lot of complaints about the toe switch being stiff but I haven't had much of a problem with it. It has never failed me and I've gigged it hard. Also I disagree with the people that complain that it sucks tone. It's a buffered bypass so I put a true bypass pedal after and another buffered and my tone remains unchanged. It's all about where you put it in your chain. Overall, a good unique wah that I personally haven't experienced any problems with.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good pedal, but bad build quality.

      By Precious

      from Waterloo, ON Canada

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought this pedal yesterday, and I've played with it for about 3 hours straight.I've wanted this pedal for a few years now, and was happy when Ibanez reissued it, so I finally got it. I own a Dunlop 535Q Wah which has been great, but I wanted something different.As soon as I plugged the pedal in (at the store) it had switch issues, it didn?t even turn on when you pushed the pedal down. The store only had one in stock so I thought I'd take it home and put a piece of tape of it tape or foam on the bottom of the expression pedal to push the switch in easier.After I finally got it to work, I was happy!!...Only to be disappointed as soon as I put it into my pedal board I noticed I lost a lot of treble frequencies in my guitar tone when the pedal was in bypass.I put the pedal through a bypass pedal, and my findings were right, the pedal sucks so much tone. I couldn?t believe how bad it was.I then did an experiment I compared the Dunlop 535Q to the WH10V2, using a bypass stripe to bypass both pedals.I found that the 535Q has a wider frequency range, I was actually able to copy the WH10V2 wah sound with the 535Q but the 535Q had a wider and brighter sound (actually better sound).I?m hoping the WH10V2 pedal I purchased was a bad one so I?ll return it, and ask them to order another one.I never owned the original, but I hope it didn?t suck as much tone as this one has.I own about 12 vintage and reissue Ibanez 9-series pedals, and I love them, all have great sound, but this one was the worst new pedal I?ve owned.I'll probably post a youtube video of a comparison of the two pedals.Try before you buy!!!Cheers-Precious

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unique and sweet looking

      By TheyCameBackdec10th07

      from Montreal, QC

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a great wah pedal to get if you don't want your wah sound to sound like a crybaby. Very unique and quite the small footprint.To fix the problem of turning it on and turning it off (many people complain that its impossible to do either, especially off...) I simply removed one of the two long rectangular black bumpers right under where your toes would be. Only remove one, there are two, one on top of the other. You may find that it turns off way to easily when you play it after removing the bumper, but better easily than almost impossible. When it comes down to it, this is a pretty awesome, pedalboard friendly wah pedal that shouldn't disappoint.

       
      5.0

      Better than I expected

      By Robert

      from USA of US

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I waffled on buying this for a year or so. Going for the Frusciante sound means you're going to want one of these. To my surprise, after reading a lot of negative reviews, this sounds significantly better than I expected. The new V2 enclosure is fantastic as well. If you're looking for a good wah, this fits the bill.

         
        3.0

        Difficult to activate/deactivate

        By Deacon

        from Huntington Wv.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Not Responsive

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

        The pedal does what it is supposed to do. However activating it and deactivating it require applying a lot of pressure to the pedal. I've tried fixing this by taping card stock to the button but then find myself accidentally turning it off while in use.

         
        4.0

        If it's good enough for John Frusciante....

        By Freekus

        from San Francisco

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Depth Of Effect
        • Versatil For The Price

        Cons

        • Offon A Little Hard

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I was looking for a basic wah pedal. Years ago I had a Cry Baby that I was disappointed with and so I thought I would try somthing different. I had read that John Frusciante had used the original version of this pedal on Blood Sugar Sex Magik and thought I'd give it a shot. The sound is Fantastic and it is more versatile than your basic wah. The pedal does take a bit of effort to switch on/off, but it's not that bad.

           
          5.0

          Wha Wha Wha

          By Yoda

          from KCMO

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Don't leave it plugged in

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          OK here goes, I use Bogner Tube amps two of them. The gain on this beast is serious. I have sent the dry side direct to one bank of amps and the out side to the other. Well the result is....awesome, just awesome, to use my 17 old Granddaughters words when she heard it. I think because of the power soaks in my Amps,is the reason I can't turn the knob on side past ten. Harmonic feedback is just crazy

           
          4.0

          A quick & honest review of the WH10v2

          By Frankenstrat86

          from Queens,NY

          Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I used to own the vintage wh-10 as well as the WF-10 (fuzz) wahs, so I already knew what to expect in terms of sound. What I have to say about the reissue is that the good aspects are wonderful, but the bads can be a serious deal breaker which I'll get into.The good:The wah sounds great, especially if you are/were a John Frusciante or Omar fan. It's nice that the wah depth can be dialed in and Ibanez is wise for making it in the metal casing as you all know already. The sweep is good, the wah is synthy, and you can get a growl if you need to, and the footprint isn't as large as a standard wah.The Bad:As one of their "modern tweaks" Ibanez put in a soft engaging switch. If people return this wah I think this could be the biggest cause. The switch makes it hard to turn off/on on call. You can literally stomp this thing thanks to their metal design(which I did) and not get this thing to turn off. I tried to in socks then I tried shoes and still couldn't get it engage or disengage when I wanted...That's a big no no. At times you can't tell if you've even engaged it because there is no satisfying click when you try. They gotta fix the switch so that ends As for the sound it retains it's predecessors mojo and qualities, but isn't as bright (which could be good or bad) some may get a muddyness with their set-up (I don't).To wrap up The good outweighs the bad but the bad is really disappointing The best way to remedy the situation your self is to either replace the switch (which isn't easy as you got to strip the wah's components) or stick it into a TB loop and click it in when you need it. I've also asked around many people are talking about the switch being difficult so it's not a bad one I got.

           
          5.0

          Props given where deserved

          By LivesInEmpyre

          from Philadelphia, PA

          Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The switch is the only problem. I am going to replace the switch with one that has a satisfying click to it, and remove some padding. Also, the more distorted the signal, the more subtle the wah. I bought this pedal because John Frusciante uses it, and I am all around pleased. Clicking switch would have given it all 5 stars.

           
          5.0

          Great wah for all types of players.

          By Osanchez2550

          from Los Angeles, Ca

          Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I've been waiting for Ibanez to reissue this and they finally did. It has a wide range and very vocal. Cuts through very well and it has its own unique sound. The level knob is awesom and when you turn the knob all the way up, it gives it a bit of a gain boost as well.

           
          4.0

          Not better or worse, just different

          By Mike-ijXAo

          from Boise

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Ibanez WH10V2 Classic Reissue Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I ended up returning this after a few days, but only because of personal taste. It is easy to like, but didn't grab my attention as much as I expected. It is by no means the wah to end all wahs, but it is great if you are looking for a subtle one.With the sweep knob maxed it isn't nearly as deep as a cry baby. That's not a bad thing you just need to know that it is different, because at the same time it is easy to overdo a cry baby. But this still sounds good and there is plenty of play. In fact the subtlety of it is what makes this a nice option, it is not so "in your face". For me however, I don't use a wah that often but when I do I would like a little more "umph", something a little sharper. If you are looking for a harder wah for Tom Morello or Zakk Wylde type stuff that stands out a little more I would not recommend this. The only problem that I immediately discovered was with the on/off switch, it is nearly impossible to engage/disengage without bending over and reaching under the foot control. However, if you are really interested in this pedal I would not let that deter you, because you could easily modify it by gluing a little piece of rubber under the roof. Overall I returned this because I just don't use a wah often enough to justify replacing my cry baby (also a great pedal in it's own right), and I couldn't justify this over a few other things in my "to buy" list. Others will feel different; some people like American cheese on their burger some like Swiss... etc.

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