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Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal   

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The ModTone MT-WAH is a faithful reproduction of the classic wah-wah pedal used on stages, studios and jam rooms all over the globe. Updated for toda...Read More

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A faithful reproduction of the classic wah wah pedal.

The ModTone MT-WAH is a faithful reproduction of the classic wah-wah pedal used on stages, studios and jam rooms all over the globe. Updated for today's modern player with a nod to 60's designs, the ModTone wah pedal is housed in a road rugged all metal chassis and features true bypass circuitry with a special tone potentiometer that's perfectly focused for the guitar's natural midrange frequency.

FEATURES
  • True Bypass Circuitry
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • LED On / Off Indicator
  • Heavy Duty Jacks
  • Reinforced pivot rocker
  • Non-slip rubber pad
  • 9-Volt AC Accessible
  • All Metal Chassis
  • No skid rubber feet
  • Vintage style tone potentiometer
  • 5 Year Warranty
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ModtoneMT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Performances (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Narrow sweep, but great tone.

The Modtone Vintage Wah does what it's name insinuates. It has a great tone that gives you a vintage vibe. The halo inductor gets really close to the wah pedals of the...Read complete review

The Modtone Vintage Wah does what it's name insinuates. It has a great tone that gives you a vintage vibe. The halo inductor gets really close to the wah pedals of the 1960s.
I love the LED indicator and the ability to adjust the stiffness of the treadle. I didn't think too much of the LED until I actually used this pedal. You'd think you can tell when the pedal is on by your tone, but sometimes you're in a rush and just plug in and play and you won't notice it's on until it's too late. That's where the LED helped out. I haven't adjusted the stiffness yet because it felt good right out of the box, but I love that I can if I ever want to. I did adjust the sweep signal. I like my wah to be more on the brighter side. It's also got a battery compartment AND an input for an adapter which is a must for a good pedal.
I got this pedal because it was the same price as the modern Crybaby. I've had 6 different wah pedals before this. I've had a Vox v847, Vox Clyde McCoy, modern Crybaby, Original Crybaby, and a Morley wah. The modern Crybaby worked best for me. The never became scratchy and it gave me a great sound. I thought the Modtone would be along the same line.
The only con is the mod tone has a narrower sweep than some other wah pedals I've used. I don't mind too much since I don't use it in extreme, but I love having a wider sweep as an option.
With that said, this is a great pedal for the price and you save money on modding the pedal by having the LED and treadle adjuster already in it. I recommend this pedal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK for the price...

First of all it's true bypass so when it's off-it's out of the signal chain=good. It seems rugged enough made of steel fairly heavy rubber tread on top=good.It has a tension adjust...Read complete review

First of all it's true bypass so when it's off-it's out of the signal chain=good. It seems rugged enough made of steel fairly heavy rubber tread on top=good.It has a tension adjust inside the pedal-not outside ;which would be actually useful=not so good.It has an indicator light that you cant really see from the angle that your playing from=useless.The initial engagement of the pedal results in a high frequency roll-off like some one turned the tone pot all the way down on your guitar-you must then very quickly get to the top of the sweep to be in any kind of usable territory=not so good.I have used this pedal live and I can tell you it functioned perfectly with no issues except the ones I already discussed.My last wah pedal was a Vox -which sounded awesome-that I had since the 90's (which finally died on me)that I modded to true bypass and installed my own 9volt cable to attach to my power supply,so I had the best of all worlds.Not so with this one,although for the price I guess you get what you pay for.I wonder if there is a mod for this pedal to give it more treble on the low end of the sweep.To tell you the truth I'm getting tired of having to mod my wah pedals-I wish some one would just make an affordable true bypass/power supply ready wah pedal that actually sounded good......Vox are you listening???

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3.0

OK for the price...

By Toomanyguitars

from Long Island New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • affordable

Cons

  • narrow sweep /attenuates high frequencies

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

First of all it's true bypass so when it's off-it's out of the signal chain=good. It seems rugged enough made of steel fairly heavy rubber tread on top=good.It has a tension adjust inside the pedal-not outside ;which would be actually useful=not so good.It has an indicator light that you cant really see from the angle that your playing from=useless.The initial engagement of the pedal results in a high frequency roll-off like some one turned the tone pot all the way down on your guitar-you must then very quickly get to the top of the sweep to be in any kind of usable territory=not so good.I have used this pedal live and I can tell you it functioned perfectly with no issues except the ones I already discussed.My last wah pedal was a Vox -which sounded awesome-that I had since the 90's (which finally died on me)that I modded to true bypass and installed my own 9volt cable to attach to my power supply,so I had the best of all worlds.Not so with this one,although for the price I guess you get what you pay for.I wonder if there is a mod for this pedal to give it more treble on the low end of the sweep.To tell you the truth I'm getting tired of having to mod my wah pedals-I wish some one would just make an affordable true bypass/power supply ready wah pedal that actually sounded good......Vox are you listening???

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4.0

Quality Wah

By Jeff

from Chicago

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

      I have had this product for about three years now, and I am satisfied with it. Despite the thin bottom plate, it is sturdy and has held up to use in live performance and recording settings. I mainly use it to add extra character and expressiveness while playing with an E-Bow, but I have also found it useful for soloing. The wah sound is satisfactory, true bypass is valuable, and the LED is a helpful touch. I am sure that there are better wah pedals out there, but I doubt you will ever get an equally good product at this price point.

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      1.0

      leaves you wanting

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      By Icerider

      from Hopatcong N.J.

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

        The pedal I got did not have a balanced wah sound. With the pedal fully depressed gave me a big volume boost. Backing off just a little gave me a big volume drop and all the way back the volume was ridiculously low and muddy.
        Bypass gave me a moderate treble increase in tone.
        I've been playing gigs for almost 40 yrs. I wanted a newer wah pedal to upgrade from my 20 year old worn out Cry Baby.
        Don't waste your money on this imitation pedal.

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        4.0

        Going with a 4 on this one

        By Jewbs

        from Cowtown

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good sound quality
        • Somewhat Wide Sweep

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects
        • Not Responsive

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

        It's a good, warm sounding wah. Probably a better deal than a crybaby at the price level, and definitely an "easier" entry level wah than the Vox models. Similar sound to Vox, doesn't remind me of modern Cry Babies as much. I wish the switch had a bit more a kthunck feel to it when engaged and disengaged. I'd rather be able to feel it turning off and on than have to double check the LED everytime. Other than that, no complaints. Not sure how it will stand up to the test of time, so I'll recommend it for now. But we'll see.

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        2.0

        Unimpressed

        By rompo420

        from Harrison, AR

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Cuts Out
          • Not Responsive
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Sound Goes On And Off

          Best Uses

          • Paper weight

          Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

          This pedal had the allure of already being true bypass and having the upgraded inductor. The major downfall of my purchase was that the sound cuts in and out. It was defective right out of the box and there were no signs of a rough shipment or anything.

          I'll not replace this pedal when I return it. Too risky for the money.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great price for a great wah

          By RackRig527

          from Houston, TX

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          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Nice Components
          • Responsive
          • True bypass
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Treadle Hard To Adjust

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

          This is a pretty awesome wah. I doubt there are many other choices for a true bypass wah at this price. Also it has quite a broad sweep that sounds very vox-like at the heel and very crybaby-like at the toe. The only thing I didn't like about the construction was that the rubber stopper at the heel is completely in the way of the hex nut that adjusts the treadle. I had to pop off the stopper and then glue it back on later. The overall sound is not quite as smooth and clear as the Budda wah, but for the cost of the Modtone wah I just don't think you can do better. This wah covers a wide array of styles and sounds equally good with single coils as with humbuckers.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          vintage tone with modern features

          By Skip-DXer

          from South Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

          In a nutshell this captures the sound of a vintage Thomas Organ Crybaby, but has modern features like true bypass, adjustable treadle, and LED indicator.

          The case seems the same thickness and size as a dunlop wah, but is much lighter, to the point where modtone adds a few weight plates to the heel area.

          These wahs are made overseas

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Narrow sweep, but great tone.

          By Charlie Castro

          from Los Angeles

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Narrow Sweep

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

          The Modtone Vintage Wah does what it's name insinuates. It has a great tone that gives you a vintage vibe. The halo inductor gets really close to the wah pedals of the 1960s.
          I love the LED indicator and the ability to adjust the stiffness of the treadle. I didn't think too much of the LED until I actually used this pedal. You'd think you can tell when the pedal is on by your tone, but sometimes you're in a rush and just plug in and play and you won't notice it's on until it's too late. That's where the LED helped out. I haven't adjusted the stiffness yet because it felt good right out of the box, but I love that I can if I ever want to. I did adjust the sweep signal. I like my wah to be more on the brighter side. It's also got a battery compartment AND an input for an adapter which is a must for a good pedal.
          I got this pedal because it was the same price as the modern Crybaby. I've had 6 different wah pedals before this. I've had a Vox v847, Vox Clyde McCoy, modern Crybaby, Original Crybaby, and a Morley wah. The modern Crybaby worked best for me. The never became scratchy and it gave me a great sound. I thought the Modtone would be along the same line.
          The only con is the mod tone has a narrower sweep than some other wah pedals I've used. I don't mind too much since I don't use it in extreme, but I love having a wider sweep as an option.
          With that said, this is a great pedal for the price and you save money on modding the pedal by having the LED and treadle adjuster already in it. I recommend this pedal.

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          5.0

          Very good

          By Bean

          from Windsor CT

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good "wah" sound
          • True bypass

          Cons

          • Nothing

          Best Uses

          • As a wah what else

          Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

          Very versatile little wah. I like the fact that you can adjust the way the sweep feels. I like mine a little stiffer, but you can make it very easy to sweep.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          MT Wah so so

          Comments about Modtone MT-WAH Vintage Wah Pedal:

          I want true bypass, so I will be spending more money on a better quality pedal.
          Standard basic wah pedal
          I bought one and the on off switch went bad within one hour. So I sent it back and received another one. It works, but the on off switch is so cheep that it rattles. It could be heard by my band mates even durring a song at mediun loudness. I like the wah sound, just don't like the cheep quality of parts.
          The price is cheep. But so is the pedal.

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