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The real sound and feel of this classic guitar effect.

The V847A Wah-Wah pedal is an enhanced version of the most famous guitar effects pedal of all time. Based on the specifications of the original pedal developed by VOX in the '60s, this version offers guitarists the same legendary tone with the addition of AC power capability and a buffered input jack for preserving the unprocessed guitar tone when the pedal is not engaged. The pedal's inductor has undergone a redesign to be closer in specification to the original VOX wah inductors, for improved dynamics and tone. These additions will benefit players of all genres who use a wah pedal as an integral part of their sound.
About the 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. Having made spotlight appearances on some of the most famous recordings of all time, the Wah-Wah is still considered "must-have equipment" for guitar players of all levels and abilities today.

FEATURES
Input/Output jacks: INST jack, AMP jack
Power supply: One 9V DC battery 6F22(S-006P)
Power consumption: 540uA @ 9VDC
Battery life for continuous use: approximately >100 hours with manganese battery (will vary depending on conditions)
Dimensions: 102(W) x 252(D) x 75(H) (including rubber feet, pedal in lowest postion)
Weight: 1673g (including battery)

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VoxV847A Wah-Wah Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 77 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good traditional Wah!

For the price - You get a great Vox wah. One thing to keep in mind about the Vox wah is that they're more of a vintage reissue type of a pedal. They're not...Read complete review

For the price - You get a great Vox wah. One thing to keep in mind about the Vox wah is that they're more of a vintage reissue type of a pedal. They're not a modern "game-changer" in terms of how they handle high gain signal chains. With that being said:

I own the v847a as well as the v845 and I can tell just by holding the two that the v847 is a more rigid pedal. Then, the switch operates much, much smoother. I have to stomp the v845 through my pedal board in order to get the switch to engage. The v847a switch can easily be engaged from a sitting position... no struggle.

It is NOT true bypass, which is a draw back but Vox did include a signal buffer stage that tries to reduce tone-drain when the pedal is disengaged. If you're running this with just a few other pedals you shouldn't have to worry about much tone loss. Let's get real, unless you're running a long signal chain - you don't NEED true bypass... it's just something that people clamor for based on the negetive conotation it's given.

Some don't like the treble in the sweep... You can adjust the sweep of any wah by adjusting the gear position a little more on the bass side of the potentiometer... I actually did this to my v845 once I put this pedal on my pedal board. This gives me two different voicings of the Vox wah.

For the money... it's probably the best traditional Wah.

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what a piece of crap

I have now had two of these pedals. The first one I bought had to get fixed because of a all the noise it created when I used it and they couldn't fix the...Read complete review

I have now had two of these pedals. The first one I bought had to get fixed because of a all the noise it created when I used it and they couldn't fix the pedal at the store so they sent it back to the manufacturer. the manufacturer then sent me a replacement which has started to make the exact same noise. I have learned now that if a pedal says made in china, it that it is absolute garbage and don't waste your money on it. all other pedals i own made in the U.S.A. work fine and I haven't had an issue with any of them.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Vox V847 Wah-Wah

By Jerry Hamric

from Texas

Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

I'd say that Vox makes a wonderfully voiced, solidly-built Wah-Wah. It is superior to my old Clyde McCoy (first generation) because the old Cry Baby was simply too tinny and lacked the deep throaty tone of the Vox. I use this Vox pedal for recording, but the Dunlop Hendrix is also a beautifully voiced pedal and is superior to the Vox for only one reason: convenience. I just can't get past the power supply/battery issue. I've tried using one of the 9volt power supplies that clips onto the battery terminals. It simply doesn't stand up to heavy use and never seems to sound right to my ear. I'll always have a Vox and use it regularly--just not on stage.
The Wah-Wah is a must for every guitarist, and the Vox is at the top of the list in terms of sound and construction quality. I've owned and played with these devices since the '60s when I got my first Clyde McCoy Cry Baby. My complaint then was the constant problems with batteries, and batteries just don't last if you fail to unplug the pedal between sets. I have the same complaint with the Vox V847. Why build a great pedal with wonderful tone and leave out a simple plug for an exterior power supply? This is the reason this pedal and the older Clyde McCoy are not on my pedal board. Instead, I use the Dunlop Jimi Hendrix model Cry Baby.It has great sound and no need for the continual replacing of batteries. The Vox V847 is more robustly built than any other Wah-Wah I've ever owned or used.
Vox Wah-Wahs have always been a cut above the competition in terms of build quality. Every component of my Vox is just impeccable. The V847 is the most professional looking Wah pedal, and it incorporates great components internally and externally. I use this pedal for recording because it has the perfect Wah sound.
This pedal is not cheaply built, nor is any aspect of it shoddy, nor are any corners cut in the construction. It is not only beautiful, it is solid as a rock. It has the kind of construction that produces a pedal that will last for decades. My only complaint is the lack of an exterior power supply which delivers a significant blow valuewise. I simply can't see having a pedal board with devices velcroed down for travel and stability, and then pulling the wah off to change the battery.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good traditional Wah!

By Adam Schleman

from Indiana

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Pros

  • Good quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • No True Bypass

Best Uses

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

Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

For the price - You get a great Vox wah. One thing to keep in mind about the Vox wah is that they're more of a vintage reissue type of a pedal. They're not a modern "game-changer" in terms of how they handle high gain signal chains. With that being said:

I own the v847a as well as the v845 and I can tell just by holding the two that the v847 is a more rigid pedal. Then, the switch operates much, much smoother. I have to stomp the v845 through my pedal board in order to get the switch to engage. The v847a switch can easily be engaged from a sitting position... no struggle.

It is NOT true bypass, which is a draw back but Vox did include a signal buffer stage that tries to reduce tone-drain when the pedal is disengaged. If you're running this with just a few other pedals you shouldn't have to worry about much tone loss. Let's get real, unless you're running a long signal chain - you don't NEED true bypass... it's just something that people clamor for based on the negetive conotation it's given.

Some don't like the treble in the sweep... You can adjust the sweep of any wah by adjusting the gear position a little more on the bass side of the potentiometer... I actually did this to my v845 once I put this pedal on my pedal board. This gives me two different voicings of the Vox wah.

For the money... it's probably the best traditional Wah.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bang for the Buck

By nick lofendo

from Chicago

Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

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I just bought this pedal and it is far better than the cry baby i had prior. It sounds great on clean and with overdrive. I use a gibson les paul, thru a fender tube 100 watt amp and the sound is killer. Other times i switch to my fender strat and the sound is close to that of the 1960 guitar gods that made VOX what it is today.
Love the chrome and the case it came with.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vox V847

By Ben Tellifero

from right here

Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

I have had this wah for almost 2 years now, I love the sound it has and the sweep is extremely smooth and not to sharp, this is fantastic for being used with a clean signal as well as with a good overdrive sound, its so versatile. can't say enough!
This pedal itself is fantastic, the only problem I have (witch is miniscule) is that there is no indicator as to weather the effect is turned on.
This thing is built like a tank, because of people dropping it and hauling it to gigs this thing has been through heck and it still performs flawlessly, as a good pedal should.
I have played much more expensive wahs that I was disappointed in, in comparison. The price of this could easily be far higher and I would still buy it over others.

(3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Dissapointed

By Caleb Erubiel Andrade Sernas

from Cuernavaca

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Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

First of all, l purchased this article based on the good opinion of many reviews. But l must tell l got quite dissapointed.

The first thing l noticed is that it is not all die-cast metal constructed, the base is made of plastic (what?!!!), yes, it looks like rugged metal, but it is nothing but a piece of cheap plastic. Then l thought: "this can't be constructed in the US", so to confirm my suspicion l looked at the bottom of it... what a big dissapointment, but it still looked nice.

Then l thought, "maybe it is not as bad as it looks", so l plugged it into my amp, and plugged my guitar into it. l turned it on and, surprise!, a terrible hum was there, l thought it was my power supply (a modtone), or a cable, but none of them were. In addition, this is not a true bypass.

My suggestion: don't buy it, get something better for some extra bucks! (unless vox makes it all die-cast metal, manufactures it in the US and add a true bypass switch!)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cool nice pedal~!

By Jak

from Ames, IA

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Pros

  • As Advertized - Nice~
  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Careful Foot
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

    The key to this pedal is where to place it in your particular effects pedal chain. This is all decided by how your own gear responds. I tried the Jimi up front placement first (right after the tuner) and it was not correct. But, after placing after the distortion pedals and before the chorus, reverb, delay pedals, voila! - there it is. There's an art to using these (like patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time - but with good coordination -- so a careful foot really helps glide this thing home. Nice nice pedal - and good price. Love it. Also, seeing the word "VOX" when you look down is an added bonus ;]

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent company to deal with!!!

    By Manny

    from NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

      Pedal is amazing, do not hesitate to purchase this make/model...

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Pedal- just not the original v846

      By brownchickenbrowncow

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

        Very nice pedal. Better than most of the vox's within the last 10-20 years.. However if you're looking for more of that vintage sound like the original v846, this is lacking.. If you compare this one to the original v846 it's apples and oranges.. however this one is much clearer and crisper. if you're looking for that original sound and have the soldering skills, you can install a new whipple inductor and it sounds pretty close then. just my 2 cents.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Wah for a Great Price!

        By Tim D.

        from Danbury, CT

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        Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

        Being the original manufacturer and maker of the wah, Vox certainly has really done it with this newer version of the timeless wah pedal (contrary to popular belief, the Vox wah was originally called the Crybaby yet, for some reason, it was not trademarked...because of that, Dunlop was able to come along and rip off the name and they now claim theirs is the pedal Hendrix used--that's a lie!). Anyway, the Vox V847 is a very versatile wah. I've found that it's especially great for blues and rock but, if you want, you could certainly use it for jazz and country!The only bad thing is that it does NOT include an adapter so you will either have to use a 9-volt battery or an adapter that you purchase separately. Other than that, the Vox V847 Wah is worth every cent!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it

        By Phillip Seals

        from Picayune, Ms

        Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

        This is one of my favorite pedals. I have a multi-effects unit that has an expression pedal but I only use it for volume. After 30 years of playing, I have never had any kind of pedal that is so simple yet sound so sweet.
        I give it a 10 simply because, unlike other wah pedals I have used, there is no adjusting or tweaking to get the sound you want. Just plug it in and step on it and that classic sound is there
        I am very rough on this thing. This is the second one of these I have owned only because the first was dropped by the truck and I didn't notice it and I ran over it with the truck.
        You just can't beat the bang for the buck.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very happy with the pedal, the real deal.

        By Larry "ShotGlass" Roll

        from New York

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • No power supply / battery

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

        Great pedal, good enough for Eric Clapton, good enough for me

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just What I Needed

        By blues4545

        from Baltimore, MD

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        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

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          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          I've been playing for 45 years and needed a new wah-wah as the Dunlop Cry Baby I have died on me. I had this same pedal back in the 70's and made the mistake of selling it at one point. Looked at other pedals but I remembered I always liked this one so I bought it again. I play out with a blues/classic rock band a couple times a month and this one works great. Rugged and gives me the tone and sound I like. If you need a wah-wah this is the one you want, you won't be disappointed.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          what a piece of crap

          By dontbuythis101

          from Canada

          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          I have now had two of these pedals. The first one I bought had to get fixed because of a all the noise it created when I used it and they couldn't fix the pedal at the store so they sent it back to the manufacturer. the manufacturer then sent me a replacement which has started to make the exact same noise. I have learned now that if a pedal says made in china, it that it is absolute garbage and don't waste your money on it. all other pedals i own made in the U.S.A. work fine and I haven't had an issue with any of them.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          go funk yourself

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          This is the ultimate wah pedal. Period. A long time ago I had heard that this was the wah that Jimi and SRV used. I hocked my Crybaby for a Vox V8-47 when vox first reissued them back in the mid 90's and I've never looked back. In the past 12 years or so I've owned 2 of 'em. Very wide and deep throw range on the pedal--throaty, growly. Built like a tank, and very reliable. Much deeper and wider range than a Crybaby. "THE" wah pedal--especially for funkateers and Hendrix/SRV wannabe's.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          too loud, just not good...

          By Gus

          from Brazil

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          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          just bought one and i'm kinda disappointed...this pedal boosts your treble signal and it adds gain in a terrible way...i wouldn't recommend it even for loud players. Plus, it get's noisy when you close the pedal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Wah

          By Rockerduck

          from Marietta, Ga.

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          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          Been playing over 40 yrs. and have used most all wahs made. This is the best.
          I've used this pedal for a couple of yrs. now. I finally found this after looking for the same wah that I used in the 70's that broke. This is like it says, a recreation of the original. It does what it is supposed to do. I PUT THIS FIRST IN THE PEDAL CHAIN. This is the correct place for it. I get no noise at all and it works flawlessly.
          Built like a tank.
          Best buy for the price and beats out higher priced ones too.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          simple, but great

          By mojo rising 69

          from middlesboro, ky

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          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          I got mine cheap at a pawn shop 2 years ago. It's a little older, but man, it really sounds great. I hardly ever have to change the battery. It's got everything you need, and none of that LED nonsense. I don't know about vox vs. crybaby, but I wouldn't trade this one for 20 of them.buy it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Crybaby Killer...

          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          I WAS a crybaby fan for life, until I tried this out. I immediately knew that it was the pedal I had been looking for! It smoked all the other wah pedals in the store...Jimi was right!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I own both this and the standard

          By saggy

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

          crybaby wah. The differences are quite pronounced and have separate uses. The crybaby is more of a dramatic "effect" that really alters the tone of your guitar. The Vox is much more "musical". The frequencies effected seem more focused as you travel though the pedal's sweep. The crybaby is much more "squacky. As I say, different strokes.Neither has ever broken down through years of use.

           
          5.0

          Nice

          By LJ

          from Sicklerville NJ

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
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            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal:

            I'm very happy with the vox wa, no complaints here.

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