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Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal

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Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 is based on the Holy Grail wah, 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy Wahs. With the Xotic XW-1 you don't get one or three sound...Click To Read More About This Product

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An easy-to-use wah for unlimited sound possibilities.

Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 is based on the Holy Grail wah, 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy Wahs. With the Xotic XW-1 you don't get one or three sounds in one pedal, you get unlimited sounds with unique controls that shape and contour your sound the way you hear it. The adjustability and flexibility of the XW-1 makes this one of the most versatile wah pedals available today.

With the XW-1 you will enjoy some exciting and innovative features including:
¢ Self-lubricating nylon bushing pivot for quiet and smooth operation with fully-adjustable rocker pedal tension
¢ Gold contact relay true bypassing, which allows for transparent true bypass tone, while incorporating ultra reliable switching with minimum one million life cycle
¢ 20% smaller footprint than conventional wah pedals
¢ Fully adjustable Wah-Q and Bias controls and a two-band EQ with +/-15 dB center-detent potentiometers optimize the voicing for different playing styles and gear
¢ Fuzz-friendly buffering circuit assures a great sounding wah tone with your favorite fuzz pedals

External Controls & Features:
Bias Control - Changing the bias warmer will lead the XW-1 to having slightly more output & firm up bass frequencies along with a more pronounced wah through the sweep. A cold bias is common with vintage wah pedals for a very clear voice that is more transparent in tone and smoother in operation.
Wah Q Control - This knob adjusts the Q (the width of the filter peak) and in basic terms, adjusts the amount of the wah effect for precise filter shaping to achieve vocal-like effects.
Treble & Bass Control - A two-band EQ with +/-15 dB center-detent potentiometers optimize the voicing for different playing styles and gear
Adjustable Rubber Stopper - Located on the backside bottom of the treadle this rubber bumper can be shimmed to adjust the travel range of the pedal.
Adjustable Pedal Torsion - Fully-adjustable rocker pedal torsion by adjusting Hex nut on the treadle.
LED Indicator - The LED indicator is located at the top of the XW-1 and lights up when the pedal is on. One unique feature of the XW-1 is the LED will flash if the battery power falls below 50% and indicates that it is time to change the battery.
DC Jack - 2.1mm x 5.5mm 9VDC - Negative Center. When an external power supply is used, the battery is disconnected from the circuit. When using a battery, the life of the battery can be extended if you unplug the input when the effect is not in use for long periods of time. Battery access is through the removal of bottom plate (4 screws).

FEATURES
Bias Control
Wah Q Control
Treble & Bass Control
Adjustable Pedal Torsion
LED Indicator
DC Jack
Input Gain
Relay Bypass Switching
Internal Dip Switches
Power Consumption: 9VDC/5mA
Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
AC Adapter (Optional): Regulated 9VDC / Negative Tips
Input Impedance: 1M ohm
Output Impedance: 10K ohm
Nominal Intput Level -20 dBV
Nominal Output Level -20 dBV
Bypass: True Bypass
Dimensions: D 8.27" (210mm) W 3.94" (100mm) H 2.64 (67mm)
Weight: 2.16lb. (980g)

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Xotic EffectsWah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best wah ever!

I have owned many wah pedals. This is the first wah that doesn't take a chunk of my sound out when in bypass mode. Even my Dunlop Crybaby Rack wah takes a bit off...Read complete review

I have owned many wah pedals. This is the first wah that doesn't take a chunk of my sound out when in bypass mode. Even my Dunlop Crybaby Rack wah takes a bit off the signal when bypassed. I really want to express my thanks and admiration to the X-otic company for making this wah. The wah sounds are great and fully tweak-able. The controls are all very usable and fun to work with. The only thing I do not like is that it is smaller than a standard wah which makes it a little bit difficult to operate. I guess it makes sense if someone has a large cramped pedalboard, or if you have a small foot, but for me the smaller size has no value. I love that you can adjust almost everything on it. You can set it up exactly to your personal taste. I do alot of recording and can get a wide range of wah sounds from it. It is really musical sounding. Very warm and pleasing. I use wahs for more than just the wah wah effect. I also use it for tone-shifting to get a more articulate crunch or for a throaty lead tone. This pedal is truly the best out there.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

nice but..

Love this pedal. In fact bought two 6 months ago, one for my live board and one for my studio board. Sounds great, very versatile, can dial in the exact wah I'm...Read complete review

Love this pedal. In fact bought two 6 months ago, one for my live board and one for my studio board. Sounds great, very versatile, can dial in the exact wah I'm looking for. Unfortunately, both of my X-Wah's have rjust given up the ghost within days of each other. Click down, light goes on, but no wah. For two pedals to go down with the same problem within the same week says there was some kind of QA issue when they were built. Xotic customer support has been helpful and will repair these pedals under warranty, so that's a plus. Maybe I just got a bad batch, but at this price point, I expect better quality control and reliability.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally some innovation in guitar land.

By Trem

from 90210

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Finally some innovation in perennially conservative guitar land, where 'vintage' means 'don't ever change a thing for the better.' Finally a wah that isn't the same housing with a new paint job and label slapped on it, and one or two changed parts. Cough - Dunlop-Cough. Expensive? Yep. Enter Coupon. Great vocal quality, defined even with distortion. No harsh sounds on stock settings. Helpful, non-blinding LED to indicate on/off. Xotic's approach to pedals is refreshing. Quality stuff, well worth the money.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quick test

      By Manrico

      from Venice area, Italy

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Some Adjustments Inside

      Best Uses

      • ANY USE

      Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've tried it both with some friends (experienced and pro musicians) and myself alone, comparing it with some old CryBabies and a Vox so to get more compharison. More that positive comments (one of us wish to get mine), great versatility that allows to shape the effect as wanted (sound and mechanical) and the 3/4 of length in dimension is "well accepted", even if not better.
      It's sounds are beautiful also without adjusting anything, battery included ("ready to play") and led light very useful and visible.
      My feeling is that it's not true bypass, or at least the impression is that it still keeps some compression and a slight enhancements of the medium frequencies (when off, of course)
      A negative point of view (common to many recent pedals) is that some settings are inside the box, and you have to open the back all the time (it slows down the choice of setting). The button (not a hard click switch..!) had to be sprayed a little, due to some failing contacts, but after that works great.
      Then, it's a wha: so the most (and best) personal as interactive pedal effect for me.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Wah pedal with everything that you need to set up

      By Carlos Oliveira

      from Brazil

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Reviewer

      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 Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

        In general wah pedals don´t give you any oportunity to choose "how much" wah you want, the frequency range you would like it to work and so on. This pedal gave me everything that I always wanted which is, choosing the frequency range (most wah have too much medium), the "wah intensity" I want, and, moreover, set up the wah volume (most wah pedals increase the volume). The Xotic wah controls allow you to set my sound as I want. And it has a led indicator of on off!!! It is light and small but still very sensitive.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        nice but..

        By JP

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Love this pedal. In fact bought two 6 months ago, one for my live board and one for my studio board. Sounds great, very versatile, can dial in the exact wah I'm looking for. Unfortunately, both of my X-Wah's have rjust given up the ghost within days of each other. Click down, light goes on, but no wah. For two pedals to go down with the same problem within the same week says there was some kind of QA issue when they were built. Xotic customer support has been helpful and will repair these pedals under warranty, so that's a plus. Maybe I just got a bad batch, but at this price point, I expect better quality control and reliability.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best wah ever!

            By Z

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I have owned many wah pedals. This is the first wah that doesn't take a chunk of my sound out when in bypass mode. Even my Dunlop Crybaby Rack wah takes a bit off the signal when bypassed. I really want to express my thanks and admiration to the X-otic company for making this wah. The wah sounds are great and fully tweak-able. The controls are all very usable and fun to work with. The only thing I do not like is that it is smaller than a standard wah which makes it a little bit difficult to operate. I guess it makes sense if someone has a large cramped pedalboard, or if you have a small foot, but for me the smaller size has no value. I love that you can adjust almost everything on it. You can set it up exactly to your personal taste. I do alot of recording and can get a wide range of wah sounds from it. It is really musical sounding. Very warm and pleasing. I use wahs for more than just the wah wah effect. I also use it for tone-shifting to get a more articulate crunch or for a throaty lead tone. This pedal is truly the best out there.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Wha

              By Buckster*

              from Pasadena, MD.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This pedal has great dynamics. It sounds incredible and is quite versatile. You can adjust the pedal to fit whatever style you are playing. I love it!!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sounding Smooth/Flexible Wah

                By chriscasbah

                from Chico, CA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Smooth
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Definitely impressed. I don't use wah alot, but still like that flavor occasionally on my board. I'm more of a Sunday player these days, but the size was right. Tried this out last week, and I was very happy with it. The other guitar player in my group said he wanted to A/B it with his Real McCoy wah because it sounded so good. Pricey for a wah, but once you buy it your probably done (or your just not a wah person:)).

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  So far so good

                  By BT the guitar slinger

                  from Wellsville, NY. 1 1/2 hr. south Buffalo

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • attractive pedal..great addition to board
                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • lots weekend bar gigs
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Only used it on one job so far,,,,,,,,,the fella's in the band loved it and so did I...............two gigs coming up this weekend Fri and Sat nights, will be able to stretch it a little more,,,,,,,,,,looking forward to it......I really like that it is smaller than your normal wah pedal........on/off night is big plus........sounds real real nice....

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wah breath!

                    By Rob-D

                    from Columbus, Ohio

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This the real deal in the wah pedal. It gives the wah as a breathing note in the sound.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Wahes of Old

                    By Rob-D

                    from Columbus, Ohio

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I had purchase an wah pedal of another brand before buying this brand,but the wah sound was outside of the tone of the note. This wah breathes inside the note, like wahes of old.

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good Wah

                    By Gzuls

                    from San Jose, Ca.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Still looking for the Wah that is clean when left in the static position.

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