REVIEWS

Vox Satriani Big Bad Wah Pedal

Published 12 years ago on July 23, 2011

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Wah seems to be the effect that will not die. When it first appeared, back in the 1960s, you might have thought it a gimmick that wouldn't stand the test of time. As it is, wah has gone on to be one of the classics - and this pedal is Joe Satriani and Vox's take on it.

Essentially, a wah is a pretty simple device but Vox has decided, once more, to make this a fairly versatile unit. The Big Bad has two modes, the traditional Vox sound (they made one of the very first wah pedals, so know whereof they speak) plus a hot-rodded setting that is altogether more Joe.

The controls on offer are a Drive knob, Voice toggle switch, an Inductor switch and a Wah 1-2 switch.

You might, or might not, enjoy having so much versatility on tap from a wah- there are two schools of thought, after all. One is that 'more is less' and that all you really want is a simple pedal that you can stamp on and get a great sound, with nothing to go wrong on stage. The other view is that having a pedal you can set to precisely your chosen settings is the ideal. Your money - your choice.

We liked this Vox a lot. As Danny says, it's a very versatile unit with old and new sounds - even unique sounds of your own. Danny's view? Well worth the asking price, though he did feel it wasn't quite as sturdy as some he's played. But for tone? It's just fine.

Ig2 Cover


YOU MAY LIKE

ADVERTISEMENT

LATEST

Soundsation Rider Pro | REVIEW

Eventide MicroPitch Delay | REVIEW

EMG PX, PCSX, and PAX Pickups | REVIEW

Cordoba Fusion 5 Limited Bocote | REVIEW

Black Country Customs/Laney Secret Path Reverb Pedal | REVIEW

Cort KX300 Etched | REVIEW

VOX Valvenergy Cutting Edge & Copperhead Drive | REVIEW

Kustom KG100FX 212 | REVIEW

Darkglass Harmonic Booster | REVIEW

Martin X Series D-X1E & 00-X2E | REVIEW

Steve Lukather: Stop, Luke & Listen | INTERVIEW

BOSS OC-5 Octave Pedal | REVIEW

Is Rammstein Calling Time with 'Zeit' | Album Review

Cort Core OC Spruce | REVIEW

Vox VH-Q1 Headphones | REVIEW

Vintage 25th Anniversary V75SVB | REVIEW

Aria Pro II DM-206 | REVIEW

BOSS OC-5 Octave Pedal | REVIEW

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI V2 | REVIEW

Manson META Series MBM-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar | REVIEW

Laney/Black Country Customs Spiral Array Chorus | REVIEW

Victory V4 Copper Preamp | REVIEW

Aria Pro II JET-B'tone | REVIEW

Black Country Customs/Laney Secret Path Reverb Pedal | REVIEW

Kustom KG100FX 212 | REVIEW

Top magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram