JOYO Classic Volume & Wah Pedal Review (January 2021)
JOYO Classic Volume & Wah Pedal
- ✔ Ture Bypass Switching
- ✔ Small Sized Compared To Traditional Wah Pedals
- ✔ Easy To Operate Wah-Wah & Volume Functions
- ✔ Durable Chassis With Rubber Cushioned Feetd
- Wah-wah and volume functions
- LED indicator on both sides
- TrueBypass in Wah-Wah mode
- RM protected inductor specially designed for wah tones
- Solid metal case
- Input and output socket: 6.3 mm jack
- Power supply via 9 V DC power supply
- Current consumption: 18 mA
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 160 x 63/75 x 55 mm
- Weight: 435 g
Heres what Joyo have to say about their pedal
“The JOYO classic wah has a small footprint so it wont take up so much room on your board. We designed it to be not too small, or too big. It has two modes to select from on the side switch to give you full control over your expression.
Wah / Bypass & Wah / Volume
Wah/Bypass – When the wah pedal is active the LED glows to show you the wah mode is on. The Wah pedal gives classic controls, down (forward) for treble, back off for lower frequency. A press down of the pedal switches you to by pass mode, where volume is full. In bypass mode, the pedal is True bypass, the mode is activated to ensure no volume or tone is lost in the transmission.
Wah/Volume – When the wah pedal is active the LED glows to show you the wah mode is on, a press down of the pedal switches you to by pass mode. The volume wheel on the side of the pedal allows you to set a minimum volume for the pedal when rocked back. This is a great feature enabling you to adjust your for introducing sweeps and greater accuracy when using. Toe down (forward) to increase, back off to wind the volume back to your set minimum level.
The pedal features RM shielding, a Green Led when active. Constructed of a solid metal housing, this small wah feels solid and stays in place. The JOYO classic wah pedal has a space saving footprint of 16cm x 6cm. Not too small, just right!
A great pedal to add another level of expression to your guitar playing, from funk to shoegazey, the classic wah pedal from JOYO is going to be a for all guitarists.
The most recognisable sound of a wah-wah pedal playing is utilizing it in wah mode for a percussive “wacka-wacka” effect during rhythm guitar parts. This is done by muting strings, holding down a chord and moving the pedal forward and back, altering the frequencies from low to high. Perhaps first heard on the song “Little Miss Lover” (1967) by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
One of our favourite wacka wacka riffs is heard on Isaac Hayes’s “Theme from Shaft”. The pedal is not just for the funky electric guitar, try it on an electric violin, an electric Ukulele or plug it into your synths to add some very expressive filtering effect to your tone.”
Overall we think this is a nice small sized wah & volume pedal. A great alternative to the more expensive options available on the market. The pedal is slightly longer and the rocker has a greater arc than some of the other compact rocker pedals. A worthy option if you’re looking for a replicate wah pedal.