Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Wah Pedal
The Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah replicates the famous VOX Clyde McCoy Wah Wah pedal, but offers complete consistency between units - something that the original did not! The original VOX Clyde McCoy was used by artists such Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, so it has a very respected fan-base! The Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah was created by taking the best bits of more than 25 vintage Wah pedals and combining them into one unit.
- Created by taking the best bits of more than 25 vintage Wah pedals and combining them into one unit
- Replicates the famous VOX Clyde McCoy Wah Wah pedal
- Resonance Control for bass and gain adjustment
- Fullrange pot with a 500,000 turn life-span
- Custom-made 14 ga. welded steel pedal
- Classic wah sound
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Clyde McCoy was a big-band Trumpet Player in the '60s - not a great musician, but one famous for getting a muted 'wah wah' sound. This led to Vox trying to approximate this muted trumpet sound in a pedal, hence the Vox 'Clyde McCoy' wah wah circa 1967.
The Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Inductor is a tuned core hand-made unit using exactly the same type wire and inductance as the '60's era Vox, except it's very consistent from one unit to the next. A tuned core inductor is much more expensive to make, but the end result is worth it. The only change from the original '60's Vox design is the addition of a very usable internal 'Resonance Control', which is a large durable trimmer, for bass and gain adjustment and is easily adjustable by hand without tools and with room to mark your favorite settings.
Clyde Standard wahs (as well as the deluxe model) sport the most authentic '60's Vox type inductor available, which also happens to be the quietest - Fulltone's hand-wound MuMetal shielded Fulltone 500mH inductor. And, of course, the long-live Fulltone-1 wah pot.
The Potentiometer, the most overlooked part of the circuit, is one of the keys to a good wah wah sound and there hasn't been a proper 'tapered' pot since the '60's 'Icar' in any major manufacturer's wah. This is one of the reasons the '70s, '80s, and '90s wahs are so mediocre. Fulltone have made their own called the Fullrange pot. This has a double screened carbon composition track giving a 500,000 turn life span instead of the standard industry 15,000.
Fulltone feel that traditional Vox-type housings don't give enough travel and potentiometer range, limiting your tonal sweep, and they have little compensation for tension or feel. The Fulltone Clyde uses their own custom-made 14 ga. welded steel pedal with nylon pivot points, which gives much more travel than the conventional Vox-style ones that everyone uses. It has nylok nuts so you can adjust the tension of the treadle, and it stays that way until you change it. As with all Fulltone pedals, the 'Clyde' has true bypass switching so that when it's 'off' it's not coloring your sound or ruining the performance of other pedals in your signal chain.
The Clyde also has a standard 2.1mm negative center-pin AC adapter port with anti-hum filtering and protection diode.