Xotic Effects XW-1 Wah Pedal
The Xotic Effects Wah is designed to offer unrivalled versatility, with fully adjustable Wah-Q & Bias controls as well as a 2 band EQ, you can tweak & tune it to provide you with your ultimate wah tone! The Xotic Wah is a smaller size, to fit more comfortably on your pedalboard, while it also features True Bypass switching, an LED indicator & fuzz friendly buffer so you can get a great wah sound even when you pair it with vintage fuzz boxes!
- Fully adjustable Wah-Q and Bias Controls
- Two-band EQ with +/- 156dB Treble and Bass allows customisable voicing
- Fuzz friendly buffering circuit assures a great sounding wah tone with your favourite fuzz pedals.
- 20% smaller footprint than conventional wah pedals
- Gold contact relay true bypassing, which allows for transparent true bypass tone, while incorporating ultra reliable switching with minimum one million life cycle.
- Self-lubricating nylon bushing pivot for quiet and smooth operation with fully-adjustable rocker pedal tension
- LED indicator lets you know when the effect is engaged and when it's time to change the battery
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With the Xotic Wah 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! Xotic Wah is modelled based on the late 60s Italian made Clyde McCoy Wahs, only with a never-before seen level of tone shaping functions! The adjustability and flexibility of the Xotic Wah makes this one of the most versatile wah pedals available today!
Along with a smaller size & footprint, The Xotic Wah is built to a exceptional standard using only the finest parts averrable. It features an inductor which gives the same sound and response as the Halo inductors that were used in 1967 Clyde McCoy wah pedals. The ferrite core material and coil wire are carefully selected to match the sweetest, musical voice of vintage tone. The potentiometers accurately replicates the feel and tone shaping capabilities of vintage ICAR potentiometers providing extra long life with very low noise level. The True Bypass function has a relay circuit, which allows for transparent bypass tone, while incorporating reliable switching with minimum one million life cycle.
BIAS CONTROL — Changing the bias warmer will lead the Xotic Wah 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 optimise 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 Xotic Wah and lights up when the pedal is on. One unique feature of the Xotic Wah 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).
INPUT GAIN — Controls wah input gain– by turning clockwise it adds up to +6dB of Wah Boost.
RELAY BYPASS SWITCHING — Xotic Wah uses a relay bypass switching for true bypass switching.
INTERNAL DIP SWITCHES — Controls wah resonance frequency range.
Dimensions (W/D/H): D 8.27 Inch (210mm) W 3.94 Inch (100mm) H 2.64 Inch (67mm)
Weight: 2.16lb. (980g)
Power Consumption: 9VDC/5mA
Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
Input Impedance: 1M ohm
Output Impedance: 10K ohm
Nominal Intput Level: -20 dBV