Wahoo - Review. - Sponsored by Sonuus
are many effects pedals, out there with all sorts of variations
on classic effects others, also try and improve upon these
into new formats altogether. The Sonuus Wahoo breaks the mould
and introduces a game changing pedal and combines classic
analogue warmth with the convenience of digital control.
Built like a small tank !
Plenty of connectivity.
suited to guitar or bass the Wahoo encompasses a range of
authentic wah and filter effects, going through two vintage
analogue synthesizer filters, which can work as a team or
independently from each other. A pure analogue signal path
allows warm and great sounding tones whilst, true bypass ensures
your guitar’s signal remains clean when the pedal is not in
of the filters can be configured in several ways to achieve
a more natural or synth like sound and human vowel sounds
are also possible (good for all those Bon Jovi tunes !).
have also gone to great lengths to provide maximum tweakablity
both on and off stage. For live use, 100 preset sounds are
provided with many classic and other “out there” sounds which
can be selected from the front panel or very conveniently
from the pedal itself. 100 user locations are also provided
for storing your own sounds. A lock switch is also provided
to avoid accidentally switching you preferred sound.
can be changed on the pedal itself or with the freely available
editor for Windows or MAC.
of the unit is superb reminiscent of a small tank, solid aluminium
is used in black and chrome and the unit certainly looks like
it will be apt for live use. Most importantly Sonuus have
replaced the classic potentiometer found in most wah pedals
with a precise position sensor which they claim will never
useful thing to note is the ability of the device to draw
power from various sources such as 9 volt supply, battery
or USB although a Sonuus themselves mention USB power can
be a bit noisy on certain PCs.
PC and MAC Editor Screen
to sounds the Wahoo certainly has a good variety of them,
from the classic crybaby style tones, through to auto tracked
effects, to all sorts of high and low pass filters, they
all seem authentic warm and will definitely bring the right
wah sound to any song you perform.
is also quite important to note that the pedal has quite a
bit of travel but, if you prefer the short travel style of
the usual classic wah pedals this can also be achieved by
adding a rubber stopper and then recalibrating the pedal to
ensure you have the full sweep of each effect.
summary a very interesting and groundbreaking pedal from Sonuus.
By Ernest H Slade – (13-10-12)
sound demos: http://www.sonuus.com/products_wahoo_demo.html