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Clyde McCoy Picture Wah Replica — $400.00

Signal Chain

  • Ibanez S5470
  • GHS Progressives, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Chase Tone Clyde McCoy Picture Wah Replica
  • Vox Satchurator
  • Blackstar HT-Delay
  • Fender Twin Reverb II
  • Two Notes Torpedo Live
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Authentic fine-tuned replica of the mid-late 1960s much sought after Vox Clyde McCoy Script Wah heard on many famous recordings. The Script wah replica is reminiscent of the quick and fast ‘midnight lamp’ muted trumpet wah wah sounds- including the elusive ‘white room studio wah voice.’ The unique and recognizable curved sweep offers a smooth, wet sound, and thus operating the pedal in a rapid motion offers Univibe like pulsating tones very easily. Please check out the sound sample.


- Circuit board is exact replica of the vintage 1960s Vox Clyde McCoy wah board layout. Original replica board featuring NOS 1960s paper phenolic copper board imported from the UK. NOS components are laid out in the same physical locations and electrically connected the same as the original Vox Clyde McCoy wahs.

- Handmade Halo inductor as found in the 1960s Vox Clyde McCoy Script wahs. Wound to proper specs and vacuum potted for noise free performance and reliability. Proper ferrite for the proper sound. This is not a typical reissue halo inductor on the market. When near a loud vintage tube amplifier the inductor reacts similar to a guitar pickup compressing and delivering a unique sonic signature voice.

- New Old Stock 1960s Radiospares Piher Resistors. Smooth classic vintage tone without the bright high end compared to modern carbon film resistors. Same resistors used in original highly sought after 1960s British tube amplifiers, as well as the best Italian Vox wah pedals of the1960s. (select resistors may vary)

- Custom made low gain silicon transistors to exacting specs of the best NOS European transistors found in the original Italian Vox wahs.

- Real vintage 1960s Mullard Tropical Fish polyester capacitors.  Same used in original 1960s Vox Clyde McCoy Wah Wahs.

- Rare, high quality NOS Polystyrene capacitors as used in the original Clyde McCoy & Italian V846 Wahs. Prized by audiophiles for the ultimate silky-smooth, clear tone.

- Bipolar electrolytic capacitor as found in original Italian Vox V846 wahs.

- PVC stranded copper wire.

- True-Bypass via high quality Carling DPDT switch. (Custom Option: Vintage-Bypass: This lessens high end offering a smoother warmer response from some vintage tube amplifiers. Vintage-Bypass is part of the sound heard on those famous recordings and changes the wah tone in the ON position slightly, so it can be built this way to replicate this.) Customers normally prefer True-Bypass unless using only a few pedals and loud tube amplifiers. Ribbed front bumper to prevent accidentally turning off switch but still allow easy turn ON ability.

- High quality Switchcraft open jacks.

- Adapter jack on output jack side of chassis for negative (standard) ground adapters. Polarity protection and noise filtering circuitry installed.

- Stealth Black durable finish. Anti-Slip grooved rubber surface. Shell has increased physical sweep range compared to 70s and later wah shells opening up bass frequencies slightly.

- Black bottom plate (with large vintage style rubber feet) same as transitional wahs in the Clyde McCoy to V846 era.

- Fully adjustable shell via (supplied) allen wrench to adjust (at heel) the physical feel of the wah shell offering smoother performance. It can adjust to move fast or slow, and also make sure it does not flop forward when leaving it in one position for that vowel-y frequency mid or treble boost.

- Built with pride and care, and individually fine-tuned and tested one at a time in the USA.

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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