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Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah

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Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah

Product Code: 1140b
Brand: Fulltone

Availability: Out of stock

MSRP: $239.00 Our Price: $191.20

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Wah Wah, wu Wah Wah Wah, Wah Wu Wah Wah Wah! What else can you Say?


The Fulltone "Clyde" is born from taking the best of the best of Mike Fuller's more than 25 piece vintage Vox wah collection, and analyzing every aspect, going so far as sacrificing a few of the vintage inductors to get it right. The problem with the old, and other company's new inductors, from what Mike saw, was that they are generic industrial-grade, in other words "cheap", with as much as 30% variance in tolerance, some name brand wah's measured in at 360mh when they are supposed to be 500mh. Mike took this knowledge and created the most authentic ‘60’s Vox style inductor available, one that is also the quietest.

All Fulltone Clyde Wah’s ship with a built in Booster/Fuzz friendly switchable circuit which will allow for up to 20db of clean boost which will not alter the tone of the wah’s original sound when used in conjunction with a Fuzz pedal. Wah’s and high-gain amps or fuzz pedals don’t traditionally work well together so this improvement has solved that problem while retaining the True Bypass that Fulltone’s have always been famous for.

The Clyde has more travel in its pedal, hence more tonal range than any other wah. The "sweep" (range of sound) is set by Mike Fuller himself during final inspection (Yes, he plays every one) and should not be changed since the Clyde has more travel, you already have full access to all the Bass and treble available. One must take into account the physical range available from the pot (potentiometer) so please don't mess with the drive-train and/or the pot itself as you might ruin it.

Traditional wah housings don't give enough potentiometer range limiting your tonal sweep. Fulltone designed a custom-made 14 ga. welded steel pedal with nylon pivot points and 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" has a tough steel bottom-plate with huge rubber feet and nickel-plated bolts. Clyde also has a standard 2.1mm negative tip AC adapter port with anti-hum filtering and protection diode.

So why is it called the Clyde? Clyde McCoy was a big-band trumpet player in the '60s... famous for getting a muted "wah wah" sound although not necessarily considered a great player. Vox wanted to emulate this sound in a pedal... hence the Vox "Clyde McCoy" wah wah circa 1967. Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton used a Vox "Clyde McCoy" model wah wah. Photos taken during the recording of "Electric Ladyland" document Jimi's as being the "signature" model, featuring Clyde McCoy's name written out script style on the bottom plate. The other type of Clyde McCoy was the "picture" version, which had Clyde's photo on the bottomplate. The "signature" model, with its great sounding "halo" inductor, is what the Fulltone CLYDE is modeled after.

• Resonance Control
• True Bypass
• 9V DC or Battery Power
• Made in the U.S.A.
 

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