• Amazon: Budda Budwah Wah Pedal
• Pros: A solid all-round pedal. No squeaky highs or blurry lows.
• Cons: A bit pricey.
• Overall: The BudWah does exactly what it’s supposed to do without frills or complications and sounds great to boot.
Wah pedals should be easy to use and the BudWah from Budda Amplification is no exception. Consisting of a rocker pedal, input and output jacks and DC power supply socket, the BudWah has everything you need in a Wah pedal. Build-wise, this clunky purple pedal looked and felt sturdy, although some users have complained that it perhaps didn’t last as long as it should.
What’s immediately apparent when using the BudWah is how well it performs when it comes to those high frequency notes. Poor quality Wah pedals will almost always fail to reproduce clear fat high notes when the pedal is fully depressed. Not so with the BudWah. Even at the very top of the frequency range, every note still had a round, full tone, even with some quite heavy distortion dialled in on the amp. Overall, the BudWah produced an excellent range of tones centred around the midrange spectrum. The sweep effect was even, well balanced and felt ‘natural’. We’d imagine most experienced players would be comfortable using this straight out of the box.
Seeing how well it worked with distortion, this pedal would suit heavy blues and rock players – ideal for Hendrix impersonators. With the BudWah, Budda has made a pedal that can easily compete with some of the bigger names in the world of Wah.
Amazon: Budda Budwah Wah Pedal