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Xotic Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal

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Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 is based on the Holy Grail wah, 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy Wahs. With the Xotic XW-1 you don't get one or three sounds in one pedal, you get unlimited sounds with uniqu... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 is based on the Holy Grail wah, 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy Wahs. With the Xotic XW-1 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. The adjustability and flexibility of the XW-1 makes this one of the most versatile wah pedals available today.

With the XW-1 you will enjoy some exciting and innovative features including:
¢ Self-lubricating nylon bushing pivot for quiet and smooth operation with fully-adjustable rocker pedal tension
¢ Gold contact relay true bypassing, which allows for transparent true bypass tone, while incorporating ultra reliable switching with minimum one million life cycle
¢ 20% smaller footprint than conventional wah pedals
¢ Fully adjustable Wah-Q and Bias controls and a two-band EQ with +/-15 dB center-detent potentiometers optimize the voicing for different playing styles and gear
¢ Fuzz-friendly buffering circuit assures a great sounding wah tone with your favorite fuzz pedals

External Controls & Features:
Bias Control - Changing the bias warmer will lead the XW-1 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 optimize 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 XW-1 and lights up when the pedal is on. One unique feature of the XW-1 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).

FEATURES

  • Bias Control
  • Wah Q Control
  • Treble & Bass Control
  • Adjustable Pedal Torsion
  • LED Indicator
  • DC Jack
  • Input Gain
  • Relay Bypass Switching
  • Internal Dip Switches
  • Power Consumption: 9VDC/5mA
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
  • AC Adapter (Optional): Regulated 9VDC / Negative Tips
  • Input Impedance: 1M ohm
  • Output Impedance: 10K ohm
  • Nominal Intput Level -20 dBV
  • Nominal Output Level -20 dBV
  • Bypass: True Bypass
  • Dimensions: D 8.27" (210mm) W 3.94" (100mm) H 2.64 (67mm)
  • Weight: 2.16lb. (980g)
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Xotic EffectsWah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it and wasn't gung-ho about purchasing

By JamminJim

from Portsmouth, VA

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Tested the new wah for 5 minutes prior to a gig, made a couple of adjustment and it was love at first wah!!!! It has 4 internal adjustments and 4 external adjustments. Versatile for any sound! I highly recommend this pedal!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Jon

    from Cleveland Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Best wah I have ever played

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Smooth like butter

      By TinEar

      from Va

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Perfect option if you play multiple instruments or styles of music. Work great for violin. I would buy this product again

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        killer wah

        By deanmachine

        from Orange County ,Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

            this wah is amazing I've had many boutique wahs and currently love this you can shape any sounds out of it and the build quality is top notch ..just buy it !

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome tone! Super flexible, adjustable parameters!

            By Andy Overdrive

            from Ontario , ca.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

            The Xotic Wah is what you'd expect from a great company. I love that it's slightly smaller and fits on my board better then traditional sizes. It's got great tone right out of the box but, with the 2 band eq and bias a Q controls I was able to dial in my sound with a simple turn. The smaller knobs are cool cause they don't get knocked in transport. I felt it gets that Clyde tone really easily by just following suggested settings. Then I just upped the bass knob a bit to get a more congruent tone to my dry signal. Oh yeah, it's super pretty too.

             
            5.0

            BEST Wah on the market today!!!!!

            By David

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I LOVE IT!!! After buying and using various wah pedals over the years. (Dunlop Crybaby, Morley Classic and the Mini Maverick). I've FINALLY found a wah that is so versatile and easy to use my mind is blown!!!. After reading different reviews I was originally looking to buy the Dunlop John Pettrucci wah because it had all the similar features, but the fact that all the adjustments were inside the pedal turned me off. (Which to me... defeats the purpose of having these mini trim pots). Then I saw a video review of this one and I knew that THIS ONE was the real deal!!! I love how you can change the tone to suit whatever guitar you're playing!! I own a Slick SL54 which has a very clean and bright sounding pickup in it.... but this wah was able to tame the highs and fatten the tone up. Total opposite with my Les Paul Special.... I was able to add in some more highs and cut back on the bass a little. BRILLIANT!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this pedal to anyone!!! I'll never buying another wah...... unless they can somehow improve upon this one, but I doubt it.

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