View Full Version : So I got a wah-wah pedal for Christmas...

China Boy
12-24-2005, 05:26 AM
I got a wah-wah pedal for Christmas. Yay.
I am really satisfied, and it's pretty cool to use it in such songs as Fear of The Dark and Smell Like Teen Spirit.

However I would like to learn some easy songs that the artist actually uses a wah-wah pedal in. I already know (Can't get my) Head Around You.

Does anyone know any?

12-24-2005, 11:05 AM
Here's an idea - try playing Purple Haze with a wah. The intro is easy, and it sounds really awesome with a wah. So does the verse.

I wouldn't know about the solo - I've never learned it, and have no idea whether I ever could. Probably not. Oh well.

But try playing that with some light overdrive (I doubt you can find fuzz that light anymore). It sounds fucking awesome.

12-24-2005, 11:06 AM
Also do Voodoo Child (slight return), that wah on that sounds fuckin' awesome.

12-24-2005, 11:17 AM
Jimi Hendrix seems to be a good choice so far. He's got a good groove for wahs.

I'd recommend trying to find funk-influenced stuff. The Chili Peppers are cool to try stuff over with a wah.

12-24-2005, 11:33 AM
You should learn "Bulls On Parade" by Rage Against the Machine. That's the first wah-wah heavy song i learned.

12-24-2005, 12:20 PM
If you're into Primus, the song "Bob" has a pretty awesome wah solo.

China Boy
12-24-2005, 02:35 PM
Yeah when I got the pedal, Voodoo Child slipped right into my mind.

The Talking Pie
12-25-2005, 05:41 AM
Enter Sandman - Metallica

12-25-2005, 05:47 AM
I follow Pie, mastering the solo part with your pedal will give you a pretty great feeling.

China Boy
12-25-2005, 07:51 AM
Enter Sandman - Metallica
They use a wah in that?
Cool, I already know that song...
Time to wah it up...

The Talking Pie
12-25-2005, 10:49 AM
Yep. Though I'm guessing you're not really a metal soloist. So, I recommend the licks that come somewhere between the beginning of the song and the solo, the ones around the twelfth fret. They're wahed-up. Have a listen and you'll see what I mean.