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Wah pedals have always been a secret weapon that bring some flavor to guitar solos.

When shopping for a wah pedal that's best for you, it's best to ask experienced guitarists and check out some demos online of the ones that stood out to you the most.

We put together this post to make it easier for you to find your next wah pedal. First, we asked 5 guitarists what they think the best wah pedal is, then we went and found YouTube video demos for each.

Here are the 5 best wah pedals, according to guitarists.


Miguel Sequeira

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What's the best wah pedal?

Morley Bad Horsie 2 Steve Vai Contour Wah Pedal

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What makes it awesome?

I love this pedal! * *Have a second foot controller that lets you alter the frequency and level of the wah with its two-knob contour mode for a variety of sonic possibilities. *Have a electro-optical design that means this pedal's entirely switchless - you don't have to worry about wearing out any pots as you engage and bypass the Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah effect. *Contour Mode lets you alter wah frequency and level with two knobs. * The "Clear-Tone" buffer circuit ensures pure guitar tone and maintains signal level in bypass and Wah mode.


Chan Maurice Evans from YOUPEOPL

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What's the best wah pedal?

Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah Pedal

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What makes it awesome?

I like the range of sweep this pedal has. The Crybaby has been an industry standard for generations now, and doesn't seem to be letting up. I have used Morely and Vox wah pedals in the past, but none compare to the tone of the Crybaby. I did, at one time, have a Crybaby chassis with Vox guts. It sounded pretty incredible, but I ultimately returned to the Dunlop circuits.


Jacob Hoffman from Drop the Act

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What's the best wah pedal?

Jim Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal

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What makes it awesome?

I usually don’t play signature models of anything, but I got to give it my man JP for having me make an exception.This wah pedal is a dream come true for wah enthusiast. It has deep lows and sweet/smooth highs that are just plain tasty. The range of use for this pedal is high and has a big sound. It can have a bit of added noise, but if you do some tinkering around with the the eq and maybe throw in a compression pedal, that should do the trick. Do not not expect to get the classic, “Waka Waka” sound though right off the rip, but it can be achieved by tweaking the eq a bit to your taste.


Jeremy Aitken

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What's the best wah pedal?

Dunlop CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah

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What makes it awesome?

I was a Vox wah devotee forever (still a fan!) but on a cramped pedalboard it became hard to eat up so much space for a pedal I don't use a ton. The mini dunlop is not only small but also has an internal dip switch if you're not a fan of the factory setting. It fits perfectly right in the middle of my board and sounds just as good as its full sized brethren. The sweep took some getting used to but honestly it isn't that hard to get comfortable with the shorter sweep after about 5 minutes.


Brice Winschel from Coffin Fit

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What's the best wah pedal?

Dunlop Crybaby from Hell

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What makes it awesome?

Versatility and power on this guy is out of control! You can adjust different frequencies, shape, volume boost control, sweep control, and god knows what else. Takes a sec to dial in but it's totally worth it. Getchya pull!



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