The Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Pedal
NEW! All of our Fulltone Clyde Wah pedals are now shipping with the new rubber lined treadle.
The Fulltone Clyde Wah has revolutionized the world of modern Boutique Wah pedals.
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 bottomplate. The other type of Clyde McCoy was the picture version, which had Clyde's photo on the bottomplate. The signature model, with it's great sounding halo inductor, is what the Fulltone CLYDE is modelled after.
The Fulltone CLYDE was born from taking the best of the best of my more than 25 pc. vintage Vox wah collection, and analyzing every aspect... going so far as sacrificing a few of the vintage inductors to get it right.
The Circuit board uses carbon composition resistors, Polypropylene WIMA .01 capacitors, and our hand- wound Tuned Core inductor. The only change from the original '60's Vox design is the addition of a very usable internal Resonance Control which is a large durable trimmer, for Bass and gain adjustment, which is easily adjustable by hand without tools and with room to mark your favorite settings.
The Potentiometer, the most overlooked part of the circuit, is one of the keys to a good wah wah sound and there hasn't been a proper tapered pot, since the '60's Icar in any major manufacturer's wah. This is one of the reasons the '70s, '80s, and '90s wahs are so mediocre.
The Fulltone Clyde uses their own 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.
Fulltone Clyde Standard Sound Samples:
Fulltone Clyde Standard Lo-Fi
Fulltone Clyde Standard Hi-Fi