#11 To Wah Or Not To Wah?

To Wah Or Not To Wah?
Episode Description

When Joe Bonamassa was eight years old, he saved up his birthday money from his family and bought his first guitar effect: the wah-wah pedal. Designed in the 1960s to imitate the sound of a muted trumpet, the wah-wah quickly became guitarists go-to effect, especially when they heard Jimi Hendrix play “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” On this episode of the Pickup, you’ll get a bit of history about the wah-wah, meet some of the masters of the pedal and hear a warning from Joe about what happens when it falls into the wrong hands. Or feet.


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