The core circuit of the Rippah Wah is based around the vintage Maestero Boomerang wah. Take an
already killer wah circuit and add the ability to adjust every parameter to your specific tastes without
having to worry about marking knobs or kicking them while playing in a live situation. In other words you
can "set it and forget it"! Inside each Rippah Wah you will find three blue trimmers or "trim pots" using a
small Flathead or Phillips screwdriver the user has the ability to tune three different parameters of the
Growl - Controls the amount of bass and gain or growl in the circuit. Turning this will remove bass
and gain for a smoother funky feel. This comes set to the maximum setting as this is the stock
setting of the pedal.
Sweep - This controls the range of the sweep or depth. By turning this you can broaden the
spectrum and add more throat or you can thin it out if you like to play with the upper and mid-range
Boost - When using the Growl control this can also cause a bit of a volume drop at more extreme
settings. The Rippah Wah also contains a boost circuit that is capable of overdriving the front end
of just about any clean tube amp. The Boost control was incorporated to allow the user to
overcome any loss of volume that may occur at these settings. This control also allows you to set
the wah above unity gain so you can cut through the mix in live situations. I prefer using this with an
already overdriven amp as it can give your amp a kick in the ass and really cut through. The Boost
control was not incorporated to overdrive a clean amp and I suggest that you do not use it in that
There is also a six position DIP switch on the main board. This allows the user to adjust the "Q" position
of the wah. The Rippah comes set to a stock setting with position one on. The other positions allow very
subtle adjustments to very drastic adjustments. I encourage you to play around with these as you will
eventually find that wah sound that lives in your head. There are literally hundreds of combinations and
you should be able to dial in just about any inductor based wah tone out of this pedal.
The pedal also features a fuzz friendly output buffer that allows your wah to work seamlessly with most
fuzz and overdrive pedals. This allows the wah to deal with the higher input impedance of these types of
Each pedal comes equipped with True Bypass and a super bright LED on the side so you don't accidentally leave your wah on. Each pedal also contains a Wilson Effects vintage taper wah pot that was replicated by measuring the taper of a vintage Car taper pot.
The Rippah Wah operates on an industry standard 2.1mm center negative power supply or a high quality alkaline battery. All pedals are covered by a one year warranty on parts and labor and is hand built right here in the U.S. If you should happen to have any other questions about the Rippah Wah please feel free to contact us via the contact form on the Home page.
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