Knowing now of buffering issues, and how to resolve them, I enjoy this unit and would probably buy another if needed. I work this unit beside a Morley Bad Horsie 2 on my pedalboard, as well as did side by side comparisons with Vox, George Dennis, misc Crybaby & Boss's wah.
Model Year: 2006
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Standard wah pedal with toe mounted switch for effect on/bypass. Runs on single 9v battery or 9v power supply.
First off, the true bypass they advertise is weak at best. Right out of the box I still experienced alot of my tone getting sucked out with the unit in bypass mode. When engaging the unit, the volume increased substantially, but the wah effect was pretty good. Make note though, it IS NOT a dead ringer for a vintage era fasel inducted wah. It does however lean towards the faselesk tone. Resolution to the volume and tone problems in bypass .... I put a Boss DS-1 1st in my effects chain (tone straight up, level and gain adjusted for volume and clean-ness) to act as a signal buffer and it worked like a charm. Just keep in mind, the DS-1 will always be On/Engaged all the time. My rating here does not include the DS-1 inserted in chain, seeing it was a problem that cost an extra $40 to solve, or I was gonna have to rewire the true bypass within the pedal, plus parts.
Once again .... read issues above regarding buffering when you ask if it takes alot of fiddling to get a good sound. Otherwise, its a standard wah pedal .....
Ive had this unit on my board for a year now gigging with it... no issues ...