For the price, it's OK, particularly if you do a lot of clean guitar. but if you want to crank on this with some distortion or metal pedals, not the best choice.
although the optical control is a cool idea; i'd rather have a mechanical control pedal that works well with a distorted signal.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $65.00 (new)
Where Obtained: mail order
Wah pedal which operates on an optical sensor to control the wah effect rather than the typical mechanical pots, which can make noises as the age or get dirty.
separate on/off switch next to the pedal (not under the pedal). light indicates "in use".
also has it's own volume control.
runs on battery or 9v adapter.
not "true" bypass.
The pedal itself is quiet. the wah effect works better clean than with distortion. i find it loses too much wah effect combined with my distortion, which bothers me because that's when i want to use it!
i find the swell not that broad, and the sound can get too trebly.
the volume control is useful to help balance it into your overall sound setup. you can even use this pedal and volume knob to act more as a power booster for your leads.
The separate on/off switch is good & bad. good because you eliminate the criticism of having to stomp hard on other wah pedals to activate. bad, because its a little close to the wah pedal, and a big foot/shoe might have some trouble hitting it on.
otherwise, as easy as any wah to use.
this thing really kicks in extra power (boost) when you activiate it, so you have to adjust the volume accordingly. don't know if that means its sucking the power out of my signal when not in use though.
Very solid construction. it sits on a rather good sized rectangular platform. its heavy, metal construction.