Boss PW-10 V-Wah

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Boss

Description Programmable modeling wah pedal emulates six classic and modern wah pedal sounds. Also has "Double Resonance," "Uni-V," and "voice" sounds. Features overdrive/booster effects. Infrared pedal detection provides noise-fee operation.
Posted By Tim Ball (2060)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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On 10/1/2009, Randy Combs (6529) posted:
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If you are looking for a multiple tone wah, or need different wah sounds, this is the one to get. 8 Wah types including, VOX, CRY BABY, Dunlop UNI-VIBE and Customizing makes this wah a killer pedal. It has Roland's COSM modeling and also has several Overdrive/Distortion effects built in.
Price: $38.00
Where Obtained: ebay
Features:
This is a battery or AC powered wah. It has 8 different wah types, a control for the amount of Wah, a drive level knob and a control for editing. It is a mono, one in and one out pedal.
Sound Quality:
This is a nice wah pedal with COSM modeling to get 8 types of wah inclung a UNI-Vibe. One of the most versatile wah's ever. It works well with your amps EQ.
Ease of Use:
It is a pretty complicated unit, the manual is 44 pages long. I haven't done any editing, I like the preset tones just fine.
Durability:
This is a very well built heavy duty pedal. You won't break the housing, LOL... Boss is a top notch effects maker and this PW-10 Wah is no exception. I have used it live for a couple years now.
On 11/20/2003, Larry Magri (3259) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have Cry Baby, and Vox Wahs. This device to me is so much more. Noise-Free, tons of Efx's, easy to use. I don't think it could be much better.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $120.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features:
The BOSS PW-10 VWah featues Wah modeling and noise-free operation, these are the features that make it stand above the rest. also includes Distortion/Overdrive section. Powered by AC or battery.
Sound Quality:
The sound quality is awesome. The presets sound great. They include: Classic Wah setting, UniVide, Overdrive/Distortion. I use this with my Fender Strats Marshalls, Digitech RP-100, BOSS PH-3, BF-2, DD-2. The pedal is dead silent. I play Blues, Blues Rock, Metal, Progressive Metal, and use this device for all.
Ease of Use:
The first day I got this pedal I just pluged it in selected a classic Wah sound from the "type" switch, and that was it. Very easy to change settings. I'm a Computer Tech so this is very easy to use for me
Durability:
I havent used it Live yet but it is all metal construction with plastic knobs. This like all BOSS pedals should last for years.
On 11/18/2003, Carl Meanwell (7) posted:
Overall Rating:
I saw this pedal in a magazine review, and it faired well. I wanted lots of great sounds in one pedal, and i got it. I believe the only disappointment was not bein able to change complicated stuff easily.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $0.00 125 (new)
Where Obtained: York guitar shop, England
Features:
As far as control layout on this particular Wah pedal is concerned, it could't be simpler. Everything is clearly layed out, providing easy access to all the different wah types and sounds. There is also a control dedicated for the level of distortion/overdrive. You can select from 3 different memory slots to store setups by using a small button on the front of the pedal. The pedal can be powered by batterys which are included, or with the an AC Adapter. However you can only use the Boss adapter, which cost me an extra 25. I still thought it was worth the extra cost to run it through the mains.
Sound Quality:
I use it with my Ibanez SA160QM, through a Marshall MG15DFX. It's just a basic setup, but it still sounds excellent (shame its me behind the guitar). I attempt/am attempting to play Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Radiohead, The White Stripes with the pedal, and i can always make it sound right. I can incorporate so many different styles, it's like having 6 seperate pedals all at my disposal. So it's great with any sort of style, because they are all covered by each individual model. I'm not able to compare the sounds with other wah pedals, so i'm going by how close i can get it to sound like the songs i listen to. It sounds great to me! The pedal is digital, so it isn't noisy in the slightest. The overdrives are also great, and perfect for everything I play.
Ease of Use:
To program your chosen sound is very simple, just hold down the memory button for a few seconds. Though I would say that it's really easy, once you know how. However I have taken a long time to memorise how to change more advanced things on the pedal quickly. It's not impossible, just a bit of a process. It's time i'd rather spend playing.
Durability:
I would be more likely to break my foot than harm the pedal with it's tough construction.
On 6/11/2002, Chris Pinto (24466) posted:
Overall Rating:
After I finally get the hang of programming this pedal, I feel I will have made a great purchase. (At least for ME!) Even after playing with it for 1-2 hours, I can hear the potential, and it was great sounding!

Has every wah sound you could want, PLUS Distortion & overdrive! GEESH! It's packed with great features! Try finding a pedal that does this much, for this price.

My overall opinion is that if you're looking for a wah pedal, give this pedal a fair shot. Try one, play with it for a few minutes, and give it a fair shake. I think if you're spending $100 bucks on a wah anyway, take a look at this one. It gives much more than a traditional "wah pedal", and sounds really nice.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $149.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Labradog Music
Features:
Onboard overdrive, distortion, 3 memory settings, MANY different wah sounds available, noise free operation.... Both AC/Batt Only thing I wish it had is a bit more travel in the foot pedal. But, for what this pedal HAS, it really packs a wonderful punch in options!
Sound Quality:
After only playing with it for an hour, I came to the conclusion, that this pedal has quite a bit to offer just about ANY style you play! Sounds EXCELLENT with my Strat, Laney 1/2 stack, and my Ibanez Turbo Tube Screamer. That's all I need to produce an almost perfect 70's classic rock tone. I can play anything from ZZ Top, Cream, Clapton, Purple, Zepp, Jeff Beck, you name it.
Ease of Use:
Programmable pedal, a bit confusing right now, but, I've only owned this pedal for one day, and I'm VERY happy with it's wah sounds alone. I'll read instructions tonight! :) Gives you a complete rack of brand name wah sounds. Morley, Vox, Voice, Dunlop, Univibe....PLUS Distortion & overdrive!!! It's packed with great stuff!
Durability:
Seems to be built very well, aluminum (I think this pedal is made of) All BOSS pedals are very well built, and all feature their FIVE YEAR Warranty....How could you go wrong?