Based on the specs of the original VOX wah from the 1960s, the V847 has faithfully transmitted the legendary sound to the present day.
The legendary VOX wah was the basis for experiments in revoicing the wah circuit, conducted in conjunction with the top Japanese guitarist Char*, with the goal of achieving a sound that's perfect for today's rock music. This resulted in the V847-C pedal. While carrying on the tradition of VOX wah pedals, the V847-C wah pedal’s numerous customizations make it the perfect modern VOX wah.
Profile of Char:
Hisato Takenaka, also known as Char, is the head of Zicca Records. Born in 1955, he started playing guitar at the age of eight and began a career as a backing guitarist in his teens. Since debuting in 1976 with "Navy Blue," he has released "Smoky," "So Alluring I Could Faint," and "Matador," and continues to be active to the present day as one of the foremost guitarists of Japan. In a poll conducted by Guitar Magazine in 2016, he was voted number one in "Japan's 100 greatest guitarists." http://www.zicca.net
- Delivers a powerful sound with an improved frequency sweep
- Warmer tone
- True bypass
- Improved rubber feet for a better feel when switching on/off
- Made in Japan model
Delivers a powerful sound with an improved frequency sweep
The frequency range of the wah (frequencies in which the wah can be varied) has been set lower, with the gain boosted and the Q-value (the sharpness of the wah's peak) adjusted to deliver a powerful sound with a low center of gravity.
The input impedance has been adjusted to make the sound not merely more powerful but also tastefully warm.
The true bypass design means that the signal does not pass through the circuit when the unit is switched off, ensuring that its tonal character is unaffected.
Improved rubber feet for a better feel when switching on/off
The V847-C uses a softer material than the rubber feet on previous models. You'll be able to turn the wah effect on/off more smoothly while you play your guitar.
Made In Japan model
A true "Made In Japan" product manufactured in Japan.
Front and bottom plates feature illustrations featuring traditional Japanese artwork.
This model features a fresh look and design with a memorable original color.
Input Impedance: 210k ohm
Inputs: 1 x 1/4” Input Jack, 1 x AC Power Supply Jack
Outputs: 1 x 1/4” Output Jack (to amplifier)
Power Supply: 1 x 9v DC Battery or AC adapter (optional and sold separately)
Battery Life: Approximately 100 hours (will vary depending on conditions)
Dimensions (W X D X H): 102 x 253 x 80 mm / 4.02 x 9.96 x 23.15 inches
Weight: 1.3 kg / 2.87 lbs (excluding battery)