Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon
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Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon

WD7 Weeping Demon, Wah Wah/Auto Wah/Filtro Chitarra from Ibanez in the 7 series.

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James... 10/09/2011

Ibanez WD7 Weeping Demon : Recensione di James... (content in English)

"Modern sounding wah"
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This wah is feature packed. Volume knob, voicing know, and low end knob. Also has a bass function switch. But the biggest feature I think is the ability to use it in auto off mode, which I will go into later. This is a digital wah I believe and the price reflects that, however I have used a lot of stuff in the tone-lok series and in my experience they are every bit as good as the higher end Ibanez pedals.

UTILIZATION

There is actually a slight learning curve with this pedal. The voicing knob takes a bit of getting used to. The low end knob is pretty easy though. You really just set it in respect to your guitar to dial out or dial in how much low end you want. The tone lok feature is something I wish more people would do. It's a great thing for touring guitarists like me who are tired of their knobs getting pushed around. I never use the bass switch because i don't use this thing with bass. With the voicing knob, it kind of determines how aggressive you want the wah character to be. It doesn't have a huge range though. But it's nice to have.

The auto off function is why this is one of my favorite wahs. When I'm playing live I don't always have time to switch a pedal on and off manually. The auto off feature basically does this for you. You would think there would be some hitches with the execution but for the few years I've been using it, I've never had any trouble. It works just like it should.

SOUND QUALITY

Now here's where this wah falls just a bit short. The weeping demon is a very aggressive sounding wah. Notice I don't say bad. It's just quite mean sounding. This can be fixed a bit with the voicing knob, however that will only go so far. In a nutshell, if you want a classic sounding wah like a Dunlop or a Fulltone, this isn't it. It's a very modern sounding wah and will lend itself well to more modern styles. Personally I only use this one when I play heavier music. For other stuff I like Teese and Fulltone wahs.

OVERALL OPINION

I really don't mind the voicing because in the band I use it in, it's fine. I simply step on it for solos and it magically comes to life in all its mean snarly glory. For the value I think this is an amazing wah. It can hang with my other ones costing over twice the price. And the features are up there with the Clyde Deluxe.

A little aside, at one point the input jack on mine came loose and gave me some trouble, but I did a little tooling and got it back to normal again. Overall I would say this was incidental and this is a very solid pedal. It's made of metal not plastic. It feels really solid.