Xotic Effects Wah XW-1 is
based on the Holy Grail wah, 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy Wahs.
With the Xotic XW-1 you don't get one or three sounds in one pedal, you
get unlimited sounds with unique controls that shape and contour your
sound the way you hear it. The adjustability and flexibility of the XW-1
makes this one of the most versatile wah pedals available today.
With the XW-1 you will enjoy some exciting and innovative features including:
Self-lubricating nylon bushing pivot for quiet and smooth operation with fully-adjustable rocker pedal tension
Gold contact relay true bypassing, which allows for transparent true
bypass tone, while incorporating ultra reliable switching with minimum
one million life cycle
20% smaller footprint than conventional wah pedals
Fully adjustable Wah-Q and Bias controls and a two-band EQ with +/-15
dB center-detent potentiometers optimize the voicing for different
playing styles and gear
Fuzz-friendly buffering circuit assures a great sounding wah tone with your favorite fuzz pedals
External Controls & Features:
Control - Changing the bias warmer will lead the XW-1 to having
slightly more output & firm up bass frequencies along with a more
pronounced wah through the sweep. A cold bias is common with vintage wah
pedals for a very clear voice that is more transparent in tone and
smoother in operation.
Wah Q Control - This knob adjusts the Q (the
width of the filter peak) and in basic terms, adjusts the amount of the
wah effect for precise filter shaping to achieve vocal-like effects.
& Bass Control - A two-band EQ with +/-15 dB center-detent
potentiometers optimize the voicing for different playing styles and
Adjustable Rubber Stopper - Located on the backside bottom of
the treadle this rubber bumper can be shimmed to adjust the travel range
of the pedal.
Adjustable Pedal Torsion - Fully-adjustable rocker pedal torsion by adjusting Hex nut on the treadle.
Indicator - The LED indicator is located at the top of the XW-1 and
lights up when the pedal is on. One unique feature of the XW-1 is the
LED will flash if the battery power falls below 50% and indicates that
it is time to change the battery.
DC Jack - 2.1mm x 5.5mm 9VDC -
Negative Center. When an external power supply is used, the battery is
disconnected from the circuit. When using a battery, the life of the
battery can be extended if you unplug the input when the effect is not
in use for long periods of time. Battery access is through the removal
of bottom plate (4 screws).