Vox V847-A review

A wah from the company that started it all

  • £95
  • €118
  • $122
The V847-A is based on Vox's 1967 pedal, with a few modern conveniences thrown in

MusicRadar Verdict

A decent workhorse if you can work with its tonal profile.

Pros

  • +

    Well-priced. Looks great and has the Vox wah history.

Cons

  • -

    Toe-down tones are harsh. You have to work the treadle a lot for tonal changes.

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Vox (via the US-based Thomas Organ Company) was the first to market with a wah pedal in 1967.

"It looks the part, does the job and it's not expensive,"

The chrome-topped V847-A is based on the specifications of the original, but has modern enhancements that include a buffered input.

In use, the treadle has to travel a bit before any tonal change, and the wah occurs over a smaller percentage of the travel than we would like. The tonal change also gets a little harsh at the toe-down position.

It looks the part, does the job and it's not expensive, but if you want to get closer to that original 60s Vox experience, there's the hand-wired V846-HW at £227.

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