Fulltone Clyde Standard Wah Pedal
The Fulltone Clyde Standard wah was born from taking the best of the best of over.25 vintage Vox wahs, and analysing every aspect... going so far as sacrificing a few of the vintage inductors to get it right.
The Fulltone Inductor is a tuned core hand-made unit using exactly the same type wire and inductance as the '60's era Vox, except far more consistent. A tuned core inductor is much more expensive to make, but the end result is worth it. The only change from the original '60's Vox design is the addition of a very usable internal "Resonance Control" which is a large durable trimmer, for bass and gain adjustment, which is easily adjustable by hand without tools and with room to mark your favourite settings.
Clyde Standard wahs (as well as the deluxe model) sport the most authentic '60's Vox type inductor available, which happens also the quietest... the hand-wound MuMetal shielded Fulltone 500mH inductor. And, of course, the long-live Fulltone-1 wah pot.
The Potentiometer, the most overlooked part of the circuit, is one of the keys to a good wah wah sound and there hasn't been a proper "tapered" pot, since the '60's "Icar" in any major manufacturer's wah. This is one of the reasons the '70s, '80s, and '90s wahs are so mediocre. We've made our own I call the Fullrange pot (... ours has a double screened carbon composition track giving a 500,000 turn life span instead of the standard industry 15,000.
Fulltone even designed a housing that made more sense than the ones more regularly used. The traditional housings don't give enough travel and potentiometer range, limiting your tonal sweep, and they have little compensation for tension or feel. The Fulltone "Clyde" uses our own custom-made 14 ga. welded steel pedal with nylon pivot points and much more travel than the conventional Vox-style ones that everyone uses. It has nylok nuts so you can adjust the tension of the treadle, and it stays that way until you change it. As with all Fulltone pedals, the "Clyde" has true bypass switching so that when it's "off" it's not colouring your sound or ruining the performance of other pedals in your signal chain.
The Clyde also has a standard 2.1mm negative center-pin AC adapter port with anti-hum filtering and protection diode.
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