伝説のワウ・ペダル VOX Clyde McCoy Wah-Wah Pedal - TC楽器 - TCGAKKI

Hello everyone! The effector column is the world's first commercial wow pedal. Eh? Yes! Even if I look around the world, I found a very rare real machine that I was not able to find.

We have to refrain from the beginning, but the music of the effector mania, which has been published by shinko music, which is often taken care of, and the handling and cooperation cooperation has been published, is "the effector book". Since the writer, Mr. Mahei Hosokawa and kazuhee (Texas blood), have written a wonderful article in detail in Vol. 2, this time, it is shameful, and it is written in respect of the article in respect of the duplication, and it is written in the second.

Vox Clyde McCoy whahThe Wah pedal is the longest ever effector, along with fuzz, a sound like trumpet player (Wah Wah). In principle, it is an effector using a filter circuit with an inherent resonance frequency, and a variable resistor (pot) is operated directly by a pedals. The variable resistor (pot) and the pedal are linked by rack and pinion system. Even today, even in the development of electrical technology, this classic circuit is favored by many guitarists and remains mainstream.
This filter circuit is an LC resonance circuit using an inductor and a capacitor. Resonance frequency (peak) and peak height (q) determined by the inductor and capacitor create a tone color. Although it is a simple circuit with a very small number of parts, there is a big difference in the sound obtained by the difference of this inductor, the capacitor, and the pot and the transistor (individual difference).

Now, let's look at the history of the wow pedal..
Vox is the most successful brand that released the phantom series guitar, ac-15, ac-30, ac-100 (super Beatle), and others in the British 1960's in mid 1960's British investment. The company that offered the vox brand was JMI (Jennings music industries) in the United Kingdom, and it was U. s.thomas company that carried out the import agency business in the United States.
Thomas organ has been working on the development of a vox amplifier jointly with JMI. The ac-100 "super Beatle" that the Beatles used was by Thomas organ. It is said that when the engineer of Thomas organ engineer Brad prunkett was improved by the midline booster circuit installed in the "super Beatle" amplifier. Based on it, JMI completed the prototype prototype in vox volume pedal which was already commercialized. This is an event of around 66. The prototype seems to have been delivered directly to the original musicians such as Jimi Hendrix.
For commercialization, Italy's EME (electronica musicale Europe) contracted. Emme was a company founded by JMI and Thomas organ in Italy in the early '60s and a joint venture with musical instruments manufacturer eko3 in Italy, and produced vox guitar and organ.
Vox Clyde McCoy whahIn February, 67, the first commercially available vox wow was named "the case McCoy Wah Wah peal". Clyde McCoy (1903-1990) was a trumpet player, known for playing with a waw mute (hand or mute), and his caricature was drawn on the back lid of the pedal. The release time is estimated from the release time of the VOx / Thomas organ promotion record of the wow pedal. Also, the caricature of Clyde McCoy disappeared in about 68 and was changed to only the logo. At the end of the year, there is a thing that does not mention anything in the back lid. In particular, the pictorial model is "picture", the only model of the logo is "signature", and the undescribed model is called "no logo".
The sound of the Wai pedals that has not appeared can be heard in "the rhythm of braves Ulysses" (recorded by may 67) recorded by Eric Clapton's second album "Disclaimer Games". Eric Clapton bought Clyde McCoy wh at the recording shop "Mannys" in New York 48th street during the recording. It is great to use the unknown effector just to get the famous songs in the history.
Vox Clyde McCoy whahIn the late 67's, there was a demand for Thomas organ, a vox agency in the US market, and crybaby was introduced. It was manufactured by Emme of Italy as well as "Clyde McCoy", and the contents were the same, and the initial thing was called "top logo" because the logo was put in the upper part of the pedal with the rounded sleeve case.
Vox Clyde McCoy whah"Cryde McCoy" changes from "picture" to "logo" in "68", and "crybaby" is changed to the usual case case, and it becomes "crybaby model 95-910511".Vox Clyde McCoy whah


In '69,' cryde McCoy changed the name of the wah-wah model v846.
From '69 to' 70, jeen eletronica became independent from EME and succeeded in producing vox wow and released "crybaby" by the company brand.

Vox Clyde McCoy whah

Jen later produced 'voh250.049 / 250.414' for Europe in the mid-1980s, 'crybaby 310.001 (250.046)' of the company brand, and 'crybaby super 250.422 / 250.394' from the late 70s.
Around 72, we also produced "Wah Wah model v846" and "crybaby 95-910511" at the factory of Sepulveda in Thomas organ.

Vox Clyde McCoy whah

Birth of American WOW The factory moved to Chicago in the mid-70s. Since Jen registered the name of "crybaby" at the same time, Thomas was unable to use the name "crybaby", and changed the name "wah-wah model 9-3704". In the transitional individual, there are some stickers attached from the top of the crybaby logo of the front plate and the back lid.
In addition, the Chicago period was changed from Thomas (Thomas intra national Corp. Chicago, Illinos) to Thomas organ Co., chikago, Illinois.

Vox Clyde McCoy whah

The OEM (counterpart brand production) model is known as the model of the production of an American instrument instrument king, "vox Wah top logo" from Italy in the 1960s, and the model of Jen manufacturing in the 70's of America's "vox Wah model 95-932011" and "Dah factory" of DAILA arbitter (sound City).
And in the mid-80s, Jen also transferred and sold it to Dunlop.

Vox Clyde McCoy whah

Actual machine introduction

 

Vox '67 the Clyde McCoy Wah

Vox '67 the Clyde McCoy Wah Picturesque 120 x

It is a Chaka poco sound that has the goodness with the chewing of "kuwat" (rapid rise). The impression of a very bright and clear tone.

Spec
Conductor: halo
Pot: ICAR 100K
Switsch: arrow
109 109b × 2
Capasitors: Ducati 0.01 × 2, MULARD logical - Fish 0.22 × 2 μ F
W / original softcase

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Vox '67 the Clyde McCoy Wah Picturesque 120 xVox '67 the Clyde McCoy Wah Picturesque 120 xVox '67 the Clyde McCoy Wah Picturesque 120 x

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Vox '68

Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 9724

It is slightly thick and has the most wild feel.

Spec
Conductor: halo
Pot: ICAR 100K
Switch: arrow (initial bake plate structure)
Transistors × 2
Capasitors: Ducati 0.01 × 2, Arco 0.22 × 2 μ F
Bush rubber replacement

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Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 9724Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 9724Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 9724

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Vox '68 Clyde McCoy Wah Wah POSTER "signature"

Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 8286

In the halo machine, it is a classy sound by adult.

Spec
Conductor: halo
Pot: CTS 100K
Switch: Carling
109 109b × 2
Capasitors: Ducati 0.01 × 2, MULARD logical - Fish 0.22 × 2 μ F
Rubber screws × 3 or 1 exchange, Bush rubber × 3 exchanges

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Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 8286Vox '68 Bing Web: Signature 8286

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Vox '68

Vox '60s Clyde McCoy wh Wah pad Bing Web: Signature 9410

In addition to the sound of the halo overflowing with transparency, it is a characteristic characteristic of the peanut rise. The unique feeling of cunning and the overtone of the light that is emitted like a ray are fresh

Spec
Conductor: halo
Pot: ICAR 100K
Switsch: arrow
Transistors × 2
Capasitors: Ducati 0.01 × 2, Arco 0.22 × 2 μ F
Bush rubber replacement

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Vox '60s Clyde McCoy wh Wah pad Bing Web: Signature 9410Vox '60s Clyde McCoy wh Wah pad Bing Web: Signature 9410Vox '60s Clyde McCoy wh Wah pad Bing Web: Signature 9410Vox '60s Clyde McCoy wh Wah pad Bing Web: Signature 9410

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Vox '67 ~'68 cry baby' top logo

'68 cry baby' Top logo

In addition to the sharp top end, it has heavy base tones. Especially when used in combination with overdrive tube amp, you can get a more dynamic and aggressive wow sound.

Spec
Conductor: halo
Pot: ICAR 100K
Switsch: arrow
Transistors × 2
Capasitors: Ducati 0.01 × 2, MULARD logical - Fish 0.22 × 2 μ F

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'68 cry baby' Top logo'68 cry baby' Top logo'68 cry baby' Top logo'68 cry baby' Top logo

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Vox e 70 s

Vox e 70 s

It is a sound of impression close to Clyde McCoy, such as a characteristic tone curve and a piggy treble though it is slightly transparent.

Spec
Inductor: Red cylindrical inductor
Pot: BA 811-6678
Switch
109C, BC 318b
Capasitors: bellcon
Lack of Bush rubber

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Vox e 70 sVox e 70 sVox e 70 s

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Jen e70s cry baby "early / Fasel red"

Jen e70s cry baby "early / Fasel red"

Compared to the halo machine, the frequency range is narrow, the sound is cleared, and the tone of tone is soft.

Spec
Instrument: Fasel red (500 MH)
Pod: Cosmos
Switch: unknown (original)
Transistors: 2sc1815 × 2
Capasitors: Arco 0.01 × 2, Arco 0.22 × 2 μ F
Rubber feet × 1 exchange

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Jen e70s cry baby "early / Fasel red"Jen e70s cry baby "early / Fasel red"Jen e70s cry baby "early / Fasel red"

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Main parts* excerpt from our past data

Inductor

HaloHalo

'67 ~ 68 VOX (I) Clyde McCoy picture (large) / signature (large / small), VOX (crybaby top logo) (large)

Film canFilm can

'69 ~'70 VOX (I) v846, VOX (CRI baby 95-910511, EN) crybaby (initial)

Stack of time 48 type 03 (1st generation)Stack of time 48 type 03 (1st generation)

'69 ~'70 VOX (I) v846, VOX (I) crybaby 95-910511

Red (unknown type)Red (unknown type)

L60s? Vox 250.049

FaselFasel

E70s ~ m80s VOX (Wah 250.049 / 250.414, Jen (I) crybaby (early), Jen (CRI baby 310.001), crybaby super 250.422 / 250.394

TDK 5103TDK 5103

'72 -'79 VOX (I) v846, VOX (v846), VOX (crybaby 959-910511), Thomas orphan 999-910511, Thomas (Wah wa-9-3704)

Stack of time 48 type 03 (2nd generation)Stack of time 48 type 03 (2nd generation)

70s Thomas

Transistor

BC 109bBC 109b

'67 ~ 68 VOX (I) Clyde McCoy picture / signature

109 C / BC 318b109 C / BC 318b

L60s? VOX (25) 49

Dt131Dt131

'67 ~'68 VOX (I) Clyde McCoy signature, VOX

2sc18152sc1815

'69 ~'70 Jen (I) crybaby (initial)

2n5232a A / sip51722n5232a A / sip5172

E70s VOX (CRI baby 999-910511, EN) crybaby 310.001

51175117

70s VOX (I / USA) v846, Thomas org (Thomas)

Bc238b / bc2339cBc238b / bc2339c

70s Jen (CRI baby) 2525422

Pot

ICARICAR

'60s VOX (I) Clyde McCoy picture / signature, VOX (V) v846, VOX (I) crybaby top logo, VOX (crybaby 95-910511, EN) crybaby (initial)

ERTERT

L60s ~'70s VOX (I) v846, VOX (CRI baby 95-910511, EN) crybaby 310.001

CentralabCentralab

'70s -'80s VOX (I / rice), en en, Thomas organ (Thomas)

CosmosCosmos

'69 ~'70 Jen (I) crybaby (initial)

Cosmos RV 24Cosmos RV 24

70s Jen (I)

Cosmos ba811-6678Ba811-6678

L60s? VOX (25) 250.049, '70s ~'80s Jen (I)

Switch

ArrowArrow

Clyde McCoy picture / signature

ArrowArrow

L60s ~ e70s VOX (V) v846, VOX (CRI) 95-910511

CarlingCarling

70s VOX (I / USA) v846, Thomas org (Thomas)

MartardtMartardt

L60s ~ 80s Jen (I)

Capacitor

Mullard "tropical fish"Mullard "tropical fish"

CROX McCoy picture, VOX

DucatiDucati

VOX (II) Clyde McCoy picture / signature, VOX (crybaby top logo, VOX), crybaby 95-910511, Jen (II) crybaby (initial)

ArcoArco

L60s to e70s VOX (cryde McCoy signature (small halo period), VOX (V) v846, VOX (CRI baby 95-910511, EN) crybaby (early)

ProfrontProfront

VOX (baby) crybaby 95-910511, EN

PhilipsPhilips

'70s VOX (V) v846, Thomas org (Thomas)

As for the first Clyde McCoy wow, the above "Tales of braves Ulysses (Heroic Ulysses)" (recorded in May 67) and "crest of the midnight lamp (Midnight lamp)" (recorded in July 67) and "voodoo child", which left the name of "white room", began It is known that Jimi Hendrix loves the wild wow play of the American state "Star Spangled Banner" in Woodstock. Jimi used crybaby "top logo" and King vox Wah "top logo". There is a story that two people were influenced by Frank Zappa who used the wow pedal at a stage early at that time and used it. After that, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Santana, Nile Rogers, Michael Schenker, Stevie Ray Vaughan... From the blues, psychedelic and Seoul music, it is a pedal that is loved by a wide genre of hard rock.
The wow pedal is very simple effector, but I think that it is very deep because of the large difference in sound.
Moreover, it is a musical instrument that overflows the human race with the guitarist manipulating directly, raising the scream to the guitar as it is, and screaming♪ Add a facial expression or color flavor to the phrase, make the effect as if the guitar is talking, tone booster, and the guitarist's personality will come out♪ It is also possible to adjust the frequency range to the preference by shifting one side and two mountains of gears. (^ ^) B


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