Roger Mayer Red Lion Wah Upgrade Kit


Roger Mayer

The Red Lion Wah is the latest in our range of wah kits and replaces our long standing and acclaimed 9090A wah kits. It has been expressly designed to retro fit into a standard Dunlop Crybaby wah housing without any soldering. We have 3 versions a "Standard Guitar" version or the "Band of Gypsys" or "Bass" version. They all feature continuous variable wah tuning over a wide range that will enable players to easily find their own sweet wah sound very quickly. The main difference between the Standard Guitar and Band of Gypsys versions are in the fatness or Q of the wah. The Band of Gypsys model is voiced slightly lower in maximum frequency and has a fatter curve to give those fat tones Jimi used. The Standard Guitar also works well with single coils but is probably a slightly better choice for humbucking pickups. They are all based on our very successful 9090A wah kit and of course the wah sweeps have their roots based on the mods I did for Jimi's wahs so you can tune into those wah sounds you have already heard with ultimate ease. Only top quality components and magnetics are used and the circuit is very quiet in operation. The flexibility of this replacement card and the performance gained by the incorporation of over 33 years of wah modifications are brought to a head in this card. There are a lot of standard wah pedals without a tuning option and the Red Lion Wah brings this option to players at a very affordable price. Technically the card has a high input impedance low capacitance input circuit which means there is no tone sucking or level loss in bypass mode and there is no need to further modify the standard wiring harness with a DPDT switch as there is no performance to be gained.

The card was named after the Red Lion Pub in Barnes near to Olympic Studios where Jimi and I recorded and this establishment certainly provided a great watering hole and escape from the studio. The vibes of this place sparked many great ideas and songs.

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