Xotic Wah Pedal

Designed around the Clyde McCoy Wahs from the '60s, The Xotic Wah's bias, Wah Q control and EQ reshapes the classic Wah tone to fit your own sonic needs.

The Xotic Wah is modeled based on the Holy Grail wah, 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy Wahs. With the Xotic Wah 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 Xotic Wah makes this one of the most versatile wah pedals available today!


- Bias Control - Changing the bias warmer will lead the Xotic Wah 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.
- Treble and Bass Control -- A two-band EQ with +/-15 dB center-detent potentiometers optimize the voicing for different playing styles and gear.
- 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.
- Led Indicator -- The LED indicator is located at the top of the Xotic Wah and lights up when the pedal is on. One unique feature of the Xotic Wah is the LED will flash if the battery power falls below 50% and read more 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).
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- Input Gain: Controls wah input gain- by turning clockwise it adds up to +6dB of Wah Boost.
- Relay Bypassing Switching: Xotic Wah uses a relay bypass switching for true bypass switching.
- Internal Dip Switch: Controls wah resonance frequency range.
- Dimensions: (W x D x H): 3.94 x 8.27 x 2.64"/ 100 x 210 x 67mm
- Weight: 2.16 lb. (980g)
- Power Consumption: 9VDC/5mA
- Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
- Input Impedance: 1M ohm
- Output Impedance: 10K ohm
- Nominal Input Level: -20 dBV
- Nominal Output Level: -20 dBV
- Bypass: True Bypass
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Mfg Item Number

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://xotic.us/support-faq/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted February 20, 2016 by Jonathan W in NYC, NY

"Best Wah I've Played"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I'm a huge fan of Xotic Pedals in general, with the SP Comp and EP Boost already on my board. The XW-1 Wah is the best wah I've ever played. The tone is wonderfully transparent and sounds great clean or with distortion. It's the smallest "full size" Wah I've played and it feels great underfoot. It's built like a tank and looks super cool and chrome-y. The Bias and Wah-Q knobs help me hit the sweet spot no matter what pickups I'm using. The only addition I would make is to give the pedal a volume control function when the wah is disengaged. (It's a feature I love on the Morley wah.) This is an amazing pedal and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Musical Background:

Piano, guitar, bass, harmonica. Been playing electric guitar for about 5 years.

Musical Style:

Rock, country
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