Up for sale, a 1999 Fulltone Clyde Wah Wah pedal in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. This rugged, versatile wah was designed as a recreation of the Vox “Clyde McCoy” model, released circa 1967. Designed to capture the muted “wah wah” sound of big band trumpeter Clyde McCoy, that original iconic Vox pedal appeared on stage with legends including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
Fulltone’s Michael Fuller analyzed more than 25 individual vintage Vox wahs to hone in on the ideal circuit, and the Clyde’s inductor is a tuned core handmade unit that features exactly the same type of wire and inductance as a genuine ‘60s Vox. The only thing differentiating this pedal from its vintage inspiration is the inclusion of an internal “Resonance Control,” which is a large durable trimmer used for bass and gain adjustment, ensuring ideal tonality for any setup. The wah is natural-sounding and vocal, with distinctive ‘60s Vox-style midrange and a smooth, even taper, thanks to the custom-built Fulltone-1 tapered potentiometer. The treadle actuates smoothly, with ideal resistance.
The Clyde is built like a tank, ready for all kinds of use and abuse, made from custom-made 14 ga. welded steel with nylon pivot points and more travel than conventional Vox-style enclosures. Cosmetic wear on the white powder-coated exterior is limited to a few minor chips and scuffs on the edges of the unit. The baseplate retains the handwritten serial, date (9/99), and Michael Fuller’s signature.