Wah Sweep Potentiometer
Continuous control of wah sweep frequency. Discover the wah tones I developed for Jimi and used by him at the "Band of Gypsys" concert plus the Funk tones used on many records.
This allows blending of the guitar back into the wah sound to allow full control of wah depth and Q.
Varible Volume Range
Remove the bottom plate to access this multi-turn control. This control allows precise adjustment of the reduction in volume level desired when the pedal is in the up position.
The volume range has purposely been limited to a maximum of -30dB so that during performance the pedal has a usable range and is not just a volume switch. An excessively large range of control is not that easy to control with your foot when standing up and in fact when using the pedal in a live situation a range of 20dB is popular and is easily controlable from your foot. This corresponds to turning the guitar volume from 10 to 5. The fact that the range can be limited and set now enables the Bel Air to accurately control amp or pedal distortion.
Dual By-Pass Mode
There are two modes that can be selected via by moving a jumper on the card.
Mode 1 = AUTO - Switch between WAH and VOLUME.
Mode 2 = WAH - Switch between WAH and BYPASS.
By-pass Switch Feel
The pressure required on the foot plate in the down position to actuate the changeover or bypass can be set electronically on the PC Card.
A vari-friction nylon bearing adjusts the pedal feel and because the top plate is fully balanced it will remain in position even in the lightest friction settings.
Ergonomic Player Design
It is 40% lower than the Cry Baby Style of pedals and also has 28% more angular travel. The slightly downwards position of the top plate results in a much more relaxed and balanced operating posture and also allows the player to step off the pedal in a forward motion whilst simultaneously operating the bypass function. The silky smooth feel and low profile all improve the overall physical performance by using a foot control that is natural and easy to use. The cables plug into the side pods and are swept back out of harms way. The front control knobs are also recessed into the side pods to provide protection.
No Potentiometer Gears or Mechanical Switch
Advanced instrumentation techniques measure the top plate angle continuously to provide data that controls the wah, volume and bypass switch functions. This solid-state approach results in reliable silent operation with no parts to wear out and replace.
Advanced Input and Output Electronics
The use of ultra high bandwidth Class A all analogue discrete circuits provides circuit performance with ultimate fidelity. The Bel Air Wah effectively reduces the length of total guitar cable to that of the input lead and can drive long cable lengths to the amplifier without any loss of detail at all both in BYPASS or in WAH MODE.
TRANSPARENCY is preserved and we have found this approach to be superior in every instance and the need for mechanical switching with all it's reliability and other associated problems can be forgotten.
Balanced Carbon Composite Top Plate
This enables the position to be held at any friction level.
LED indicator on the side pod.
Internal 9V battery or from an AC Adapter (not supplied).
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