The controls on the Sensewah are very simple—two knobs (Sense and Range), a single toggle switch that moves between Wah Wah and Yoy Yoy settings, and an on/off footswitch.
T-Rex’s new auto-wah, the Sensewah, is the newest additon to the company’s compact Tonebug line. Each Tonebug unit comes in a retro-hued metal-and-chrome package, and the crimson Sensewah looks like something that might have been snatched from the dashboard of a ’50s Chevy.
The controls on the Sensewah are very simple—two knobs (Sense and Range), a single toggle switch that moves between Wah Wah and Yoy Yoy settings, and an on/off footswitch. The unit is light and sturdy, and the quality that typifies the T-Rex line is evident. The straightforward design also makes it simple and intuitive to access a wide array of tones.
With the Sensewah between my Fender Stratocaster and a ’69 Fender Super Bassman, I set the Sense and Range controls at noon, and the toggle to Wah Wah, which gave me a cool, funky, and steady auto-wah sound right off the bat. Because of the Strat’s lower pickup output, I had to play a bit harder to get a more drastic response from the pedal. But by turning up the Sense knob—which is essentially a sensitivity knob that adjusts responsiveness to your picking— I was able to play with a more natural touch and still fully engage the device’s wah effect.
The Range knob controls the width or narrowness of the envelope and how far the wah effect will sweep. At wide-open settings, the wah will run through the pedal’s full sweep range. At lower settings, your sound will be closer to the darker pedal-up tone you’d get from a standard wah pedal. It was also very easy to dial in my instrument’s output to interact optimally with the Sensewah’s adjustable envelope, and dropping the Strat’s volume not only produces a cool cleaner tone, but a subtler response from the unit.
With the toggle set to Yoy Yoy mode, the Sensewah takes on a significantly different personality through the use of formant-style filters, which have more than just the single EQ curve of a regular wah effect. In the case of the Yoy Yoy setting, there is a higher, more nasal, and resonant curve that follows the lower curve. The result is very vocal in the manner of a talk box, and you can easily generate bizarre, but musically pleasing sounds. Even at its most high-mid focused settings, the pedal remains throaty, full, and expressive. It’s important to remember that because of the high resonance in this mode, you’ll want to make sure to tame extra brightness elsewhere in your signal to keep the pedal from getting too harsh—especially with single-coils and a bright amp.
The Sensewah is about as straightforward as auto-wahs come, and it’s the kind of pedal that can really change the texture of songs you’re playing without taking up a ton of pedalboard room. And if you like the sound of wahs and talk boxes, but don’t like the extent to which you have to manually manipulate those effects, the Sensewah is a sensible solution indeed.
you want the wah effect, but you need your feet free for dancing and kicking.
you need the rocking control of a standard wah pedal.
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Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
Origin Effects introduce the new M-EQ DRIVER mid booster & drive pedal. Based on a vintage Pultec studio EQ, this unique pedal offers a range of mid-focused tones, from a subtle mid boost to thick, resonant overdrive. Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
A choice of three mid-range frequencies ensures that you can boost just the right part of your guitar signal and, when pushed harder, can elicit a range of saturation from a classic “mid-hump” overdrive to fierce “cocked wah” distortion. Thanks to the Adaptive Circuitry, the high-end roll-off of the Cut control is reduced as the pedal cleans up. This allows for a smooth transition from warm overdrive to bright clean tones in response to playing dynamics or guitar volume knob changes.
Introducing... M-EQ DRIVER || Mid Booster & Drive
Built-in the UK to the highest standards, the M-EQ DRIVER continues the Origin Effects tradition of vintage, studio-inspired tones in modern guitar pedals. The Origin Effects M-EQ DRIVER is available now from Origin Effects dealers worldwide.
RRP: 259 GBP (Inc VAT) / 319 USD (Ex TAX)
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The new finish, according to Lava Music, is “inspired by the beauty of the golden hour,” a shining time just before sunset and after sunrise when photographers covet to capture stunning pictures.
With bright and warm golden hues, the new finish adds a brilliant metallic glow to the surface of Lava ME 3, complementing its AirSonic 2 carbon fiber unibody which features L3 Preamp with FreeBoost 2.0, delivers industry-leading sounds by breakthrough acoustic technologies, and houses a multi-touch display powered by Lava-developed HILAVA system.
Speaking of the HILAVA system, Lava Music also added four new effects: Nebula, Desert Rose, Cassette, and Edge of Breakup. As unique as their names sound, they are very much different from what we normally know about effects. Programmed into the HILAVA system, each of the four is powered by the company’s latest ArctanDrive algorithm and incorporates effects like Pitch Shift, Delay, and Reverb. And every one of those incorporated sub-effects comes with various parameters that players can adjust to design unique, overdriven sounds by just tapping on the multi-touch display. That said, those effects enable users to play with overdriven tone on an acoustic-electric guitar without even plugging in any external gear.
LAVA ME 3 | Now in Golden Hour | LAVA MUSIC
Lava Me 3 in Golden Hour is now available starting from $999 on LAVA MUSIC, Amazon, and local guitar dealerships near you.
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