One of my favorite guitar effects is the wah pedal.
We all know and love the work of the man Jimi Hendrix. His use of the wah pedal set the bar for guitarists to come. So let’s look at some of the standouts:
Zakk Wylde on Ozzy’s “Gets Me Through”
Zakk has carried on the torch of melodic playing yet with brutality. His use of the wah in this makes this song stand out as one of Zakk’s best.
Jeff Beck on Jeff Beck Group’s “I Ain’t Superstitious”
Jeff takes a classic blues song and makes it magic. Slow down, put on some headphones and just listen to the magic.
Dimebag Darrell on Pantera’s “A New Level”
I couldn’t leave the man off of this list. Listen to the artwork in this track and just smile in its glory.
Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter”
The haunting music in this track is very well suited for Jimmy’s use of the wah. This one has taken me to far away places in my mind on many occasions.
Slash on Guns N Roses’s “Sweet Child O Mine”
Slash is one of my favorite guitarists plain and simple. Listen to the swagger of this song and get it all over you.
This list is by far incomplete. There are so many more to listen to so help me out!