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Offline maxgomes

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How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?
« on: October 20, 2018, 02:50:59 pm »
I know about the whammy bar and how to use it for general distortion. But as I was walking to my school this morning, I saw a dude playing an electric and making the "wow wow" sound with each pluck as he played a mellow riff. The whammy bar I have doesn't seem to be able to do that.

So, can someone can help me out with how to generate that sound from my amp? Do I need to buy extra equipment?

(Note: I called it the "wow wow" sound because idk what the sound is actually called. Google couldn't help me with

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Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 03:13:41 pm »
Sounds like Wah to me

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Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 07:01:34 pm »
Auto wah is probably the easiest way, or a wah pedal. On a tele you can hook your pinky around the tone control, probably doable on other guitars as well:



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Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 07:43:20 pm »
I saw a dude playing an electric and making the "wow wow" sound with each pluck as he played a mellow riff.
This is what I think of when I read that description:



Auto wah
And this is what it is. ;)
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