Let's face it, Jimi Hendrix is probably the reason we all want a Wah pedal on our boards. Hendrix profoundly altered the trajectory of the guitar, and his influence stretches across decades of genres and players. One of his most lasting impacts was his innovative use of effect pedals to color his sound. From the opening bars of "Purple Haze," Jimi exposed us to new sounds and new ways to inspire our music. Although the wah-wah may be a simple device, Hendrix used his to open new doors for future guitarists.
Released in 1998, the Dunlop JH-1 Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah is a subtle variation of the best-selling GCB-95 Crybaby. Jimi was particularly picky about the sound of his Wah pedals, and he often asked famed tech Roger Mayer to modify the specs to his liking. Mayer discovered that—by increasing the value of the "sweep" capacitor—he could lower the frequency of the operating range, lending the pedal a fatter, more open sound. While the GCB-95 uses a .01 uF capactitor), the JH-1 has a .022 uF sweep capacitor. The JH-1 also uses a 100k ohms Hot Potz Potentiometer for low noise and long-lasting operation, and its heavy duty die-cast housing is built to last.
This 2006 Dunlop JH-1 Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah is in excellent, barely used condition (see photos). It still has the protective film on the bottom panel and the "Notice" sticker on the tread. It functions 100% as it should, and it's sure to bring Hendrix-inspired tones and new sounds to your rig.