This is a vintage 1967 Vox “Wah-Wah” electric guitar effects pedal by Jennings Musical Industries (JMI). This incredibly rare first-generation UK-made example, serial number 5964, is in impeccably well-preserved 100% all original condition! Inspired by the request of Del Casher, and brought to life by Vox engineer Dick Denney and Brad Plunkett, the wah-wah pedal has since become a thing of musical legend: the sounds of which have been showcased by the upper-ecshelon of guitar gods. This exact first generation prototypical variety was used by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, David Gilmour, etc. It is estimated that a mere 100 total pre-Clyde McCoy grey wah-wah pedals were produced, with very few still in existence.
While some concurrently produced volume pedals were re-appropriated for use as wahs, this is one of the extremely rare original grey UK wahs with all original components, including; the original thin-profile perforated tagboard, the ICAR pot and the original TI 2N3707 transistor (dated April ’67.) Aside from the updated 9v battery terminal, all components within are original, and even the (4) original rubber glides are intact.
This pedal was procured from a seasoned pedal collector with a very particular sensibility. Of the three grey ’67 wahs I have owned, this is by far the cleanest and most original. It works perfectly and sounds fantastic!