1967 Vox Wah-Wah

Here 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 6258, is in mint 100% all original condition and includes an era-appropriate original vinyl carrying case! 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, 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 the original strip perforated tagboard. 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 and sounds good, though the effect is rather mild. Perhaps due to leaky caps (which is very common) the wah effect is somewhat reduced.