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[On the wah-wah pedal invention] Dick Denney at Vox U.K. invented the original prototype, the midrange boost switch. When it was converted to transistors, they put a variable switch on it. I thought, 'Let's put it on a pedal.' We got one from a Vox organ, and it fit very nicely. After I demonstrated it to all these engineers and music producers, everyone said, 'This will be the greatest thing - ...
"He was a member of the pop group Three Suns, a featured soloist on 'The Lawrence Welk Show' and lead guitarist for singing cowboy Gene Autry's 'Melody Ranch' TV show," the L.A. Weekly explained.
Papa of the Wah-Wah