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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 - ...
"Over the last 50 years, only a handful of innovations have truly revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar. The wah-wah is one of them. It radically transformed the instrument's voice in a slew of genres, and Del Casher stood at the pedal's ground zero. Combine that claim to fame with the astonishing fact that Del held the guitar chair for both Lawrence Welk's and Frank Zappa's bands, and ...
Papa of the Wah-Wah