Jimi Hendrix’s Vox V846 Wah Pedal (Woodstock)

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Throughout his career, Jimi used a number of different wah pedals. However, it’s often hard to tell which one he was using on a particular occasion because of the low-quality footage on some of the concerts.

Fortunately, on one occasion that perhaps matters the most to some, that is the Woodstock festival in 1969, the type of the wah used is somewhat well established.

According to Dave Weyer, who at the time worked on Jimi’s equipment, the wah pedal that he used that day was a modified Vox V846, made in the Sepulveda factory in California.

Jimi had a box of wah pedals, and I had, over the course of the year, worked on every one. But Jimi’s favorite was the yet-to-be-seen by the public, Sepulveda model with the TDK inductor and the high beta Motorola transistors. It can be identified by the lack of a Vox logo on the front, the relief where the logo was supposed to be glued on, a West Coast sticker on the bottom, and Jimi’s signature on the inside of the casing wall, applied at a difficult angle, but identifiable nonetheless — and, of course, the things he loved the most, the low noise and the sharp sweep, clearly audible in the Woodstock recordings.

Jimi Hendrix’s Wah-wah Pedal and Amp in J. Levine’s New Year’s Day Auction

This particular pedal was sold at an auction in 2016 for an undisclosed price.

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Glen RS
Glen RS
8 months ago

This Is a big fake! Jimi he used a Clyde McCoy picture in Woodstock 100%… it can be seen clearly from the case that it has no bas-relief for plaque.
Peace
Glen

Mario
Mario
2 months ago
Reply to  Glen RS

Look at the Vox on the stage.

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Glen_rsvt
Glen_rsvt
2 months ago
Reply to  Mario

I know very well these photos … what should I see here? (Mario..are you Italian too?)

Mario
Mario
2 months ago
Reply to  Glen_rsvt

Yes, Sicilian. You should see a Vix right at his feet.

Glen_rsvt
Glen_rsvt
2 months ago
Reply to  Mario

oh yes sure! obviously it’s a Vox … but I’ve never seen Jimi with an American made Vox like the one mentioned in the article .. in particular at Woodstock he definitely used one of the first Vox Clyde McCoy (Picture)…

Salutoni da Bergamo ✌🏽😊