Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Vox Wah

Stevie used a variety of different Vox wah pedals throughout his career. But, overall, he favored the original 60s models.

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Pedalboard, showing the Vox Wah pedal on the far left.

One of the wahs that he used, primarily in the studio, was a V846 model, that previously belonged to Jimi Hendrix. Stevie’s brother, Jimmie Vaughan, got this pedal from Hendrix after a gig in 1969, when Vaughan’s group opened for The Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth, Texas.

After the show, Jimi’s roadie asked Jimmie if he would swap his Vox wah pedal for Hendrix’s broken pedal plus some cash, a trade the young guitarist happily agreed to.

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