Sonicake VolWah 2-in-1 Volume and Wah Pedal

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86 out of 100. Incorporating 400+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$60
Sonicake VolWah 2-in-1 Volume and Wah Pedal

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 86/100 is based on analysis of 400+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Sonicake VolWah is a compact pedal that houses two functionalities - that of a volume pedal and a wah and it has two LED lights that indicate the mode of the pedal, whether it is on Wah or Volume pedal mode.

It is also among the smallest in terms of size, which means you are saving both money and pedalboard real estate.

It sports a simple pedal controlled active volume circuit, with no extra features to complicate.

But what sets it apart is its built-in Wah functionality that is inspired by vintage Crybaby style wah.

As expected, it is housed in plastic, but reviewers point that it is robust enough for regular use.

Key Features:

  • Design: Volume / Wah Pedal
  • Circuit: Active
  • Best For: Active Pickups
  • Dimensions: 148 x 65 x 61 mm
  • Weight: 0.55 lbs

Pros

Value for money is the obvious edge of the Sonicake VolWah, it is simply hard to beat in terms of features per dollar. But it's not just about getting a lot of return, because most owners are satisfied, if not impressed, by its overall performance and quality. Its simple volume pedal operation is appreciated by many, while there are also plenty of positive comments about its wah function. And more importantly, it does all of this while maintaining a compact profile that many find just right for their pedalboards.

Cons

Ironically, there are a few others who find the size of the VolWah to be too small for use. There are also a few reports of minor cosmetic issues.

Overall

If you're looking for a budget friendly volume pedal that gives you the best return for your money then this is your best bet.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Volume Pedals.

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.