To the uninitiated beginner, a wah pedal may not seem like a very complex effect or something that would require a lot of work to get “just right.” As is often the case, though, the lowly wah pedal is far more complicated than it first appears. Just ask Geoffrey Teese, creator of the Real McCoy Wah and founder of RMC.
If anyone can be considered a wah pedal scholar, it’s Teese. This is a man who has intensely studied the best vintage wah pedals and dissected their components so that he could recreate the classic vintage wah sound with modern components and reliability. All of Teese’s wah pedals include true bypass (to avoid the tone loss associated with non-true bypass wah pedals), adjustable rocker tension, and his unique “fuzz friendly” technology that allows his wah to play nicely with fuzz pedals, something other wah pedals can’t claim. Several of his pedals offer extra tweakability so users can get the perfect wah sound they’ve been seeking.
Teese named his company the “Real McCoy” after the famous Vox Clyde McCoy Wah pedal and currently offers seven different models: RMC1, RMC2, RMC3, Wizard Wah, Picture Wah, Wheels of Fire Wah, and Joe Walsh Signature.