Vox V846-HW Wah-Wah Pedal - 2011 - Present

Hand-Wired V846 Vox Wah-Wah Pedals
Thomas Organ purchased the exclusive North American rights for the Vox trademark from Jennings Musical Instruments (JMI) of Dartford, Kent UK in 1965. By gaining autonomy from JMI, Thomas Organ was free to develop new Vox products such as the Wah-Wah pedal. Vox introduced the original Clyde McCoy and V846 Wah-Wah pedals in early 1967. Either included a printed circuit board populated with two transistors, ten resistors, five capacitors and a 500 mH ferrite core "halo" inductor.

In a spirit of collaboration, Thomas Organ allowed JMI to produce the Wah-Wah pedal in their UK facilities for European distribution. While the circuitry for the original American made Vox Clyde McCoy and V846 Vox Wah-Wah pedals was constructed on printed circuit boards, the pedals produced by JMI in 1967 were hand-wired, such as the one shown below. The hand-wired circuit for the JMI Vox Wah-Wah pedal was identical to the original Thomas Organ design.

Hand Wired JMI Vox Wah-Wah Circuit - 1967

In 2011, forty four years later, the V846-HW was introduced. It was the only other hand-wired wah pedal produced by Vox. The V846-HW had two transistors, eleven resistors, six capacitors and a vintage style halo inductor neatly hand-wired on a terminal lug strip. The V846-HW was made in China.


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