As I posted recently, I had modified my Voodoo Telecaster to add out of phase switching. For the second push/pull pot I had been considering the “Arlo Cocked Wah” modification.
Alfie on the SixStringBliss forum had suggested that using the tone on a Tele can give a good honky sound. Playing around with this I stumbled on something… with the middle selector switch (bridge and neck selected) and the two pickups out of phase, this takes a lot of the bass out of the signal. If I roll down the tone control on the guitar this cuts the top end, leaving just a very honking middle sound – hey presto – cocked wah!
You can hear it for yourself on this brief demo, which covers;
- Both pickups in phase, tone turned to max
- Both pickups out of phase, tone turned to max
- Both pickups out of phase, tone turned to min
Recorded into Reaper using Amplitube’s Orange Tiny Terror model.