When it comes to the rack and pinion systems that translate foot motion to pot movement, what sorts of choices are there in the available parts? I mean we see varieties of gear ratios in guitar tuners. Are there options available in terms of gear ratio in rack and pinion systems? Are there better and worse ones? For instance, does a wider mechanism that distributes foot pressure over a broader portion of the pot shaft feel "smoother"?
I don't remember seeing any alternative rack and pinion systems with different ratios.
I believe that the Wah pedal requires some magic
in the foot, except for the electronic parts, in order to make it sound good.
I mean, if the player just bounces the rocker up and down all the time, what's the need of a man controlled wah instead of an auto-Wah?
Great Wah sounds come when you spend some time to discover
the taper of the pot more "deeply",
so to move the rocker within areas of the sweep that bring the "magic" out better...
I have done that in mine, and i can say that the experience is really great.
I also found that i can "interact" with the pedal better when i play barefoot...
(yes, i wash my feet)
this way there's nothing between my foot (size 11+) and the pedal, so every little motion can be transfered to the shaft of the pot...
btw, (foot) size matters....
regarding gear ratios, i guess they got it right back then when they first made the Wah Wah pedals, so why worry?