Vox V846HW Wah-Wah Pedal - 2011 - Present



The circuit for the original Vox "Clyde McCoy" and V846 Wah-Wah pedal was designed, manufactured and patented by the Thomas Organ Company of Sepulveda, CA. Thomas controlled the manufacturing and distribution rights for Vox in North America. In a gesture of collaboration, Thomas Organ allowed JMI, the UK based parent company of Vox, to produce wah pedals for the European market with the original US "patent applied for" circuit design.

The original US made Clyde McCoy and V846 wah pedals were assembled on printed circuit boards. Under pressure to rush the wah pedal to market, JMI decided to forego the time and expense required to develop a printed circuit board. The earliest wah pedals sold by JMI were hand wired on a "bread board" or tag strip, as shown below.


Hand Wired JMI Vox Wah-Wah Circuit - 1967










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