Be it the font style on the front of the analog delay pedal or the sky blue color of the body, the Way Huge WHE701 Aqua-Puss(TM) Analog Delay pedal simply screams vintage! This is a terrific analog delay pedal, one that does not just look good but performs impressively as well. This one is capable of providing a great unique sound. In terms of size, this one may be a lot larger than regular analog delay pedals but I don’t mind. Considering the incredible sound that it produces, the pedal can be twice as large and it still wouldn’t be a problem! For me, my experience with this guitar pedal has been extremely positive and it wouldn’t be an overstatement if I label it as ‘truly special’ in terms of guitar pedals!
The first thing that caught my attention about the Way Huge WHE701 Aqua-Puss(TM) was its incredible sound of course. Apart from this, its appearance also made a good impression on me. There’s something so appealing about sky-blue paint and funky lettering on the bent-steel chassis that compelled me into buying it. The first time I used this pedal was for playing a simple riff coupled with double stops. The performance was truly mind-blowing, the pedal definitely lived up to its name and showed off the warm qualities that it is known for. By adding this analog delay pedal into the equation, the overall tone was affected in a positive way, which in my opinion, is a true winner.
Apart from the obvious delay knob, the WHE701 Aqua-Puss has a blend knob beside it. This knob allows the guitar player to strike a balance between delayed and dry signals. Depending upon how you tweak it, the effect can vary from mild to wild. You ought to be careful with the Delay knob too, this one can send the device into a self-oscillating psycho-freak-out mode when cranked up.
This pedal is capable of offering anything from 20ms to 300ms of delay time. No doubt, the pedal has been designed to perfection, which is why it makes the process of producing vintage sounds so easy. Now, I have used a couple of digital delay pedals in the past, but I find that none of these can hold a candle to the Way Huge WHE701. The way that the latter adds a tiny bit of even-order distortion to every repeat generates a comfortable lived-in tone is a refreshing change from the crystalline duplication which are generally produced in case of digital delay pedals.
If you want to create a killer rhythm then the Aqua-Puss pedal is indeed the ideal device to pick up. This one offers a shorter delay time and fewer repeats. The pedal also allows players to make even more impact with overdriven riffs. Thus, the Aqua-Puss(TM) is definitely the guitar pedal recommended for you if you need a tool that would add the right amount of dimension and depth to your sound. Even though it may not be capable of producing longer delay times, it is still a very useful or beneficial pedal.
A lot of people get confused between vintage and ancient. Now, just because this pedal is vintage-inspired, and it has a vintage look to it doesn’t that it would offer the same creaky sounds as ancient gear does. You can count on this one for performing seamlessly and without generating any unfavorable sounds. This analog delay and tonal tool offers major swashes of deep echo. The warm repeats and thick tonality of the music produced by the pedal allows it to form delightful soundscapes. I have used it for gigs before and it definitely made everything sound better. After that, the pedal became indispensable for me and I have to have it for all gigs and performances!