Watch the Funk Wah online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Guitar Effects Survival Guide

The super versatile wah pedal is a must-have for any guitar player. In this case we are using the wah in a classic funk situation. Here the wah is acting more as a rhythmic tool, the wacka-chicka-wacka-chicka sound you get to tapping your foot in time with the tune really helps get the funk on. One of the first uses of this is the theme from the movie "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes. The adult film industry seemed to favor this use of the wah pedal as well, or so I have been told.