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

Yet ANOTHER use of the great wah pedal, okay this one is certainly eclectic for sure but very cool. As a kid cranking Pink Floyd's "Echoes" into my headphones in my parent's basement I always got freaked out by the spooky part in the middle of the tune. The eerie howling sound scared me and I had no idea it was a guitar. It wasn't until I saw Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii that I learned what it was, a wah pedal plugged in backwards. My mother let me see a midnight showing of the movie and I was changed forever. The next day I drove my very patient mother crazy with these wails coming from the basement. Thanks mom!