Joyo Wah II Multi Mode Wah Effects Pedal Review (April 2024)


Last updated on April 12, 2024 6:37 pm Details


In this review post we’re going to be discussing the JOYO WAH-II Classic and Multifunctional WAH Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The JOYO multifunctional wah pedal has two modes and a Q control for adjusting the frequency of the Wah Pedal. The multifunction Wah pedal features both wah and volume functions.

The JOYO multifunction wah pedal has a small footprint so it won’t take up so much room on your board. We designed it to be not too small, or too big. It has two modes to select from, on the side the flip switch, Q control, and Q value give you full control over your wah filter.

Not only do you wait for a wah pedal from JOYO, but then 2 come along at once. The multifunction wah (wah 2) has all the features of the Wah 1 classic, but features a Q value knob, adjusting the wah center frequencies.

Prepare to get geeky, let me try and explain the Q value control. The Q controls the resonance of the mid-range of the wah, turn it up high the Q produces a higher frequency Quack, and scales back the Q, a low flatter quack. The Q adjusts the EQ mid-range frequencies, imagine a hill, the steepness of the slope, the steeper the sides increase the mids in the wah sound.

The overall frequency range can be adjusted further with the Q selector, giving you a very versatile range in the Wah Quack Frequency (WQF is a technical term we just invented). The adjustable WQF makes the multifunctional wah 2 pedal sound great.

Wah / Bypass & Wah / Volume

Wah/Bypass – When the wah pedal is active the LED glows to show you the wah mode is on. The Wah pedal gives classic controls, down (forward) for treble, back off for lower frequency. A press down of the pedal switches you to bypass mode, where volume is full. In bypass mode, the pedal is True bypass, the mode is activated to ensure no volume or tone is lost in the transmission.

Wah/Volume – When the wah pedal is active the LED glows to show you the wah mode is on, a press down of the pedal switches you to bypass mode. The volume wheel on the side of the pedal allows you to set a minimum volume for the pedal when rocked back. This is a great feature enabling you to adjust yours for introducing sweeps and greater accuracy when using. Toe down (forward) to increase, back off to wind the volume back to your set minimum level.

The pedal features RM shielding, a Green Led when active. Constructed of a solid metal housing with a red finish, this small wah feels solid and stays in place. The JOYO multifunction wah pedal has a space-saving footprint of 16cm x 6cm.

A great pedal to add another level of expression to your guitar playing, from funk to shoegazey, the multifunction wah pedal from JOYO is going to be a must for guitarists who want full control over their wah.

The most recognizable sound of a wah-wah pedal playing is utilizing it in wah mode for a percussive “wacka-wacka” effect during rhythm guitar parts. This is done by muting strings, holding down a chord, and moving the pedal forward and back, altering the frequencies from low to high.

One of our favorite wacka wacka riffs is heard on Isaac Hayes’s “Theme from Shaft”. The pedal is not just for the funky electric guitar, try it on an electric violin, an electric Ukulele, or plug it into your synths to add some very expressive filtering effects to your tone.

Product Features

  • Red color
  • Wah/volume
  • Weight: 300 g
  • Solid metal case
  • Wah-Wah Q value poti
  • Dimensions: 160 x 60 mm
  • LED indicator on both sides
  • Current consumption: 18 mA
  • 6 Wah-wah frequency ranges
  • TrueBypass in Wah-Wah mode
  • Wah-wah and volume functions
  • RM protected inductor specially designed for wah tones
  • Compact dual-mode wah-wah/volume pedal with Q control
  • Easy-to-use wah-wah/volume and wah-wah/bypass toggle switch

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build quality
  • Affordably priced
  • Extremely trusted
  • Positive consumer testimonials
  • Worth the investment
  • Fantastic audio quality
  • Compact


  • It takes considerable effort to move from loudness to wah
  • There is no fine-tuning available, as there is with higher-end devices

Joyo Wah II Multi-Mode Wah Effects Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

Do you prefer in-depth metal dives, a fantastic ‘foot-bathed’ solo, or a reggae rhythm? Even if you don’t want to use the wah effect all the time but still want to be able to manage the volume effortlessly, this pedal is an excellent option. It is also only one-third the weight of a standard-sized wah-wah pedal.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

JOYO WAH-II Classic and Multifunctional WAH Pedal Featuring Wah-Wah/Volume Functions with WAHWAH Sound Quality Value knob (Red)

as of April 9, 2024 9:39 pm

Pricing History

Price History for JOYO WAH-II Classic and Multifunctional WAH Pedal Featuring Wah-Wah/Volume Functions with WAHWAH...


Current Price $79.00 April 9, 2024
Highest Price $79.00 December 29, 2023
Lowest Price $79.00 December 29, 2023
Since December 29, 2023

Last price changes

$79.00 December 29, 2023

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Additional information

Item Weight

1.06 pounds

Package Dimensions

6.89 x 3.35 x 2.36 inches

Item model number


Date First Available

March 10, 2020

Musical Style





9 Volts


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