Geoffrey Teese RMC3 Wah

Teese RMC3 wah
serial#: 01001642


Specification
Handmade by Geoffrey Teese in the USA
Fully tuneable low, mid, sweep and volume
True bypass
Roc-Pot2 potention meter

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page updated: February 3 2002

Geoffrey Teese RMC3 wahWell you have wah's and wah's and you have the Teese RMC3. There is really nothing like it - period. Geoffrey Teese is an authorised Vox and Thomas Organ wah repairman, after many years of research - talking to the original designers, taking apart and repairing the first wah's ever, making new potention meters, etc., etc. - he was able to create a really remarkable piece of gear. This is the first and only wah that lets you control the bass, mid, sweep curve, sweep depth and volume, and all built with truly the best parts money can buy. All these wah's are standard equipped with a true bypass, adapter connection, RFI filtering and signed and numbered by the builder himself.

Inside of the Geoffrey Teese RMC3 wahBut why a tuneable wah? Simple: every setup sounds different, so each setup would require a wah with specific qualities to make it shine. Now how is that possible with a standard production wah model? Right: NOT. How does it sound.... I don't think that I have to answer that 'cause you already know. It's sounds better then all other production wah's simply because it uses better components and is fully tuneable. But does it sound as good as the vintage Vox Clyde McCoy wah's. Well according to those who own them: Yes. Even better, cause back then the quality of the parts used varied a lot causing big differences between them.

Most wah's sound ok in the treble section, but their low-end is really horrible. Not with this one, it sounds like a really good lowpass filter with an added bass boost, just like the original idea. And with the fully tuneable amount of depth and boost you're able to create so much depth that it sounds deeper, clearer and more powerful then anything I've ever tried.

Before this wah, I used a Vox 847 Reissue wah, which was nice - at least better then most stuff from Jim Dunlop and Morley. But in all fairness it doesn't compare to this. It was a good wah, esp. when you made it true bypass, but the depth of the RMC3 is.... well, it's just really good. Of course the Geoffrey Teese RMC3 wah costs 3 times the price of a Vox wah, but when you've heard and tried this one, you wouldn't mind paying 5 times the price of a Vox. This is the last wah I'll ever own.

To power the wah I use a Velleman PSSMV1 adapter.

For more info, please check out the Geoffrey Teese's website, aNaLoG MaN (I bought mine through Mike and he was really helpful and quick and gives great service) and Harmony Central's effect section.

Related subjects

Geoffrey Teese website
Analog Man
Harmony Central

 

2003, MvH