NAMM 2020: Is the V847-C “the perfect modern Vox wah”?

Vox V847-C wah pedal
(Image credit: Vox Amps)

NAMM 2020: With the newly announced V847-C, Vox reckons it’s created its finest contemporary wah pedal yet, thanks to a collaboration with Japanese guitarist Char.

Char has spec’d this new version of the venerable V847 to deliver an improved frequency sweep with a lower-frequency-focused tone, an added true bypass switching and even improved rubber feet for a better feel when switching on and off.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.