Not only is John Frusciante back, but his favorite wah pedal is, too

(Image credit: Ibanez)

Hot on the heels of news that John Frusciante is returning to Red Hot Chili Peppers after a decade away, the electric guitar player's favorite pedal is also returning, as Ibanez has unveiled a V3 version of its WH10 wah pedal.

The pedal, Frusciante told Vintage Guitar in 2009, “is my standard wah since [1991’s] BloodSugarSexMagik. I don’t think there’s a better wah. When we were making [2006’s] Stadium Arcadium, there was so much wah I figured I’d use a variety of pedals and there wasn’t one that came close to the Ibanez.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.