Electro-Harmonix Cock Fight

ehx cock fightReading the comment section on the EHX YouTube video for the Cock Fight is enlightening. Typically the YouTube comment section of any video is reserved for the type of vitriol that can only take shape under the cover of anonymity and boredom. But, the comments trailing the scorched earth demo of the Cock Fight sounds more like the home bleachers of a high-school football game on Friday night.

“Didn’t think I’d ever want/need a filter pedal. This changes everything” – mainecolbs.

“At first I’m like nah, fuck that…….then oh man get me one. Electro Harmonix does it again?” – jmgmarcus

“Very clever pedal love it..EHX the only decent pedal builder that makes great pedals made in the US, without gouging the eye’s out your wallet.” – Kate Andrews

“EHX is on fire there days!” – 30roundz

Are these unedited, non-solicited comments true to the mark? Does the Cock Fight really deliver on the cocked WAH sound, while providing versatility and high-quality tone? Honestly, yes! Let’s not even wait for the end of this post. Check out this demo!

 

I KNOW right! And, I’m with mainecolbs, I’ve never held big love for filter pedals, but the Cock Fight is really exciting. Here’s what EHX has to say about it:

Guitar gods have used the cocked wah sound to create monster riffs that have earned a permanent place in the rock lexicon. That required finding the sweet spot in their wah pedal’s sweep. The Cock Fight lets you achieve that cool cocked wah sound without the wah pedal. Tune in the tone you want. Add the built-in distortion for more grind and growl, or switch to the Talking Wah mode for a stuck voice-box sound. If you plug in an expression pedal, you can sweep the Cock Fight for jaw dropping wah and the tone you want. Add the built-in distortion for more grind and growl, or switch to the Talking Wah mode for a stuck voice-box sound. If you plug in an expression pedal, you can sweep the Cock Fight for jaw dropping wah and talking pedal effects, with or without distortion!

It’s a bit hard to take in all at the same time. It gets a little more overwhelming when you consider the addition of the fuzz – which you can either add pre or post. But, in the end this pedal sweeps through a whole bunch of moods under an intelligent layout and great design. You may end up dialing in this pedal to that one tone you need to fill in the void for your sound, but frankly, this is a pedal that you get lost in for days and one that drives you to create new and interesting riffs.

Tell us all about this pedal after you get your hands on it at Pedal Finder. Leave a review and confirm what everyone is already thinking! And, check out the Electro-Harmonix Cock Fight page for more information. And don’t forget, we have a giveaway going on right now! Want to know what it’s for?

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  1. You know, I don’t really want to give this a positive, glowing review, because this thing sounds so good, I want to be the only one who has one. Where to start? Firstly, this pedal is designed to mimic the effect of having a wah pedal “Cocked”, or left in one position while on. I will say that the Electro-Harmonix demo video does not do a great job of showing the pedal being used without an expression pedal. Putting all of that aside, get an expression pedal, it’s worth it. I got the Moog pedal that is frequently offered alongside this, and it works great. With the Exp. pedal, this becomes a more traditional wah, although it is a little bit weak of a wah when the fuzz is off. Not to worry, you WILL NEVER WANT TO TURN THE FUZZ OFF. It goes from a good crunch to a solid wall of fuzzy sound. But when you add it PRE wah (oh, yeah, did I forget to mention you can put the fuzz before or AFTER the wah?) you get a great, synth-like sound that is hugely expressive. when you change wah modes (TWO WAH MODES!?!) from crying way to talking wah it adds a whole other dimension of wild sounds. Holy Crap, this is amazing! Ok, ok, one last (two last) thing(s) there are two little knobs: one adds tons of bass back into your signal that is usually stripped out with a wah, and the other is a “Bias” control that simulates a dying battery in the fuzz, and it gives a great lo-fi edge to the sound.

    The Cock Fight is really, honestly like getting several pedals at once. I’ve had this for about two weeks now, and I haven’t even touched bottom in terms of finding new sounds…WOW.

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