Ben Wah

Ben Wah™

Ben Wah is based on a 1967 Class A circuit design that featured the unique Halo inductor. BBE has re-engineered and custom-tuned the Halo inductor and potentiometer to re-create the expressive tones made famous by players like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. In addition Ben Wah has a “Harmony” control to help fine tune the Q/peak response and all components are hand-wired for the ultimate in vintage authenticity.

BBE Wah: Guitar Player - Editors Pick
Guitar Player Magazine, April 2009

Video Demo

Nick Jaffe demo and discussion of Ben Wah


Cream and Hendrix Style


  • Basses
  • Guitars
  • Keyboards

Features include

  • 1967 Class A circuit design Wah
  • Re-engineered “Halo” inductor
  • Custom-tuned potentiometer
  • Harmony control (adjusts Q)
  • ¼: inputs and outputs
  • True hard-wire bypass


  • Input Impedance: 120K Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 22K Ohm
  • Bypass: True Hardwire
  • Power Requirements:
    • DC inlet: 9VDC (- Tip)
    • Battery Life: 200 hours
  • Dimensions: 4.5"(W) x 10"(D) x 3"(H)
  • Shipping Weight: 3.75 lbs.

Designed and Engineered in USA
Made in China