Recently, I started a massive project for my website in a bid to help musical instrument companies. I have been analysing almost every brand in the industry and trying to put out content to help my visitors recognise them.
Check out my huge brand analysis at Thomann. “Is it worth buying from Thomann in the USA & Canada?“
WingManFx company is a small guitar effect pedal manufacturer from the USA.
According to their official website, they are currently featuring an analogue phaser/tremolo pedal as well as Option Knobs for both controlling guitar effect pedals with your foot and guitar potentiometers smoothly with your fingers.
WingManFX‘s main product is this analogue tremolo/phaser named Danger Zone!
It features a fully analogue circuit with in-depth parameter control functions. Since they are also the makers of Option Knobs, there’s already a really cool demo of the pedal featuring these innovative gadgets.
Option Knob is one of the smartest, yet most affordable and easy-to-use solutions for those who want to control their guitar effect pedals’ parameters with their foot.
How can I control my guitar effect pedal parameters with my foot?
Guitar players who prefer having different effect pedals at their disposal instead of using guitar processors will definitely like this innovation.
Having separate guitar effect pedals is every guitarist’s dream but this also causes a lot of frustration as your pedalboard gets bigger and more complex, controlling them in a live concert situation is not that easy.
Normally guitar players need to kneel and adjust the parameters on the go. However, with Option Knobs, you can get as many as you need and have a broader control of the pedal parameters. This will also allow guitar players to manipulate some parameters, especially time-based/modulation effects, and help them create dynamic sonic variations live!
How to install OKnob?
Once you are done with your guitar pedalboard setup, you just need to buy Option Knobs as many as you need and install them on your guitar effect pedals (non-destructive installation).
All you need to do is to remove the knob you want to install Option Knob on and add your OKnob onto the shaft of the pots. Here’s a cool tutorial video of Option Knob including instructions on how to install and use it.
WingManFX company names Option Knob as OKnob (which you need to buy for controlling your guitar effect pedals) and also features VKnob which is for your guitar volume potentiometer. In this video, I have just shared features of both products in action.
Thomann features these items under Option Knob, Inc. with the Control Your Soul motto! 🙂 However, I have done some research on the internet and just found out WingMaxFX is the brand and company!
As mentioned above, here you can also see the label on the box of VKnob. I strongly believe and think these two gadgets are the smartest things ever for guitar players while being dead simple and cheap.
Kudos to the creators and designers of Option Knobs! 🙂
Unfortunately, Thomann doesn’t feature its Danger Zone pedal yet. But if you are interested, you can always contact them to ask about availability.
I hope you have enjoyed this little piece of content and recognise these great people at WingManFX company! Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me so far! I will hopefully see you in the next review here!