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Player Michael Schenker Album Phenomenon (1974)
One of rock’s most almighty pentatonic pyrotechnicians, Michael Schenker’s tone would have been hot already, with his trusty Gibson Flying V going into an overdriven 50-watt Marshall Plexi, but with his signature cocked wah (or parked wah) manoeuvre, he could move through frequencies alien to other guitarists. A cocked wah is simply the practice of using a wah-wah in a fixed position and finding the sweet spot for your tone. On UFO’S Rockbottom, Schenker’s wah is dialled to maximise his midrange, delivering a chewy crunch that sounds combustible – especially on the spectacular performance captured on UFO’S live album, Stranger sin the night.