Is the wh-1 worth the difference in money in relation to the wh-4?
My opinion of it would be that WH1 would probably retain a tonal character of it's own,based on it's build quality components. It's these components that gives the WH1 it's character & warmth.
In this case certian components & build factors..(the place,the machine,resistors.) may not be able to be recreated to WH1 original spec.
I learnt this again of late when Andy Timmons was trying out Roger Mayer's pedals. Exact same models being tested but each with a slight tonal variation.
Sound good..nop....sound good...bit better....sound good..YERrr that's the one!!!
It's almost the same deal with the WH1's. All will have a slight & only a slight variations but they are there.
WH4 was a chance to update the product. Many factors that joe blow wouldn't be aware of. Cut cost here...add that....changes this.
To all to all intensive purposes the WH4 is a better pedal in terms of sound
design & crispness.
However does it retain the warmth of WH1? I doubt it. This is hence the reason why the pedal will rise in price. Remember the WH4 is calibrated to sound like the WH1. Digitech have done an amazing job.
Is it worth the money? Only you can tell.
Warmth. High Cost,tracking maybe an osilascope off.
Not as warming,track's far better,more option,cheaper.
Mite have to dig this out. This is all off the top of my head.