i have not experienced the cocked wah sound with the JB8. the highs are too suppressed into the spectrum. its a very intense flat and fat sound i would describe. but my guitar is basswood body and rosewood fret so those wood seem to suppress openness imo.
u will find u need less amp eq boosting to get it were you like it, instead of 6-7-6 it sound just as good at 4-5-5 for example.