Old Cry Baby wah pedal

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  1. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have an old ass cry baby wah pedal. It works but it's extremely weak sounding. Like the volume is turned all the way down. And the pedal itself needs to be adjusted to be tighter. So it doesn't fall down when I take my foot off of it.

    Do any of you have any ideas on how I can bring this baby back to life? I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron. I just don't know where to start.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. TM1

    TM1 Senior Member

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    There's a resistor that sets the gain.. without looking at my schematics I want to say it's like a 470 ohm. Change the 33k resistor next to the inductor to a 100k as that will help with a more vocal sound. I'll lookthrough my schematics I have on Wah's..
     
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    Hi!
    Check out the mods listed on this site:
    http://stinkfoot.se/
    Lots of good information there!
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Is there a way to date these pedals? I think this is old as dirt. I definitely need to clean the inside. It make a weird noise when moving the pedal up and down.

    Thanks for the help and links guys. Much appreciated.
     
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    I'll snap some photos of the inside so you guys can see the mayhem. Give me a little while.
     
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    I think you can narrow it down when you look on the circuit board - they're marked 'Revision E, F, G' and so on!
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    I still need to figure out how to tighten the pedal as well.
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    That's at least post 90s.

    Older ones had sealed pots..so a bitch to clean..Hot potz are the preferred replacements.

    A cleaning and a new pot..and resetting the swing of the pedal..should get you back to at least stock.
     

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