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Old 10-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #7341
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I ask because doesn't it include all the common mods already?
Sweep switch, q control, etc. I don't know what you would want to add.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #7342
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maybe a mod (or mods) that would make the hb01 sound more like a VOX wah ?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #7343
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To start there are only two values that are different from the Vox in main wah section.
Change C13 to .01uf and R33 to 510E.
I'm not 100% sure the component reference is correct so verify that
R33 is 330E stock and C13 is .22uf stock.

If you wanted to post some big, clear pictures, that would help people help you. I don't have one of these so I know it would help me help you!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #7344
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thanx man! i will contact you as soon as i am ready to begin.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #7345
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Please let me to introduce my self,Im newbie member ,I would like to join with you all
Ok,I have bought Cry Baby Zakk Wylde and i was not satisfied with this wah tone,So finally i decide for modified my ZW-45 with :

- Change 33k vocal resistor to 100k (It will give more deep wah tone)
- Change 1K5 mid range resistor to 2K2 (For give smooth transition from heel to toe)
- Change 68K input resistor to 47K ( For increase input volume)
- Change 390R gain resitor to 470R ( For decrease gain)
- Change two MPSA18 transistors to BC109B transistors (For get smooth vintage wah tone),Because MPSA18 is high gain transistor and gives more dirty wah tone

So,with this mod ZW-45 tone more better than before,Because i have got modern-vintage wah tone,Maybe anybody have other mod experience with ZW-45???Please share to me

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #7346
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Interesting, most people don't increase the 390 resistor. Decreasing it increases the bass, and can help make it more throaty, too.

I find changing to 100K doesn't give a deeper tone, but it makes it change the vocal from WAHHHHH to WOOOOOH.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #7347
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Does anyone know how I could get my wah to be in my rack? Like put the circuit board into another enclosure and keep the pedal part on the floor?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #7348
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Does anyone know how I could get my wah to be in my rack? Like put the circuit board into another enclosure and keep the pedal part on the floor?


Three wires that are on the pot need to go to a stereo jack for the rack part. In the wah enclosure, use a stereo jack to hook up the three pot wires to. A stereo cable will connect them.
That will make the wah work remotely but there is the problem of turning it on and off.
You will most likely have to use a connector/cable with more than three conductors.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #7349
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Ah nevermind then lol thank you
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #7350
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It's not hard. It's actually pretty easy. You just need a connector/cable that can pass at least 4 different signals. Power and the three wah pot connections. One of the pot connections is ground so that can be used for all ground. You can use a relay to do the switching so you don't have to really run switch signals to bypass it.
I don't know why putting it in the rack would be beneficial though. You still have to have a wah shell on the floor with you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #7351
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It's not hard. It's actually pretty easy. You just need a connector/cable that can pass at least 4 different signals. Power and the three wah pot connections. One of the pot connections is ground so that can be used for all ground. You can use a relay to do the switching so you don't have to really run switch signals to bypass it.
I don't know why putting it in the rack would be beneficial though. You still have to have a wah shell on the floor with you.

I was hoping to use it with the Behringer FCB1010
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #7352
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I think that is a whole different question then. How to control a wah pedal with a midi controller?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #7353
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Right! I think..
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #7354
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I don't like the sweep of my Rocktron Tri Wah. With a dirty tone I get no "wah" effect. Would changing the pot have any effect on this?
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #7355
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I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but there is a lot of pages here now with a lot of info. Basically I have a stock gcb95 and I'm wanting to upgrade. I'm thinking a red fasel and new pot would help, but I'm confused as to which pot does what. I'm sure there are differences between pots, but I don't know how I go about picking one on eBay. I'll probably end up doing the tre bypass too as I'm sure that could only help. And any advice on how to get rid of picking up radio frequencies?

Edit: I use my wah with both clean tone and distorted, mostly distortion though.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #7356
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Hey guys. I am about done replacing the pots in my Ibanez wh10. I am trying to figure out the color codes of the new pots to the old. New ones came out of a wh10v2. New pots are red green blue.......red blue white yellow. Old pots are grey blue black........white grey yellow orange. So where do I put each? This is killing me lol!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #7357
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Can't you measure the values and match them up that way? Are you talking about pots or resistors?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:14 PM   #7358
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How do I measure the values? I am doing this because when the wah is engaged and in the heel down position, it hums loud. Like unplug your guitar not on standby hum. So I emailed kevin wilson from wilson effects and he said 9/10 it was the pots. He also said to use the pots from the v2. By the way, when it is in toe down position it sounds amazing. And when I touch any jack the hum goes away 90%. So grounding issue....

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #7359
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I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but there is a lot of pages here now with a lot of info. Basically I have a stock gcb95 and I'm wanting to upgrade. I'm thinking a red fasel and new pot would help, but I'm confused as to which pot does what. I'm sure there are differences between pots, but I don't know how I go about picking one on eBay. I'll probably end up doing the tre bypass too as I'm sure that could only help. And any advice on how to get rid of picking up radio frequencies?

Edit: I use my wah with both clean tone and distorted, mostly distortion though.


I highly recommend the true passive bypass mod. The GCB95 is a tone sucker on active bypass. The difference is very audible.

Red Fasel is up to you, you may or may not hear a difference if you have golden ears.

Not sure if you are talking about switching out the main 'Hotpotz'. I'd only switch it out if the one in there is scratchy or obviously damaged in some way.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:07 PM   #7360
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I have just 'finished' my mods of my Revision E (1990) Crybaby GCB95. I finally got it useable and sounding like a wah pedal should.

First off I did the True Bypass and LED mods here: stinkfoot.se/archives/546. Not much to report on this. It worked fine. I drilled a new hole for the LED on the left side so I can see it all the time. I have nice bright green LED now. The 3PDT switch was a bit tricky to solder but then they always are for me.

Then I replaced the inductor with a Tone Tank which I got from Ebay. Some people say changing the inductor doesn't do anything, I say they have cloth ears.

I then made a load of changes to the caps and resistors, mainly as suggested on this site: home.comcast.net/~domct203/GCB-95.html

First off, the easy one. Adjusting the range on the potentiometer. Hardly a mod at all in the true sense but makes a difference.

Then on to the 'vocal' mod. I tried a 68k in here but I found 56k was the best compromise.

For the 'gain' mod I tried going from 68k down to 47k, but this was too much and the pedal had too much of a boost. 56k was perfect. Just a very slight boost on the dry signal, hardly noticeable.

For the 'mid boost' mod a 2.2k went in as suggested on the page above. With the inductor change this made a real difference. The original circuit has a massive drop off in volume as you go back to the heel at just over half way. This mod opens up the mids and leave only a small section of volume drop in the pedal range.

I also changed a couple of the caps. Firstly, the 0.01uf range cap was replaced with a 0.018uf film cap which I had lying around. I had tried an old brown 0.022 pulled from a Japanese '80s guitar but didn't like the loss of clarity. Not surprising, because I hadn't liked this cap in the guitar either (what was I thinking?)!

Finally, I replaced the other 0.01uf cap, the cheap blue one, with another 0.01uf film cap I had handy.

I am really pleased with the outcome of these mods.
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