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Old 08-16-2006, 06:05 PM   #81
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I can be such a noob sometimes. I forgot about this thread and made another wah mod thread... but anyways. Most of my questions have been answered except for a few.

I have the JH-1 (Hendrix model) wah with the rev G board. I got it for free from a friend who needed a pretty long ride out of town.

1) I'm experiencing a slight volume loss (not huge but if you listen closely you can hear it) when my wah gets switched on. If I were to convert it to true-bypass will this be fixed or is there something else I need to do to fix that?

2) Is the fasel inductor as good as everyone says it is? Is it good for a nice Hendrix-Clapton sound? OR would the halo inductor be better?

3) Would you (mostly directed a Pinky or any of you who've done this mod) recommend removing the buffer at the input (some of the parts in the red highlighted areas from the pic on the first page). I've heard that the buffer is suposed to do away with the need for true-bypass, but some people say it causes a loss of treble. And I'm assuming this is whats causing my slight volume loss... but I could be wrong . If I do this mod (the true-bypass mod with the buffer still installed) will I still be experiencing a loss of treble and volume? If not how will it sound with the buffer still installed?

4) Last question: Should I change the wah pot for the sound I'm after? I was thinking of one of these but I'm not too sure which one would be better. Would any of these give me more of a Hendrix-Clapton sound? Or should I not even bother with that?
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:44 PM   #82
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uhhh so pink where are those sound clips we were promised like 4 pages ago????????????
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:20 PM   #83
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uhhh so pink where are those sound clips we were promised like 4 pages ago????????????

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Old 08-16-2006, 09:55 PM   #84
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^I got lazy.

If you don't want to take out the buffer, lower the 68k resistor, and if you want lower the 330 ohm resistor(been done on the mod I posted in the beginning.)
Taking out the buffer should fix it anyways.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:01 PM   #85
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Taking out the buffer should fix it anyways.


Should fix the volume loss?

What about the wah pots and inductors? Should I even bother replacing them?
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:40 PM   #86
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Yes to the volume loss question.

As for pots+inductors, I'd say switch the inductor first, and then if you're still not happy, the pot. As for Halo vs Fasel, dunno, you'll have to read up on your own.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:44 PM   #87
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Thanks a lot man. I'll try to find as much info as I can.... if I find any thing interesting or usefull I'll post a link.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:37 AM   #88
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I found a pretty good thread on diystompboxes.

Apperently one guy on that site thinks the arielfx halo replica is the best sounding inductor because it has an inductance value of 500mh to 520mh. A quote from the site explains why 500mh - 520mh inductor is considered to be the best.

"when a inductor is made to less mH, it has higher series resistance which would make the highs less thus more bass kinda, the highs boosted from lower inductance" I don't know if this guys right but it seems to make some sense because (like mentioned on that thread) Jimmy Pages wah had a very nasaly type sound and it had a pretty low inductance value.

So I guess that the Halo is better becasue it's probably right in the middle, while the fasels have a littel less mh. BTW the dunlops made since '99 have an inductance value of about 680mh. It might just have a slightly different sound from the Halo so I think changing the inductors on the new dunlops will not (like Pink_Queen said before) provide you with a drastic change. But you also have to consider that the construction of the inductor itself will have a greater effect on the sound. So if the inductor wasn't made properly, or with crappy parts, a change could be better for the sound.

Here's another site that might be useful.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:30 PM   #89
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REV E site anyone? I have a few mods, but I want a more treble-based wah and a gain boost.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:36 PM   #90
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This might help. There's abunch of stuff on there. Don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for though.
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:23 PM   #91
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okay i am thinking of doing the zakk Wylde wah thing and i was wondering if instead of using a fasel inductor i can use the halo inductor? and could i still do the mods on stinkfoot?
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:53 AM   #92
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what wah sound do you get if you change the 100k resistor next to the inductor to 0k? what happens when you add a 250k resitor?
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:12 PM   #93
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That resistor is supposed add vocal characteristics to the wah. Read the vocal mod part on this site. As for how it would sound I'm not really sure... just buy a bunch of resistors and try 'em out. I would assume that a 250k resistor wouldn't sound to good though.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:25 PM   #94
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is there any mod that one can do to increase the wah sensitivity in the higher notes? my budda sounds great, but u cant really tell its on well if its up past like the 15th fret.
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:26 PM   #95
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I sold my old vox and bought a Hand Made Boutique wah, Teese Real McCoy Custom Wah.
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:52 PM   #96
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^ That would be great if you can.

How much did it cost?
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:06 PM   #97
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Try playing with the "sweep" capacitor. You want to set the sweep higher. You'll find the wah dropping out a bit on the lower notes though I think here.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:44 PM   #98
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dude seriously...sound clips. how do i no if i want to do the mod or not? it would suck if i went through all the effort so i could say "wow this sucks ganny ****"
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:25 AM   #99
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dude seriously...sound clips. how do i no if i want to do the mod or not? it would suck if i went through all the effort so i could say "wow this sucks ganny ****"

Dude seriously... Sound clips don't mean jack, if you base judgement on sound clips you're a very foolish consumer. Not to mention the whole point in modding your wah is toget it sounding EXACTLY how you want it.. Try swapping a few things, don't like it? Swap some more...


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