#1
Nobody seems to want to touch 535Q's for some reason. I opened mine up and it looks like a fairly complicated PCB in there. There has been a long arguement whether the 535Q is true-bypass or not. IT IS NOT. Its hard-wire bypass though so it works when there is no power to the petal, but the signal goes through the circuit, which makes it not true bypass. Anybody true-bypassed one of these?? Is it possible? Im afraid im going to have to bypass it with a true-bypass box, but it would be convienient if true-bypass was installed in it. But, is there ANYBODY that has true-bypassed a 535Q crybaby and that could tell me how to do it or even possibly do it for me if i mail it to you for a price of course? The regular 95Q wahs are easy to bypass, but nobody seems to want to touch the 535Q. I just want true-bypass put in it, nothing else.
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#2
I'm also very interested in this. About a month ago I opened up my 535 and checked out the pcb. I agree that it seems like a workable board, but I'm not sure why anyone has done a TB mod.
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#3
Maybe I'm misreading something here, but you said it's not true bypass. Then, you said it's a hard-wire bypass and it works when no power is applied to the pedal. By those two definitions, it is true bypass. True bypass utilizes a switch to place the pedal in and out of the circuit and will introduce switching noise, unlike buffered bypass, which doesn't. One of us doesn't understand true bypass.
#4
Thats the first half of the definition of true-bypass. The other half of the definition is it dosen't go through the effect cicuitry at all. Yes, this pedal has a mechanical switch and yes it works when off. However, it is not true bypass because it still goes through some of the circuitry and i know this because i tested it. I took the battery out and no power adapter attached and i could tell there was tone drain when it was off. A true-bypass has a direct conection through an actual wire between the input and output. A pedal only needs power when turned off if it is buffered like boss pedals. However, this pedal is nether buffered or true-bypass. Its hard-wired bypass.
#5
wow, sorry i cant help you but this is something i would love to do to my 535q if you work it out, its a good wah but when its turned off my tone is muddier than before i got it thats for sure.
#6
Just because it worke with no power doesn't mean it's true-bypass.

Go to the wah modding thread. THere's a link to a site that shows how to TB a crybaby. Not a 535Q, but the principle is the same.
#7
Quote by Diamond Dave
wow, sorry i cant help you but this is something i would love to do to my 535q if you work it out, its a good wah but when its turned off my tone is muddier than before i got it thats for sure.


Maybe muddier. But, it does cut down the gain in the signal for sure. But, i could live with it if i had to. I will check out the wah modding thread. True-bypassing a 535Q is gonna be a lot more complicated than the 95Q thats for sure. I might just end up getting a small true bypass loop box to bypass just the wah pedal.

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#8
Quote by asdaven
I might just end up getting a small true bypass loop box to bypass just the wah pedal.

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That would probably be the easiest thing to do.
Easy to build as well if you want to go that route.
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#9
I'm very interested in this. My 535q has currently been made redundant from my pedal board because i hate the tone suck when its in the chain.
FOR SALE:

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Dunlop 535q Multiwah - £80

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