#1
Hi

I recently purchased a Hendrix crybaby and to say it was not exactly the sort of sound i was after is a little bit of an understatement, luckily it's broken so i can take it back! Huzzah!

Anyway, im looking for a more trebley sort've affair, something for a guitar with a similar tone to the one used in Dio's stuff, particularly 'we rock'. I've been looking at the crybaby from hell because, although im not really a dimebag fan, the idea of being able to set the frequency, and the extended sweep seemed to be what i was after.

Anyway, im pretty confused about the whole thing and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#2
I hear the slash crybaby has a 'sparklier' higher end to it than a regular one and it also has tone controls
#3
another thing that irked me about the pedal was that whenever i turned it on, it completely changed the tone of the guitar. Is this a problem that applies to all wah pedals? Because if not, id like one where this doesn't happen.
#5
Quote by acdcrocks0323
Well duh, it changes the tone when turned on. That is what happens. Wah pedals change the tone when you move it and there is no neutral position where the tone is normal unless you turn it off.

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#6
the wah from hell is pretty awesome sounding in my opinion. probably the best wah i've ever heard
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#7
Maybe you could simply mod a wah, like change the pots and whatnot. I have no experience in doing that, but many others here do.
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#8
Getting a Dunlop standard wah would be good if you want to mod it. Changing the pot doesn't change the sound much though, the mods you'd be looking would probably be on the circuit board.
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#9
Quote by acdcrocks0323
Well duh, it changes the tone when turned on. That is what happens. Wah pedals change the tone when you move it and there is no neutral position where the tone is normal unless you turn it off.


Cheers for the friendly response

I am well aware the tone will change, if the tone didnt change, a wah wouldnt do anything, but the instant the hendrix one is turned on, it sounds like a completely different guitar.
#11
Maybe you could mod the Jimi for more treble?

You could swap the 0.022uF cap for something less, like 0.015uF.

You could also replace resistor next to the inductor with something like a 47k.
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#13
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haha im afraid modding is far beyond the sun-rising force-yngwie malmsteen

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Just return it.
If you want a really harsh, trebly wah, get a weeping demon.
It sounds like ass.
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