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Projects => Build Reports => Topic started by: Thewintersoldier on November 14, 2021, 04:00:40 PM

Title: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Thewintersoldier on November 14, 2021, 04:00:40 PM
I love wah, and my byoc has so many options that I wanted something less daunting to dial in. The tearjearker is pretty much my byoc. I ended up with the sham wah on the recommendation of @Harry Klippton as he has an actual BBE Ben wah. We all know the vertex debacle hence the sham wah name. I found a used revF crybaby gcb-95 wah from my local guitar center for 48 dollars and got to work. the shell, and the power jack/in out jacks were used from the original wah. The pot is from area51 and the halo inductor came from @fig. Simple straightforward build that sounds really good. I wired the body trimmer as an external knob just like the original wah. It sits somewhere tonally in the classic clyde mccoy sound. The body knob can make it more subtle or more dramatic sounding. The other addition is the use of a foxrox wah output buffer so the wah can be placed in front of fuzz and get the full range of sweep with no oscillations. It buffer built on very also has a volume trimmer to set overal output.
I ended up flipping over the craybaby front badge and bottom plate, sanding them down and doing no film graphics. Went with nebula because she is a total badass, a total heartthrob and a total basket case. Went with a blue led as well to complete the nebula theme. Overall I'm super happy with the way the Nebul-Wah turned out. If your looking for a good sounding wah that has a lower part count and wont give you options paralysis to dial it in then give this a whirl.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211114/998494b37758530f6b95fccd62f723d8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211114/c3dac39214ff10a9f3c53cc04864162d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211114/9d58ee12ce2c8d80e3425e943a5bc6de.jpg)

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Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: jjjimi84 on November 14, 2021, 06:48:07 PM
Ow ow! Looking fine baby!
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: jimilee on November 14, 2021, 07:00:22 PM
Very cool. Any sound clips?


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Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Thewintersoldier on November 14, 2021, 07:08:32 PM
Very cool. Any sound clips?


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Maybe tomorrow I can throw something together quick, kids are in bed now
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: cooder on November 14, 2021, 08:09:52 PM
Excellent and faaawnkeee! 8)
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Zerro on November 15, 2021, 05:55:46 AM
Here are some enhancenments for classical crybaby. Maybe you will like it:
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Bio77 on November 15, 2021, 11:44:33 AM
Man, that looks so pro!  The graphic on the bottom is killer  8)
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Thewintersoldier on November 15, 2021, 12:36:55 PM
Thanks guys its a easy build and a good sounding wah.
Man, that looks so pro!  The graphic on the bottom is killer  8)
I learned from the best!
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Bret608 on November 16, 2021, 08:02:26 AM
Oh man! Nebula is one of my favorite Marvel characters. Also, I've been on an Afghan Whigs kick this past week or so and am in the mood for wah sounds in a big way. Definitely like that idea about the output buffer.
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: Thewintersoldier on November 18, 2021, 06:35:36 PM
Very cool. Any sound clips?


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It's not a full on demo but here is a quick clip I took while messing around with a new method @harryklippton turned me on to. Running my audio interface directly into my phone and using it as the internal mic. I'm running my strat into the wah into my tone bender mk1.5 into my deluxe reverb. Amp is going thru my two notes thru a celestion IR into the audio interface.
Title: Re: Nebula-Wah
Post by: jimilee on November 18, 2021, 07:30:40 PM
Very cool. Any sound clips?


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It's not a full on demo but here is a quick clip I took while messing around with a new method @harryklippton turned me on to. Running my audio interface directly into my phone and using it as the internal mic. I'm running my strat into the wah into my tone bender mk1.5 into my deluxe reverb. Amp is going thru my two notes thru a celestion IR into the audio interface.


Very nice, I like it. Nice pile 'o pedals you got there too. I got one of them too.