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Slacktide

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It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« on: October 09, 2023, 11:25:49 AM »
I bought a CGB-95F Cry Baby "Classic", and despite it claiming to be true bypass, had terrible tone suck when turned off.  Whole thing was SMD and had a bunch of JFETS for switching, so much for "Classic."  So I turned it into a Weener.  At least I was able to re-use the inductor.  My graphics aren't as fancy as some of yours but I'm happy enough.  I CNC cut a replacement baseplate without a battery cutout for better shielding.

I highly recommend "Pure Tone" brand instrument jacks, especially on anything that gets moved around a lot.  Well worth the extra $.  I retrofit all my guitars with them.










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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2023, 12:09:46 PM »
Absolutely love the theme! Excellent idea and execution!

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2023, 12:15:20 PM »
I love it!! 


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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2023, 12:52:25 PM »
Bwahaha that's fantastic. Hey nicely done.

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2023, 02:13:01 PM »
Great job!
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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2023, 02:36:27 PM »
Nice all round, but that wiring is the bomb  8)

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2023, 02:50:54 PM »
Ah yeah, I love the Bender theme. Very well done.

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2023, 02:57:42 PM »
Nice all round, but that wiring is the bomb  8)

Thanks!  I use mil-spec aircraft grade wiring from Aircraft Spruce for all my projects. It's actually pretty cheap, really nice quality, thin but durable insulation, very heat resistant for soldering.  Good selection of colors.  Flexible enough but holds shape well. Their pricing on small screws and fasteners also really good. 

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/unshieldlwire.php

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/shieldwire.php

Also - No zip ties, I hate zip ties. I use them temporarily to get things in position, then I use waxed wire lacing and make spot ties, and cut off the zip ties.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_lacing
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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2023, 03:01:57 PM »
Bite my shiny metal wahs!

My graphics aren't as fancy as some of yours

pft, liar.

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2023, 03:44:50 PM »
Fantastic build, love the theme and execution 8)

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2023, 05:33:57 PM »
Oops, I need to print a new sticker, I just noticed it says "build by own wah" not "build my own wah."  It's just a color laser print on vinyl sticker stock from Amazon, with a top layer of extra thick packing tape to make it shiny (metal ass.)  Took maybe 10 minutes to draw in Inkscape.

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2023, 08:31:32 PM »
Waht an excellent build! ;D

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Re: It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2023, 05:57:08 AM »
Great work. Bender rules!