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It's my wah and I'll cry if I want to.

Started by Slacktide, October 09, 2023, 05:25:49 PM

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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.

Aleph Null

Absolutely love the theme! Excellent idea and execution!


I love it!! 

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Pedal building is like the opposite of sex.  All the fun stuff happens before you get in the box.


Bwahaha that's fantastic. Hey nicely done.


Who the hell is Bucky?


Nice all round, but that wiring is the bomb  8)


Ah yeah, I love the Bender theme. Very well done.


Quote from: derevaun on October 09, 2023, 08:36:27 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.

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.


Bite my shiny metal wahs!

Quote from: Slacktide on October 09, 2023, 05:25:49 PMMy graphics aren't as fancy as some of yours

pft, liar.


Fantastic build, love the theme and execution 8)


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.