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Custom wah base plates

  We’ve had quite a few requests to put modulation and delay pedals into a wah pedal casing. The problem is that in order to hit the bypass switch you need to rock the treadle forward which means you lose … Continue reading

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Colorsound wah sweep

Most wahs on the market rely on a rack and pinion to turn the potentiometer which creates the wah-wah effect. This system is used by the big players like Dunlop and Vox as well as most of the other clones on … Continue reading

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Chinese Pro Co Rat

Customers often ask why there is a $25 additional fee for the Chinese made Pro Co Rat 2 (technically Rat 3) and how to identify if their model will be subject to this fee. This is an issue that has … Continue reading

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Custom Scalpel

The Scalpel is a passive volume pedal which allows you to quickly cut the volume of your instrument to a specific level without needing to play around with a large volume pedal or using your hands to adjust the volume … Continue reading

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Electro Harmonix Hog’s Foot Modernization

  Electro Harmonix has a wide variety of old pedals that sound awesome and totally unique but they lack some of the modern features that modern musicians have come to expect. The Hog’s Foot is a unique pedal because it … Continue reading

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Eventide Time Factor: switch upgrade

  There’s a long history of pedal manufacturers using PCB mounted switches and a spring actuator. This system is very cost effective for manufacturers but leads to problems in reliability as the switches are often cheap and unreliable. Some other pedals … Continue reading

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Digitech Whammy 5 control box

The Digitech Whammy has been around forever and the latest revision– while very nice– still doesn’t address the issue of not being able to change presets without leaning over and turning the knob. While some guitarists choose to use a … Continue reading

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MXR CSP-001 Variphase: What were they thinking?

  We are often asked to rehouse pedals into wah casings so the effect can be manipulated while still playing guitar. This ends up being a very expensive rehousing due to the cost of the casing as well as a variety … Continue reading

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MXR Analog Flanger M117 power conversion

Whenever I talk about modernizing pedals that refers to maintaining and improving vintage pedals without changing their tone. Sometimes this involves converting the pedal to true bypass, adding a status LED, replacing old and aging components like electrolytic capacitors, and … Continue reading

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Chrome Tax: King Vox Wah vs. Thomas Organ Crybaby

The King Vox Wah and the Cry Baby from the 1970s were both made by the Thomas Organ Company. Both used the standard wah circuit that most manufacturers still use to this day. They were made on the same circuit … Continue reading

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