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Title: tychobrahe parapedal wah mods?
Post by: mikeford on September 01, 2019, 12:18:34 PM
Hullo! Well, at last there is a pcb for the clone of the very, Iomi-esque, tychobrahe parapedal available from Pedalpcb.https://www.pedalpcb.com/product-category/wah/ (https://www.pedalpcb.com/product-category/wah/) I was lucky to get a nice 2w dual gang 10k pot for my build.($16.99-ouch!)
I knoe Chicago Ironworks has a dead on clone called the Parachute, but I am intrigued at the wilsoneffects clone http://www.wilsoneffects.com/FreakerWah.html (http://www.wilsoneffects.com/FreakerWah.html)  and its mods, this from a description on the page, There is an added six position Q switch that adjusts the filter settings of the wah pedal. These range from a high filter sweep to a deep filter sweep and everything else in between. It doesn't stop there. There is also and added sweep knob that allows you to open up the Freaker's sweep to it's maximum width or narrow it down to a thin filter sweep. We have also added an external boost knob to boost the filter above unity gain if needed. The V2 has additional volume available via the volume/boost control at the heel of the pedal as well as a mini toggle located under the treadle of the pedal that allows the user to choose between the original function of the pedal or you can now eliminate the volume drop at the heel of the sweep via this toggle. I am wondering if they could be implemented on my clone build?Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: tychobrahe parapedal wah mods?
Post by: JebemMajke on September 02, 2019, 07:03:25 AM
So

I have a clone of this amazing wah.

Built by myself.

You can mod it, but it will not give you an amazing range of tonal possibilities.

Can you share where did you find dual gang 10k, with a long metal shaft?

I ve been using plastic ones, piher brand. But they get dirty too soon and i have to replace them, quite often.
Title: Re: tychobrahe parapedal wah mods?
Post by: idy on September 02, 2019, 01:07:08 PM
The pedalpcb don't have docs for this yet (?) so it's hard to give specifics about mods.
Title: Re: tychobrahe parapedal wah mods?
Post by: mikeford on September 03, 2019, 07:25:21 PM
So

I have a clone of this amazing wah.

Built by myself.

You can mod it, but it will not give you an amazing range of tonal possibilities.

Can you share where did you find dual gang 10k, with a long metal shaft?

I ve been using plastic ones, piher brand. But they get dirty too soon and i have to replace them, quite often.

JebemMajke-Brother, I bit the bullet and ordered https://www.ebay.com/itm/10K-OHM-DUAL-LOG-AUDIO-2-WATT-CLAROSTAT-POTENTIOMETER-LONG-SHAFT-NOS-1-PCS/333185278333?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/10K-OHM-DUAL-LOG-AUDIO-2-WATT-CLAROSTAT-POTENTIOMETER-LONG-SHAFT-NOS-1-PCS/333185278333?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)