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Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by SCREEM, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. gproud

    gproud Gold Member

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    No. The V848 has different innards as well. This is from the Vox site...

    The Clyde McCoy Wah-Wah pedal includes details like a custom-tuned inductor made by the original manufacturer and a true bypass switch. Plus, it has some new enhancements like an AC adapter jack and a newly designed, custom taper potentiometer.

    I'd much prefer the V848, but for the price in Canada, you're better off buying a used V847 and doing some mods. IMO.
     
  2. Chito

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    Thanks Gproud. You mentioned that you prefer the 848 tho. Any particular reason why?
     
  3. gproud

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    Only because of the adapter jack really. Without sending it away to be modded, the V847 either takes a battery or a 9 volt adapter that clips onto the battery clip, only you then have to make a hole either in the case or bottom panel to run it through. But for value, the V847 with TB is great. If you want to do some component swaps as well, though I've never tried it, seems fairly easy as well.
     
  4. PaulS

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    Your right on two things, first it does take talent to use a wah tastefully and secondly it is not a popular decision. Mods to the wah will improve it's sound and make that tasteful playing sound a whole lot better. True bypass on a wah is a must. certain resistance values and capacitor values will change the sound of the wah or the amount of gain the pedal exhibits. I have played with just about all the mods out there and tried a few of my own and some of them do have a good effect on the pedal. Inductors, transistors and circuit mods all play part in the sound also. But I think the best stock wah for the money is the Vox 487.... with true bypass of course

    :food-smiley-004: If some one could tell me how to post pics from url's elsewhere I would post my collections of wah pedals... 2 original thomas organ crybabies 1 vox 487 rebuilt and my own creation...
     
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  5. SCREEM

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    I use photobucket.com, easy and free :food-smiley-004:
     
  6. vroom

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    Hey there! I got a link to this thread from someone on Harmony Central and noticed your V847 pics.

    You've done exactly what I am going to be attempting soon: true-bypass and LED. My only problem is that I can't quite make out all of the wiring on the 3PDT switch. Do you happen to have a closer shot of it or, if it isn't asking too much, could you do a quick diagram in Paint or the like?

    These will be my first pedal mods and I want to do them right. :thanks5qx:
     
  7. SCREEM

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    i used this for the true bypass https://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.castledine/greenfuz/effects/tb3.png

    for the led i used this https://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/I-1561.html in this diagram the switch should be turned a quater turn clockwise and instaled in the wah. The bottom 3 lugs are for the led the other 6 at the top are used as a 6 lug switch in the previous diagram...hope this helps

    just to be sure... the metal tabs that wrap over the sides of the 3dtp switch should be horizontal in the wah, then its just like a Dpdt(6 lug) switch with the bottom row or top row unused...the unused row is for the led, in the led wireing diagram they have the switch orientation going vertical compared to the DPDT switch....so looking at the switch installed in your wah, the soldering tabs should be horizontal then use tabs 123456 for the bypass and tabs 789 for the led
     
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  8. vroom

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    Okay, I think I understand now. So, where is the LED grounded?
     
  9. Milkman

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    Just an observation but in my opinion, SO much of how a wah sounds is dependant on technique, far more so than for almost any other effect with the possible exception of a talk box and to a lesser extent a Univibe.


    You can have the best most heavily customized pedal in the world but if you ain't got the feel......
     
  10. vroom

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    But if you give a good driver a fast car, he'll win the race. :food-smiley-004:
     
  11. vroom

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    Sorry to sound ignorant, but can someone give me a quick answer to where the LED should be grounded?
     
  12. PaulS

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    Anywhere the other grounds go, the output jack , board ground where battery black connects...
     
  13. SCREEM

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    I grounded mine on the pot with a black wire that was already there.
     
  14. PaulS

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    That's a good spot also.
     
  15. vroom

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    Okay, just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help!
     

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