djankle Posted January 16, 2006 Report Share Posted January 16, 2006 Hi there, long time reader, first time posting. I have about a dozen wah-wah pedals lying around the house that all have died more or less the same death. The pots get super "scratchy" and noisy and they end up as bookends. My pedal of choice is the Dallas Arbiter Wah-Face from the early '70's which has the fasel inductor. They are super hard to come by and super pricey these days as well. But when they are working they are totally worth it. I have never had much success cleaning the pots with contact cleaner, all they do is reduce the noise a little bit, but not enough to use on gigs or for recording. I guess my question basically is if by changing the pots, will I change or compromise the sound of the pedal? Can they be saved? I have a great guitar tech and a great repair guy but neither of them have been able to ressurect my pedals in the past. Is there a repair service somewhere that could revive these things? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks, Mickey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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