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  • wah wah volume drop

    This is probably a common problem but I can't hear my wah when played of distorted rhythm guitar. I use sound on sound of my boss dd-20 giga delay to solo over chord progressions. when i try to use my wah, its hardly heard. how do u solve this problem, aside from increasing the volume whenever u use the wah? will a booster before the wah work?

  • #2
    of which wah are you talking about?

    standard gcb95 wah and vox wah (847 848) have a buffer circuit in it, which sucks tone and sometimes volume, especially when used in combination with other pedals

    i modded my gcb95 for true bypass, removed the buffer added a led and change one resistor for more gain
    a little google and you find great instruction, if you can use a soldering iron its less then 10 minutes work if you have the parts (3pdt switch and resistor if you want to change it) on hand

    depending which wah you have, there can be some other issues and solutions for you


    • kolapsar
      kolapsar commented
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      you can put the wah in a loop with its own boost