Crybaby switch

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  1. Uncle Benny

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    Hi - new to the forum. I have a Crybaby Classic pedal, love it, but the switch takes a lot of pressure to engage (I gather that this is common to a lot of wah-wahs). This is not a problem when standing - you can just lean into it - but while sitting it is far more difficult. I am playing in a theatre orchestra, and cannot hear the click over the music, so I have no idea whether the wah is engaged or not until I start playing and sometimes get a nasty surprise.

    Is there any way to adjust the amount of pressure required?
     
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    ... and you can also cut the little rubber pads down, that's what creates the resistance, not so much the switch.
     
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    Great, thanks for the suggestions!
     
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    Put an led on it.
     
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    Great, but how?
     
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    You'd have to mod it, add it in. Are you handy at all with a soldering iron and schematic? There are a bit of mod schems/instructions on the cyberwebs.
     
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    I'm not, but i have friends who are. Could you point me to one? That sounds perfect, in addition to the other suggestions.
     
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    Ditch the switch! I just recently replaced my old Cry Baby with a Morley Bad Horsie, which has an optical switch: put your foot on the pedal and it turns on, take your foot off and it turns off. God, it's wonderful. I don't see myself ever going back to the toe switch. There are other optical wahs out there; you can score a Behringer Hellbabe for around $40 on Reverb and they're highly regarded.
     
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    Classic is true bypass, IIRC. These will work, with minor changes.

    EDIT: or what basher said





     
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    Yes, according to the Dunlop site, it is true bypass. Thanks for the videos. Not sure I really want to change pedals. I just got this, and I may be past the 30-day return date.
     
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