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VOX 847 Wah Problemo!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by bender72, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. bender72

    bender72 Tele-Holic

    Jan 6, 2004
    ND, USA
    I bought a VOX V847 wah off the bay that has a fulltone inductor installed. When I engage the wah it works and sounds good, however, the wah effect will go out and the pedal just sounds kinda like a vol pedal. This scenerio goes back and forth, any suggestions on what could be the problem?
    The person I bought the pedal from said a local guy did the mod for him and it was working fine when he shipped it, maybe somehting got shaken up during shipping, sure.
    I want something reliable when I want to use it and this is pissing me off.
  2. mr_hankey

    mr_hankey Tele-Meister

    Sep 25, 2005
    There is a electrolytic capacitor (4.7uF) which will change the wah into a volume pedal when it's disconnected. It's probably loose or failing.

    Open up the pedal and have a look.
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