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CryBaby Wah surgery

Post: # 1420179Post NickS »

I mentioned on the vPub Zoom call the other night about using a reversed original CryBaby with a Strat to get the oscillations that sound like seagull noises in Pink Floyd's "Echoes". I went to demonstrate it and found that my CryBaby didn't work.
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There seems to be a lot of grease around the pot. The pot appears to be open circuit, so time to open it up and find out what's going on. Drifting out the pin that fastens the pinion to the shaft was tricky.
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The grease seems to have softened the carbon track which has pretty much disappeared where the wiper pressed on it.
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..and one of the two wiper contacts has just broken off and disappeared!
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It looks as though I need to buy a replacement Dunlop pot..
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Post: # 1420181Post Bacchus »

Curious. Wouldn't this be a known issue by now? There are a lot of Cry-Babies about, I'd have thought that grease finding its way onto the track would be a more regular occurence.

Weird how the wear appears to be on the bottom third of the sweep.

Could it have been a particularly abrasive bit of fluff finding its way into the pot?
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Post: # 1420184Post paul_ »

Bacchus wrote:Curious. Wouldn't this be a known issue by now? There are a lot of Cry-Babies about, I'd have thought that grease finding its way onto the track would be a more regular occurence.
I think it is, happened to my Vox and was starting to happen in the used Bass Crybaby I bought to nick a pot from.

The standard/most popular replacement is the Dunlop HotPotz II 100k.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324301126441

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Post: # 1420185Post NickS »

paul_ wrote:
Bacchus wrote:Curious. Wouldn't this be a known issue by now? There are a lot of Cry-Babies about, I'd have thought that grease finding its way onto the track would be a more regular occurence.
I think it is, happened to my Vox and was starting to happen in the used Bass Crybaby I bought to nick a pot from.

The standard/most popular replacement is the Dunlop HotPotz II 100k.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324301126441

Thank you for the tip!
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Post: # 1420186Post NickS »

Hmm, pricey and/or out of stock. HotRox or Strings Direct seem to be cheaper for the Dunlop HotPotz in the UK. In the US if you don't want it to live forever http://www.tubesandmore.com/products/p ... t-pot-gear seems to be very reasonably priced.
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For shits and giggles I'd fire off another email to digitech.
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Post: # 1420212Post paul_ »

:lol:
Aug wrote:which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? :x
robertOG wrote:fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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Kudos to paul for posting UK Amazon and eBay links
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Post: # 1420214Post Bacchus »

paul_ is a secret brit though. I imagine he uses a VPN to make his internet appear just like it would back in blighty.

We haven't ruled out the possibility of him being an estranged bastard royal.

Although he is funny.
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Post: # 1420215Post Bacchus »

Here, paul_, what's your sweat situation like? Do you sweat easily or are you incapable?
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Post: # 1420241Post NickS »

Best reviewed appears to be the Chase Tone Tru Talk TM wah pot. Of course, by the time duty and comedy tax are added it's going to be somewhat more than $20.
Also out of stock at mall Bear Electronics!
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Post: # 1420258Post paul_ »

Left UK before using the internet, actually didn't sweat much at all until I was about 29 and posted UK links totally on purpose for Nick because I know price varies wildly on little bits distributed by big gear companies if it has to cross the pond at all, let alone deal with comedy tax.

I did sleep with 2 minors when I was one too, but I think technically they were the predators because they were taller than me (enforcement of this probably varies by state; nobody seemed to believe me).
Aug wrote:which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? :x
robertOG wrote:fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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:lol:
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