claytushaywood wrote:You can mod a crybaby to sound pretty darn good. There's some component changes that i really dont understand in there. and you can add a Q type knob (more subtle than the 535, but great for adjusting to taste with different guitars and amps) I ended up putting a new pot and a new inductor in it, along with a switchable input cap and the q knob. made for an excellent wah. so good, my buddy borrowed it and really wanted to return $100 instead of the pedal. Really, the most expensive part, the inductor, made the least difference in tone too
You can also transplant the entire "guts" of a Crybaby or similar wah circuit into a different type of rocker-style pedal. For example, I stuffed my Chicago Iron Parachute wah into a Bespeco VM-12 just like this one (below), and even added a DPDT switch under the toe end. The great thing about this move is that, much like a Colorsound, the Bespeco is a cam-driven pedal (rather than gear-driven), with a longer throw, and a more precise feel. It's plastic-shelled- probably none too durable but wow, it works nice!