Cool RC Booster discovery

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  1. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    Put it in from of your wah-wah.

    Guitar into Rc and then into the wah. Usually I plug into the wah first. What a pleasant surprise! :)
     
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    OK, what is the surprise? What does it sound like?
     
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    Normally, with a true-bypass wah, you lose some gain when you switch the wah on. I've always been bothered by that. However, with the RC Booster on, the buffering of the booster seems to mask that. Furthermore, there is incredible power and oomph to the wah sound. It really accentuates the quack. Very cool.
     
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    Very cool, what kind of wah do you have?
     
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    I'm using a modified Fulltone Clyde and a modified Thomas Organ.

    I'd like to put a boost circuit inside the wah but that's another project...
     
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    Its getting so I could use 3 RCs- 1 for this trick, 1 for Barber's 1st stage gain normalization trick, and 1 to get footswitchable jazz tones out of my '52 RI tele.

    gb
     
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    Does the wizard wah have the built-in booster? Is that the main diff what that?
     
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    Jack, you could install a Foxrox Wah Retrofit ... it provides a buffer that helps solve the volume level problem that old wahs have and makes the wah work well in front of all fuzzes & ods. The buffer only is active when the wah is on so you don't lose the true bypass.
     
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    Thanks. I couldn't think of the name but I knew I had read about one before.
     
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    Jack,

    In the sixties I always would put a Fuzzface or other kind of booster (I had a "Treble and Bass Face" - which is quite rare) before any Wah.
    It amuses me to see people always insisting putting the Wah first - it's whatever works for you.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    That's right and what sounds best to me is to have the uncompressed signal (i.e. before the fuzz/distortion compresses it) go to the wah. When you compress the signal beforehand, what the wah sees is a very narrow band of dynamics.
     

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