I've got a busted Vox Wah and want to drop in a mod kit...Whatcha reccomend?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Dearthian, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Dearthian

    Dearthian Member

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    At the shop I work at, we got a new-stock Vox wah. It got returned by customer because it wasn't working. Vox sends us a replacement and says to toss the other. Hmmmmm....sounds like a chance to build a killer wah!!:cool:

    I know about the Chicago Ironworks drop in kit and the BYOC kits. I don't really want to solder too much but will if I have to. Any other killer options I'm missing?

    Also, anybody you'd recomend to do some kick-butt modding?
     
  2. TREV FLINT

    TREV FLINT Member

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    I swapped the guts of my VOX Wah with an AREA 51 board with all the options and it is killer. I just added a FOXROX buffer to the Wah and now it sounds killer with my Fuzz and drive pedals.

    Great customer service at AREA 51 as well.

    Good luck.
     
  3. 88mm

    88mm Member

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    Stuart Castledine kits.
    Great kits a great value also.
    Does ship to USA
     
  4. thetangmang

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    Keeley does an awesome vox wah but it's pricey. The Area 51 wah sounds lush, warm and beautiful and the BYOC isn't too bad either.
     
  5. drolling

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    I'd start with the Area 51 board @ $69. Turned my crappy old Dunlop Crybaby into a killer wah!

    While you're in there, might as well swap out the bypass switch for a DP/DT.

    Does the stock pot still work? If not, the A-51's damn good too. I've also had good luck with an aftermarket Dunlop HotPotzII.

    The V-847's built like a tank & once you get it up & running, you'll have a wah for life!
     
  6. eric-d

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    I'd recommend Area 51 for it's affordability and great sounds. :AOK
     
  7. todaystomorrow

    todaystomorrow Member

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    I love my Parachute Wah.... that being said, it doesn't sound like a Vox, Crybaby or any other wah I've played. It's going to sound much different and needs a big sweep to get the most out of it. I decided to go with their big box housing instead of dropping it in a Vox wah case.
     
  8. mike@nortoncable.com

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    AREA 51 - All the way

    I have one of their drop-in kits in a chassis, its As good as a real 68' V846..
     
  9. hydropnik

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    One for for AREA 51. I dropped one in my old Crybaby and it sounds incredible.
     
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