Hey guys.. i've lurked here for a couple of years and have always appreciated all of the great info - have a situation that I'd like some input on. I've been a huge fan of Teese wah's for a while now - I came across a picture wah in 2001 at a local shop, fell in love with it and bought it on the spot. It's still my favorite wah of all time. I've always wanted an RMC3 as well for something a bit more versatile, and I decided to buy one today. The new blue case looks awesome, and aside from being a little noisy compared to the picture wah, it sounds great. I was very concerned, however, when I opened up the bottom and saw this: [Pictures removed at the request of Geoffrey R. Teese] My concerns, specifically: 1. Everything has been populated onto an obviously redesigned board which runs the entire width of the wah. The Input, Output and Power jacks are now soldered to the board, rather than bolted to the wah body and wired to the board. 2. The Switch and Pot are connected to the board using Molex connectors, rather than being soldered directly to the board as in earlier revisions. 3. The 3PDT switch has been changed to a DPDT, so rather than having a hardware bypass, there must be some type of bypass circuit on the board itself. A pic of the inside of an earlier RMC3, for reference: [Picture removed at the request of Geoffrey R. Teese] Now in its defense, as I said earlier, the wah looks and sounds great and the travel on the newer body has a nice, firm feel to it that I prefer to the earlier Dunlop bodies. But that being said, I'm surprised to see the wah put together the way it is. I'd expect to see that kind of construction on one of the newer crybaby's or something similar, but certainly not on a boutique wah that I paid just over $275 for. In particular, it seems like it would be a huge pain to service, especially if something went wrong with one of the jacks. It's still a very versatile wah, but I can't help but think that the build quality of the newer RMC3's is incongruent with their reputation for quality. Am I overreacting here, or does anyone else think this is a huge step in the wrong direction? I'm leaning towards returning the wah and writing off the RMC3 unless I can find an old stock pedal of an earlier revision.