Reattaching rubber gromets to wah pedal treadle?

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  1. drolling

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    Those little feets on the underside (toe down position) of typical Crybaby/VOX type treadles.

    Found one on the floor the other day, no idea how it fell out..

    But I'm danged if I can figure how to get it back in there. Don't know if it's all this heat & humidity, but it seems too big to fit.

    Figure on using a dab of epoxy once it's properly positioned, but I'm stumped at this point, and would really appreciate any suggestions:confused:
     
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    You need to get one edge of the rubber lip started and push it in with a circular motion. One thing though, is if it fell out, then it may be damaged/worn to a point that it won't hold it's shape, so replacing it is necessary.

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    won't pulling them off entirely extend sweep?
     
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    To a point. With some pots, it may feel like too much of a dead zone where the sweep is not changing.

    Plus, I hate the feeling of metal on metal on the heel side.


    I usually use a contact cement called "Goop" to reattach these things.
     
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    Also taking them off you lose the part of the treadle sweep that is used to turn on/off the wah via the switch under the toe of the treadle. I tried it with an Vox V847 and it became way too touchy to reliably switch the pedal on or off. Plus as noted the sweep didn't sound right, I even moved the pot around on the rack inside and couldn't get it to sound right.

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    Thanks GrooveKing!

    It appears to be in perfect condition, but I probably don't have enough brute strength to get it started.. Probably get my girlfriend to do it - She's much more handy with a soldering iron, too.. seriously
     
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    On my Fulltone Clyde, when the rubber pad fell off, the comb would disengage from the pot.

    In fact, I bought it used and it was shipped without the pad.

    I just used sticky backed rubber feet.
     

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