Easiest way is to pick them up.
HW version weighs about 3 times more than the CB one.
So I guess it is safe to assume that you would recommend the SHOD cb for me then...?you're welcome......as you can see, the new CB series construction is quite GOOD. it's very clean, and the price difference reflects the labor cost, it is MUCH easier to build the CB version. Hand wiring all the jacks and pots takes up quite a bit of time. and honestly, i don't think it makes much of a difference in the sound, the older MP and newer MP pedals i have been demoing sound 99% the same.
there is a much more significant difference between the handmade BJFe pedals and the MP pedals. the BJFe are all handmade and tuned by ear by Bjorn personally. they are SWEET but hard to get, and pricey.....
This brings me to a question that I wanted to make: assume that a shop sells both the handwired and the PCB versions of Mad Professor pedals. How can we tell if they are selling a PCB one for the price of the HW? Apart from the box, probably? Is opening them up and taking a look the only way? (Not very appropriate... imagine using a screwdriver to open one right in front of them just because you don't trust them enough... )
By the way, there is no way to understand what the thread title means unless you are a hardcore TGP and pedal geek!
So I guess it is safe to assume that you would recommend the SHOD cb for me then...?
I am very picky but if we are talkin 99% then there really is not a noticeable difference. I also heard the pcb may be a bit louder?
I did not get to see your video comparing the two - it is blocked here at work - so is there a difference on the video?
Thanks for your time - I appreciate it
the sticker on the back is COMPLETELY different, they also come in completely different boxes as well. the new boxes are BLACK, and the old ones were white with decals on them.
the new stickers are a large white one on the back of the pedal, they have a big BAR CODE on them, and the serial number will be like this:
LGW 10 00452
the "10" is the year of manufacture
the "00452" is the serial number
Thanks for your answer. But I still don't get it... if one has a 2010 LGW that is PCB and a 2010 HW one, what will be the specific difference in their boxes and in their stickers?
@Lemmi: the picture might not mean much - it might appear to have a darker hue due to a different white balance setting. For example in the PGS video, the Little Green Wonder looks... blue. And still, you would need to have both of them in front of you to tell.
Thanks once again, but I don't think we are communicating properly. I am not talking about an old LGW and a new LGW. I will describe the hypothetical problem once again: you have one new LGW in front of you (remember: only one) that was made in 2010. You don't know if it is a handwired one or one with a PCB, and you can't open it up to see what's going on to know if you are paying the correct price. What do you do?