Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by leftyaxeslinger, Jun 3, 2008.
I need to know. I have a squeaky wah pedal!
Are you talking about the thick white lube they commonly use on the treadle? I believe this is just common lithium grease that you can find at any Pep Boys or Ace Hardware.
i THOUGHT they all used "hendrix" grease!!
hmmm. I thought it might've been zinc-paste or something....
Lithium grease is correct.
Aisle 9 at Home Depot.
Which aisle is the Hendrix grease on?
aIsle of Wight
You got it!!!!
Glad someone leapt on that one. Cheers,
Bold as lube! (if you axis me).
I thought it was duck butter.
why do you need it?
Squeaky wah. And now that I think of it, the part that takes the goop probably is not making the actual noise. It does look dry though. In any event, some moving parts need attention.
squeaks are almost never from the treadle. The grease is not necessary. The treadles are now made from polyethylene which is self lubricating and even the older ones didn't need it because if you think about it, you're foot doesn't move fast enough to cause friction.
If it's an older Vox/Crybaby style wah the noise is most likely coming from where the metal tension strap meets the pivot pin for the rocker. They usually need to be taken apart, cleaned up, and lubed. Sometimes spraying something with teflon can work.