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Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« on: March 13, 2016, 03:47:24 AM »
Hey, guys. The other day, I pulled some circuit boards from an old non working Kimball organ. There are four inductors and I'm curious as to whether they're useable in a wah pedal. They kinda resemble what I've seen in pictures of some vintage pedals. Thanks.
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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 04:07:14 AM »
They have numbers on them, too. Two of them say ".35H" , one of them says ".80H" and the fourth one says "1.8H". I haven't pulled them from the boards yet, so I've no idea about their resistance.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 04:35:07 AM by LJN »
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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 04:40:58 AM »
Resistance isn't the issue.  They are marked with their inductance, so look at circuits you might want to use them in and compare.

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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 04:45:09 AM »
Well, I was thinking about trying one in my Vox V847 wah pedal. I've been wanting to finish upgrading it to more of a classic sound. It's still running the stock MPSA18 transistors and the original pot. The only upgrade I don't want to do is true bypass. Thanks.
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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 11:03:42 PM »
I finally tried all four of those inductors in my wah pedal and the 1.8H was the one that sounded best. It has a very strong, vocal like quality and sounds almost like Hendrix!
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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 02:24:31 AM »
Here's the circuit board with the "new" inductor. I had to tweak the value of that cap between the inductor and Q2's emitter, but on the third attempt I found the sweet spot with a .0082uf cap. The tone and sweep of the pedal with these mods is just awesome. <3)
 I've never enjoyed using any wah this much!  :dbtu:
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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 11:42:10 AM »
Hey !!! Congratulations !!!!!  :dbtu:

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Re: Found some inductors. Any good for a wah pedal?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 03:14:12 PM »
Thanks, Juan. And a big thanks to the others who offered advice to point me in the right direction!  :tu:
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