Think your Wah Wah pedal doesn't cut it when plugged into other effects, like the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face or FuzzFace clone?
The Foxrox Wah Retrofit (FWR) allows you to get full range from your Wah Wah pedal.
FWR is a self-contained JFET buffer/amp circuit that gets installed into your Wah Wah pedal, giving it the ability to cut through any Fuzz Face or Fuzz Face clone. By essentially installing a "real" output section, the Wah Wah pedal becomes immune to the effects of loading, restoring range and depth to older, vintage Wah Wah pedals without affecting their vintage value. Newer, high-end "boutique" wah pedals, such as Teese RMC pedals also benefit from this mod because they are based on the same, classic inductor-based circuit. Since it is a basic JFET audio buffer/amplifier, this circuit can also be added to effects pedals that need more output, as well as effects that need more drive at the input. NOTE: A Teese RMC wah with the Foxrox Wah Retrofit, going into a Captain Coconut (1 or 2) is guaranteed to deliver the best wah/fuzz/vibe/octave sounds you've ever heard!
- Connection wires: RED = +9 Volts DC; BLACK = Ground; White = Input; Blue = Output
- Volume: Trimmer offers continuous volume control with some available extra gain (around 6 dB). Some of the best Wah Wah pedals out there have an inherent boost that (without this mod) can't be attenuated without affecting the sound of the Wah. The Foxrox Wah Retrofit makes it possible to add or cut the level without affecting the Wah pedal's natural tone. It can also be built to give up to 15 dB of gain, available upon request. However, this is not recommended for Wah Wah pedals because of possible distortion during resonant peaks.
- Orders Include: The retrofit as shown above, installation instructions, mounting hardware, and technical support via e-mail.
Get FWR installation examples and instructions here. Have Foxrox install the FWR in your pedal for $72 USD. Send a request here.
This modification involves removing one wire from the pedal and soldering four wires into the pedal. Soldering skills are required, and a basic knowledge of electronics doesn't hurt. But before you even attempt it, you should check out all the installation pages to make sure it's something you can handle. If you'd rather not do it, either find a qualified technician or send your pedal to Foxrox.
Foxrox Electronics, LLC is not responsible for any damage caused by installing the FWR in any Wah Wah pedal. If you order the FWR, put it in your pedal and mess things up, you cannot hold Foxrox Electronics, LLC responsible. Foxrox will take the FWR back and refund your money, even if you mess it up. We'll even offer to fix your pedal. But you might want to inquire about the warranty on your Wah pedal before doing ANY modifications. There's a pretty good chance that you will void the pedal's warranty. Any qualified technician can remove the FWR without leaving a trace of it.