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vol/wah pedal [message #16903] Thu, 12 April 2012 22:28 Go to next message
bertaire is currently offline  bertaire
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Just picked up an original volume wah pedal with my purchase of a 250-4 . There was something rattleing around inside and It's a small gear like wheel .Does anyone know where that part belongs?
It seemed to fit the plug in jacks opposite side (inside the unit) but didn't gear match anything. At time of post haven't even tried the pedal ,still the honeymoon period.
Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16904 is a reply to message #16903] Fri, 13 April 2012 05:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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If its a flat type gear it does not belong to the pedal.
Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16906 is a reply to message #16904] Fri, 13 April 2012 10:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's about the size of a dime in diameter, maybe a 1/2 long and is v-grooved 360 degrees. It seems like it should match into something to turn the post that makes the wah. There is nothing there and doesn't appear to be missing anything in the way of empty screw hole or the like. It probably is a long shot but a picture of the inside would reveal how everything is layed out.
I thank you for your time..........randy
Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16911 is a reply to message #16903] Sat, 14 April 2012 10:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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If there is no gear on the wah pot, then thats where it came from, and also coming down off of the foot rest pedal there should be like a two inch long square of nylon, of which one side has gear teeth on it to engauge the pot gear.
Are you missing these parts?
Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16914 is a reply to message #16911] Sat, 14 April 2012 17:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bertaire is currently offline  bertaire
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mystery solved that plastic post is missing. any helpful hint to get it working properly?
Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16918 is a reply to message #16914] Sun, 15 April 2012 08:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It appears that your pedal has been changed to rack gear and circular gear on the shaft. The original pedals used a round nylon disk that on it's edge was molded to accept a chain, (like you'd find on a table lamp or key chain)
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Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16923 is a reply to message #16918] Sun, 15 April 2012 22:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bertaire is currently offline  bertaire
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I think I figured it out . The chain is attached to a spring and you just stretch the chain over the gear and the tension holds it in place. My only problem is the ribbed gear slides off the end of the pot post. I can't glue it it's metal against plastic. I guess the original had a different gear on the post. That round nylon disc must be the ticket. You wouldn't happen to have one ?

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Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16927 is a reply to message #16903] Mon, 16 April 2012 07:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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No I do not have one, but you can glue plastic to metal with gap meduim/gap filling thickness super glue sold at hobby shops.
Just make sure that no grease or oil is on the gluing suface.
Simple to get a hold of nail polish remover even works well for this.

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Re: vol/wah pedal [message #16929 is a reply to message #16927] Mon, 16 April 2012 12:26 Go to previous message
bertaire is currently offline  bertaire
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Thank you so much for all your help.
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