Italian inductors made by Fasel are world’s best known components for good sounding wah. Not everyone can hear or tell the difference between Crybaby’s stock inductor and either red or yellow Fasel.
Anyhow, I got myself a red Fasel from Musikding.de and experimented.
The mod is totally reversible, and you only need some soldering knowledge. This mod should work on Crybaby rev F and later (if you have revision I, please make sure the circuit board layout is the same as there could be differences in inductor pins placement).
Some comparison. The gray Converse All Star shoe is the stock inductor, while the red one is the Fasel :-) Watch in HD!
To my ears, the Fasel sounds less trebly and has a smoother response between bass and treble. However it seems to lose some attack. After some playing, I opted to keep the stock. Your mileage may vary.
Posted on July 13th 2014 July 13th 2014