Cry baby losing signal

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timmypixtimmypix Frets: 302
 So as I'm dipping my toes back into the pedal world, I thought I'd dive into my cupboard and dust off my old Zakk Wylde crybaby.

It works fine for about a second or two, then the signal slowly fades out. It does this on mains and battery, and the inputs look okay - has anyone had a similar issue or does anyone know what it might be?

I've asked my local tech and he says it could be a capacitor, but it could not be and going through component by component could end up being so time consuming that it might just be easier to replace it. I should point out I am not technically component at all so can't check myself.

Any ideas?
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2813
    timmypix said:
     
    It works fine for about a second or two, then the signal slowly fades out. It does this on mains and battery, and the inputs look okay - has anyone had a similar issue or does anyone know what it might be?

    If it were me it's about this point I realise I've plugged in a volume pedal...



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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 36152
    It does sound like some sort of cap problem. I’m not familiar with how that one differs from a normal Cry Baby so I can’t help specifically, but give Martin Owen at Owen Electronics a call - he’s a pedal repair expert and not far from you if you’re in Manchester.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • timmypixtimmypix Frets: 302
    Oh wow, cheers @ICBM, will do!
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