Boss - FW-3 Foot Wah  [schematic]

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Post by borislavgajic »

I have traced this wah........made it...somebody intrested???
http://filters.muziq.be/model/boss/fw3

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Yes, let us see it...

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yes definetly share ...dont tease bro :wink:

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sorry for delay.... I do not know how to post scanned pictures and pcb.....
:oops: :roll: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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:slap: it works
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and...
and...

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Thanks!

Do you have the schematic?

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Post by OC26 »

O I see it's basically a classic inductor wah with FETs analogue switching. Isn´t it?

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yes......regular boss switch......inductor wah (cry baby)....fet transistor before it(the signal is allways going through it ....no true bypass)........and transistor after it...like in all boss pedal's........and one trranny for power supplie.....(sorry for my poor english :shock: )

I traced schematic ....10 years ago .......so I'l have to find it.........give me day or two!!!

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borislavgajic wrote:(sorry for my poor english :shock: )
Richer than mine, anyway :roll:
borislavgajic wrote: ...give me day or two!!!
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this is all I can find....it was long time ago........but it is working an verified......
greetings :wink:

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here is the original pcb....and this is all I have..... it was 10 years ago..........

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Post by OC26 »

Thanks.

Does the original FW3 use a transformer as inductor?

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Post by borislavgajic »

yes it is traffo in original.....you can see that on trace side of pcb....only two pad's are connected......and I made mine with ferrit core inductor ...works nice ...

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Thanks!

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http://nicosonic.free.fr/schems/BossFW3.pdf

thanks.....first time I see this schem :thumbsup
now it is complete
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