Park - Auto Wah  [schematic]

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Park - Auto Wah

Postby analogguru » 18 Feb 2008, 02:05

Interesting, I have never seen this before:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Park-Auto-Wah-Mar ... dZViewItem

Somebody else ?

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Postby MoreCowbell » 18 Feb 2008, 03:37

Thats one Ive never seen either. It makes me wish I had a bunch of "expendable" money. It sounds cool from the description.


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Postby Professor SourTone » 18 Feb 2008, 11:02

Looks like a Mk1 Tonebender box, and the insides look pure Colorsound.
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 22 Nov 2017, 21:26

Sorry to raise such an old thread but I have just picked up one of these Park Auto-Wah pedals, it's in need of some TLC. I wondered if anyone had ever drawn out the schematic for this at all. There are not many components inside and it shouldn't take long to trace but if it has already been done it could save me 20 minutes drawing it out. :wink:
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby modman » 24 Nov 2017, 10:53

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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Nocentelli » 24 Nov 2017, 17:55

I had assumed it was going to be an envelope filter type "autowah"...

Is that four transistors? Perhaps a phase shift oscillator like schaller trem LFO coupled with a twin-t wah like the colorsound?
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 08 Dec 2017, 23:42

Nocentelli wrote:I had assumed it was going to be an envelope filter type "autowah"...

Is that four transistors? Perhaps a phase shift oscillator like schaller trem LFO coupled with a twin-t wah like the colorsound?


There are 5 transistors which are 2n3702 . I did make some pictures of both sides of the pcb , I will post them as soon as I get a chance.
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 10 Dec 2017, 18:49

Pictures of top and bottom of PCB,
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 10 Dec 2017, 21:37

Sorry for the oversize pics, I have no idea why that happened ? right click and save for full picture.
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby DanAmpora » 28 Dec 2017, 09:45

Some pot values would be nice, and I'm not 100% sure about the pot wiring. I'd also like to confirm the values of the cap(?) hidden by the green cap (C2) and the other green cap under it (C4).

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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 28 Dec 2017, 14:36

Some pot values

SPEED = 47k Linear
TONE = 5K linear
DEPTH 5k linear

I will get back to you on the other values and wiring.
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 28 Dec 2017, 14:54

The capacitor hidden under the bent over greenie cap is 1n
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Ice-9 » 28 Dec 2017, 16:04

Everything looks correct in your schematic DanAmpora, I just traced it out following my pictures and pcb along with your schematic. Pots are all correct as well as all comp values. :thumbsup
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby DanAmpora » 29 Dec 2017, 05:03

Thanks for the info, Ice-9. I'll breadboard this as soon as I can.
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Nocentelli » 29 Dec 2017, 11:42

Thanks for all the effort on this one, an interesting little circuit. I'm going to have a play with breadboarding it: Might it work with NPNs and a "positive power" scheme (i.e. not positive ground)?
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Manfred » 02 Jan 2018, 07:05

The polarity of C7 is wrong in the schematic drawing.

I created a PCB-layout clone according to the PCB-shots.
The layout component names corresponds to the names in the schematic.

Ready to print documents:



SprintLayout6 file:
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Manfred » 02 Jan 2018, 07:26

The EDIT-button does not work, for whatever reason.
Once more, therefore:
The resistor R11 did not appear in the layout.
ParkAutoWahLayout2.JPG

Ready to print documents:
ParkAutoWahPCB_ComponentSide2.pdf

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ParkAutoWahPCB_SolderSideMirrored2.pdf

SprintLayout6 file:
ParkAutoWah_2.zip
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby DanAmpora » 02 Jan 2018, 15:42

Manfred wrote:The polarity of C7 is wrong in the schematic drawing.


The indent (+) is toward the edge of the board.
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Re: Park - Auto Wah

Postby Manfred » 02 Jan 2018, 19:16

DanAmpora wrote:
Manfred wrote:The polarity of C7 is wrong in the schematic drawing.


The indent (+) is toward the edge of the board.

You are right, not your fault.
In my opinion the capacitor C7 is installed incorrectly,
because there is a negative DC voltage on the positive connection of it.
Maybe it will not be noted in practice, because the amount of the voltage is very low.

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Re: Park - Auto Wah  [schematic]

Postby DanAmpora » 11 Jan 2018, 19:24

In the process of trying to make a smaller layout with more modern components (think radial electros and EBCs :lol:) I somehow managed to redraw the schematic. Here's one for the archives:
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