Fulltone FWP-2 Wah Pot with Gear & Dust Cover 200k
There are two components to a wah pot: The "resistance" (100k or 200k for example) and the "taper." Like the ICAR, both the FWP-1 and FWP-2 have a unique taper, making for a very quick transition at the mid-point, which is the source of that fast tremolo-like wah heard in parts of Burning of the Midnight Lamp and White Room, for example. It's safe to say I'm one of a couple of people who actually knows what they did back in the 60's to make the ICAR pot taper so special. I'll give you a hint: Nothing happens from 7 o'clock to 9 o'clock, and 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock. The Taper? I'm going to keep that a secret for another decade or so. The moral to this story is... if you're looking for a "linear sweep" then you don't want a vintage wah or a vintage ICAR style wah pot!
Additionally, I designed and tooled up a new 14-tooth gear replacing the old 15-tooth gear. (FWP-2 only) Not only is it much smoother, with no ragged edges or imperfections, but you gain a better gear ratio helping to access the full range of the pot with less treadle movement. The feel under your foot is much improved simply because the teeth are smoother and have a slightly rounded edge for less friction. These are the silly little things that i enjoy improving on.
Both the Fulltone FWP-1 and FWP-2 have a triple-screened Carbon Composition track and strong brass shaft with gear already installed, comes with a cool vinyl dust cover, and is a direct drop in replacement for most vintage-style wah wahs including Dunlop, Teese, Vox, etc.