Walter Woods

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Treyzer, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Is it possible that a Walter Woods Amp can start to lose power? It seems my volume settings have increased but the volume seems about the same. Or could it possibly be a Full Circle PU problem? Any thoughts?
  2. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Well, that's certainly never been my experience with either my Woods MI-400-8 or Electroacoustic Ultra. I've had two different Realist (Copper Foil) pickups loose their output at around 4 years of use, and have to be replaced, so it's quite possible that the Full Circle is having a problem. It's easily tested with a different bass and a Full Circle, that's working properly. If that's not the problem, then I suppose it's possible that the Woods is having problems. I have had to use CAGI Deoxit on the pots in the Woods on a couple of occasions to clean them.

  3. Thanks Ric. That's very helpful. I think the Full Circle is only about 2 years old. I don't think it would fail that quickly.
  4. shwashwa


    Aug 30, 2003
    piezo elements can be delicate sometimes. ive had a barbara pickup crap out a total of 5 or 6 times (i had one on 3 different basses at one time, no more...)
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    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    The oldest Woods amp I've owned was made in 1972, and it worked perfectly when I sold it in 2003. I'm also thinking the problem lies elsewhere in the signal chain.
  7. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    Are you sure there are no gaps between the top (unthreaded side) of the FC and bridge. IME, ANY gap will reduce volume.
  8. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    TREY, you're finally getting old! :D
  9. I resemble that remark..:cool::bag::cool:

    Thanks guys for all the help. Guess I'll be looking at the Full Circle first.
  10. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    4 speakers in that Big E cabinet..if a driver has failed, you'd lose volume. I say this because I had a similar problem with a 4 x 6" bass cabinet.