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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by gcconspiracy, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. gcconspiracy

    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    Recently I've been gassing for a wah pedal, and am wondering if I can get some opinions on a reasonably priced wah that packs a solid punch. I am willing to save up some money too, but will likely not go for a 300 dollar boutique pedal! Please, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. gcconspiracy

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    I forgot to say that I play mostly blues, and blues rock (my "wah influences" are Jimi, Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Doyle Bramhall II)

    thanks, sorry for the "tack-on"
     
  3. Giant

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  4. Extra crispy

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    After playing guitar for over 30 years there is only one for me. The Dunlop Cry Baby. It is well constructed, not terribly expensive ($70), and it doubles as a volume controller.
    I have a "Mister Crybaby" right now that has a boost and boost volume on it. I love it.

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  5. Giant

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    ha ha. thats funny. is there and echo in here? ha ha. i've been playin for about 17 years, and the Crybaby is the only one for me. some people complain that the travel is too short, but i've never had any problems with it.
     
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    this is on my hit list check out the soundclips and specs here,sounds excellent it also recently was the winner in guitarist against the useuall suspects

    The gig-fx KiloWah Wah Pedal
     
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    I like the Vox wah wah .

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    Yeah, I've always loved the history behind the crybaby, and you can't argue with the price either! I tried out an "Original Crybaby" a while ago, and was pleased with it.

    I've never heard of this one, but the clips sound incredible! Do you know if it is available in Canada, and how much it costs?

    Yeah, if I was buying strictly based on looks I would grab a vox, no question! I've never had the chance to play one though. How do they stack up against the Crybaby? Are the sounds similar, or totally different? I play a vox amp, so this pedal would look killer next to my amp!
     
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    how does the Crybaby double as a volume contoller? Just curious...
     
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    I'm curious as to people's experience of Cry Baby vs the Vox. I love the look of the Vox, but have never played through one either. Anyone?
     
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    You can see the metal switch at the front. The unit always works as a volume control, You click the button, a light comes on, and you have the wah effect. very handy, indeed. Hopefully I beat Giant this time ;-)
     
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    That's funny, I always found it worked more as a tone control, although I guess volume is affected as well...
     
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    The footswitch is an on and off for the wah. when it is in off position, pressing down on the pedal increases the guitar volume....
     
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    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    okay, that makes more sense...
     
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    :D indeed. i'll stick with the old school crybaby.
     
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    I have a GCB 95 that I'm selling for dirt cheap. $20.00 U.S. I don't know what shipping would cost. It works, looks good. The pot is a little scratchy. I am not sure if you can clean that up with some electric contact cleaner spray or if you would have to replace it. Replacement pots for about $20 and they will not be prone to the problems that the crybaby wah's normally suffer. pm me if your interested.

    I selling it because I went out and got an area 51 wah with all the options.
    so, having 2 wah's is like, you know...
     
  18. gcconspiracy

    gcconspiracy Strat-O-Master

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    sevycat, consider yourself PM'd!
     
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    not tryin to **** block anyone, but i would avoid a pedal with a scratchy pot. thats the heart of the pedal. if its crackling and scratchin, thats the main sound you're gonna hear. up to you though...
     
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    Has anyone had any experience with the Behringer Hell Babe wah? It's super cheap, but is it also super lame?
     
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