Dunlop Crybaby GCB-95 Wah

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Dunlop

Description This is one of the original Crybabys. I believe the one I own is about 20 years old, or older
Posted By Bruce Maag (15581)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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On 6/5/2005, Ted Leonard (16) posted:
Overall Rating:
My first and hopefully last wah pedal, I have a fuzz coming soon, so I will write a review on that soon.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $90.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Zzounds.com
Features:
AC with battery, Fasel inductor, true bypass switching. My first one had to be sent back, the inductor wasn't on all the way.
Sound Quality:
Normal wah with fasel inductor, Hendrix, Metallica, and Green Day use it. Listen to them to see how it sounds.
Ease of Use:
Normal classic wah, sounds nice, easy to use.
Durability:
You can use it as long as the battery lasts, or for a while if you have a 9v power supply. Heavy duty construction.
On 2/14/2004, Carlos Eduardo Seo (900) posted:
Overall Rating:
I tested 3 wah units: Vox, Bad Horsie and this one. The Dunlop Crybaby was by far the best of them. I really recommend it!
Model Year: 1998
Price: $100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Timbres Instrumentos Musicais
Features:
It's a classic wah pedal with an on/off switch and a wide range expression pedal. It can be powered by a 9V battery or an AC adapter.
Sound Quality:
It's the classic Crybaby tone, so you can't miss it. Awsome sound quality! The wah sounds great on both distorted and clean channels. It's a little noisy when you press it all the way forward, though. Anyway, if you like Hendrix or SRV, this is the wah pedal to get.
Ease of Use:
Just press it forward to activate it. Rock back and forward for that crazy wah tone. Press it forward again to turn it off. Simple enough! I still prefer the auto-activation system of the Bad Horsie but, hey, it's a classic pedal!
Durability:
Built like a tank and can take a lot of beating, so don't mind taking it for your live performances. Dunlop always makes excellent wah units and this one is no exception.
On 11/27/2002, Ryan Sequeira (7665) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's a great pedal and very well constructed.
Price: $150.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Merriam Music
Features:
It's the original Crybaby Wah. it has a bypass switch, and you can't adjust the wah parameters unless you get the electronics modified. but it is the original crybaby, so i don't expect a built in multieffects unit! has a rubber footpad and runs on either a 9V battery or an AC adaptor.
Sound Quality:
This thing is so versatile...i love it. I can play Hendrix, Clapton, Metallica, Ozzy...it all sounds so good! hell, i can even play crazy 70's porno-movie funk!
Ease of Use:
Too easy to use. although the bypass switch is really a bit hard to switch on and off. you have to really press down HARD. but not a big problem when performing and standing up.
Durability:
It's made of cast iron... I've already played with it live, and it worked quite well...no problems. The rubber footpad is great...your foot just doesn't slip off!
On 10/16/2002, James O'Keefe (694) posted:
Overall Rating:
I don't know if I would replace this unit with the same one, I might get a vox wah, because I think I like the smaller sweep of the vox's I've tried. This one gets a little too trebbly for my taste when I use it with the bridge pickup on my strat. I also might try a wah with an adjustable sweep, that might be nice. But it works for me, and gives me that classic wah sound.
Price: $60.00
Where Obtained: Music-Go-Round
Features:
Battery or AC powered wah... pretty standard. I do wish that it had a knob to control the tone or something... but, its a wah pedal.... how complicated could it be?
Sound Quality:
I use this bad boy with a mexi strat with noiseless pickups and my old yamaha amp. The sound is pretty good, but if there is any noise in the signal it can amplify it pretty bad. The sweep is pretty large, maybe a bit too large for my tastes sometimes.
Durability:
The thing is a tank, I can't think of a way to break it.
On 9/25/2002, Joni Siitonen (1322) posted:
Overall Rating:
Legend is alive!
Price: $8900.00 EURO (new)
Where Obtained: Thomann
Features:
Battery powered but can be used with adaptor. I believe here is everything I need from Wah-pedal, good sounds and it's analog! True pedal.
Sound Quality:
I use this with volume pedal, I don't have any other pedals yet. I use this a lot in solos but in some cases I use this in rhythm parts too. Sound was what I was looking for, I prefer.
Ease of Use:
Not hard to use, push pedal until you here click and then put rock'n'roll! And to close it, push it again until you hear click. One of the easiest wah I've ever seen.
Durability:
Metal, so this is hard stuff. I would take it to my gigs and use it without backup.
On 8/12/2002, James Simeone (199) posted:
Overall Rating:
Has the original wah sound, no digital or other effects. If you want the analog sound of your guitar, amp, and imagination (well foot), this is it. Can also be used to bump high end sounds. Nothing high tech about this sound, just good old wah wah
Model Year: 2002
Price: $79.00 (new)
Where Obtained: George's Music
Features:
Basic unit, which is all you need.
Sound Quality:
Used w/ both a Strat and 72 Les paul via Marshall Amp
Ease of Use:
Just step on it
Durability:
Could run over w/ car, steel, heavy
On 9/18/2001, Trevor Becks (20) posted:
Overall Rating:
I can't complain about anything.
Price: $100.00 Can
Where Obtained: Pawn Shop
Features:
Nothing that you don't need. It's got an AC adapter jack if you don't want to use batteries. It would be nice if it had an indicator LED to tell you when it's on, but that's not important.
Sound Quality:
I use an Ibanez guitar and a small practice amp and it sounds great. It could easily be used for almost any style of music.
Ease of Use:
You've got to step on it pretty hard for it to turn on, but it's not like you're going to ever break it. It takes a bit of getting used to if you haven't used wahs before but it's pretty simple.
Durability:
I don't think it can be broken.
On 7/11/2001, Mike Bulko (989) posted:
Overall Rating:
Cant even begin to explain how gret of a pedal this is. As most of you know i grew tired of my Mt-2 pedal for most songs. I tried playing Smells Like Teen Spirit with this and a Chorus, OH MY GOD, it sounded so much better. As you can see, i love this thing.. :)
Price: $120.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Long and Mcquade
Features:
Ac/Battery powered. no switches but IT DOESNT NEED ANY!
Sound Quality:
Perfect sound, i wouldnt ask for anything better
Ease of Use:
If you can plug it in and press your foot down in a semi controlled way then youwill sound great with this!
Durability:
This is probably what they make black boxes out of...nuff said
On 12/16/2000, Bruce Maag (15581) posted:
Overall Rating:
I choose this unit because I have owned them before. And I have used the newer models, and other brands. They don't have the analog sound I want. The others are all digital. The only thing that would make it better would be the switching. You have a tendency to miss the switch, because it is so tight. I am cosidering modifying that part, but I really hate to mess with a collectable.
Model Year: 1980
Price: $60.00
Where Obtained: Private Owner
Features:
This is the original Crybaby. It has the single wah effect. It is either 9vdc battery or adaptor powered.
Sound Quality:
This wah is in excellent condition, and sounds like the wahs, of the 70's It will fit any type of music that needs wah. It has perfect pitch at both ends. No noise problems. I still prefer the sound of this wah to any of the newer models or brands.
Ease of Use:
Just plug in your guitar.
Durability:
Made from cast iron - the one and only