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DetroitBlues

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Off to buy a Wah....
« on: January 06, 2012, 10:17:28 AM »
GC has a $20 coupon off an item at $99 or more.... The GCB95 Classic (Red Fasel and True Bypass) is $99... Drops down to $79.  I have store credit of $40....  So it looks like I'm walking away with a brand new Crybaby for $40....

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 10:32:32 AM »
Sweet! The CryBaby standard is my favourite wah...

I should really sell my Fulltone Clyde.

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 02:23:01 PM »
So it looks like I'm walking away with a brand new Crybaby for $40....
Great price!  8)
Enjoy ... I'll try not to be too envious (but it'll not be easy).

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 07:59:09 PM »
I really ought to play my Colorsound wah more ...

Nice deal you got there, DB.  :)

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 08:42:46 PM »
I have a Cry Baby and even after all these years it still has the white sticker on top of the pedal. I do like it, but it needs to be greased.

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 08:47:34 PM »
every time i've ever owned one, they sooner or later start to crackle.  usually withing a few months

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 09:21:02 PM »
I have a Vox V846 wah which was basically the only thing I have left over from the 70's and when it crackles, I Deoxit! http://store.caig.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1602/.f?sc=2&category=188 The only other thing I ever did to this thing is replace the pot once, but that was before I discovered the stuff.
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DetroitBlues

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 11:22:12 PM »
It took me about four tries, but I finally realize Wah pedals to wear out and its the only pedal I'd never recommend buying used.  You can replace the pot, inductor, caps, etc, but the actual spring the hold the pedal in place cannot be adjusted or replaced....

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 01:39:14 PM »
By the way, I might be eating crow, but I just bought a used GCB95F Classic for $50 cash.  Looks new, but in a beat up box.  Crossing my fingers it works....

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 09:44:58 PM »
be nice if it works. i've got a bad horsie...my first and last wah, likely. the stories about all the failing parts pushed me into the morley. i don't use it that much; i would be irritated if i hooked it up and it crackled every time from just sitting.

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2012, 10:22:51 PM »
One of the reasons I still have mine is I forgot I still had it. The Wahs' popularity kinda dropped off for a while and now it seems it's creepin' up in the spotlight again. Depending on the type of music you play of course. If it does regain popularity again, at least I don't have to buy one.

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 09:25:28 AM »
I've been looking to do some funky blues with one, and its a fun toy to experient solo's with.  Just look at Robert's Wah demo's...

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 09:14:12 PM »
For everyone who thought the crybaby was too fat, too bright, or the tone wasn't right, here's a quick and dirty mod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycgw0OaluZI&feature=fvsr

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 08:11:41 PM »
Here's the big question," wah before or after fuzz?"I am hooked up, guitar > fuzz > overdrive > Dunlap cry baby > Fender super champ xd.

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Re: Off to buy a Wah....
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 08:33:57 AM »
that's all up to what sounds best for you.  I put my wah before any other pedal, but Hendrix may have put it after.   Try it out either way and see what works.