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Wah wah pedal

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by orangeblossom, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Obelisk

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    Then you are entering the collectible zone $300 or probably more. Not many of those were produced. From the article I linked in an earlier post, the Crybaby type can be made to sound more like a Clyde pedal according to Teese. I like the Thomas Crybaby just fine: a sound that is immediately recognizable.
     
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    If the AMT Japanese Girl I just ordered, is even close to the mark..
    I'll be dumping my Clyde Deluxe (w/new McCon-O-Wah potentiometer) so fast. :lol:
     
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    I just picked up an old Thomas Organ chicago wah in a trade. Mine has the less desirable TDK inductor but man, it immediately replaced the 95Q on my board, and I've been using that for 15 years! I true bypassed it but other than that its completely stock with the original pot and carbon comp resistors. Its just a very vocal and funky,cutting wah that sounds great clean or overdriven. The sweep is perfect from ultra low to bright and cutting.
     
  5. Buzzin_Cousin

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    Thanks, did you have to clean the original parts out with contact cleaner or something like that?5

    I wonder what the difference is on the manufacturing side between the Thomas and Dunlop.

    This whole discussion is timely for me because I just watched a documentary on the crybaby wah last week. But of course as a promotional documentary it did not go into which one was better just the history of it. It was a good and entertaining doc for what it was though
     
  6. SixShooter

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    I get a kick out of these "whats your favorite wah pedal" threads. There seems to be no consensus whatsoever and guys are recommending all these obscure pedals. Sounds like people are more particular about their wahs than they are their OD boxes! Nothing wrong with this, just interesting.
     
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    I went with an Area 51 mod to my Cry Baby, still bonding with it
     
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    Surprisingly, no. The original pot has zero scratch to it. :cool:
    I've tried the dunlop GCB95 and even did the popular mods to it, but it really doesn't hold a candle to the Thomas Organ version. My problem now is training my brain to stomp it on and off after 15 years of switchless wah-ing....:lol:
     
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    I went through a few wahs until I tried the Buddah Bud Wah. Done...No more testing needed. Great wah.
     
  10. Buzzin_Cousin

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    Now you've got my attention, with :

    1) the stock Thomas beating the modded GCB95, and

    2) the switch less stomping.

    What did you have before, a momentary switch or something like that ?
     
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    I have the basic Cry Baby. Its not the best, but its good enough. Eventually ill replace it with a new Clyde with the buffer in it. Ever since starting to use fuzz, while mine are usable together, they dont sound awesome together. The buffer in the new Clydes are supposed to make them more fuzz friendly. Can anyone speak to that?
     
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    has anyone built a wah from a kit?
     
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    I have a Dunlop Crybaby I bought new in 1991. Still works great with a bit of maintenance (cleaning and lubing).
     
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    Anyone have anything to say about the Crybaby Classic? ...versus other wahs like an Original Crybaby or the CAE double fazel one?
     
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    Hey Lucky,

    Did you ever mod it with a Hot Potz by any chance or is it stock?
     
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    Totally stock. I did adjust the sweep on the pot recently but I may change it back.
     
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    I was thinking about doing that too. Did you widen the range or shift it? Sounds like it's not your cup of tea.
     
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    Love it, is what I'd say. Have not tried the CAE though. I'll put it like this. I've owned wahs since I was 16(twenty odd years ago) and every year or so I'd get tired of my pedal and go find a different one. Till I bought a Classic ten years ago.
     
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    I shifted it a little more toward the low side. It's OK but it wasn't an improvement. Just slightly different.
     
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    10 wahs rejected! Ha ha. They are like buying a pair of gloves in a way. Ok, this helps, notwithstanding the astute observation above about the total subjectivity surrounding wahs. I have a chance to snag one for $60. Might just take the plunge.
     
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