How to upgrade my 'Original Crybaby' (GCB-95)?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by rossta1, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. rossta1

    rossta1 Member

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    I'm sure there are several people doing mods to make these older things 'respectable' - so who does 'em well w/o costing TOO much? Thanks in advance for the help ya'll!

    Cheers
    ~r :BEER
     
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    Have an electrician friend who plays guitar?

    My guitar teacher true bypassed mine for AUS$40

    Too easy... Ask someone you know.
     
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    I did the true bypass with a 3pdt and an led, and a q control. I'll probably add a gain control and an arielfx halo repro inductor.

    For my q control, I put a 100k pot AFTER the 33k resistor . An I put a resistor over the outside legs of the pot so it really reads about 70k. Then if the pot is all the way off, It is a normal crybaby, and I can change the q within moderate bounds
     
  5. amoebas

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    the mojo components and the inductor will cost you the most. other than that, anything is chump change.
     
  6. drolling

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    Yes, I had an old Dunlop Crybaby like yours. They're built like tanks and the essential mods are cheap & easy to do yourself.

    As has been said, the number one offender's that crummy switch - when DP/DT switches finally came down in price (the Carlings are still about $35, but I went w/a Chinese made switch at around $10- you can get 'em cheaper, but they have a high failure rate) I did the install myself. In bypass mode, it's like a blanket's been taken off your amp.

    But changing the switch does nothing to improve the tone when the circuit's active - some people swap out the entire board & the pot as well, but I was pretty happy w/just changing the inductor. The new 'classic' Crybaby's use a reissue of the famous Italian made Red Fasel inductor, and Dunlop will sell you just that part. Very simple to swap out, and really improves the sound.
     
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