Needa wah pretty fast

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  1. johnfindlay

    johnfindlay Member

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    i dont mean fast as in "wakchikawakchika"!!

    I mean a dealer/and recmundation from someone-
    i did research the Teese a few years back-

    i really only need a decsent crybaby-with true bypass-i dont need EQ etc.

    can help me??

    & thanks
     
  2. drolling

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    Yes, for a reasonably priced, off-the-rack wah w/the classic sound + true-bypass, I'd recommend the Budda Bud-Wah.

    Works really well w/modern hi-gain amps, too!
     
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    I came in here to say BUDDA
    I love mine. You really don't need anything more.
     
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    You have just described the Dunlop Crybaby Classic. $99 new.
     
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    +1 on the Budda
     
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    Does the crybaby classic have 'true by-pass"-cuz I just talked
    to my mocal music store-they had no idea....i suppose the website should say-

    --------thanks for the Bhudda rec-that one i didnt know of!
     
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    They dont say on the web -f its TB---

    BTW- the Dunlop I have is a Crybaby-which was fine-until it went super-squauck & squeak

    -i think its 15+ years old! not bad!
     
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    The ultimate truth of the Classic bypass has been much-debated, but the consensus appears to be that it's true enough for the job. They do have DPDT switches, which suggests a true true bypass...
     
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    I'm seriously considering a Gig-FX MegaWah. Doubles as a volume pedal, has a crybaby setting and can be run in stereo/parallel if I'm not mistaken. Very cool! I can run it from two places at once in my rig, hopefully.
     
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    Another nod for the Budda Bud-Wah. I really love mine!
     
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    +1 on the Budda - I got mine from this store on ebay. Pretty quick shipping.
     
  12. johnfindlay

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    thanks-checkin out Ebay rite now
     
  13. drolling

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    John, those old Dunlop Crybabys are built like tanks and yours could probably be easily & cheaply repaired & upgraded (bypass switch). What happened? Did the pot finally crap out?

    Anyway, those new "Classic" Crybabys have a better tone, thanks, in part, to the inductor (Red Fasel reissue) but the rest of the pedal's guts are going to be failure-prone (board-mounted jacks, etc..) A waste of $99 IMO.. Certainly won't get another 15 years out of it like you did w/the old one..
     
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    usually getting a basica Vox Wah is a fairly easy TB mod, and you can get fairly cheapr on eBay, sometimes under $50, check that out too. Mine has been great for me.
     
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    Hi ---what happened is-that it started squeaking like a mutha--
    and sounded microphonic[dont think thats possible for a whah!!]--
    it was seeping into the recording-proably from the amp mics!!!-thats how loud the squak was------I tried auromotive gel-lube stuff---and is still skweeky-i used liquid wrench---no i dont want to touch the poor thing cuz its a frikin toxic time-bomb[hmmmm mite sound cool]...............

    so it DOES still work but the pedal action is awful-and then the grindy squwak!

    thanks for the info on the new/old!
     

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