Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
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Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic

GCB95F Cry Baby Classic, Wah-Wah/Auto Wah/Filter for Guitar from Dunlop.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
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nickname00902/07/2012

nickname009's review

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
Original Fasel inductor
Heavy-duty die-cast construction
100kOhm Hot Pot potentiometer


This is pretty much, like all wah pedals, solid in terms of construction. But this one sounds especially killer thanks to the fasel inductor. Apparently one of it not the original inductors used in the crybaby's beginning stages of production in the 60s that made it sound oh so sweet. Not true bypass, most dunlop wahs are not.




UTILIZATION

Quite easy, just like every other wah, you click it on with your foot and rock'er back and forth to sweep through the sounds.

SOUND QUALITY

I haven't owned this pedal for a long time but have recently reviewed a few wahs and distinctly remember the classic sounding very very good. Why? It's probably the inductor that gives it the sound that it has. Again I can't tell you what it sounds like without comparing it to something as a reference, that seems to be what guitar players do almost all the time, it's gotta be a/b'ed. The classic screams! It's almost as if it's got more gain or adds some sort of boost to your guitar signal (on distortion of course) and it's got this killer top end that is JUST a level below being too shrill but cuts through like a knife. The background noise is also increased in the classic, which I actually like. It's got a sort of familiar feel to it when the background noise is there. To me, wahs are meant to add noise so you can go on and do crazy stuff, the less noise the less crazy sounds you can pull out in my opinion.

There just seems to be more presence and it's as if, for example if there was a mix knob of how much of the wah effect you want put into your guitar signal, compared to the regular crybaby, the mix on the classic would be at 100% while the mix for a regular GCB-95 would be maybe 60% or so. Just when you sweep it, the actual WAH sound is so big and present! Love it!

OVERALL OPINION

Overall great wah. I like the classic it's very effective and seems to be a lot bigger sounding with more sizzle and presence. It just seems to be more of a wah than the original crybaby. If you've got the extra dough to spend it's definitely worth looking into. I'm not saying that the original isn't good but just that the classic is better if you have the option. I like'em both for what they are, but if I had a choice, the classic would get my attention.
King Loudness12/29/2011

King Loudness's review"A bit too harsh/noisy for me"

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
The Dunlop GCB95F Crybaby Classic is basically the industry standard when it comes to a typical "wah pedal" design. Dunlop has been making Crybaby wahs for many years and this GCB95F is just the modern day version. It's housed in a typical metal casing, fairly durable. There is a 9V output for an adapter or one can put a battery inside as well. Unlike some of the more modern wahs that exist which contain fasel adjustment or controls to adjust volume or tone, the Crybaby Classic only has a metal switch to turn the pedal on. It's pretty simple and easy to use overall and makes for some cool tones.

UTILIZATION

Setting up this pedal requires nearly nothing. As there are no controls to deal with other than its on/off switch, it's really quite easy to get tones happening out of the Crybaby Classic. The range of the pedal is pretty good and goes from a very thick and bassy tone, through the classic Michael Schenker "cocked wah" tone to a very bright and biting tone that's almost like the amp was hit with a treble booster of some sort. The only thing that can confuse some new users is where to plug your guitar cables in. The labeling for instrument and amplification jacks isn't the easiest to see on the Crybabies and it can cause confusion when no sound emits from the pedal...

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of this pedal is decent enough for someone who just wants a generic wah tone. It can sound a bit harsh when depressed fully and gets a bit wooly/muffled sounding when it's all the way up. There are basic electronic mods that people can do to this pedal to make the sweep a little bit less drastic, and I've tried those as well with decent results. Also, I found the GCB95F to be a rather noisy unit when compared to some higher end wahs. This isn't a big deal if you're just a beginning player or a casual wah user, but if you want something for a pro rig, this isn't one I'd look at.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Dunlop GCB95F is a decent wah for the hobby player or someone who just wants a wah for occasional use. It's priced pretty well and they're also quite durable. The tones are passable as stock, but not something I would gravitate towards myself due to the harsher nature of the tone and the additional noise I found. If you want a barebones wah for not a lot of cash, give the Dunlop GCB95F a look and get cryin'!
heads on fire09/08/2011

heads on fire's review"There are better wahs than this."

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
This is your regular ol' super simple Crybaby wah, only this one has a Fasel inductor. The Fasel is supposed to give the wah a more vintage tone, reminiscent of Cream or Hendrix, akin to the tones used in the old Italian wah pedals. There is a rocker pedal, a stomp switch underneath that, 4 rubber feet, and a battery door. The battery door is quite convenient compared to older Crybaby wahs, where the rubber feet had to be removed. 1/4" in, 1/4" out.

I gave this area a 6 because the rocker/switch/rubber stopper combo is rife with maintenance and malfunction issues, in my experience.

UTILIZATION

This is a very easy pedal to set up and use, about as easy as it comes, provided the inductor is greased properly, and the rubber stoppers are in good shape. Otherwise, it's a nightmare. The maintenance issues are relatively easy to fix, but hard to source parts for, and it seems like this pedal has issues too regularly to be worth the hassle. I've also had one of these pedals completely stop working on me, with no user abuse, so this wah unit is not durable at all.



SOUND QUALITY

For all of its problems, this pedal sounds very good. I've heard better wahs, but not for the money. But, for just a few dollars more, a used Morley Bad Horsie can be found, with a much more reliable (in my opinion and experience) optical switching system, and still have good tones.

OVERALL OPINION

This pedal would work in a pinch, and for people that rarely gig, it might do alright. It certainly sounds very good. But for me, as a working musician, this pedal is just an utter liability. If I needed to get a wah and was looking around, I'd get a Morley for a few bucks more, or if the budget is there, a nice Gig Fx wah.
MGR/Ian Waye11/15/2004

MGR/Ian Waye's review"Jim Dunlop GCB-95F"

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
I bought this wah wah pedal at shop here in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada and I liked it a lot the effect of the fasel inductor is amazing. I paid $250 Canadian.

I love the wah anyway but this one is special. It has a fasel inductor with it that makes such a cool sound. This pedal is also used by Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammet.

Its a bit to exspensive but otherwise I can't think of anything else bad about it.

The quality of this unit is very good. It gives you a nice wah sound. I love it.

I think everybody should buy or at least loook at one of these there awesome!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
c2boss11/15/2013

c2boss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ok wah pedal"

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
it is a wah, known classic by the presence of a component that is probably very
I wanted a simple, settings that bothers me a little and I had my Wah 90s (that I made to fly or because of the acquisition) as a reference

UTILIZATION

a wah, so the most important thing in the config of the pedal, it is the movement of the ankle
compared to the previous version: it turns easier but I have the impression that the race was slightly reduced ...

SOUND QUALITY

a simple strat coils, it works, depending on the amp and speakers is more or less effective,
it gets a bit messy and it sizzles in a little serious
and it is sometimes strident in the treble with a loss of definition I found

erase the defects with the compressor inlet

OVERALL OPINION

after this is a classic wah good quality I think, I do not blame him almost nothing, the side sizzle in the bass, I think it gives it a more vintage side a real default
BizArt12/30/2007

BizArt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
Nothing is easier wah wah "classical" one is pressed between an output high to enable such to disable. battery power or AC adapter. I put 9 because he would one day even when the AC adapters supplied with the gear itself.

UTILIZATION

Using rather simple should not be an hour to master the effect. However there is still a fairly large BMOL using the button to activate the effect is hard which can sometimes play tricks on you enough dsagreables especially live. Luckily the stroke of the pedals important offsets the default.

SOUND QUALITY

The effect of "vintage" look by the manufacturer including through Fasel is Russian was really here to do a sound typical but still remains the wah trs polyvatente knew thanks to its important race we can go from 'trs hendrix sound has a jazzy sound with the setting of his guitar and his amp and fawn to use the wah wah. I do not put 10 mm parcqu'il ago when a small default which can be transfrom in quality depending on the use made of it but there is a little "break" between the time sound unnatural or wah lach and completely and a little triggers. Otherwise this is a real rgal wah!

OVERALL OPINION

JOperation wah for some months that the quality is really good quality price ratio compared to most pedals vox or you pay the brand and for those like me hsitent between this and the mod MODEL the basic of the quality is incomparable classic wah I love this advice by the cons once you taste it you mug a bad habit of putting wha wha everywhere! but hey
little simon10/26/2007

little simon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
It's a wha-wha analog. Question CHARACTERISTICS demand is simple, most guitarists want an AC power supply of between (in addition to the battery well sr) and a true bypass. Well this is wha both! It is based on a component "miracle" (Dunlop of APRS in any case) that more n'tait manufactured since the 70's, Fasel inductor. She looks strong, we'll see over time. CHAC battery is easy and does not ncessite tools. The race is long enough, compared to the Vox in particular. However whas the vox are so much more enjoyable than the eye one! So only 9 / 10

UTILIZATION

The use is like any wha, pressing very hard on the lever on the effect triggers. Then it is an effect that requires a little coordination be matris foot / hand be somewhat difficult for beginners, it's finally a wha what! No automatic engagement (assuming just above the foot) as on some modern wha is a good thing ... We can leave the pedals in a fixed position (filter). What more? A SETTING THE Q? Okay, hear the sound we understand that it's totally useless!
I once accidentally dsenclencher effect in wanting even more acute again only 9 / 10 so ...

SOUND QUALITY

Aaah point INTERESTED! Fasel made the miracles actually: very fat in the lower, marked in the acute but NOT screaming, the sound is superb, vintage wish. It is also clear that good in distortion (distortion Proco Rat for me) is if AFTER the wha pedals (it's really better with the distortion of the grain and keeps his high notes are shrill and. The effect Ragit SETTING THE trs well the guitar: Tone lowering his big rumble is heard in serious position, excellent. If you want a clean sound really clear, it is down a bit the volume (some people find that it is a default, for me it plutt cool, allows a versatility ...
The Tone of crmaillre RULES is, in fact it was a big rev range (it can even be ncessaire not to use the totality of the race) .
For use in a fixed position (filter for a solo for example) is good too but I use my prfre EHX Worm offering a fixed self-wha I got a little better. It is still the lens point to note max a.

OVERALL OPINION

APRS about a month I am fully satisfied.
I also tried the standard Dunlop (trs sound bland) and the standard Vox (a little better, but nothing even see right). I would have tried the AIM Picture Vox Wah, also based on the Fasel (prettier, but the Vox has a race a little too short) but is more CHRE, and then I do the 'have not found. D'APRS some opinions, the sounds of these little pedals diffrent trs. A $ 130 (bought from US o I now live) is a great price (especially given the dollar). Finally the same prices found in France, trs is correct. I do not think the cart with an RMC or Fulltone is justified (except by making "traditional" well-sr). I miss a step back and say I referrer this choice, but priori ... YES! I put at least a 10 per
jers7808/18/2007

jers78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
Well it's a wah-wah pedals classic no other effect Intgr! This is an analog I think!
There is just one entrance and exit (no outlet): CHARACTERISTICS trs simple!

UTILIZATION

It's a wah-wah has nothing more to add. The button to activate the effect is a little hard to beginners, but you'll quickly get the hang of it! No need for manual;)

SOUND QUALITY

The refund is a simple and effective! The sound is a little more fat than a Vox or Morley's example and what particulirement j'apprcie!
I use it with a Lag RX200 (old models) and sometimes a Fender Stratocaster or a Les Paul piphone.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year and a half!
Exprience with this choice I do it again without hsiter! ;)
09/18/2006

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
The F-GCB95 wants to be an improvement in the standard GCB95 with a revised electronic, Fasel coils which were not made there is still little time and a DPDT switch to a TRUE bypass.

Side connections, is simple, 1 in, 1 out, you branches, you press the switch, lean, it makes wah. Previously puzzling is not it?

A good 9 / 10 because despite these qualities, we must see if it withstands the passage of time ...

UTILIZATION

It's been wah, what do you expect? The race is sufficient, and relatively progressive.

The only small snag is not easy to play sitting because it is difficult to kick the switch to trigger the effect. Note that plays the wah sitting?

SOUND QUALITY

I had heard that the coil Fasel was a lot to the sound of this wah Crybaby GCB compared to the model-95. Well, it's far from being false because the effect is much more subtle than the GCB-95 and especially less screaming in the treble! There are 70's REALLY sound to reach the foot! Fans of Hendrix, the wah eye on ...

In clear sound in full, while nickel and password you only have the wah, no added distortion.

What is also very nice, the true-bypass who eats no sound when the wah is off!

OVERALL OPINION

Go it's been a week since I have both at the building that this model is well worth its 130 euros (in Germany of course)!

FINALLY If you want a wah with true-bypass without typing in the models and other signatures and a vintage sound, go for this pedal!
viouu08/23/2004

viouu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic
Classic model which is intended to sound like the Wha Wha 70 using a coil FASER that n is produced.

UTILIZATION

A simple model switch as you plug the other one plays

SOUND QUALITY

I prefer this model GCB-95 standard in the fact that there have a true bypass pedal in the ouvran we see an electronic quality.

The sound of the wha wha is more pronounced than others and there are really only the whawha when playing ...

OVERALL OPINION

I am from and I have often used the, it allows to have the hendrix and slash style whawha Hammett