#1
I bought a Dunlop Crybaby wah pedal (model GCB-95) from the Music Live exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham. It worked fine for 3/4 months but now when i plug the cables in the signal goes straight through the pedal with no wah noise at all - not even a hint of it.
Anyone know whats wrong with it and what i can do with it?
(I've already tried changing the batteries)
#2
Im sure you do know this but have you realised that there is a switch to switch it on? (When you press it down all the way) Knew someone who took one back to a store only to be shown this.
#3
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Knew someone who took one back to a store only to be shown this.

LOL! Oh dear I sometimes wonder why they even bother supplying instruction manuals if no-one reads them.
#4
you have to stomp on those things to turn them on.
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#5
Happened to me too, only that was one hour after I bought it, and I managed to figure out the solution myself.
#7
does it click when you press it down all the way?

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#9
have you tried opening it up and checking if all the wires are connected?

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#10
Click it while plugged in. Is it fixed?
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#11
yeah it clicks and everything when plugged in, but its as though there isnt even a pedal there at all - no sign of any wah.
#14
take the rubber feet off

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#16
right done that.
all the wires eems fine - there was a fair amount of fluff/dust - wiped that iff but theres still no sign of life from it.
#17
you know you have to move the pedal to make it sound right?
just checkin...

i'd say get it checked at a shop

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#18
Post some pics of the insides if you can... if your camera has it, use the macro setting (should be a button with a flower on it) and take some really good pics of the switch, the pot, the top side of the PCB where all the components are, and the bottom side traces.

It could be any number of reasons really... how old is it? Are you using a battery or DC plug? Try using a different battery or using a bat instead of the DC plug. Can you see any gunk or burnt residue on any components especially the electrolytic caps (the tall cylindrical components that are black or blue, with a stripe running down the one side)?
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#20
Try connecting it to a power supply as opposed to using a battery. Maybe something's wrong with the battery connection.
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