GCB-95 Cry Baby Original review by Dunlop

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.2 (84 votes)
Dunlop: GCB-95 Cry Baby Original
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Price paid: $ 146.382

Sound — 10
You'd be surprised the sound quality of this thing, at such a low price! You really can't compare the sound to any other wah pedal, because this is the original! The sound? Better than you'd expect. No true bypass? Not a problem. The pedal still sounds great and the low price makes up for it. Ofcourse, upgrading is not out of the question if you are that desperate. Anyway, the wah range on this pedal is spot on, not too high, not too low. The amp gets abit noisy when the pedal is on, and that's about all the problem there is with this pedal. However, if a versatile wah pedal is your style, this might not exactly be your type. The sound is strictly limited to only one wah range.

Overall Impression — 10
No problems so far. But only time will tell how long this wah pedal can last. The beautiful thing about this pedal is the sheer simplicity of it. It's just a metal block with a see-saw on top, and yet it's the most relied on wah pedal, stepped on by some of rock's greatest. Ofcourse, this is Dunlop's entry level wah pedal. It's dirt cheap, but the funcionality is obviously limited. But if you're into simple stuff with no tweaking about with knobs, then you've just met your match.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Metal casing ensures that this pedal will last countless gigs and practises without passing out. The battery lasts hours of use, and ofcourse you can use a 9V mains adapter. It's a rocking tank that doesn't run out of juice!

Ease of Use — 10
Straight out of the box, no problems. Plug in and play. It's the 'Original Crybaby'. No bulls--t, just plain wah wah.

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