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Five Classic Wah-Wah Pedals Compared With Plenty Of Fuzz Face Fun

Published on 18 Jan 2019

Back in early 2018 we did a wah-wah show and promised a follow up… not least because we didn’t include the best-selling, most common wah of the last 25 years, maybe more: the Dunlop Crybaby Standard, GCB-95.
The next most common question concerns classic Fuzz Face-type fuzz pedals, buffers and pedalboard order, so we crawl through all of that to see what we can learn. What you see is as it happens… including the realisation that the modern GCB95 seems to be true bypass… which it never was back when this was all fields. No doubt some info on that will come out in the next few days via the comments section. It’s a source of potential confusion in this video because Dunlop also makes myriad other Crybaby wahs including the GCB95F Classic. We are just double-triple checking (update later today) that it was definitely definitely the GCB95 Original Crybaby mode in this video and not the GCB-95F Crybaby Classic. We don’t think it was…
Eventually... we then get on to comparing the basic tones of some of the best wah-wahs currently on the market. No, we don’t use any optical or digital wahs. This is one of those examples of when Dan and I aren’t going to engage in stuff we don’t know much about and will never use.

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Dunlop GCB-95 Crybaby Original Wah
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• Fulltone Clyde Standard
UK & Europe:

• ProAnalog Devices SupaQuack Wah

• LAA Custom The Italian Wah

• JAM Pedals Wahcko+

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot:

• Dunlop Jimi Hendrix JHF1 Fuzz Face Distortion
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* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here:

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 3:10
- Mick can't wah sat down: 1:45
- Tasmanian geography lesson 2:00
- Dan’s local guitar shop for a Crybaby 3:40
- Why did Mick buy a Fulltone: 5:30
- Hers & hers Sun Faces 6:04 (6:20)
- Amps today 7:34
- Dunlop Cry Baby 9:45
- Fulltone Clyde Wah 10:20
- Dry January: 11:15
- Fuzz order with wah 11:40
- Beginning of the buffer confusion: 14:00
- Dunlop Hendrix Fuzz Face 16:15 (17:45)
- ... And with wahs: 19:15
- Buffer on and off in the Fulltone: 20:30
- Our new Sandholm Leather straps 23:40
- Back to the Crybaby and Fuzz Face: 24:40
- Finally... the problem we were looking for: 25:40
- The Crybaby true bypass revelation: 27:20
- Wah comparisons begin! 30:47
- What is Q? 31:00
- Crybaby: 34:06
- Fulltone Clyde Standard: 34:21
- ProAnalog Devices Supa Quack 35:00
- LAA Custom The Italian Wah 37:00
- Inside the LAA Custom for options: 39:20 (41:49)
- JAM Pedals Wahcko+ 43:10
- Conclusions, thoughts and all that: 46:00
- Belated Wah history 49:45
- Thanks & goodbye 51:15

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x and Marshall 1960A cabinet with Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• Fender Super Reverb with 4x10 Jensen P10R speakers

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