Monday, August 23, 2010

Crybaby GCB-95 Repair

The Dunlop Crybaby wah pedals are very repairable. I have a GCB-95 I bought in 1988 or so (my first fx pedal inspired by listening to Hendrix all the time) which was in pretty bad shape. Mostly this was due to a crackling pot. Dunlop sells replacement 100k pots for these here. These pots come with the gear included and installed, so you can drop it in with minimal soldering. Pretty simple fix, really. Blow the dust out of the pedal, pop in a new battery, and it's good to go. The only adjustment to make is the range of the pot. Just unscrew the stop holding in the rack gear, separate the gears and adjust the pot to your liking. I like mine with as much treble as possible. These things are damn near indestructible.