Jim Dunlop vs Colorsound Wah.

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Jim Dunlop vs Colorsound Wah.

Post by Jim Goad » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:46 pm

Direct comparison of a Jim Dunlop GCB-95 Crybaby modded with a yellow Fasel & my skinny Colorsound Wah.

The clip features 3 different riffs, each one with the Crybaby 1st & Colorsound 2nd. I used exactly the same setup throughout with Guitar into Wah, Wah into Sonic Titan & Titan straight to amp. Recorded using a Sure SM57 mic into a Yamaha AW16G 16bit portastudio. No EQ added on the recording, just a tiny bit of compression to compensate for the volume jump when the Titan kicks in.

Riff 1 - Dragonaut = Clean, then Wah kicks in, then Drive kicks in, then wah switched off.
Riff 2 - Fingerpicking = Wah constantly engaged.
Riff 3 - Funky Bollocks = Clean, Then Wah kicks in.

http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?id=15373

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(Apologies for the grainy phonecam pics)

So basically, the Crybaby doesn't have as much sweep or depth as the Colorsound. However, in comparison, the Colorsound sucks a lot of tone & volume when it's switched off. Looks like I need to buy or make a true bypass pedal. Any suggestions for a good make or an easy to follow wiring diagram would be welcome.
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Re: Jim Dunlop vs Colorsound Wah.

Post by ufoclub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:10 am

here there is some wiring sheet
http://www.wah-wah.co.uk/

and here there some info/story/pics about wah
http://members.chello.nl/~t.heertjes/Wah%20wah.html

if you dont' find a technician that make the mod, you can use a truebypass box

hold the colorsound drop the dunlop

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Re: Jim Dunlop vs Colorsound Wah.

Post by Jim Goad » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:54 pm

Yep, I'm ditching the Dunlop. Might use the enclosure to house a delay pedal because I want to control the delay time with the treadle & used GCB-95's only seem to sell for about £25 at the moment. I've ordered a double bypass looper so I can have the Wah & my Morley ECV on seperate loops. Both of those effects suck tone like leeches & the ECV adds a nasty hum because it's mains powered.
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