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Wah: New or Used

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by southpaw723, Nov 28, 2013.


  1. southpaw723

    southpaw723

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    I'm getting myself a Dunlop bass wah. They are $120.00 new and $70.00 used at GC. I'm just not sure about getting a used pedal.
     
  2. DannyBob

    DannyBob

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    Dunlop pedals are so robust (especially the wahs) with their metal cases that I personally wouldn't mind going used. Especially at $70.00, which is a brilliant deal IMO. Over the pond here in the UK they are around £98.00 ($160)
     
  3. jtroska

    jtroska

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    I always buy pedals used because I don't mind little scuffs on something I'm just going to stomp with a boot. I bought a used Crybaby and it works great. Haven't had a problem with any of my used pedals yet.
     
  4. southpaw723

    southpaw723

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    Thanks guys I think I'm going with the used one.
     
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  6. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Crybabys are pretty much indestructable.
     
  7. aaron1433

    aaron1433

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    Used ought to be fine, but there are moving parts so they're a little bit more vulnerable. Most people use pedal boards these days so chances are its fine.
     
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Make sure the on/off switch engages easily. They can get harder to stomp on and off over the years. Mine is 10 years old and is basically unusable.

    These pedals are not indestructible, but should last many years if you a properly functioning one.
     

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