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dunlop crybaby 105q bass wah - need some HELP!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by patrickroberts, Jan 27, 2003.


  1. patrickroberts

    patrickroberts

    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    I have just got 1 of these wah-wah's for xmas, but i would really like/need some tips on how to get the best sound/tone from it, how i should go about making it really work to my advantage! Because i have just been used to depressing the pedal and then all i gotta do is play, without worrying about having to rock my foot back n' forth to get the right sound. HELP!
     
  2. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Play your bass whilst wiggling the pedal randomly and it'll all start to make sense. If that doesn't help, try tapping your foot in time with the song, or pushing your foot down whenever you play a note. Or slowly push the pedal up and down whilst playing a steady 8th note line. It may help to turn up the Q to make things more obvious initially.

    Alex
     
  3. Sounds confusing!

    Don't they make an Auto-Effects switch that you can plug into pedals?

    Eh...get a Morley Treble-Boost Auto Wah.

    You, my friend, would be set for life.

    Assumign you can find one anymore...:oops:
     
  4. Have it modded for true bypass so your tone isn't 'sucked' by the pedal.
     
  5. How do you do this?
     
  6. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    AFAIK you can't modify the 105Q for true bypass because it doesn't have a traditional bypass switch. However, if you can, please tell me how!

    Alex
     
  7. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    Or you can keep it simple. I only use mine for one song. The other 3 sets I take it out of the chain.
     
  8. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    or you can get one of those True ByPass Pedals

    Dm
     
  9. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Or, if you've got an active bass, just don't worry about it live because you're unlikely to hear the difference in the mix.

    Alex
     
  10. Is it possible to mod. true bypass for 105q?
     
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Or if you plan to use more than the wah, it's probably worth your money to get a true bypass loop pedal, like this one www.loooper.com
     
  12. When the pedal is in neutral position, it accents the low frequencies.

    When it's depressed, it accents the highs.

    There's your answer ;)