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« Thread started on: Apr 11th, 2010, 12:10pm »

so, i'm getting handy with the pedal building/modding thing and think it's kinda fun. i broke out one of only 2 pedals that have survived in my collection for the past 18 years. it's an original dunlop crybaby wah that i bought in a san antonio pawn shop in '92 for $50. i did the reseach and learned about all of the common mods/upgrades like changing the voice, adding a LED power indicator, adding a power jack (this one is so old it's battery only), and of course, adding true bypass. i always knew it had a low serial number (cb000221) but knew it wasn't a classic '60s model either. what i did find out was very interesting. this wah is one of the first out the door in '82 when dunlop took it over from the failed thomas organ company, who was making american crybaby's alongside vox in europe. the components in this wah are all thomas organ parts, including the '03' stack of dimes inductor (far less common that the tdk or 'cube' type). the pcb is labeled with a capital 'T' for 'thomas'. the pot dates to the 36th week of '81, and dunlop started making these in '82. anyway, the pedal is all there and works really well (it wahs, and that's all i was really looking for at the time; i've done no A/B comparison to any other), but is by no means in mint condition. before i start hacking away, does anyone have more info on this pedal? does anyone know what these things are worth these days? even if i don't sell it, should i keep it original if only for posterity's sake? i think i can find another cheap crybaby to rebuild/modify. any input will be greatly appreciated. here's the pics:

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« Reply #1 on: Apr 11th, 2010, 3:10pm »

Gucci

right, there may be some guys on here with pedal experience, but for something like this i can point you somewhere where they'll definitely know. want you to head over to the D*A*M forums

tell them a D*A*M member who's on the soldano forums reccommended the place for info on your pedal, they're a real friendly bunch, they love old gear and if they can't tell you know one can.

http://stompboxes.co.uk/forum/index.php
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 11th, 2010, 3:12pm »

BTW, they'll most likely tell you to leave it as it is and mod a newer cheapy. in fact somebody on there can probably build you an excellent one
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 18th, 2010, 12:21pm »

well, it's safe from being molested now. i picked up an 'all mod' keeley vox mello wah from a local guy on craigslist for 100 bucks. they go from keeley for $269+shipping, so i think i got a pretty good deal. this old crybaby will wait for a new home. there's a 5000ish serial number on the 'bay for a buy it now of 200 bucks. if that sells, i might throw this one up for sale. surely someone really appreciates these things.
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 18th, 2010, 2:28pm »

yup the aforementioned forum wink they love that old stuff there
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 18th, 2010, 7:17pm »

on Apr 11th, 2010, 3:10pm, tekbow wrote:
Gucci

right, there may be some guys on here with pedal experience, but for something like this i can point you somewhere where they'll definitely know. want you to head over to the D*A*M forums

tell them a D*A*M member who's on the soldano forums reccommended the place for info on your pedal, they're a real friendly bunch, they love old gear and if they can't tell you know one can.

http://stompboxes.co.uk/forum/index.php


What's your username on the D*A*M forums, do you mind me asking? I'm thinking of posting there. I signed up yesterday or something after finding out about D*A*M pedals from a band from Belfast that I quite like.

I'm really thinking of putting my name down on the waiting list for the Deluxe Meathead. I've never heard a pedal that sounds so perfect for sludge metal.

Sorry for hi-jacking your thread, TS. lipsrsealed grin
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 19th, 2010, 01:44am »

on Apr 18th, 2010, 7:17pm, AngryGoldfish wrote:
What's your username on the D*A*M forums, do you mind me asking? I'm thinking of posting there. I signed up yesterday or something after finding out about D*A*M pedals from a band from Belfast that I quite like.

I'm really thinking of putting my name down on the waiting list for the Deluxe Meathead. I've never heard a pedal that sounds so perfect for sludge metal.

Sorry for hi-jacking your thread, TS. lipsrsealed grin


its gucci's thread and i think he's decided what to do with his pedal so he might not mind smiley

would that be slomatics? yeah one of the guys posts over there and my username is the same as here. nice bunch of guys just like here

in terms of waiting lists, dont think about it, do it. doesnt obligate to you to anything, vintage and rare run a very cool system, details of which are over there
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 19th, 2010, 3:08pm »

on Apr 19th, 2010, 01:44am, tekbow wrote:
its gucci's thread and i think he's decided what to do with his pedal so he might not mind smiley

would that be slomatics? yeah one of the guys posts over there and my username is the same as here. nice bunch of guys just like here

in terms of waiting lists, dont think about it, do it. doesnt obligate to you to anything, vintage and rare run a very cool system, details of which are over there

Yeah, Slomatics.

I may as well because I read that it doesn't matter whether you can't buy it when the time comes for your name. You stay on the list until you're ready to buy one.

Do you know if you have to put any money down straight away? It saves me emailing vintage and rare.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 19th, 2010, 4:54pm »

Nope, no deposit required, but you still have to email them to get on the waiting list, its the only way to get them, there's just not enough made for there to be a store stock.

i would use the time to put the money away tbh as depending on what you want it can take 6 months to a year. i think regular meatheads are a bit faster

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