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Finger tone from a pick. (Felt picks)

By MountAnDewMe, 07/08/2012
For any of us bass player that just do not have the ability to play fast line finger style have I got news for you. There is an alternative, albeit a messy one. After trying dozens of picks trying to achieve a natural sound of skin on string I believe I have found the closest alternative in the Dunlop felt pick.

Do not let the word felt imply anything about the nature of these picks. Unlike felt we are all used to this is a very hard and rigid material. It is insanely thick also but does have a taper to the playing point. After trying many alternative materials including as rubber and silicon, which I assumed would be very finger like in tone, I found that no other pick offers the subtle nuances of the finger strike that these felt picks do. Smooth and soft with just the right amount of ring with each stroke. No artificial swiping noise at all.

These are not only thick but also very large in my opinion. I find that in every pack there are a few that do not seem to be made well and there is a noticeable variance from pick to pick. At $10 for a dozen I would really like some consistency but there are really no other options other than this brand. Dunlop products are usually very high quality so maybe it is just inherent in the use of the material but I still buy them regardless.

These picks are also the second messiest ones I ever used. Only the rubber was worse as far as cleanup went. These picks also have a very short usability time. I find that I get a few sessions out of one before it is worn out. All that being said until I can get my finger technique 100% there will always be a need for these in my gear box and I will order them again and again.

No introduction needed (GCB95 Cry Baby)

By Skjold, 13/08/2012
You probably already know what this is and what it does. Should you not know. Jimi Hendrix was the one who really made the Crybaby brand know along with the Wah sound (often referred to as Wah Wah). The GCB95 version was the first of a long line of Wah pedals designed by Dunlop.
The simplicity of the pedal is to be admired. There's an input and an output with some components attached to a pot in between. You also get a foot switch to turn the effect on/off when you need to.


Should you feel the need to point out who invented the plug and play principal, then it has to be Dunlop. You plug in you cords, give it some power and bam - you'r up and running.
However! Getting the right sound out of this kind of effect does take some time and practice. Granted, some require longer then others.


To be honest, I'm not that into the GCB95 version of the Crybaby. To me the sound if it, is simply to harsh and thin. The basic function of the Wah pedal is an EQ low-pass filter changed in real time through the pot on the inside of the housing. The Wah effect is found on many pedal boards throughout the world, but even though they might not all be the same, they all have the same issue. They suck out the tone of your setup. You might want to either give the pedal its own looping system or throw in a buffer after the Wah.

The GCB95 I had (yes, HAD) on my pedal board, sounded like it had a weird range. It was like it would get to the midrange and then go completely mad and go straight to the top range. It didn't fit into my sound at all, so it had to go.
Did I have a bad example of the pedal? I don't know.


It's a legend and the first of it's kind from Dunlop, but that also shows when you play it. It's like they needed to tune in, on how the circuit should be, which took a few generations.
The effect has ben overdone throughout time, but you can't really have a pedal board without it. It can spice up a funky rhythm guitar or give that extra squeal to your heroic guitar solo with the full on distortion blasting at full volume.
Don't just go out and buy the GCB95, because everybody else has one or because it's the "standard Wah" test out a few others and you might find something that's more your style and sound.

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[NAMM] Dunlop DVP4 Volume (X) Mini Pedal

Published on 01/23/16
Dunlop keeps miniaturizing its pedals, and this time it's the DVP3 Volume (X) that gets adapted into the (somehow counterintuitively) smaller DVP4.

[NAMM] ...and a new Crybaby wah.

Published on 01/22/16

[NAMM] Dunlop Cry Baby Bass Mini Wah

Published on 01/22/16

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