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Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal  

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The Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume effects pedal has a heavy die-cast housing and is built to be trod upon for as many years as you have in you. One-...Read More

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Super-rugged handsfree control for general volume, swells, and whale calls.

The Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume effects pedal has a heavy die-cast housing and is built to be trod upon for as many years as you have in you. One-million cycle potentiometer is quiet, smooth, and designed for extended use. Passive design requires no power input.

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  • Heavy die-cast housing
  • One-million cycle potentiometer

Ideal for pedal steel, keyboards, or guitar. Order today.

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DunlopGCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (6)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sturdy and simple

    I never needed or understood volume pedals until I started playing at a church regularly -- ambient guitar swells and/or whale sounds are essential in that arena. To be honest, I went...Read complete review

    I never needed or understood volume pedals until I started playing at a church regularly -- ambient guitar swells and/or whale sounds are essential in that arena. To be honest, I went straight to this one mostly because my pedal board already has a Crybaby, and since this pedal's body is literally the same, I knew it would fit into my crowded setup, unlike most of these other behemoths. I also like the brick-like solidity of this Dunlop one, and that it features no weird little bits of string in its ingredients (I'm sure the Ernie Ball, etc. are great, there is just something that rubs me the wrong way about a piece of electronics that relies on an actual, honest-to-goodness piece of twine).

    My experience with it so far has been great. It's as sturdy as the Crybaby, and has a broader sweep of motion, enabling me to use a certain amount of subtlety in my fade-ins. Other reviewers have mentioned that sometimes this pedal's "off position" isnt' absolute zero -- mine isn't doing that, so maybe it varies. I know there is a hack for fixing that, but I didn't seem to need it.

    I can't say I've road-tested it extensively yet but my impression is that this is a simple, no-frills volume pedal that works perfectly for what I need, and looks like it would survive a ten-story drop.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    What is high gain about it???

    Seriously - this product is totally mislabelled. It is just a plain old volume control, in other words a pot resting sideway so you can move it via a rocker bar. The switch...Read complete review

    Seriously - this product is totally mislabelled. It is just a plain old volume control, in other words a pot resting sideway so you can move it via a rocker bar. The switch is not even a true bypass!!!In my opinion this volume and most other volumne pedals are highly overpriced because all you get is your guitar's volume control resting sideways in a metal housing.

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    5.0

    no frills , all business pedal

    By banjopickingjerry (I play drums too)

    from Mountain View, Arkansas

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Simple Easy To Operate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

      I considered other pedals of this style. I settled on the Dunlop because I already have a Crybaby and know the quality is there. I was not disappointed with the matching Dunlop volume pedal.

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      5.0

      You Get what You See

      By jamaya

      from Shakopee, MN

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      Pros

      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

          There is not much to say about this pedal, I mean it is pretty simple to use, turn the volume up and down. I was a little bit concern that it would change the sound of my Strat but my that was not the case. I really love how it's built, its built to last forever. Musician Friend is awesome, they package it well and I got it a day before it was expected to arrive. Overall it i'm very satisfied.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Simple Yet Effective

          By solidstateband

          from New York

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          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

            A simple no frills volume control at your feet. Purely passive, no power source required, which also simplifies things. Since I always just "plug-in & play" without any effects pedals, this volume pedal provides the boost I need for solos and then returns me to normal volume on demand. If that's what you need to do then this is your pedal.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great pedal

            By ScreaminFender

            from Nebraska

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy to use
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Tank
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Little Touchy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • End Of Pedal Chain
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

            Great pedal controls the volume from absolute zero to max bit touchy at first but practice makes perfect I put it at the end of my pedal chain so the guitar volume controls the distortion from my pedals this pedal quickly eliminated having to go back and forth to my Marshall dsl100h when changing from clean to distortion no modifications were neccisary to hit absolute zero if the amp is turned up to 10 there is still static noise but I expected that

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bullet-Proof Clarity

            By JP

            from San Luis Obispo, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

              I borrowed a friend's Dunlop High Gain many years ago for recording and always wanted one of my own. I finally bought one, and the new version is as good as the old. I don't use it merely for volume control, but mostly for expression, orchestral-swell effects, etc., and it is as responsive with practice as any other and much more reliable.

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sturdy and simple

              By mlefevers

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                  I never needed or understood volume pedals until I started playing at a church regularly -- ambient guitar swells and/or whale sounds are essential in that arena. To be honest, I went straight to this one mostly because my pedal board already has a Crybaby, and since this pedal's body is literally the same, I knew it would fit into my crowded setup, unlike most of these other behemoths. I also like the brick-like solidity of this Dunlop one, and that it features no weird little bits of string in its ingredients (I'm sure the Ernie Ball, etc. are great, there is just something that rubs me the wrong way about a piece of electronics that relies on an actual, honest-to-goodness piece of twine).

                  My experience with it so far has been great. It's as sturdy as the Crybaby, and has a broader sweep of motion, enabling me to use a certain amount of subtlety in my fade-ins. Other reviewers have mentioned that sometimes this pedal's "off position" isnt' absolute zero -- mine isn't doing that, so maybe it varies. I know there is a hack for fixing that, but I didn't seem to need it.

                  I can't say I've road-tested it extensively yet but my impression is that this is a simple, no-frills volume pedal that works perfectly for what I need, and looks like it would survive a ten-story drop.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The perfect volume pedal

                  By nvr2l855

                  from Fairfax, Va

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                    This is the perfect volume pedal for live, very responsive, no power required, clean asallgetout. No bleed through at all when in the "up" position and absolutely no tone sucking that I can hear. And best of all, low real estate on the pedalboard. Some of the other volume pedals out there are huge.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Keep It Simple Stupid

                    By Jim Bob

                    from Minneapolis, MN

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • It~'~~s A Tank
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                      It is all about Keeping it Simple Stupid.KISS Gets you access to volume without use of hands that are busy on the guitar. Great for tweeking Volume when switching between effects.

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                      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid deal

                      By The Slider

                      from Virginia

                      Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                      There's no way you can go wrong with a GCB-80. This pedal can handle all the gain you can give it and total control of volume at your feet without compromising your tone.
                      No frills plug and play volume pedal. Line in, line out that's about as easy as it gets.
                      I could tie a rope to this thing and use it as a boat anchor or wedge it behind my tire to keep it from rolling down the hill. This thing is solid as your aunt Bertha. The rocker platform is very smooth and responsive
                      Can't beat the price range. A real bargain for an original Dunlop product that will be around for a long time. I happened to get it for less so all the better.

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                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      a must have accessory

                      By Scott Tompkins

                      from colorado

                      Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                      I wish I had bought this first. I'm always fiddling with settings on some pedal and trying to balance the best tone with the volume etc. now I just crank everything up to where they shine the best and use the volume pedal to keep it where I want. I can really drive my tube screamer and still practice at night. I realize you can turn the amp down, but this is so much easier, plus I don't have to juggle volumes for different channels on the amp. I set everything everywhere to 10 and let this pedal do the rest. magic. I have had this for about a week now and thought I'd give some feedback. one good (or neutral) thing is that this pedal is passive. it doesn't require a battery or power plug. I'm already thinking about selling it though, not because it isn't a good pedal, but I bought it so I could easy crank down late at night to practice, and this pedal does a great job of adjusting between 50% and 100% of volume, but not much at all between 0% and 50%. if the pedal moves 1", then all the way down on the pedal = 10% volume (can't get to zero) and 1/8" = 25% volume, from there it adjusts nicely, but I was hoping for more control over "off" and "whisper" to "quiet" rather than just "loud".
                      maybe each pedal is different, I've only tried mine
                      it makes loud things quiet when you want to. yeah, that's all of the features.
                      you could drive over it with a truck
                      excellent for the money

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