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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
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    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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    (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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      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.

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        (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.

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              (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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                (3 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Tone sucking machine

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                There is nothing to write about this pedal. This is a true tone sucking machine!!!! I put it in my true bypass looper and when I dont use it looper take it off.

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                No tone loss

                By Dookus

                from Georgia

                Comments about Dunlop GCB-80 High Gain Volume Pedal:

                This is by far the best volume pedal that I have found on the market. The greatest quality about this pedal is that it doesn't kill your tone as you knock the volume down.

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