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Among the world's most versatile wahs.
The Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal allows you to customize and shape the sound of the wah. It takes you from a narrow, sharp wah to a broad, subtle wah with a simple turn of the Q dial. Also offers 6 gu...
"I remember when the 535Q first came out, with the adjustable Q and frequency range, when we were writing the Scenes from Memory album. I dialed in the perfect sound with that pedal, one I’d never really heard before. We wrote this song “Home,” which has this big wah riff to it. The wah simply accentuates the riff, but it created a unique sound that’s crucial to the impact of the song. If you play that riff without the wah, it just doesn’t sound the same."more
"On the left is the Dunlop univibe speed controller, next is a Dunlop 535Q wah. Then my ts9/808, then an old TS-808. Roy is holding a Line 6 delay pedal. Next is a Roger Mayer Octavia. The other box is a switchbox or "snuff box" which allows KWS to kill the guitar signal to the amp and send it to the tuner only."more
Robert Randolph talks about his Crybaby 535Q in this video interview from Premier Guitar. At 4:21, he says “Well the kind of wah I’m using is a Cry Baby 535Q. I got some secret tweaks on it though to make it really cry, you know. Nobody was even hardly using this pedal before I started using it man.”more
At 10.39 onwards Dave talks about his pedal rig. https://youtu.be/88vqY618SUk?t=639 TC Electronic Polytune 2 Black Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Jim Dunlop Rotovibe EaethQuaker Devices Palisades Fulltone Ultimate Octave Fuzz TC Electronic T2 Hall of Fame EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay Mantic Flex Malekko Scrutatormore
Among the world's most versatile wahs.
The Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal allows you to customize and shape the sound of the wah. It takes you from a narrow, sharp wah to a broad, subtle wah with a simple turn of the Q dial. Also offers 6 guitar wah ranges with a variable boost from 0 to +16dB and a hard-wired on/off switch. New custom circuitry consumes less power and eliminates unwanted distortion.
the wah is essential for my style of guitar playing but this wah has a bit TOO much control. so much so that its actually quite difficult to find its sweet spot. i do however love the db boost! just put the db boost on the old vox wahs and that would be a supreme pedal
A while back--when I was still in a band--I bought this wah pedal because I needed it for some solos. Funny enough, my dad talked me into getting this one over the standard Crybaby. And I'm SO glad that he did. The Q dial on this thing really helps it stick out in the mix!
Solid wah, it's pretty annoying to mount it to a pedalboard though. I cut a piece of triplex, glued it to the bottom of the wah and put the velcro on that wood to fix that. For me it has a little bit too many options, making me doubt and swap around settings constantly.
This wah is extremely versatile and durable. I have had the pedal brand new since 1993 and it has never given me a problem. Each setting has usable tonalities. The boost switch does amazing things for certain tube amps. It is really a quiet pedal in terms of noise floor. Even though it does not boast a true bypass in its marketing hype, it is not a tone-suck when disengaged. I have blind A/B tested this and could not tell when the unengaged wah was in the circuit or removed from it.
They sound great. The only reason it is not getting a 5 star review is because I've now owned 3 of these things. They are just built like trash. I'm not even hard on them, taking them on the road, or using them on a daily basis.
Sound and control are great, but it wasn't long before the weight of the pedal caused it to fall when not actively depressed. No obvious way to tighten the tension either, so it's dead in the water until I have some time to take it into the shop.
All the extra functions on the 535Q really push it from just being a wah pedal to being an ultra-versatile tool in my effects arsenal; not to mention the fact that it's hella fun to use :D
You can achieve basically any way sound you want. Also the owners manual shows examples of the settings to achieve famous wah tones like Hendrix or Page etc. Only criticism of this pedal is that it doesn't have an LED so you've gotta be careful to see if its on or not.
This Wah was the first pedal I ever bought (excluding a distortion box) that gave me 'My' lead sound. Well priced and packed with features I haven't even scratched the surface of to this day. Don't bother with the other sig wahs, get Your tone with the 535q :P!