"I use it [the Reel Echo] a lot in conjunction with a Cry Baby wah. You can set the echo pedal to infinite and you can use it almost like a tone generator. When you run that through the wah, it's amazing what sounds you can come up with, so I use it a lot to create these "beds" of sound. There's a lot of that on "Tomorrow's Food" and on the bridge section to "Adolescents" as well."
From the site of Dunlop, the manufacturers of both the original Cry Baby and the Eddie Van Halen Signature Wah: "The EVH Wah was developed after intensive design collaboration with the legendary guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. Early on in the process, Eddie handed over his “Holy Grail” Cry Baby—a standard Cry Baby customized in the early Nineties with a more vocal-like, High Q inductor and a wider frequency sweep..." This suggests that the current (vividly yellow) EVH model is not the exact pedal that Eddie Van Halen used, but rather a 'standard Cry Baby' that was modified to suit Eddie's needs and dubbed the "Holy Grail".more
As you can see (above), Reb's pedalboard is constantly evolving as he adds and discards effects - it ain't the neatest thing you've ever seen! We asked Reb to describe his signal path: "My signal goes into very expensive Shure wireless units, which are the closest thing to being on a cable I have found. From there it goes into a Bradshaw router that helps with guitar changes. Then it goes to the pedalboard and out to the amps." "The pedalboard signal goes to a Cry Baby wah, a Boss Metal Zone distortion, a Danelectro echo for long delays when making weird noises, a Boss tuner and a Digitech Whammy pedal, which is in a loop because it messes with my signal in line. The whammy pedal is great with the long delay for weird noises. Then to a A/B box, which chooses between clean or dirty amps." "The clean line goes from the A/B box into a Guild Hartke bass head with a TC electronics multi effects unit for wetness. The bass head gives a very loud full clean sound. The other signal from the A/B box goes to the Marshall dirty heads." Reb has recently replaced the Boss Overdrive pedal seen on his Homegrown DVD with the Boss Metal Zone, as he felt that the overdrive pedal (used for solo boost) was taking away too much low end. Anyone who has heard Reb's live sound on the 2004 Whitesnake tour will agree he made the right choice!more
If you play the real thing-the Dunlop Original Cry Baby wah pedal-you get the real sound. The heavy die-cast steel construction of this classic effect can take all the stompin' you've got in you. Totally smooth, silent, consistent, and easy to control. Made in the USA. Uses optional ECB-003 power supply.
I have only ever owned one wah wah pedal and that is because I have only ever needed one wah wah pedal! That pedal is this pedal! No extra buttons or anything like it just normal wah wah. if you are looking for a standard reliable wah pedal this is the one for you!
Who doesn't love the sound of a Cry Baby Wah? Classic tone. I know there are a lot of other versions with different features and such, but I'm content with the standard issue - nothing fancy here.
Easy to use and durable. I've had this one for 25 years..no longer actually. I use to for expression and subtle "crying" and also for percussive chunking and accents.
iThis is it. One of the classic guitar pedals that started it all. The Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Wah Pedal is arguably one the most famous of Dunlop pedals with wah being one of most famous effects of all time. This iteration of the legendary Cry Baby Wah remains true to the orginal Thomas Organ design from 1966. Let’s see how it holds up to the test of time in our Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Wah pedal review. Want to know what a Cry Baby wah pedal sounds like? Go check out Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton’s solo at the end of White Room by Cream. These are just a couple of the famous performances that o we their existence to the sound of the Cry Baby.