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 ...
"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
Used from the 1990s until 2011, when it replaced by the Vox Big Bad Wah. According to Guitar Geek, Satriani used a 535Q for his 2000 rig, among other wahs. It can be seen up close in [this live performance of "Surfing with the Alien"](https://youtu.be/d_0khAAItqg?t=57s) from *Satriani LIVE!* at 0:57, it was used on *Joe Satriani* (as is visible in [the documentary *Reel* starting at 4:16](https://youtu.be/wFbVSpjV2po?t=256)) and was featured in a Dunlop ad (which can be found on page 32 of the [June 1999 issue of *Guitar Player*](http://cranberriesworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1999.06.xx-Guitar-Player.pdf)).more
In the following interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEVu7WTeQHw&t=55s) Chris Leahe (Tool's guitar tech, now deceased) seems to affirm that Adam has a Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah. However, in the following photo (https://www.reddit.com/r/guitarpedals/comments/6jbcz3/adam_jones_tool_2017_pedalboard/) it can be seen that Adam's Wah has a Rubber Control Knob Cover on the right side of his Wah. This is a distinctive feature of the Dunlop Crybaby BB-535. If this was a 535Q then you would be able to see a thinner, metal, silver control knob. In the afformentioned interview Chris also makes a comment saying that '[the wah pedal adam uses] is very difficult to get a hold of these days]' this comment doesn't make sense if he is talking about the 535Q model which is mass produced and readily availiable to this day. The BB-535 model, however, was discontinued and isn't even listed on Wikipedia's Cry Baby model list: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunlop_Cry_Baby#Models). It seems much more likely, therefore, that Adam uses a BB-535 and not a 535Q.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
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
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
Today I use a simple pedalboard that Dave Wilkerson from Techstar built for me. It is loaded with an Ernie Ball volume pedal, a **Cry Baby 5350 wah**, Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, MXR DynaComp, Boss GE-7 Equalizer, Boss Chromatic Tuner, Voodoo Lab Tremolo and Sparkle Drive, and last but not least, the good, old T.C. Electronic Stereo Chorus.more
The only pedal I had out on stage was my Dunlop 535Q wah ( although later I replaced that with a Dunlop remote wah ), and my guitar tech actually operated the pedals in the drawer, and the big stereo delays from the Intellifex, and channel switching, by hand with the foot controller. If you look at live footage from the period, you’ll see me stomping around a lot.more
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.
"I really liked this wah pedal from the good folks from Dunlop. It is very versatile and you can even try to switch from higher wah range to the lowest chunkier wah sound."
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.
The Q control can pull off the wah "honk" tone all the way to a wide sweep of treble and bass tones.
It's a great way if you are looking for a tone that's in between a traditional Vox and a Cry Baby.