A true rock classic every guitar player should have.
If you play the real thing”the Dunlop Original Crybaby 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...
When people talk about wah-wah pedals, they’re talking about the Cry Baby Wahs. This is the one that created some of the most timeless sounds in rock. The pedal that would eventually become the Cry Baby was first created in 1966 by engineers at the Thomas Organ Company. This new and expressive effect was an instant hit with players like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, who have contributed to the Cry Baby Wah’s huge popularity to this day. While other effects have come and gone, the Cry Baby Wah just keeps getting better with age. Power: Dunlop ECB003 AC Adapter or Single 9 volt batterymore
Interviewer: "Do you recall the signal chain you used to get that giant sound on the main guitar hook on that song [Computer Blue]?" WM: "Sure do! For my guitar, it was a Boss compressor, probably a CS-1, directly into a TC Electronic distortion pedal, into an MXR boost, into a Cry Baby Wah, then my chorus, the brand of which escapes me right now, and then into a volume pedal, all of which fed into a Mesa/Boogie Mark II head on a cab with, I think, a pair of JBL speakers. I was using one of my modified purple Rickenbackers when we recorded it."more
According to [this interview (transcribed from the February 1998 issue of *Guitar Player* magazine)](http://www.oocities.org/sunsetstrip/backstage/1076/article2f.html), Kevin utilized a Cry Baby during the recording of "Good For You" from Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album.more
"I’m also currently using a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, a Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, and an Electro Harmonix Small Stone Phaser. I have a Dunlop Q Zone that I use for a treble boost on a few things and an MXR Dyna Comp that I use on one song as a volume reduction so I can get a bit of a clean sound out of my bridge pickup."more
I’ve tried all that digital-processor stuff, but I like cheap pedals better. To me, the tone has more grit and balls. On the road I use a Boss ME50 that sounds great, but I have a few old pedals that I always go back to, like the Crybaby wah, DOD envelope filter, Electro-Harmonix stuff, and now the Pigtronix pedals. Of course, Moog pedals are also the bomb. As for amps, about 90 percent of the time I use a backline rental amp at wherever I’m playing.more
As listed in the Skwisgaar Skwigelf Advanced Fast Hand Finger Wizard Master Class, his Gibson Explorer features EMG 81 and EMG 85 pickups, and his hardware includes Krank Revolution and Krankenstein amplifiers, multiple Krank Krankenstein guitar cabinets, along with Toki, a directly connected Line 6 PODxt effects processor, a Dunlop Crybaby wah-pedal—Dimebag Darrell signature model, a Digitech Whammy Pedal, and some unmentioned MXR pedals.more
From the "Tech Talk" section of the old KMFDM website: Question (Jack): I am curious as to what Jules' main amp/effects setup is for live performances. Answer (Jules): At the moment I run a Marshall JMP 1 preamp going into the power amp section of a Peavey 5150 head through a Mesa Boogie 4 x 12 cab. Most of my effects come from a Rocktron Replifex inserted into the effects loop of the JMP 1. My pedal board consists of a DOD passive A/B box, one output of which goes to a Korg tuner, the other to the rest of my pedals - a Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah, a Digitech Whammy II and a Boss noise surpressor. I also have a Rolls midi buddy floor board to change patches on the Rocktron and JMP 1, however I rarely use it as I run program change messages to preamp and effects processor from the Pro Tools rig we have onstage, eliminating 90% of the "tap dancing".more
My pedalboard is pretty simple and that’s how I like it. I’ve got a Fulltone OCD for added dirt—I really like this dirtbox because it’s transparent, very dynamic, and really enhances the harmonics from my guitar. The MXR Micro Amp is almost goose’d to 10 for an extra volume boost in my solos. I use the Electro-Harmonix POG for an octave effect on our more riff-y songs. It gives my tone a little more thickness. And I have a Cry Baby wah. My amp of choice is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Special Edition that features brown tolex and a Jensen P12N alnico speaker. I love that thing and it’s never let me down yet [knocks on amp].”more
For guitarist, Nershi mainly uses a Collings I-35, a Santa Cruz D-Nershi Signature Model, a ’70s Martin D-28 ("FrankenMartin"), a 1955 Martin D-18, and a Ton Nershi T-Style Guitar. When it comes to amps, Nershi goes with his tried-and-true Fender formula involves a Blues Deluxe and a Blues DeVille. The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
A true rock classic every guitar player should have.
If you play the real thing”the Dunlop Original Crybaby 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 ECB03 power supply.
It's definitely the cheapest option for a wah, and it's the classic. Personally, I think the sweep is terrible and honky and there's a noticeable tone suck when this is in your chain. I was happy to have this as a teenager, but I'm not particularly interested in mods to make it better so it's bigger and better things these days.
Oh well, what is left to say about the Cry Baby?
Standard rock sound, can really send your vibe into a complete different zone and intention. This model does need a sound mod not to get out of control with the volume. Keep that in mind.
This is a RUGGED wah pedal; it's standard gear for a guitar player if you ask me. My first Cry Baby lasted me over 10 years, and that's even after the previous owner used it for who knows how long. After the button failed, I had to get another one, and luckily they still make them exactly the same- strong, heavy casing, and long-lasting.
Best/standard wah in the world for a reason. Rugged, straightforward, comfortable. Great used as an EQ setting and also for the classic wah-wah effect. Only downside is a loud/stubborn footswitch under the rocker plate.
Bullet proof built quality and great sounds - thats why this is one of the most popular wah pedals of all time! I've had mine 20years and it always works, and always sounds great
What is there to be said for the original Crybaby that hasn't already been said? This one is a classic for a reason. Honestly a staple on many guitarists board because of the sheer manipulation of tone it gives. Not just for making waka waka noises, you can use it to boost leads, or just change the sound of your guitar with a simple stomp and wiggle of your foot. From rock n roll to metal, punk, hardcore, and just guitar shredding a cry baby is a must for any pedalboard. It has 100k ohm Hot Potz potentiometer that gives it that wah sound, and a die cast casing that allows for some seriously rough treatment as well.
This wah is a good wah for everything. is has a good range of frequencys for the fatter bass end or the sqealing trebble. you can get some good sounds out of it. The only problem i have found is that there isnt much physical sweep and sometimes you end up from bass to trebble really fast so you have to make sure you are accurate with it.
My first wah pedal and the thing took a beating. I still have it but I believe it's not working at this time. I took the rubber stopper off of the pedal to attempt to get more range. Learned that from a very dear friend of mine. R.I.P. Rondo
Sure, you can find better wahs on the market and they will probably sound a bit better, but let's be honest - standard Cry Baby is no boutique unit. Just an ordinary wah wah pedal which serves perfectly for occasional use. Does what it should do pretty well. Some folks complain about tone suck - I did not notice that. Great pedal in general!
This is the first wah pedal I have owned, and I am thoroughly pleased with the results. For a fairly inexpensive wah pedal there are some amazing tones that come out of this thing. It is very well built, I only wish the transition from the heel to toe position was a little smoother, its just a minor thing.