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the story is: my dad told me in oct 28 2019 buy the wah when its important i said ok the next day oct 29 2019 i told my guitar teacher there's a sale at jb music store then he told me he bought a wah pedal then he encourage me to buy a wah pedal so the next day we bought a wah pedal yeah thats the story of my wah. i always wanted to sound like jimi hendrix and tom morello now i can because of this wah pedal really really great sound i cant live without it (dang that made me sound like kirk hammett).
edited 7 months ago
Absolute classic wah and insanely versatile. I'm definitely one of those guitarists who's guilty of overusing wah, but not in the way where I move it up and down as fast as I possibly can. I love to leave it on a setting and see just how slowly I can sweep it up or down, it makes your guitar sound like you're hearing it underwater and I love it. Last year I recorded an 8-minute song where I have this on the entire time, and I did different dubs where I moved the wah in the opposite directions. Over-indulgent? Absolutely, but fun as all hell
get what you pay for
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.
Standard Sound, It screams load.
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.
Classic for a reason
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.
Good all-round wah
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.
edited almost 4 years ago
Dunlop Crybaby : Like the name Great Pedal
Mine is from 1970, and still perfectly works thank's for this kind of TITANE quality, I prefer Mid range frequencies in that one ..this is the same as the VOX one of same years because only salers of VOX refused to sell it because VOX was not printed on the pedal ....... That's all folk's
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Pedal
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
Best in its price range
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!