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
Hammet recalls that during the recording of Metallica's *Ride the Lightning*, he "had the [Dunlop] Cry Baby wah [he's] always had." Considering that the only Dunlop wah available during the time of the *Ride the Lightning* sessions was the GCB95, Hammet must have used this wah on the album.more
This Dunlop Cry Baby Model GCB95 Wah is Owned by Dave Mustaine, frontman for the legendary metal band Megadeth. When it comes to wah, the Dunlop Cry Baby is one of the founding fathers. Rugged, classic and reliable, the Cry Baby Wah can add instant emotion, funk or sensuality to anything you play. Stomp on it for the first time and say goodbye to the next couple hours with a smile on your face.more
"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."
REVISION- it is actualy a 535q wah, from some concert photos of front row seats you can see the control dial on the side. "Another new thing I’ve been honing in on is my wah-wah pedals. Over the last few months, I’ve been incorporating a Dunlop wah to add more dimension to my playing during the shows.”".more
Just like in 2012, LaLonde travels with two boards. Board No. 1 has a Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby wah, Keeley Hooke Reverb, Menatone King of the Britains, Strymon Ola, MXR Phase 100, two custom, one-off Keeley pedals (bottom of board)—Delay and Tremolo, which are the circuits pulled from Keeley’s Super Mod Workstation—Boss DD-20 Giga Delay, Keeley DynaTrem, Mu-Tron III Envelope Filter, two MXR Carbon Copy Delays, and an EBS OctaBass.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
On this photo you can see Dorian pedalboard which includes **Dunlop Cry Baby**. Original article [here] (http://theguitarzombie.blogspot.com/2014/10/dorian-sorriaux-from-blues-pills.html) >Then I have a Cry Baby, of course, it´s an old one. I like it because it's easy to get started.more
And then that’s going down to the mother of my rig, the Line 6 M13, which I use on everything pretty much. And to control that, I just bought a pedal switcher. I have a Red Witch Fuzz God II – lots of noises in that. It’s awesome. It’s pretty much related to the Z.Vex Fuzz Factory. And then I have a Boss Super Shifter that I use for drops and whatnot. And I’m controlling my M13 with an Ernie Ball 25k volume pedal as an expression pedal, and I have another Ernie Ball Jr regular volume. Then I have a regular Dunlop Crybaby wah pedal but I took it apart and changed all the inductors on the inside, so it’s fatter when it’s closed. I nerd out, man. I sit there with my solder machine, take shit a part and put it back together til I like what I hear. So that’s what I’ve got. And other than that, a lot of my effects are whatever I can grab, whether it’s glass bottles, air conditioner systems on stages, or whatever Jason breaks I’ll take pieces of it off the floor and start drilling it into my guitar.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!
This is the best wah pedal you could buy. It sounds so good, and there's just nothing better for classic wah sound. It's just excellent. The only downfall is the squeaking. It'll squeak relentlessly, but WD40 usually helps.
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.
My first wah pedal and it's exactly that sound that you expect from it. I love the sound of wah in general and you can hear in the final solo of "Piccole Morti" the way I like to use it: https://lepiccolemorti.bandcamp.com/track/piccole-morti
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.