The JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby® Wah is the result of the legendary prog metal shredder’s years-long quest to hone his perfect wah tone. For years, John used the Cry Baby Rack Wah system to tweak and fine-tune its numerous parameters unt...
This is the signature model of Petrucci's pedal. He also discusses about the pedal at the [2019 Premier Guitar interview](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/28622-dream-theater-this-is-us?page=3) > And then I use my signature Dunlop wah. I’m biased, but the best one they’ve ever made is my JP95.more
in this gear gods video Tony shows of his live rig. He shows that he uses a Dunlop Petrucci wah. He switched to this wah after using the zakk wylde wah for so long. The switche was because he prefered tone of the jp wah over the wylde. Tony claims the JP wah has a better sweep than the Wylde wah.more
The JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby® Wah is the result of the legendary prog metal shredder’s years-long quest to hone his perfect wah tone. For years, John used the Cry Baby Rack Wah system to tweak and fine-tune its numerous parameters until he found the sound that perfectly represents all the expression and intensity he needs. Recently, he and Dream Theater engineer Richard Chycki worked with the Cry Baby design team to replicate and further fine-tune that sound with a single pedal. This is a wah that, as John puts it, “sounds huge and badass like an angry, screaming monster with the ultimate expressive range—it‘s perfect for shaping single notes or manipulating growling, heavy chords.”
Factory set to John’s personal settings, the JP95 features all the controls he used to find his Cry Baby voice: Volume to add gain, Q to shape the width of the effect, and a 6-band EQ to shape the tone of the wah sound, from 100Hz to 3.2KHz. Want to fine-tune the sound to your own preference? Just take off the bottom plate and tweak away.
The John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah comes in a sturdy, road-ready housing with custom smoked chrome finish and JP shield logo tread.
One of my favorite things about this particular pedal is the EQ sweep. The definition in the tone is there. I do not have the powerful rig that John has, but one of the things I strive for in tone is the ability to have an entire chord ring out with clarity, when I'm on higher gain. I've played wahs that lose that clarity, but not this one. This is definitely geared toward a metal player (when the settings are at factory default), but there is an ability to customize the tone to whatever a player needs it to be. However, I just leave it on the default settings, and that works fine for me.