Jim Dunlop, or just Dunlop, is one of the most recognizable brand names in the modern guitar universe, producing high quality guitar gear: pedals, picks, strings, various accessories. They’re based and founded in California (USA), in 1965. Over time they’ve taken a few mega-popular brand names (MXR, Way Huge etc.) under their wing and incorporated world-famous product lines using their ingenious methods. One of those pedals is the #1 bestseller “Dunlop, the original Crybaby”, as part of the renowned “wah” effect Cry Baby product line.
Quite boldly stated yet not overstated, this just might be the one wah pedal to rule them all, a classic that started it all and originated in the 60’s conquering famous musicians and enthusiasts alike. It’s been taken to some of the world’s most crowded stages, and taken part in some of the best guitar solos of all time.
There’s a ton of “Cry Baby” pedal variations on the market already by various manufacturers, but this specific iteration does its best to reincarnate the original release with surgical precision, in order to please lovers of the effect everywhere. This classic beauty is packed up in an indestructible black case, and it requires a Dunlop ECB-03 AC adapter or a 9V battery to keep running.
The sound output on this masterpiece is unlikely to be found elsewhere, reproducing the classic familiar sounds from the likes of Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and many more, which everyone fell in love with. The pedal itself offers a significant amount of variety depending on how you play with it. Pressing it down with your heel will add more bass boost to your signal, pressing it down with your toe on the other side goes toward adding treble to your sound. Slam the footswitch back and forth and you will create awesome and quality dynamic in your sound, this wah pedal is perfect to get you started off and it might just become your favorite, after all there’s a good reason it has remained in the manufacturing process for over 50 years.
The original “Crybaby” is a classic worth every penny, absolutely the best in its price range, give it a whirl and you will not be disappointed.