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October 7, 2010

Crybaby Wah pedal

The Jim Dunlop Cry Baby (also known as the Crybaby) is a highly popular wah-wah pedal, manufactured by Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. It is one of the best selling guitar pedal of all time. The name Crybaby was from the original pedal from which it was copied, the Thomas Organ/Vox Cry Baby wah-wah.

There are many different models of the Cry Baby manufactured by Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc, most are listed below:

* GCB-95 - Also known as the "Cry Baby Original", it is based on the original Crybabies. Typically the lowest priced model, uses a 'Fasel' inductor now that its been updated with a hot potz 100k potentiometer.
* GCB-95F Classic - A Cry Baby with a Fasel (classic Italian-made) inductor and a Hot Potz 100KOhm potentiometer.
* 95Q - A Cry Baby with a Q control (which varies the intensity of the wah effect), and a volume boost.
* 535Q - Features tone shifting abilities using the Q control, six different wah ranges, a volume boost and can also be used as sustain pedal.
* JH-1 Jimi Hendrix Signature - The Jimi Hendrix Signature Cry Baby is an original 1960s design with modified circuitry to lower the pedal's frequency range.
* JH-1FW Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Wah - A combination of the Jimi Hendrix Signature Wah Wah and the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz. It can be used as a Wah Pedal, a Fuzz Pedal, or both at the same time.
* DB-01 Dimebag Signature - Dimebag Darrell's Signature Cry Baby. Based on the 535Q as he used one prior.
* EW-95V Mister Crybaby Super Volume - A Cry Baby that doubles as a wah pedal and a volume boosting pedal. It can provide a volume boost of up to 16 decibels
* ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature - Zakk Wylde's Signature Cry Baby.
* 105Q Bass - A Cry Baby for bass guitars that only affects the mids and high frequencies, and features Q and Volume controls.
* SW-95 Slash Signature - Slash's Signature Cry Baby with an added heavy distortion booster.
* Limited Edition (1999) Purple, White, Red or Hammertone Gray
* EVH Signature - Eddie Van Halen's Signature Cry Baby.
* KH-95 Kirk Hammett Signature- Kirk Hammett's new Cry Baby
* JC-95 Jerry Cantrell Signature- Jerry Cantrell's signature Cry Baby

Possibly excepting the 535Q, the newer crybaby models have a single pole switch instead of true bypass; using single pole switching instead of true bypass adds a load impedance which affects the tone.

We stock or can order any of the current Dunlop Wah's and do get vintage and second hand stock in. Please contact Tym guitars for more info and prices.

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