Dunlop Crybaby 535Q

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Dunlop

Description The Dunlop Q wah. Standard CryBaby shape. Includes a 20db signal boost, rotary equalizer, and the Q knob to change from a narrow, sharp wah to a broad, subtle wah.
Posted By Dagan Harrington (705)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 10/30/2005, James Kincaid (40) posted:
Overall Rating:
I can not believe anyone rated this as a good wah. I have yet to here a wah pedal nmaufactered by Dunlop that actually sounds like a wah. People listen to me tehan go listen to a fulltone, a Clyde, a vox even a parachute then to the 535Q or any crybaby by dunlop I own the 535Q and a crybaby. No they are not Hand wired at any level. The pot and inductors, are complete garbage. People are paid to go into these sites and give good reviews, so just take your time and go listen to the equipment your thinking of buying.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $125.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
Its a wah!!
Sound Quality:
Dunlops are all terrible wah pedals people you see using crybabys are usually moded or vintage
Ease of Use:
Come on, it a wah.
Durability:
Durable, once you get it home you won't want it
On 12/1/2004, Richard Miller (103) posted:
Overall Rating:
I've played pretty much all the Wah-Wahs out there including Voxs, Bad Horsies, Boss, Blackcat, and most other types of crybabys. This is hands down Best In Show.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $120.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
This is a Wah-Wah pedal with adjustable sweep and Q settings. It can be run on battery or with an adapter. Killer sounds you customize to your liking.
Sound Quality:
This pedal has no bad voices. I've been playing a Wah-Wah since the early 70's and this is the best Wah pedal I've ever come across.
Ease of Use:
Once you selected the voice and sweep you like the most your in like Flint. Compared to some digital pedals out there this is simple.
Durability:
I've only had this pedal for about 8 months but it gets used daily and it's doin fine so far.
On 2/20/2004, Erling Thyrhaug (1059) posted:
Overall Rating:
Fantastic little gadget. I'd buy it again, even though it's sort of expensive.
Price: $200.00 1700 NKR (new)
Features:
It'll do almost anything you want it to. you can control the boost, eq and Q of the signal. It runs on two 9V batteries, and you'd better get an AC adaptor 'cause it drains them in a matter of hours.
Sound Quality:
Excellent sound quality. great for both funk, fusion and jimi-ish rock. No true bypass, but that's easily installed, I hear...
Ease of Use:
As any wah, you just step wobble your foot and it does it's magic. How hard can it be? It does take some time to get just the right sound for you because of all the adjustable parameters.
Durability:
Built like a tank. Quite heavy, so don't drop it on your feet.
On 5/13/2001, David Ferguson (341) posted:
Overall Rating:
I would definately replace this wah.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $110.00
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
Rotary 6 way wah range selector. 20 db boost knob.
Sound Quality:
I owned a Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsey wah, and this one blows it away. If there is a wah sound you are craving, this is your ticket.
Ease of Use:
After the initial dial in of your sound, just stomp and wah.
Durability:
Chromed steel housing. Very tough and durable!
On 4/25/2001, Brendan Clark (537) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked around at all the major company wahs, Morley, Vox, etc. I've heard good things about Crybabys, and this one has more features than the original. I love the idea that, on the small chance my band gets famous, that some guitar player hears our song and tries to copy it and can't figure out how to get the sound that I did. If this were stolen or lost, I would look on eBay and buy another immediately.
Price: $70.00
Where Obtained: eBay
Features:
Well, I decided to buy this wah over the original Crybaby because of the features, and because I like having too many knobs to know what to do with. It is your basic Crybaby, with some extras. There is a dial on the side with 6 1-octave ranges for the wah. Also, on the bottom, there is the Q dial for changing the type of wah, whether it be a really sharp, nasal squeak or a subtle wavy sound. Also on the bottom is a dial for a volume boost when the pedal is on, up to 20 decibels. The features are great, I only wish the knobs on the bottom were on the side as well. Its kind of awkward to flip the pedal over to play with the settings. Still gets a five.
Sound Quality:
I use a Squier strat into the Crybaby into a Boss Metal Zone into a Marshall V265R. The wah has a true bypass, so it doesn't color my tone noticeably when it is switched off. It adds a nice dynamic to clean sounds, and its great for rockin distorted leads. The wah is a pretty popular effect, and unless you have a really bad set-up, you could probably pull off a sound similar to anything you've heard that uses a wah.
Ease of Use:
The pedal is a little intimitading at first, but once you start fiddling with it you'll love it. Aside from two knobs being on the bottom (two small knobs set into the pedal), this thing is a breeze to use. Just slam your foot down on it, it clicks, and you rock it back and forth.
Durability:
The pedal is made out of thick, seemingly durable plastic. It should last for a long time, but the wah will take a lot more abuse than you're average stompbox. Also, the one I bought is used. The electronics might not last very long. I've heard that the pots wear out on Crybabys, and mine has cut sound totally off twice out of fifty some-odd stomps. It seemed to turn off the way but not kick the bypass all the way in. A little contact spray should fix her up. And it is used, so you can't expect perfection. It should stand up to gigs without a backup.
On 11/11/1999, Dagan Harrington (705) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a VERY nice pedal. I always thought wah pedals were a little to cliche. Of course, I was right. But they're still fun if you don't overuse them. Good wah. I'm getting tired of saying "wah".
Price: $110.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
For a wah pedal, this is great. Has the boost and equalizer. Also has a "customizing" knob (the Q knob) which changes the depth and range of the wah.
Sound Quality:
Kick a-- sound. Bypass is hard-wired. And it serves as a good tone shaper when your not 'wah-ing'
Ease of Use:
Step on it...
Durability:
Step on it however hard you like.