Dunlop Original Crybaby

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Dunlop

Description Crybaby wah-wah pedal.
Posted By Joel Knackert (8)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 10/20/2005, Robbie Ludvigsen (177) posted:
Overall Rating:
Very nice pedal. Simple but very effective...a good buy for a simple wah
Price: $70.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Simple wah. Nothing special...you have to put in a 9 volt...but id buy an adapter so the battery doesnt drain
Sound Quality:
Good sound...you can get a versatile wah sound.
Ease of Use:
Very simple...just stomp on, stomp off. Step down to make the wah...
Durability:
This is very durable. If you hold it in your hand you can tell how durable it is. It has like metal around it.
On 12/23/2004, Jeremy Johnson (48) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is the best wah wah pedal for the best price. I love it.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $69.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
This is the basic wah wah pedal. You can control the on/off switch with a harder step on the pedal. It is both AC powered and battery-powered. This is a great pedal.
Sound Quality:
Perfect. Doesn't interfere with your signal or give you any hum.
Ease of Use:
All you need is a foot.
Durability:
Built like a tank.
On 10/17/2004, Tom Merklinger (2035) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at a Vox wah too, but it was almost 100$ more at the store i was in, and sounded about the same. So I chose this. I would definitely replace it as soon as possible if it were stolen, but I might try one of the wah pedal types, like the Jimi Hendrix ones, just for variety to see if I like it better.
Price: $130.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Giovanni Music
Features:
Just a basic wah pedal. Both ac and battery powered, which is useful if I don't have a battery or if I don't have a wall. Just the on/off toggle and the pedal itself. Very basic, which means I don't have to tinker with it to get it right. Exactly what I wanted in a wah pedal.
Sound Quality:
I use it with my Squier Tele and my '73 Tele Custom. Works awesome. Usually have it clean, or with a bit of distortion through a Marshall Guv'nor pedal. I use it for the mixture of styles my band plays, which range from classic rock to punk to funk to metal to anything else we like. It doesn't quite suit some things, like flamenco for instance, but I use it on practically everything, if only as a filter on a punk song.
Ease of Use:
Step on it a lot. What could be easier?
Durability:
It's made of solid metal. I could probably drop it off my house and it'd hurt the sidewalk more. Not that I'm going to try that any time soon.
On 7/9/2004, Matt Wood (2844) posted:
Overall Rating:
ALl I can say is TOO MUCH SWEEP. The top will shatter your teeth the bottom will make your bass player wince .
Price: $150.00 aust (new)
On 7/4/2004, Peter Hsieh (1575) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a great pedal, not too expensive easy to use and has a good sound. I'd recommend this pedal to those who want a good wah pedal.
Where Obtained: Paradise Music
Features:
It is both an Ac powered and battery powered wah which is great. It has a bypass you can activate by pushing down on a button and a sturdy feel
Sound Quality:
I play it with my marshall JCM 800 and I play metal with it although I dig the clean wah effect. This pedal is fairly quiet but the only problem seems to be that it gets muddy when there is too much distortion and sounds better with a cleaner sound, like most wahs.
Ease of Use:
This pedal is very straight foward very easy to use
Durability:
Well this unit has crapped out on me a few times but is a sturdy effect. I've had it for four years now and it is getting a bit banged up but is still hanging tough. When it dies I'd like to check out the Dimebag Darrel wah pedal.
On 2/18/2003, Matthew Laham (4396) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a neat little unit. I love it to bits. I probably would buy a different wah wah pedal if this one was lost or stolen.
Price: $106.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Steves Music
Features:
The only switches it has is to turn the Wah on and off. When the Wah is on you have to either put you toe down(treble up) or heel down (bass up). It can be powered by both battery or AC.
Sound Quality:
I use both of my guitars (Eiphone Les Paul and a no-name strat) with this unit and they both sound awsome with it. I can use it to play anything from blues to heavy metal.
Ease of Use:
Although its a good unit, it can be a real pain to keep it in one tone spot. (because of the senstivity of the pedal).
Durability:
The unit wont break on you, but the tone spot you select can easily change.
On 9/5/2002, Shawn Strickland (2570) posted:
Overall Rating:
Great.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $90.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Good classic wah that's pretty much in everything. Nothing fancy, just the good ol' basics.
Sound Quality:
I used to have a Morley, but this one tops it, i like the idea of being able to "filter" your guitar tone.
Ease of Use:
"So easy your drummer can use it"
Durability:
All metal construction takes a beating. Good for the road with durability.
On 3/10/2002, Bryce Yaworsky (1085) posted:
Overall Rating:
Can make ear piercing highs or muffled lows. A must have if you want to play any classic rock!
Model Year: 2001
Price: $140.00 Cdn (new)
Where Obtained: winnipeg-christmas gift
Features:
Single stomp switch and controlled by your foot
Sound Quality:
The range of sounds is amazing!! I use it with my fender strat, dallas arbiter fuzz, and digitech rp-100. When I hook these up in the right order, there's no background noise and the sound is great
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use, but you do need an imagination to get some crazy sounds
Durability:
This thing's heavy!! Made out of some kind of steel.
On 2/8/2002, Petri Pohjanniemi (41) posted:
Overall Rating:
I've tried some cheap plastic "wahwah" pedals but no other even comes close to this one. If you're looking for the wah pedal everybody uses, get this one!
Price: $100.00 euro (new)
Where Obtained: TopSound
Features:
It's the classic Dunlop Crybaby pedal, both AC and optional battery powered.
Sound Quality:
I'm using A Gibson Les Paul Studio and Crate GX2200H with it. I play mostly metal, but there is no style it doesn't suite. Compared to some cheaper models this is it, no exceptions. No additional noise.
Ease of Use:
Even a drummer can figure out how to use it.
Durability:
Built to be rocksolid, Dunlop is known for its well crafted products.
On 3/15/2001, Mitchell Mitchell (417) posted:
Overall Rating:
Terrific. i would replace it. it is kinda annoying to clean it once a month but its just in my regemin of maintaining all my other gear so no prob.
Price: $53.00
Where Obtained: pawn shop
Features:
On.off rocker pedal. solid state.
Sound Quality:
Its called the original for a reason. sounds like it should. you have to clean out the moving parts or it'll both creak physically, and send static through your amp.
Ease of Use:
Straight forward.
Durability:
This is the older model, no plastic or anything. all metal & rubber.
On 12/18/2000, Tim Floto (6151) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is among the classics in wah pedal history. I haven't tried any others so I'm not sure how it stacks up with the 535 or Vox or Morley Wahs. But I found the wah I was looking for.
Price: $49.00
Where Obtained: ebay auction
Features:
This both AC and Battery Powered. Its a foot switch nothing amazing.
Sound Quality:
I play my Strat and my Decca thin bodied hollow arch top through this along with a Dano Echo and Fat Cat pedal. It's a simple classical sound.
Ease of Use:
This is easy to figure out and use other than the fact that you need really stand on the foot pedal to activate it
Durability:
Seems bullet proof - I bought an old one and have abused it mightily with no adverse effects.
On 9/9/2000, Ryan Cooper (74) posted:
Overall Rating:
I really am very displeased w/ this pedal. It doesn't give the width and tonal variation heard on classic recordings I would never buy this again unless I was desperate
Model Year: 1999
Price: $69.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music Indianapolis
Features:
This thing has a one switch thats it and the rocking section. IT does both AC and Batteries. One thing I wish it had was working ability
Sound Quality:
I don't even use this ant more. I rock the pedal and and there is hardly any differncein the tone. It hardly works with distortion and it kinda works clean. I don't like. Maybe mine was a dud.
Ease of Use:
Easy to use, but you kinda gotta press a little harder than I would like to turn it on.
Durability:
Its like diecast metal. NUF SAID
On 8/13/2000, Stephen Lee (147) posted:
Overall Rating:
I'd buy this again in a minute.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $65.00 Pounds, Sterling (new)
Where Obtained: Sound Control, Glasgow, UK
Features:
This is about as simple as a wah can be. No fancy 'Q' controls, or any of that stuff. Just a Wah.
Sound Quality:
I mainly use this with distorted sounds, with the wah placed before the distortion. I've always liked it, but recently got a new pick-up in one of my guitars (a Seymour-Duncan JB model). This has given it a new lease of life. The full sound of the pick-up gives the Wah a lot to work with, and its realy come into its own. I suppose it makes sense that if you give it a crappy signal to work with, it won't be able to do a lot with it... The crybaby really wails with a good guitar.
Ease of Use:
About as easy as possible...
Durability:
Feels pretty solid. I've heardthat the pots can be a bit vulnerable to wear and tear. So far, i've had no problems.
On 8/1/2000, Kevin Kennedy (133) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's an ok wah pedal to use as a filter. But to get a real Hendrix-Voodoo Chile thing, you'd need something else.
Price: $69.99 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Pawn Shop
Features:
Uses AC Adaptor or battery.
Sound Quality:
In my opinion, the wah is not strong enough.
Ease of Use:
How much easier does it get? Step on it.
Durability:
Heavy-duty steel case. Nothing less than running it over will have an effect.
On 7/21/2000, Mark Gramola (594) posted:
Overall Rating:
Easy to use, nothing fancy. An important part of my arsenal. Durable. Mine has taken quite a beating over the past two years, but always works great for me.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $65.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Don Randall Music
Features:
Mine came with an AC-adapter. Simple one pedal.
Sound Quality:
Great. I use it with a Danelectro Fab Tone, and together they're great for Blues.
Ease of Use:
Very Easy.
Durability:
I've used mine steady for two years, only thing that has happen is the paint has started to chip on the bootom of mine.
On 7/3/2000, Matt Myers (1827) posted:
Overall Rating:
It was either this or a used rotovibe... I was torn between the two but could only afford one. I'd replace this if it were taken, then hunt down the guy who took it and bonk him over the head with it. The best thing about this pedal? Built well. I don't see the need to baby it or be careful how I use it. Worst? Well.. it won't automatically make me play like Jimi. The one thing I might see a problem with is the little plastic cover for the battery unit. All the new ones have it, so does mine. The old ones were a bit better because of the solid sheet o metal. Still, nothing ducttape won't cover if it breaks. 5 all the way!
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Alleycat Music
Features:
Usual Wah pedal. It's got the option of being run by battery or AC adapter. Foot down = Treble... Foot up = Bass... If I can do it, anyone can :) For it's simplicity, unbeatable.
Sound Quality:
I use a Jackson JS20 through this straight into my amp. It gets a nice sound through my tube amp especially. I can see this being a nice classic rock pedal. (just picture Charlie's Angels running after bad guys... and a Wah Wah Wacka sound in the background) The other main unit out there is Vox. I did a side-by-side comparison. While the Vox does have a slicker cutoff sound and it's easier to get a tremlike sound, the Crybaby is more durable. it's not really worth paying 50$ more just for a tiny sound difference the Vox gives.
Ease of Use:
Easy to use.. foot down... foot up.... gee, kinda like those drummers do all the time...
Durability:
The only thing I see wearing out is the pot. Replacements cost a bit but we'll see how long it lasts. By then I'll probably buy another for a backup. One problem I noticed. When looking at used ones, some had dirty pots that gave a static sound when you moved the pedal. That comes from lack of use.. SO USE YER WAH!
On 4/20/2000, Daniel Barker (63) posted:
Overall Rating:
just your basic wah pedal, good tone, easy to use, but no bells and whistles,
Model Year: 1999
Price: $69.99 (new)
Where Obtained: mars music
Features:
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On 2/12/2000, Ryan Roupe (426) posted:
Overall Rating:
easily the best wah i've ever played
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The House of Sound
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On 2/8/2000, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
Overall Rating:
its either this or a vox. one of the two big wahs out there. You might want to invest a little more for one with bells and whistles
On 2/7/2000, Joel Knackert (8) posted:
Overall Rating:
good
Price: $69.99 (new)