The Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal (No. GCB95)
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  • I have used the Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal heavily for about a year when I noticed that there was noise when operating the pedal
  • This is what I don't like about this pedal since you have to replace the potentiometer once it gets dirty
  • Its on/off toggle switch located at the top where your toes rest is not as convenient as those found in other wah pedals where merely stepping on the pedal turns it on
  • But I don't really have a problem with this since I'm already used to it and I can pretty much turn the pedal on or off easily

    • by 6Clix
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      The Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal is a standard wah pedal that has been popularized by well-known guitar players like Jimi Hendrix. It has no knobs or anything to adjust its tone. Its just a basic wah pedal with an on/off toggle switch. The Crybaby has a rugged metal construction and can be operated with a battery or a power adaptor.

      The battery compartment of the Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal can be accessed by unscrewing the four rubber “feet” at the bottom of the pedal. This makes battery changing a bit a hard to do since you need to have a screw driver with you if you want


      to change batteries, which is not good when playing live. I use a power adapter for my effects pedals anyway so this doesn’t really bother me.

      I have used the Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal heavily for about a year when I noticed that there was noise when operating the pedal. This is due to its use of a potentiometer which tends to get dirty in time as opposed to an electro-optical control found in other pedals. I tried cleaning the potentiometer but there are no service holes on it so you can’t really clean it using an electrical contact cleaner. This is what I don’t like about this pedal since ...


      • you have to replace the potentiometer once it gets dirty.

        The wah sound of the Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal, however, is pretty good. It does have that classic wah sound that you hear from the 60’s and 70’s. You are, however, stuck with this sound since you can’t make any adjustments to its tone. Its on/off toggle switch located at the top where your toes rest is not as convenient as those found in other wah pedals where merely stepping on the pedal turns it on. But I don’t really have a problem with this since I’m already used to it and I can pretty much turn the pedal

        on or off easily.

        Overall, the Jim Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal is a very good wah pedal. It has a good vintage wah sound and its construction is built for the road. However, it doesn’t allow you to make adjustments to its tone easily since it doesn’t have any knobs. Changing batteries is also a bit of a hassle. If you want a standard pedal that has a vintage tone then this pedal might be what you’re looking for. If, however, you’re looking for a more versatile wah pedal that allows you to change its tone, then you’re better off looking for other brands or other models from Jim Dunlop.




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