I am a very picky guy when it comes to my guitar gear and I’ve been lucky enough to have owned both versions of the Dunlop Crybaby Pedals. As they’re very much the same it’s inevitable that one of them turned out to be a disappointment. Can you guess which one?
Below I take a quick look at some of the most noticeable (and irritating) differences.
This wah wah is just a plain ole wah pedal. It has a nice heavy durable construction, no bells and whistles and has a nice sweep. It does what it’s supposed to do. Play the intro to Voodoo Child with it and you’ll get the same wah sounds as Stevie or Hendrix did.
This version of Dunlops wah is supposed to be more “classic” but basically the same thing as the original, except this has a fasel inductor in it and this pedal costs a bit more than the original Crybaby. This pedal was actually the disappointment to me. For a few bucks more, the only thing it gave me was a wah sound that wasn’t as good as the original more affordable version. I really don’t understand. Perhaps it was just mine. But I’m definitely more happy with the cheaper version. I feel a bit ripped off now actually.
I now use and abuse the Original Dunlop Crybaby. It costs less and is just all around better. I would post a video comparison of the two, but the Crybaby Classic crapped out on me after a few months of home use! Do yourself a favor and go with Original Cry Baby One.