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7/26/07

Baby cry

The Jim Dunlop Cry Baby (also known as the Crybaby) is a highly popular wah-wah pedal, manufactured by Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.. It is the best selling guitar pedal of all time, as is extensively shown on the packaging the pedals come in.

Models

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 'generic' inductor instead of the Fasel.
* 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 60's 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.
* Slash Signature - Slash's Signature Cry Baby with an added heavy distortion booster.

The newer crybaby models are known to have a single pole switch instead of true bypass; using single pole switching instead of true bypass can cause a slight suck of the tone. This is due to the fact the pedal has no hard wired way to bypass the signal without loading it electrically, Thus when the pedal is switched 'out' it is still altering the guitars tone slightly. The GCB-95, 95Q and EW-95V have single pole switches and are all well known to suck the guitar's tone somewhat when bypassed.

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