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Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Jim Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah guitar effects pedal is a vital piece of his tone arsenal. Whether he's blazing through the blues on his own or rocking with Black Country Communion... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jim Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah guitar effects pedal is a vital piece of his tone arsenal. Whether he's blazing through the blues on his own or rocking with Black Country Communion, Joe Bonamassa's playing is fiery, deep and powerful. When he really wants to express himself in a solo, he steps on a Cry Baby wah.

Dunlop worked with Joe to develop the Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby, specially engineered to fit in perfectly with Joe's system, from the way it looks to the way it sounds. On the outside, it sports a classy copper top with a smooth-finish black body. On the inside, it features large, vintage-style thru-hole components, a Halo inductor (for added harmonic content), an output buffer (to prevent impedance imbalance with vintage fuzz pedals), and a switch for true-bypass or non-true-bypass operation (Joe prefers non-True Bypass as it darkens the high end). With its huge vocal sweep range, this is one of the most expressive Cry Babys ever, and it's Joe's tool of choice to accentuate every soulful bend and bluesy wail. "The first pedal I ever purchased was a Cry Baby, 25 years ago," he says. "I am so honored to have my name on this pedal and hope it brings you as much fun as it brings me every night on stage."

Features
  • Powered by one 9 volt battery or AC adapter
  • Internal switch for true bypass or non-true bypass operation
  • Sturdy and lightweight aluminum housing
  • Copper top
  • Black body
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All pedals - one year parts and labor warranty.
Trigger capo - one year warranty.
Picks - 30 day warranty.
Straps - 90 day warranty.
Strap locks - one year warranty (must follow instructions).


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DunlopJoe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great But Try It First

THIS REVIEW IS FROM AN ANONYMIS PLAYER ON ANOTHER SITE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS USEFUL AND INFORMATIVE. SINCE THERE WERE NO OTHER REVIEWS, I WANTED TO POST IT HERE. My own feelings...Read complete review

THIS REVIEW IS FROM AN ANONYMIS PLAYER ON ANOTHER SITE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS USEFUL AND INFORMATIVE. SINCE THERE WERE NO OTHER REVIEWS, I WANTED TO POST IT HERE. My own feelings is that I don't particularly want a "quacky" wah so I plan to buy this one. "A week or so ago, I ordered and received a brand new Joe Bonamassa Crybaby. I had tried one out at a (name omitted) store a few months ago, but him-hawed about getting it until now. (Mainly because of the steep price.) Up until I got the JB95, I used a Crybaby 535Q. While there was nothing wrong with the 535Q, I liked the JB95 because of the deeper, throatier growl it had. First off, you MUST try this wah before you buy it. It's very unique and I can see where a lot of guitar players will not like it. It is voiced more for humbuckers and is more on the dark side tone wise. It will not give you a quacky sound like most wah pedals will. If you are looking for a wah to play funk with, this is not it. As a matter of fact, if you engage the wah on a clean setting on an amp, it is quite lackluster. It doesn't have any snap or quack to it and really seems like a dud. If you are looking for a wah to play clean on, this again is not the wah for you. Now, overdrive on the other hand, is another story entirely. This little puppy absolutely screams when ran through the dirty channel or an amp or with a dirt pedal. The more drive you add, the more depth and tone this thing cranks out. It's quite strange, because there are all kinds of harmonics and tones that just aren't there when this wah is ran through a clean setting. Dunlop claims that this added harmonic content is due to the Halo inductor exclusive to the JB95. (Exclusive at least in Dunlop's current Crybaby range. I know vintage wahs had them.) I'm sure this is mainly a marketing ploy, but I really do think the Halo inductor adds richness to this wah. The JB95 just has a throaty, mid-range growl that neither of my Fasel inductor Crybabies had. The JB95 also has a pretty wide sweep. It goes from a deep bass-y tone in the heel down position to a very nasally slightly sharp tone in the toe down position. What I do love about this wah is while it is very distinct and in your face, it is not shrill or over powering. This wah does not have many features in the tweaker category. The only switch it offers is a small slider inside that switches it from non-true bypass to true bypass. I switched it to true bypass pretty much as soon as I got it, but apparently Joe likes it without it. I didn't hear much of a difference as far as the tone of the pedal goes, but to each his own. There's no "Q" control or volume boost like what's on the 535Q. I didn't use the volume boost on my 535Q, and the "Q" intensity was always maxed with the dial always in the 3rd position, so I don't miss these features at all. If you are used to a wah with these kind of features that you change constantly, this will very much be a one trick pony that you will probably get frustrated with. I absolutely love this wah and it has replaced my 535Q on my pedal board. It is not at all for everyone, but do yourself a favor and try one out to see if you like it."

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Sold 100% Yet.

So far the tone is very good. The only 2 issues I have is the stroke of the pedal is only about 1 inch . You don't have as much room on the sweep...Read complete review

So far the tone is very good. The only 2 issues I have is the stroke of the pedal is only about 1 inch . You don't have as much room on the sweep as you would with other brands like MORLEY, BUDDA, FULL TONE, ETC. But this being designed toward blues player Joe Bonamassa maybe this is what they were trying for. Don't get me wrong the sound is Great but the Wah stroke is short. The other issue is the engage switch. If the pedal is on a hard surface theres on problems, but if the pedals on a carpet or a rug, pressing on the pedal to engage the switch can be difficult. The switch should have been mounted on the side. Put it on your pedalboard and this should be no issue.

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5.0

Awesome Pedal!!!

By Triple V

from McAllen, Tx

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sturdy
  • Versatile
  • Well made

Cons

  • Na

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have played the Dunlop GCB95 Original Wah Wah for a very long time and have recently become a fan of Joe Bonamassa and his guitar playing, tones, etc. I am glad I switched to this Crybaby, in my opinion it is a very expressive pedal with rich tones. I had taken the crybaby out of my pedaltrain for months because I didn't care for the sound anymore, but this new Bonammassa wah pedal rocks!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great addition to the pedal board!

By Jerrell

from Manhattan, KS

Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

What I love about this pedal: Great tone! Joe Bonamassa is darned particular about his tone, so the fact that he worked directly with Dunlop to produce a pedal to his specs is not surprising at all. While I am not enough of a wah pedal aficionado to debate all of the nuanced difference between transformers or pots, I am enough of a tone geek to state with authority that this pedal has a great sweep range, good linear transition, and a nicely tuned Q. I read several reviews prior to purchasing this pedal that "it doesn't sound good with clean tones". To this, I say 'Balderdash!' It has a beautiful quirky quack with more than enough tonal range to work a clean tone well - it just takes a little more practice if you are used to a standard Cry Baby or Vox. I will agree with other reviewers that the JB95 really shines with some dirt thrown into the mix! It really makes grabbing crying woman tones, midrange punch, or high end without the unpleasant brittle frequencies easy as can be. Another major plus (for me, at least) is the true bypass feature. As I stated earlier, I am more than a bit of a tone freak and a squeaky clean tone chain is of the utmost importance to since I don't use FX loops. Add to all of this the fact that it looks classy with the black/copper look, and I am sold! What I don't like about this pedal: The price! I realize that this pedal does use some relatively rare parts (the toroid transformer, for one), but come on, Dunlop! I wouldn't mind more for the JB95 than a CryBaby, but twice as much? Really? Fortunately, I found a very gently used one. Overall, I would give the pedal a 6 for tone but 4 for value because of the price.

 
4.0

Nice Wah

By Barnaby O'Toole

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Classic Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Very nice sounding wah; just barely beat out the Jerry Cantrell for me because it's a little brighter sounding. Vocal, even response with emphasis on mids/highs which I desired. Two slight problems: actually TOO easy to click on and off, you might disengage it by accident. And, my daisy chain hookups won't fit in the deeply recessed power supply outlet (only the actual power supply or a 9 volt will power it)

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great But Try It First

      By Richard Szala

      from NJ

      Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      THIS REVIEW IS FROM AN ANONYMIS PLAYER ON ANOTHER SITE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS USEFUL AND INFORMATIVE. SINCE THERE WERE NO OTHER REVIEWS, I WANTED TO POST IT HERE. My own feelings is that I don't particularly want a "quacky" wah so I plan to buy this one. "A week or so ago, I ordered and received a brand new Joe Bonamassa Crybaby. I had tried one out at a (name omitted) store a few months ago, but him-hawed about getting it until now. (Mainly because of the steep price.) Up until I got the JB95, I used a Crybaby 535Q. While there was nothing wrong with the 535Q, I liked the JB95 because of the deeper, throatier growl it had. First off, you MUST try this wah before you buy it. It's very unique and I can see where a lot of guitar players will not like it. It is voiced more for humbuckers and is more on the dark side tone wise. It will not give you a quacky sound like most wah pedals will. If you are looking for a wah to play funk with, this is not it. As a matter of fact, if you engage the wah on a clean setting on an amp, it is quite lackluster. It doesn't have any snap or quack to it and really seems like a dud. If you are looking for a wah to play clean on, this again is not the wah for you. Now, overdrive on the other hand, is another story entirely. This little puppy absolutely screams when ran through the dirty channel or an amp or with a dirt pedal. The more drive you add, the more depth and tone this thing cranks out. It's quite strange, because there are all kinds of harmonics and tones that just aren't there when this wah is ran through a clean setting. Dunlop claims that this added harmonic content is due to the Halo inductor exclusive to the JB95. (Exclusive at least in Dunlop's current Crybaby range. I know vintage wahs had them.) I'm sure this is mainly a marketing ploy, but I really do think the Halo inductor adds richness to this wah. The JB95 just has a throaty, mid-range growl that neither of my Fasel inductor Crybabies had. The JB95 also has a pretty wide sweep. It goes from a deep bass-y tone in the heel down position to a very nasally slightly sharp tone in the toe down position. What I do love about this wah is while it is very distinct and in your face, it is not shrill or over powering. This wah does not have many features in the tweaker category. The only switch it offers is a small slider inside that switches it from non-true bypass to true bypass. I switched it to true bypass pretty much as soon as I got it, but apparently Joe likes it without it. I didn't hear much of a difference as far as the tone of the pedal goes, but to each his own. There's no "Q" control or volume boost like what's on the 535Q. I didn't use the volume boost on my 535Q, and the "Q" intensity was always maxed with the dial always in the 3rd position, so I don't miss these features at all. If you are used to a wah with these kind of features that you change constantly, this will very much be a one trick pony that you will probably get frustrated with. I absolutely love this wah and it has replaced my 535Q on my pedal board. It is not at all for everyone, but do yourself a favor and try one out to see if you like it."

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sonically awesome and visually gorgeous!

      By SoundChaser

      from SE Asia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Copper Finish
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • True bypass

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I had two wah pedals before; the EVH and the Custom Audio Electronics, both of which convinced me I was not a wah guy. After playing a tome of classic rock lately I decided to try another one. The Bonamassa caught my eye because it looked really cool, and I was impressed with the audio samples. I bought it and was happy with it and, at first, thought that although it did have a bit of limited sweep, it still sounded great. The reason for the limited sweep was that the try bypass switch was off, but once you open it up and turn it on, HELLO!!!! I am now a huge fan of the wah, and I can't stop using it. You know, I really know next to nothing about Bonamassa, but this pedal is sure is an impressive one, enough to convert someone who swore off them. Perhaps I will give him a listen.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Super-Six101

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Nice Cosmetics
          • Nice Sweep
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Gigs
          • Performances
          • Practice
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          First off, this by far, is the best crybaby to buy. Sleek design, great sound and very responsive.
          The Crybaby was the first effects pedal introduced to me when I started playing. The pedal I had previously been using was a Crybaby Classic with a red fasel inductor. It was a good pedal but I felt the sweep, for as big as it was, was limited unlike the JB wah. While the JB wahs sweep is short, its very vocal and gives you amazing dynamics in tone which is what I was looking for. It doesnt take much to change the sound. Unlike my Crybaby Classic whic had to be rocked from heel to toe before it made a large difference.

          In conclusion I honestly can't believe there are people on here that said the pedal had a bad sweep. The sweep is different yes, but if you learn how to use it correctly there's no limitation. Not to mention there are plenty of people that buy things and dont know how to work them. Example the true bypass/non-true bypass function. If people would do research on the pedal they'd know it automatically comes in the non-true bypass mode. So you dont need to have a label on the switch for which is which.
          In the end, this pedal is great, I definitly recommend this to anyone, Bonamassa fan or not. Its truly a great pedal.

          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Kinda, sorta, almost

          By MaadDaawg

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great With An Od Pedal
          • It Is A Cry Baby
          • Looks Nice
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Bypass
          • Difficult To Use
          • No Leds
          • Very Short Sweep

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The sweep is so short you really have to work at getting the sound you want and there is a VERY abrupt cutoff roughly halfway through the range of motion. Heel down creates a bassy harmonic that is, to me at least, useless. I didn't read the book but there is no intuitive way to know if you are in true bypass or not, and no LED lights to tell you either! With an OD pedal this wah is awesome, but you really have to watch your motion or you lose the awesomeness fast. Without an OD, it is nothing special. I sent it back. Way too much money for what you get IMO.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great wah pedal, ready to go !

          By Zemaitis

          from Honolulu, Hawaii

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Nothing Yet

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This was the first wah pedal that I didn't have to adjust. It sounded great right out of the box. I have an original VOX, that I don't take to gigs any more, and my Budda Wah sounds good, but is missing something. As soon as I plugged the Bonamassa Wah in and started to play with it, I was reminded of the VOX. Sounds great left on and cocked, I used it with a Tone Bender and got a great Mick Ronson sound. The copper and black color really makes it stand out. Great Wah for a great price.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not worth the Price

          By GoldenSurfer7

          from Somewhere in Middle America

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects
          • Not Responsive
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Never Played Professionally but I have played on and off for 25 years. I know what I like. I don't hate this pedal it is just not worth the money.
            It has very limited range, the built in wah on my Line VI switcher has more range.
            It has no LED's and no really audible click so you can't tell when it is on. When you go for that big solo and get no effect it kind of leaves you flat and embarrassed.
            It would be Ok if cost about $60. I coughed up the $10 return shipping and am ordering the Dunlop 535QC Chrome Cry Baby Wah Pedal. From reviews and recommendations it appears to be much more bang for the buck. Same Price!

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not bad but......

            By Sparkygt3

            from Vacaville CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great With Od Pedal

            Cons

            • Internal Bypass Switch
            • No Led
            • Short Pedal Travel

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Signature Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I was torn between the Joe Banamassa and the Buddy guy, Got this one and I wish I would have at least tried the Buddy Guy. I love the sound with an overdrive pedal but the clean sound is a bit harsh to me. The travel of the sweep is very short so you have to get used to it, just barely moving your foot creates a wide sweep. The copper shown in the pictures looks very shiney and smooth but it's not, it's more of a brushed look. The internal switch for the true bypass or not true bypass is kind of a pain, would be nice to have an external switch. Also it is not marked so you have to guess as to which is which. No LED either. I've had mine too long to return for full refund so I'll probably sell it. I'm not convinced it's worth the money.

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