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Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal

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A wah built to handle Zakk's wild ways.

The Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah must be one of the toughest, meanest wah pedals on the planet. Built from the ground up with great tone and rugged durability in mind, the Zakk Wylde pedal can stand up to the crushing stomp of metal's reigning king of lead guitar. The Wylde Cry Baby Wah is crafted with a heavy-duty raw-metal casing and roadworthy components to withstand years of abuse. With guts that have been finely tuned to Zakk's specs, including the Fasel inductor, the Dunlop Cry Baby wah is specially voiced to deliver extra-thick and cutting tone. You can power you Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby with a 9V battery or the Dunlop ECB-003 AC adapter


The Wylde Wah – the perfect marriage of brains and brawn. Lots of brawn. Order yours today.

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DunlopZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Wah Tailor Made for Rock Lead Playing

The demo video for the Zakk Wylde Crybaby says that Dunlop essentially lowered the center frequency of the way sweep, lowering the frequencies boosted at both the toe down and heel down positions. Using...Read complete review

The demo video for the Zakk Wylde Crybaby says that Dunlop essentially lowered the center frequency of the way sweep, lowering the frequencies boosted at both the toe down and heel down positions. Using this wah, I've found that this makes it a great choice for rock lead playing. You don't have to worry about getting too shrill or nasal when you rock the pedal to the toe down position.
It will also do the thing that Vai and Satriani do where it sounds like they're soloing on the neck pickup but it's actually the bridge pickup with a wah pedal in the heel down position.
The sound is very vocal and musical for rock lead playing.
If you play funk rhythm guitar, and want a more wide open, maybe somewhat nasal "aahh" sound at the top of the travel, you might want to get another wah pedal for that purpose. The Zakk Wylde Crybaby is voiced for "rawk". Get this one for rock leads and another one for funk!
I used my old Mutron wah for many years, and I have an old chrome Morley wah too. Both have a sweep that is far too wide, gets too ear piercing at the top of the travel. Not very musically useful, and the last thing I want when I am wailing away in front of an audience is to have to be careful how far forward I rock my wah pedal.
The Zakk Wylde Crybaby sounds musical throughout the pedal travel. Way better than what I used before.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A screwdriver can fix it!!!!

I bought this wah a year ago because it was on sale and a lot of artist I like use it and swear by it. I never liked it the highs are weak and...Read complete review

I bought this wah a year ago because it was on sale and a lot of artist I like use it and swear by it. I never liked it the highs are weak and to low is so low it's more like a volume pedal! I'd been trying it with different set ups and nothing, so I was gonna sell it till I watch a vid of a guy opening up a crybaby gcb95 and moving the pot back so it wasn't as harsh so I did the opposite with this I turn the pot forward all the way and now this thing sounds like a beast!! It's made its first appearance on my pedalboard! If you play metal or hard rock stick with the original crybaby or try something else!!! Unless your ready to open it up it's sound is useless!

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(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Zack Wylde Pedal Review

By Maveric Matt

from New York

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Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

Honestly i don't reccomned this pedal for hard rock and metal playing because the sound gets lost in the mix of overdrive. At first when you get the pedal the sound is really strong but after like a month it starts to fade away I say get this pedal only if you have an overdrive pedal to go with it if not i say get a pedal with knobs to adjust the volume of the wah like the slash/jerry cantrell/ and dimebag wah from dunlop or mark tremonit/ steve vai wah's with the wah boost volume
The Pedal is pretty basic no knob to increase the wah sound but its pretty simple to use. Its got a sweet crybaby sound for metal and hardrock which is perfect because thats the type of style I like to play.
The wah sound is pretty good when you play on a clean chanel it sounds really good especially with the flanger effect on an amp but when its comes to playing with overdrive you may want to reconsider buying this pedal because the wah sound gets lost in the mix and sounds too low it would be better if it had the knobs to increase the wah volume and range like the slash wah pedal.
Its an ok pedal but if you really want some awesome sounds i reccomend getting the zack wylde overdrive pedal to make sure that the crybaby sound doesn;t get lost in your playing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best wah there is!

By Randy-HdFVe

from New Jersey

Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

I got this wah as a b-day present, and I must say it's awesome. The tone is amazing and sounds great. If you want more range on it, here's something I did with mine. Under the top part(where you put your foot)take off the little rubber pads out. You'll get more treble, range, and you can turn it off and on really easily. This wah is the best ever!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Wah Tailor Made for Rock Lead Playing

By I Just Wanna Rock

from sconsin

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Sturdy and tough

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    The demo video for the Zakk Wylde Crybaby says that Dunlop essentially lowered the center frequency of the way sweep, lowering the frequencies boosted at both the toe down and heel down positions. Using this wah, I've found that this makes it a great choice for rock lead playing. You don't have to worry about getting too shrill or nasal when you rock the pedal to the toe down position.
    It will also do the thing that Vai and Satriani do where it sounds like they're soloing on the neck pickup but it's actually the bridge pickup with a wah pedal in the heel down position.
    The sound is very vocal and musical for rock lead playing.
    If you play funk rhythm guitar, and want a more wide open, maybe somewhat nasal "aahh" sound at the top of the travel, you might want to get another wah pedal for that purpose. The Zakk Wylde Crybaby is voiced for "rawk". Get this one for rock leads and another one for funk!
    I used my old Mutron wah for many years, and I have an old chrome Morley wah too. Both have a sweep that is far too wide, gets too ear piercing at the top of the travel. Not very musically useful, and the last thing I want when I am wailing away in front of an audience is to have to be careful how far forward I rock my wah pedal.
    The Zakk Wylde Crybaby sounds musical throughout the pedal travel. Way better than what I used before.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet sounding wah with a killer sweep!

    By SuperFleek guitarist

    from Austin, TX

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    Pros

    • Aggresive Tone
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Fair Price
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Lack Of Features
    • Poor Circuit Board Solder

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Live Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    I've tried several wahs (mostly dunlop), and the ZW-45 simply has the widest frequency sweep, to my ears. There are features out there that I would really like (Morley's LED activation; it's nice not having to click the button in and out of each use... a notch button to hold a particular frequency in... LEDs to indicate when it's on and off, etc.), but my priority is in how it sounds. I also had to re-solder a few joints in the circuit board's power traces. However, I love the tones so much and how much I can make my guitar scream, that I've repaced all my wahs (different setups for home, rehearsal, and live rigs) with the zw-45. Bottom line, nothing else I've ever tried stands up to it.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THICK!

    By KreyZ-8

    from FL

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    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    This wah is great. Its got a much thicker throaty sound than the regular Cry Baby and handles as much distortion as you wanna run through it. It doesnt have as high pitch a top out when you press it all the way forward as a regular cry baby though so just keep that in mind.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Wah out there...Hands Down!

    By Killing Sky

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    I sat a guitar center one day for a couple of hours testing all the wahs. I have always used Vox and wanted something better. Also, I got the Tremonti power wah and that sucked too. So I was determine to find a good wah. I tried them all thru a Marshall jm800 half stack with 25watt green backs. My guitar was a PRS. The Wylde wah blew them all away. Morley, Vox, Budda, and other Dunlop wahs couldn't match it. The Wylde wah has a great sweet spot and a great High-mid-Low frequency. Alot of the other wahs lacked the low. You cannot go wrong with the Wylde Wah!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    As Metal as it comes and can still please Bootsy Collins

    By Keith Kanter

    from Michigan

    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    A visually pleasing pedal that can play in metal and with a surprising amount of funk as well. Its Like a Hendrix clone on steroids. An amazing wah, may be the best out there, especially for the money
    The Features may be the oe place that you can fault this pedal. It has asthetic flair and is pretty cool in terms of presets. However, there is no way to alter the sweep range or anthing like that (like on the Jerry Cantrel Wah). Just try it before you buy it, this pedal wont be for everyone, especially if you like to tweak and customize sound in the most anal manner, but this pedal will be for most people.
    This pedal is built super tough and clean looking. ENOUGH SAID!
    If you can get this pedal on sale or used its an amazing deal. I found mine new on sale for an amazing price for any signature wah, especially one with this capability.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    less is more

    By c1elite

    from PRESCOTT, AZ

    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    This is a solid pedal. Its been going strong for over two years and no problems at all. Who wants a wah pedal thats got more features than you know what to do with? If you want a solid pedal thats good at one thing, being a awesome sounding wah, than wylde is for you.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wah-Tastic!

    By Satch7699

    from Newfoundland Canada

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    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    This wah is pretty sweet. it sounds cool for clean guitars, but its when you crank the gain that this baby shows its stuff. I wasn't sure if i liked it at first, The sweet spot was in a different spot than an original cry baby, but once you find it you'll love it. It has great low end and it doesn't come over the top with ear piercing highs like the Original CB does. All in all, great pedal :)

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Wah I've Ever Used

    By Anthony-PYmhG

    from Coaldale, Alberta

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    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    Wow! If you play metal and heavy rock then this is the wah you want. It's got amazing sweep and great durability. The ONLY thing that is not good is the plastic battery cover. So I reccomend you use an adapter for it. And that way you never have to change batteries and the greatest wah pedal never dies out.

     
    1.0

    A screwdriver can fix it!!!!

    By Slayersteve88

    from Australia

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    Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

    I bought this wah a year ago because it was on sale and a lot of artist I like use it and swear by it. I never liked it the highs are weak and to low is so low it's more like a volume pedal! I'd been trying it with different set ups and nothing, so I was gonna sell it till I watch a vid of a guy opening up a crybaby gcb95 and moving the pot back so it wasn't as harsh so I did the opposite with this I turn the pot forward all the way and now this thing sounds like a beast!! It's made its first appearance on my pedalboard! If you play metal or hard rock stick with the original crybaby or try something else!!! Unless your ready to open it up it's sound is useless!

     
    5.0

    Best wah ever!

    By nottosay02

    from Sanford, North Carolina

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        This is a great wah pedal. I got it yesterday in the mail and it hasn't been switched off yet! This thing has the best sweep of any wah I have ever tried. This is worth the money! Buy it!

         
        5.0

        Wah Oh My Wah!!!

        By Iain Davies-Rcb6N

        from Rome, Italy

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        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        I'd heard about the wah and I was really excited about it when my friend told me about it. The minute I saw there was a sound sample I listened to it and I was impressed. It has the same sound as the Jimi Hendrix Wah (the wah he previously used) but this one has the balls you need for it to cut through really heavy distortion. I tried it in a shop with a Jackson RR-5 V I think it was and some half stack amp that was pretty heavy. I set the amp to full distortion and the wah sound still came through beautifully with no trouble. I was only trying one other pedal (the EDV Phase 90 which I have) which probably helped the sound become more pronounced. It has an excellent sweep and an excellent sound. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is very trebly with the toe down but it has loads of nice heavy low end with the toe up. It's extremely hard to turn on sitting down but Zakk cuts off those rubber things but the only problem with that is that then it's really easy to turn off while playing but that can be fixed. Over all I loved thing man, it's one of the best to wah the earth.

         
        5.0

        Killer!!!!

        By zakkfangonewylde

        from Huntsburg, OH

        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        I bought this wah not just because I'm a big Zakk Fan but my dealers agreed this was a top of the industry line wah. Jimi's pedal is ok but its missing his Fasel Inductor like his original one had. It works great with the overdrive and when its clean... I was amazed at how better of a Jimi sound I was able to Achieve!!Great Buy!! You will not regret it!

         
        5.0

        Go Wylde

        By DeanFan666

        from Fredericton NB

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        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        I do see that some people are diappointed with this product. I personally love it. To us this wah you really have to be playing Zakk's style to get the full benefit of the product. I have seen significant benefits to my overall soloing with this pedal. I have to say that it's a great product if you plan to play like Wylde. The only complaint I have is that there is no indication if it is on or off.

         
        4.0

        A really good wah

        By Warheart17

        from FL

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        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        I bought this pedal about 11 months ago and it sill works fine. The wah is throaty and packs alot of punch. The sweep isn't too bad but I'd say this wah works better as a tone boost. With the toe down, your lead tone will have an extra scoop to it and it sounds great. Like the way Zakk uses it, this wah is not for those who want to do the "wah-wah-wah" thing, its not designed for it; it actually has a 'weak wah' sound. But it's good and built to endure anything. Its a good pedal for an amazing player. Try before you buy. Try a few times.

         
        5.0

        great wah pedal

        By renin71

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        bought it two days ago. it sounds great thru distortion. much better than the vox one I had previously which would lose its effects thru the distortion pedals..

         
        5.0

        Amazing pedal.

        By AhsanU

        from NYC

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        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        I got this a few days ago and must say I've fallen in love with it. I can't believe I've gone so long without one of these things! I've tried the basic wah by Dunlop and it was quite good. But it just didn't have the high end that thing this has. I also highly recommend buying the AC adapter, it'll save you money on the long run and it sounds better with it. I gave the features a 3 because there aren't many features at all. It's a plug-n-go pedal. But I'm not complaining. If you're looking for different types of wah and all that other stuff look at Dunlop's other pedals. But if you want a wah that goes wah when you want it to, get this. You WON'T be disappointed.

         
        5.0

        I Love this Wah!!! The Search is Over!

        By Skip-DXer

        from South Texas

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        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        In 18 years of playing, I've gone through a Gazillion wahs (both Vintage and modern). This one, by far, is the best one I heard for Les Paul / Marshall combination. Expensive, but worth every penny. Second Place is Snarling Dogs Wonder Wah 2.My Search for Wah Tone is over....., Unless Dunlop Comes out with a Slash Sig. wah.

         
        5.0

        Extra Features

        By John A.

        from Pennsylvanis

        Comments about Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal:

        People are saying that this is the same wah as the Jimi Hendrix model. This isn't true. The Zakk Wylde wah has a Fasel inductor in it, true bypass (so it doesn't kill your tone like a regular wah), extended sweep, mods so it sounds better distorted, and an adjutable torque clutch so you can automatically stop at a sweet spot. This, for my money is the best wah you can buy, and all those incredible extra features make it a great value for the extra cash.

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