Dunlop Crybaby 535Q

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q

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Crybaby 535Q, Wah-Wah/Auto Wah/Filter for Guitar from Dunlop.

29 user reviews
Prices starting at $150 Average price: $150

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Dunlop
  • Model: Crybaby 535Q
  • Category: Wah-Wah/Auto Wahs/Filters for Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 05/31/2015

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Dunlop Crybaby 535Q user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 29 reviews )
 23 reviews79 %
 6 reviews21 %
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MGR/Glenn Danzig03/28/2004

MGR/Glenn Danzig's review"Dunlop Crybaby 535Q"

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q
I was in search for a good wah. Got it from guitar center for about $120 (with tax and what-not).

This thing is not only versatile, but loud like
a mad man! It has so many options: from classic
Jimi wah to straight-out overdriven lead wah. In fact, when I want to push my leads out there, I simply cranked it up (Q-knob, boost, and range) and play, leaving the wah pushed down! And ofcourse, you can turn it off via toe-switch.

The only beefs I had with it is that when you push the switch, turning the effect on/off doesn't always happen so fast. Also, it did not come with an adapter.

This thing is one rockin' heap! Great construction and always a pleasure to use. Very smooth action and even if I push down in rapid movements, the wah is responsive.

Don't waste your time on that "classic Wah" from Morley. I tried it out and it takes your distortion and shits on it! This wah can add distortion (in fact it's very good at doing that) or give you clean, buttery wah! BUY IT!!!

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MGR/Bobby Winder.11/28/2002

MGR/Bobby Winder.'s review"Jim Dunlop Cry Baby 535"

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q
I got this pedal out of the friday ad a local newspaper that sells things second hand. I got it for £50. I got it because i really wanted a wah pedal and as this one was surposed to be good i got it.

There are numerous things that I like about the unit like its amazing sound and numerous wah effects (six in all) it really can wail. It is also good because it makes no noise when pluged in, most pedals make a sort of fuzzy sound of scream on certain effects but with this bastard they don't.

err ummm err well it has no distortion so if you want to play heavy you need an amp with good gain or an overdrive pedal. (four words Electro Harmonix Big Muff.)

This thing is built very strong, it is made mostly from metal and thick plastic. So it ways a bit. It was second hand but in perfect condition apart from a slight scratch in the toe.16

An INCREDIBLE wah pedal it has it all good sound, multiple effects, well built, good looks and it even locks so you can't accidently use it during a song. GET IT. I got it for a great price but it would probaly be hard to get it for less but if you shop around I'm sure you could get a good deal.

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MGR/J.'s review"Jim Dunlop Crybaby Wah535Q"

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q
I bought this wah because Crybaby was the only brand of wah I had continuously come across. I figured I'ld get some room for tailoring my sound with the tone-selector pot. I had just turned 15, and hit my farther up for it as a birthday present. He liked saying "wah-wah" and hence thought it a good idea to get this gift for me. I think it cost around $300 AUD from

I like it for the sole purpose I aquired this unit...It lets me wah. Sometimes it puts out pristine steel like angelic quantitys of wah tone. It can also double up as a frog burping sounding pedal.

However my flying carpet feeling is pulled out from under me when it makes my sound appear to be squashed out the backside of a hippo. This isn't nice to the ears of others nor to the solo that just started to go up a notch and thus collapsed to the sound that would find itself more at home in arse.

Exterior is tough and would protect it's guts if dropped. I've heard others refer to Crybabys as having some false harmonics. My Crybaby has false sounding tones that come and go but I HAVE ALWAYS RUN IT OFF A 3.6 - 12 volt AC/DC CONVERTER. Even though it's set to 9volts, these types of AC adapters ARE BAD FOR YOUR TOYS.

I wish I had researched more and found a wah with the tone I find my playing lends to. I like Quality but prefer sense of character. I would of liked to try a vox or a RMC wah. I have however found a setting on my faulty wah that gives me an incredible distortion tone. I give it a four because it could be your dream pedal. It's just not mine.

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Hatsubai's review"My favorite stock crybaby wah"

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q
Dunlop has quite a few wah pedals out there, and this is probably one of their more popular ones due to all the options. This is generally the wah I compare other wahs to thanks to its flexibility. The wah features a range selector which controls how much of a range the wah has from heel to toe, a volume knob and a Q knob which controls the sharpness of the sound.


These pedals are built like tanks. They can withstand nearly anything you throw at them, short of spilling your beer all over them. The casing is extremely durable, and you can chuck it across the room without much of an issue. About the only thing that occurs is dust and grime getting inside the pot, but you can just spray some contact cleaner in there to fix them, most of the time. The wah is extremely easy to setup, and everything is laid out in an easy to understand matter. This has a few knobs on it, so there might be a quick learning curve, but it's nothing bad. Just turn the knobs until you get the sound you want. The manual explains everything in clear detail, anyway.


The sound is what most people want to know. First of all, this wah is not true bypass, so keep that in mind. They might have changed it since I wrote this article, but I can tell you for a fact that mine was not true bypass. Because of that, it did suck a little bit of tone. The things I really like about the wah are that it's extremely versatile and easy to dial in a sound you're looking for. The knobs have a good range, and there are some great options to choose from to truly get that aggressive wah sound I usually go for. However, it can get a bit thin at times, and it might not be as musical as other wahs out there.


I have a custom built wah, but if I had to get another wah, it would probably be this one. It's my favorite out of the entire Dunlop lineup because nearly every store has it, it's got tons of options, built like a tank and sounds good. There are some better and more boutique wahs out there, but I consider this the standard when it comes to comparing versatile wah pedals.

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