Dimebag Darrell’s Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Pedal

Dimebag mentioned in a 1994 interview that he used a Dunlop pedal on the song “Because”. He, unfortunately, did not specify the model. It could’ve been a 535Q, which came out that same year, or something older like the GCB95.

That was one of the songs that started with Vinnie’s incredible drum groove. Because I used the Whammy Pedal on the rhythm part, I decided to use it on the lead as well. The only thing I had between my guitar and my amp was my Dunlop wah and the Whammy, so like an idiot I decided to try and play my solo using both effects simultaneously.

Dimebag Darrell – the Far Beyond Driven interview: “I knew it was going to be one bad motherf**ker – refreshing, new, and that’s what it was”


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10 months ago

Something to note in regards to how dime used wah pedals is that he would occasionally use them while doing his harmonic squeals, since it adds a ton of sustain. Ola englund has a video covering it on his channel