Dimebag Darrell’s Dunlop DCR-1SR Cry Baby Rack Module

Dimebag started using the Dunlop Cry Baby DCR-1sr rack-mounted wah sometime in 1996. In an interview with Guitar World in which he discussed Pantera’s 1996 album, Dime said that he used a Vox wah for the earlier part of the album, and then switched to the DCR-1SR, which he got directly from Dunlop.

I used my Vox Wah on the earlier part of the recording and then Jimmy Dunlop sent me one of his rack-mount units [Crybaby DCR-1SR]. Man, that thing is incredible, you can literally get whatever you want out of it.

I also really like the idea that you can run a bunch of Wah pedals all over the place on stage with it so you’re not always tied to that one spot. The only uncool thing about it is that Rex [Brown, bassist] will be dicking me off every night ’cause he’ll be jumping on my pedals all the time!

Dimebag Darrell Discusses Pantera’s 1996 Album, ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’

It’s unknown for how long Dime used this wah, but there is a rig diagram made by Guitar.com that indicates that in 2000 he was using a 535Q wah instead. We, of course, have no way of knowing how credible this diagram is, but it’s definitely possible that he decided to get rid of the rack wah and go back to a regular pedal at some point.


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