The new Cry Baby Clyde McCoy wah video is 30 seconds of retro styled goodness…
Designed as a tribute to the first production wah wah ever made, this modern classic wah captures the throaty voice and expressive sweep of the original while offering gigging players the consistency and convenience they need on the road.
As heirs to the wah wah lineage and guardians of it legacy, Dunlop have drawn from decades of wah wah design and building experience to ensure that the CM95 faithfully represents the tone and the spirit of the very first wah wah. Years ago Dunlop inherited the original tooling and machinery used to design and manufacture the first Clyde McCoy pedals from the Thomas Organ Company and Jen Electronica. Combining these resources with their own 30+ years of experience developing and manufacturing wah allowed us Dunlop create the most fitting tribute to the original Clyde McCoy pedal.
The most important element of any wah wah pedal is its voice. The Thomas Organ Company and Jen Electronica used a special component called a Halo inductor to give the original Clyde McCoy pedals their highly coveted smooth vocal quality. Because of the way those original Halo inductors were built, however, they often added undesirable microphonic noise. The Dunlop engineers created the Dunlop HI01 Halo Inductor to solve this problem, updating the original design with a stabilised cup core to preserve the unique Clyde McCoy sound while minimising unpleasant Microphonics.
The rest of the CM95’s circuitry is just as faithful to it’s forebear, featuring thru-hole components built into a classic housing with a premium pot, switch and jacks. Now you can take the classic Clyde McCoy sound out on the road and leave your vintage wah safely at home.
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