535Q Cry Baby review by Dunlop

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.9 (96 votes)
Dunlop: 535Q Cry Baby

Price paid: £ 60

Purchased from: Music ground

Sound — 9
I run it either through my home made warmoth tele with a Nailbombs or a Epiphone Les Paul Custom through an z.vex Vexter Fuzz Factory and a luther drive, plus a MXR carbon copy and micro flanger, plus an Orange crush 35 dlx ( getting Marshall sone, yay). I have also used it with my Ovation electro-acoustic but I don't use it much. I found that through a noisy amp it decreases the noise but you can still here the filter changing. I feel the effects sound great, as good as the clyde standard I tried, and I can get the tones of Jimi Hendrix, tom morello and mick thomson with ease.

Overall Impression — 9
I feel that a) it fits all styles b) The hot potz pot works well, as good as the fasel I tried in the classic c) If it was stolen I would replace it without hesitation d) The main thing I love is the simplicity, I have complicated pedals and I love them but the simplicity is great e) if any thing I maybe wish it would have a cooler design but anyway

Reliability & Durability — 7
I can depend on it, as I have had one fault which I took to he shop and it took them five minutes to fix and they taught me in case it went wrong. I would use it for a gig without backup but I do have a rhythm guitarist with a backup instead. It is what they are for, isn't it.

Ease of Use — 10
This pedal is very easy and fun to use. There is no mucking about with controls, just pure Wah tone. The moment I took it out the box I had some reasonably good sounds and this is my first and I hope, only.

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    Trip272 wrote: WARNING! do NOT buy this pedal!! I used to have one and it broke within a week! Since then I have never bought another dunlop product and I advise you to look around for a better wah wah. i would try musiciansfriend or your local music store. Honestly! save your self the trouble! Its not worth your hard earned dough!
    Im buying this wah for some cool leads that i know it can produce, but also im going for a good ska tone. To the owners of the 535Q, would you recommend it for ska?
    This piece of junk plays a radio station through my mixer, it's not my guitar; it's this piece of crap pedal.Why does this piece of junk pick up a radio station, this really pisses me off!!!