Price paid: $ 86.9
Purchased from: Kitts Music
Sound — 8
This is the classic wah sound that most guitar players look for when they want to nail some of those classic solos that made them want to play guitar in the first place. I use it with humbucking pickups, and a whole bunch of effects placed in front of it, so I don't have too many problems with unwanted feedback. However, if you use amplifier distortion and plug straight into the CryBaby, get ready for some noise. Honestly though, I can get some really great tones with this wah and play some classic riffs with it almost spot on (Voodoo Child anyone). Seriously, if your basic wah sound is what you're looking for, this is it, but if you want to change the settings or get a different range on the sweep, forget about it.
Overall Impression — 7
Definitely one of the greatest guitar effects ever invented. Every time you pull this baby out, everybody will actually love to hear it cry. Rock and metal are this baby's parents, so the effect is always welcome to followers of the genres. It's very replacable, and should be if it breaks down on you. However, it's so affordable that I doubt it will be stolen, so it's no wonder that it's "The #1 best selling pedal of all time." On the other hand though, unless you're Kirk Hammett post 1990, you're probably not gonna use it all the time, let alone use it very much over the course of the time that you own it. But just the same, it's always a decent effect to have in your bag of tricks.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Very reliable, very durable: nuff said.
Ease of Use — 10
Probably the easiest pedal to use in the world. Just stomp it on and start moving the expression pedal to get all those classic "wah-wah" sounds that this pedal became famous for. There can't be a better-sounding, easy-to-use wah pedal out there as far as I'm concerned.