• Pros: A lot of extra options for a little extra cash.
• Cons: Some of the new Wah ranges didn’t impress.
• Overall: Find the settings that are right for you and the 535Q may become a mainstay of your guitar rig.
The Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah sees Dunlop go all out with their customization of the original great Crybaby. The Q dial and the volume that appeared on the 95Q model are here on this version, but this time there are six different Wah ranges for you to play around with as well.
If you’ve used a 95Q, then you’ll already know about the added tonal flexibility that the Q control allows. The volume boost is handy for soloing too. Now, with the six extra ranges of frequency sweep, you would have thought there would be unlimited versatility with the 535Q, and while we did find some good tones eventually, we also found some of the included ranges to be a bit limited. So, in reality, the 535Q probably doesn’t add much more versatility than the 95Q unless you’re specifically looking at one of the frequency ranges included on this model.
Despite that, Wah pedals really don’t come more featured or versatile than this version of the Dunlop Crybaby. Whether or not, it’s right for you is another thing. Best to compare it to the 95Q for yourself to find out. In the meantime, it’s still another winning customization from Dunlop and, best of all, those extra features don’t cost much extra compared to other pedals.