Kirk Hammett Crybaby Wah Pedal Review

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Summary

Pros: A fine no-frills Wah pedal for fans of Kirk.
Cons: Nowhere near the flexibility of the Dimebag model.
Overall: There’s nothing too special about the KH-95, but if you’re into the Kirk Hammett sound, you should love the tone you get with this.

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Following on from the successful Dimebag Darrell Crybaby, Dunlop has introduced a Kirk Hammett model, due to penchant for Wah in his lead playing. If you were hoping for a better paint job this time, you’re out of luck. Dunlop has stuck an image of a skeletal foot on the rocker. And, unlike the Dimebag version, Kirk’s doesn’t come with any embellishments to tweak the sound in any way. This is a straight-talking Wah pedal.

What the engineers at Dunlop have done is tweak the electronics to include Kirk’s EQ settings and the typical frequency range used on his lead breaks, so this pedal has a very niche market, i.e., guitarists in Metallica cover bands and those that simply like the Kirk Hammett sound. However, when we tried to replicate the lead in ‘Enter Sandman’, although, admittedly, it sounded very good tonally, we didn’t think it was particularly authentic to the original. Clearly, this pedal alone isn’t going to turn you into Kirk Hammett overnight, unless you try to emulate the rest of his set up too.

Having said, don’t let the lack of frills turn you off. It performs very well for a stand-alone Wah pedal, it’s well built and packed with warm mid-range tone. Clearly, it’s been marketed to Metallica fans, but we could see this pedal working just as well with blues and other mildly overdriven guitar tones. If you’re looking for more versatility, check out the Dimebag Darrell version.

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Kirk Hammett Crybaby Wah Pedal Review4Admin2016-03-31 00:11:42Following on from the successful Dimebag Darrell Crybaby, Dunlop has introduced a Kirk Hammett model, due to penchant for Wah in his lead playing. If you were hoping for a better paint job this time, you’re out of luck. Dunlop has stuck an image of a skeletal foot on the rocker. And, unlike the Dimebag version, Kirk’s doesn’t come with any embellishments to tweak the sound in any way. This is a straight-talking Wah pedal. Check Amazon Price…

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