Step on the Dunlop EVH Wah Wah, and you're stepping into Eddie Van Halen's signature wah sound. That's because the EVH Wah Wah is a clone of Eddie's "Holy Grail" Cry Baby — a standard Cry Baby he had customized in the '90s for a more vocal-like tone. Dunlop's gone as far as to re-create the "worn-in" pot feel and sweep, so the EVH Wah Wah feels the same beneath your foot as Eddie's does beneath his. While visual feedback comes via bypass LEDs, your onstage visual statement comes via signature black-and-yellow graphics, striped all over the Dunlop EVH Wah Wah effects pedal.
You get the whole package with the Dunlop EVH Wah Wah. Not only does this Van Halen-signature wah pedal re-create the legend's wah tone, but it also clones Van Halen's wah playing feel. Dunlop went to work developing a replica of a wah Eddies dubs as his "Holy Grail" Cry Baby — it's a standard Cry Baby he had customized for a more vocal-like, High Q inductor and a wider frequency sweep. Interestingly enough, through years of undergoing Eddie's unique middle-range wah playing style, his "Holy Grail" Cry Baby had developed a custom curve in the pot's resistive element, which defined the midrange and even more defined and increased the low-end sweep. With the Dunlop EVH Wah Wah, you get that same playing feel — and custom tone — so you can nail Eddie's sound, or toss it in a pedalboard line up toward building your own custom tone.
The Dunlop EVH Wah Wah lets you know when it's engaged and bypassed via dual bright-blue LEDs — a very handy upgrade to a standard wah — giving you visual feedback you can count on. You'll also make a statement with the EVH Wah Wah in your effects pedal arsenal — it's bedecked with black-and-yellow striped graphics, based on the Van Halen II guitar.
The EVH Wah was developed after intensive design collaboration with the legendary guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. Early on in the process, Eddie handed over his Holy Grail Cry Baby Wah-a standard Cry Baby customized in the early Nineties with a more vocal-like, High Q inductor and a wider frequency sweep. Amazingly, we found that over the years Eddie's unique wah style, which uses mostly the middle range of the pedal's action, had carved his own curve into the pot's resistive element, making the middle range even more defined and increased the low-end sweep. Our clones of the worn-in pot and hand-selected inductor give the new EVH Wah Wah the same Holy Grail feel and tone, and its true hardwire bypass, dual bright blue bypass LEDs, and graphics based on the black and yellow-striped guitar featured on Van Halen II round out this EVH-approved Cry Baby with a voice and look all its own.
Snag Van Halen's signature Cry Baby tone and feel, with the Dunlop EVH Wah Wah!