Dunlop Cry Baby DareDevil Fuzz Wah

The Dunlop Cry Baby DareDevil is a hand-built combo wah/fuzz developed in collaboration with Johnny Wator, owner and designer of Daredevil Pedals and frontman of Chicago’s hard rockers The Evictions.

A fan of aggressive fuzz tones, Wator forged a circuit that marries a modded Cry Baby Wah with a gnarly custom fuzz, utilizing the experience he gathered building similar devices on demand for selected clients.

The only extra visible control here is a toggle switch on the side of the pedal, that turns the fuzz on and off, but removing the bottom plates gives access to two more controls setting the pedal’s output and the amount of fuzz. According to the manufacturers, moving both trim pots to the maximum position gets you a perfect lead tone.

The case is special too, featuring a vintage crinkle finish base, a polished aluminum rocker top, and a custom design tread.

Dunlop Cry Baby DareDevil

The Cry Baby Daredevil Fuzz Wah fuses the sweet and expressive voice of a modded Cry Baby Wah with a gnarly custom fuzz circuit for a full palette of raw and aggressive tones. This pedal’s origin lies in Daredevil proprietor and builder Johnny Wator’s love for classic vintage circuits and the desire to create bold new sounds. Inspired by his personal wah-wielding guitar heroes, Johnny fine-tuned this circuit over several years, building them for friends and bandmates, before bringing it to Dunlop for consideration as a new addition to the lineup.

The Cry Baby Daredevil Fuzz Wah is the resulting collaboration, and in true Daredevil fashion, it’s straight-forward and downright dirty. The only external control is a heavy-duty baseball bat switch to toggle the fuzz on and off. Removing the bottom plate reveals two more controls: one to set the pedal’s output when the fuzz is engaged and another to dial in your preferred level of fuzz nastiness. For instant lead tone, boost both the output and gain—in one step, you’re ready to rip. This fuzz wah is packed with killer old school tones and enough power to blow the whole dang room to pieces.

It all comes in a special housing with a vintage crinkle finish base, a polished aluminum rocker top, and a custom design tread. Each one is hand built with thru-hole components and true bypass switching to round out this ode to full-frontal rock ’n’ roll.