The original Thomas Organ Cry Baby pedal is an American branded version of the Vox Wah. The Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah Pedal is the modern version of the Thomas Organ Cry Baby.
This modern interpretation features several technical improvements over its vintage namesake and it was created by Jim Dunlop when he bought the Cry Baby brand from Thomas Organ in 1981. This Cry Baby pedal uses the legendary red Fassel inductor that was used in the vintage wah pedals, and combines it with a more focused high end, and a more aggressive and accentuated wah sound. Modern technology allows the inductor and other components to be manufactured to a higher standard, creating a more consistent, and longer-lasting pedal than its vintage cousins.
The Dunlop GCB95 features a Hot Potz Potentiometer tested for one million cycles and designed for low wiper noise with an inner dust and dirt shield. The circuit is housed in a heavy-duty die cast case for years of demanding use and it runs on a 9-volt battery or optional external 9-volt adapter. Since 1981 the Jim Dunlop Cry Baby has been an extremely popular wah pedal with a large list of big name users, including Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, and Jerry Cantrell.