Cry Baby From Hell

Dimebag Darrell combined a cowboy’s swagger with high-gain riffs and squealing pinch harmonic-laden leads. One of the most significant elements of his sound and dynamics was the Cry Baby Wah, and at a time when wah pedals had fallen out of fashion, Dime flew his wah flag high. Armed with his hard-earned expertise and insight from years of touring, he helped us devise this wah, the most versatile in our lineup.



  1. FOOTSWITCH toggles effect on/bypass (green LED indicates on)
  2. VOL knob controls amount of gain added by BOOST switch
  3. VARIABLE Q knob controls the sharpness of the DB01’s bandpass
  4. FINE TUNE knob shapes tone of toe-down position
  5. BOOST switch increases output as set by the VOLUME knob (indicated by red LED)
  6. RANGE SELECTOR determines frequency center of WAH WAH



The Dime Bag Signature Cry Baby® Wah Wah is powered by one 9-volt battery (accessed via bottom of pedal), an AC adapter such as the Dunlop ECB003/ECB003E, or a DC Brick ™ power supply.


  1. Run an instrument cable from your guitar to the DB01’s INSTRUMENT jack and another instrument cable from the DB01’s AMPLIFIER jack to your amplifier’s input.
  2. Set all knobs to 12 o’clock.
  3. To turn the pedal on/off, push the toe of the pedal down until you feel a “click.”
  4. To increase the DB01’s output, engage the BOOST switch and rotate the VOLUME control clockwise to increase volume of effect or counterclockwise to decrease it.
  5. Rotate the VARIABLE Q knob clockwise for a narrower frequency range to emphasize higher end harmonics or counterclockwise for a wider frequency range that emphasizes lower end harmonics.
  6. Rotate the FINE TUNE knob control clockwise to for a brighter toe-down sound or counterclockwise for a darker toe-down sound.
  7. Rock your foot back and forth on the pedal to hear the vocal, expressive tones that the Cry Baby Wah is famous for.


Located under the rocker at the heel of the pedal is an adjustable torque clutch that allows the amount of resistance the rocker has to being moved. Turn clockwise to increase resistance or counterclockwise to decrease resistance. See Diagram A.



The DB01’s OUTPUT/INPUT jack works in either Parallel Mode or Pass Through Mode using the internal JP2 switch (see Diagram B). In the default Parallel Mode (JP2 switch UP), both the OUTPUT and OUTPUT/INPUT jacks function as parallel outputs, each receiving your affected signal. This mode is useful for splitting the DB01’s signal to two separate effects chains. In Pass Through Mode (JP2 switch DOWN), only the OUTPUT jack receives the affected signal, while the OUTPUT/INPUT jack receives your clean, unaffected signal. This is useful for sending your dry signal to a tuner outside of your effects chain.




Note: This User's Manual is adapted from the official manual created by Dime in PDF format, without modification of the content. We just rewrite the PDF, into responsive mobile friendly pages.So, you can read this document anytime and anywhere.

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