I had to wait two weeks for it, and in these days where every shop is expected to be a 24hr product dispenser, the experience was a combination of retro shopping and minor adversity leading to a modicum of personal growth.
The two weeks was because of the chrome, you can walk into a shop and have a black one any day of the week, but the chrome one has to ordered. And what a joy it is.
It’s a Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby, the replacement for my mid 90’s first-generation 535 that just ground to a scratchy halt in the studio a few weeks back. But, it’s way better.
I hate to say it after my old 535 has been at every gig and every recording I’ve done since I bought it, but the new version picks up the versatility of tonality and availability of boost of its ancestor and beats your guitar’s signal to death/afterlife/zombie existence/another plane of conciousness.
It does from the regular wah effects that you’ll know from Shaft or any guitar solo in a Motörhead song to the wacky accentuated spoken vowel sounds that you used to get from a 70’s Tycobrahe Wah or even voice box-esque sounds depending on what the settings are. I absolutely love it.
It’s expressive and fun, exactly what making music should be.