Back in the late 1920s, a famous jazz trumpeter named Clyde McCoy famously developed the original wah wah sound, and later this led to him lending his name to the first wah wah pedals ever created. Jim Dunlop have many years of experience in wah wah design and development, and they also gained the very tools and machines from the Thomas Organ Company and Jen Electronica which were initially used in the design of the first Clyde McCoy wah pedal. The CM95 is the most appropriate and authentic homage to the first Clyde McCoy wah pedal on the market.
For many years, the wah wah pedal has been recognised by its distinctive voice, and originally this was down to having a Halo Inductor component inside the pedal made by the Thomas Organ Company and Jen Electronica. This classic element contributed to the smooth voice that we know and love in a wah pedal. However, the early Halo Inductors could also generate a fair bit of unwanted, undesirable microphonics, thus this component has since been updated in the form of the Dunlop HI01 Halo Inductor to resolve this. The new inductor in the CM95 has a stabilised cup core which provides the quintessential Clyde McCoy voice without that unwanted noise.
The CM95 does retain the original circuitry otherwise, with thru-hole components, a premium pot, switch and jacks. The CM95 is a compact-size pedal with an incredibly durable build, so you can take it from one gig to the next as part of your own personal pedalboard. It's easy to setup from guitar to pedal to amp; just push your toe down and when you hear a "click" then the pedal is engaged or disengaged as you wish. Then to get that superb wah sound, rock your foot back and forth on the pedal to change the effect.
Manufacturer Jim Dunlop Model CM95 Clyde McCoy Cry Baby Wah Pedal Power supply 9V Battery x 1 or AC Adapter Impedance Input: 70 kOhm Output: 20 kOhm Filter Centre Frequency 410Hz - 2.2 kHz Maximum Level Input: -9.0 dBV Output: +7.6 dBV Max Gain: +18dB Bypass Hardwired Noise Floor -89 dBV
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