Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal Review (May 2024)


Last updated on May 26, 2024 2:46 pm Details


In this review post we’re going to be discussing the Jim Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby® Wah is the result of the legendary prog metal shredder’s years-long quest to hone his perfect wah tone. For years, John used the Cry Baby Rack Wah system to tweak and fine-tune its numerous parameters until he found the sound that perfectly represents all the expression and intensity he needs. Recently, he and Dream Theater engineer Richard Chycki worked with the Cry Baby design team to replicate and further fine-tune that sound with a single pedal. This is a wah that, as John puts it, “sounds huge and badass like an angry, screaming monster with the ultimate expressive range—it’s perfect for shaping single notes or manipulating growling, heavy chords.”

Factory set to John’s personal settings, the JP95 features all the controls he used to find his Cry Baby voice: Volume to add gain, Q to shape the width of the effect, and a 6-band EQ to shape the tone of the wah sound, from 100Hz to 3.2KHz. Want to fine-tune the sound to your own preference? Just take off the bottom plate and tweak away.

The John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah comes in a sturdy, road-ready housing with custom smoked chrome finish and JP shield logo tread.

Product Features

  • Based on John Petrucci’s ‘Cry Baby Rack Wah settings
  • Metal case with custom smoked chrome surface
  • Two side-mounted status LEDs
  • Internal controls for volume, Q and 6-band EQ
  • Factory settings according to John Petrucci’s personal settings
  • JP Shield logo
  • Input / output: 6.3 mm mono jack
  • Power supply via 9 Volt battery or 9 Volt power supply
  • Dimensions (L * W * H): 250 * 100 * 94 mm

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build quality
  • Affordably priced
  • Incredibly trusted
  • Favorable consumer feedback
  • Value for money
  • Great sound output
  • Ideal for recording and live performances


  • Large in size
  • To vintage wah stylists, this may appear to be a one-trick pony
  • One of Dunlop’s more expensive wahs

Jim Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The Jim Dunlop John Petrucci JP95 Signature Cry Baby Wah is among the world’s most powerful wah pedals. It’s loud, bassy, and vocal, and the internal trim pots are useful for fine-tuning your sound. If you like heavier types with liquid, overdriven lead tones, the JP95 wah is a must-try.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Jim Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal

as of March 30, 2024 3:27 am

Pricing History

Price History for Jim Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal


Current Price $199.99 March 30, 2024
Highest Price $199.99 November 17, 2023
Lowest Price $199.99 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$199.99 November 17, 2023

Last updated on March 30, 2024 3:27 am

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Additional information

Item Weight

1.76 pounds

Product Dimensions

10.75 x 4.75 x 3.5 inches

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1 9V batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

February 4, 2016

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