When Alice in Chains hit the scene in the late-'80s, they brought an instantly-recognizable darker sound to the emerging grunge scene. Other grunge bands tried to play faster and nastier, but through the rough grunge vibe, Alice in Chains delivered classic rock song structures, intricate vocal harmonies, and ripping guitar solos. While other grunge guitarists were content with lo-fi distortion sounds, AIC's Jerry Cantrell is known for articulate, highly-detailed guitar tone. One stand-out in the grunge scene was Jerry's use of wah pedals to deliver searing lead tones. Just listen to the solo on "Man in the Box" and you'll hear Jerry Cantrell's wah mastery.
Released in 2010, the Dunlop Crybaby JC95 celebrates Jerry Cantrell's famous wah tone by delivering a noticeably darker sound than most wah pedals. Relative to a standard Crybaby, the JC95 has a wider frequency range, particularly on the lower end. This allows you to dive way down to give your solos punch and full body. There is also an added control on the side that allows you to set the pedal's frequency ceiling. At its maximum, this is roughly 2000 Hz, and at its minimum it’s around 1000 Hz. When you combine this flexibility with the wide range, you end up with more room for creative expression.
This 2015 Dunlop Crybaby JC95 Jerry Cantrell Signature is in excellent condition all around. The protective film is still on both the label and the underside. It functions 100% as it should, and ... (drumroll, please) .... WE HAVE THE BOX!