Crying Tone Wah Pedal

The wah wah pedal was introduced in the 1960s. Now, almost half a century later, Electro-Harmonix has solved many of its inherent problems by creating a gorgeous wah with absolutely no moving parts and the sweetest tone.

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From the Blog
Posted 7/12/2013

MotorGoblin uses the Electro-Harmonix Pan Pedal to switch guitar pickups. EHX’s Next Step Effects include the Crying Tone Wah, Talking Pedal, Expression, Pan and Volume Pedals plus the Next Step Pedalboard Cradle.

From the Blog
Posted 3/1/2013

Guitar World magazine writes about the new Crying Tone Wah Pedal in their April issue and says: “Best of all is the stellar tone… sounds uncannily like Jimi’s wah on ‘Burning of the Midnight Lamp.’”

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From the Blog
Posted 2/1/2013

Invin shows what the new EHX Crying Tone Wah Pedal can do.

From the Blog
Posted 1/31/2013

We’re really pleased to announce that our new Crying Tone wah pedal was selected as the ‘Best Floor Effect of 2012’ in the 27th Annual Music & Sound Awards announced at Winter NAMM 2013.

The Music & Sound Retailer Awards are, “...the only award based on a poll of every American dealer… the only award that is NOT selected by an editorial board or influenced by advertising revenue.”

That’s pretty heady stuff and the fact that music retailers chose the Crying Tone wah as the best floor effect of the year is lavish praise, indeed!

We broke all the rules with the Crying Tone to bring the design of wah-style pedals into the 21st Century. There are no moving parts to break and they don’t use optics or magnetism. The Crying Tone and all of our Next Step Effects offer flawless, lightning-fast response, and instant, silent switching. Their unique patented design, rugged torture-testing construction and musician-friendly prices have attracted players in all styles and genres.

From the Blog
Posted 12/4/2012

Guitar Player magazine checks out the Crying Tone Wah and Superego Synth Engine.

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From the Blog
Posted 11/23/2012

RETADA for BPNYC demos the new Crying Tone Wah Pedal.

From the Blog
Posted 11/14/2012

Dinhaodebauru digging the new Crying Tone wah pedal.

From the Blog
Posted 11/9/2012

The Deli Magazine reviews the Crying Tone Wah Pedal.

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From the Blog
Posted 10/23/2012 checks out the new EHX Crying Tone Wah Pedal.

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From the Blog
Posted 9/27/2012

Here is our new ad for the EHX Next Step Effects. They are all in stock and shipping now!

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From the Blog
Posted 9/24/2012

Guitar Jar, a UK based, “online magazine and community for guitarists,” reviewed the new Crying Tone Wah Pedal. They said, “It’s amazing that a pedal of this tonal quality and futuristic build quality is priced so reasonably…”

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From the Blog
Posted 9/20/2012

Sharing all the attributes of the ground-breaking Crying Tone Wah and Talking Pedal, our new Expression, Pan and Volume Pedals have no moving parts and feature the same, smooth, rocking chassis for exceptional control and durability, plus bypass switching that is completely silent.

Click here to read all about our new pedals

From the Blog
Posted 9/18/2012

We are very pleased to inform you that Mike Matthews has been nominated for Vintage Guitar Magazine’s Hall of Fame. The category is “Innovators” and this is an unabashed solicitation for you to cast your vote for Mike, a guy who truly is one of the most innovative characters in the music equipment biz.

A hollow boast? Hardly! Here is a short list of just some of the innovations Mike Matthews has been responsible for in his career at the helm of Electro-Harmonix:

  • First product to introduce the age of overdrive: LPB-1 Linear Power Booster
  • First portable, battery powered, guitar amp; Freedom Amp
  • First to introduce feedback with a phase shifter: Bad Stone
  • First electronic flanger: Electric Mistress
  • First with an analog delay: Memory Man
  • First inexpensive digital delay: 2 Second Digital Delay
  • First to pioneer an electronic looper: the 16 Second Digital Delay
  • First to introduce inexpensive sampling: Instant Replay, then the Super Replay

In Mike’s 45 year history of relentless product innovation, he’s also been responsible for iconic effects pedals like the Big Muff Pi and the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator. More recently, he continues to redefine the landscape of effects with products like the Freeze Sustainer, Ravish Sitar Pedal, Superego Synth Engine and the ground-breaking Crying Tone Wah Pedal with no moving parts. His successful battles against violent Russian mobsters only spiked his creativity!

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From the Blog
Posted 9/11/2012

Guitar Aficionado takes a look at the new EHX Crying Tone Wah pedal.

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From the Blog
Posted 7/24/2012

Harmony Central stopped by the Electro-Harmonix display at Summer NAMM in Nashville to check out all the latest EHX gear.

From the Blog
Posted 7/12/2012

Naysayers have said the new Crying Tone can’t get a “cocked” wah sound. WRONG! In this episode of EHX Tone Tips, guitarist Bill Ruppert shows how. Join the first call, session ace as he shows you how get sounds out of the Crying Tone wah you might not have thought possible.

Below is a demo video:

Previous Tone Tips posts:

Stay tuned, more Tone Tips posts coming soon!

This pedal was conceived of and designed by EHX from globally sourced components. Every EHX pedal goes through a stringent testing process by musicians and technicians in NYC before packing.

From the Blog
Posted 7/5/2012

We knew the Crying Tone Wah Pedal was rugged, but we never imagined it would be subjected to this…

From the Blog
Posted 7/2/2012

Electro Harmonix Crying Tone Wah by RETADA for BPNYC

From the Blog
Posted 6/28/2012

Prymaxe Vintage does an awesome demo of the new Crying Tone Wah Pedal!

From the Blog
Posted 6/22/2012

sixties filter taking his brand new Crying Tone Wah Pedal out for a test run.

From the Blog
Posted 6/12/2012

As an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music teaching courses like Funk-Rock/R&B Guitar Soloing, Thaddeus Hogarth knows a thing or two about wah wah pedals. The two-time winner of the Independent Music Award for R&B/Blues just got himself a new EHX Crying Tone Wah Pedal (yes, they are shipping to music stores now!) and took it upon himself to write about it in his blog. Read his impressions here.

From the Blog
Posted 5/9/2012

The wah wah pedal was introduced in the 1960s. Now, almost half a century later, Electro-Harmonix has solved many of its inherent problems by creating a gorgeous wah with absolutely no moving parts and the sweetest tone.

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Quick Specs
No moving parts
No pots, foot switches or gears to break
Super responsive and expressive
Instantaneous switching from bypass to effect
No foot switch that is set too high or low to respond properly
Best wah tone
Battery included, 9 Volt power supply optional
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