Up for sale, a 1979 JEN Cry Baby Super wah pedal in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, boasting a white Fasel inductor and complete with the original faux leather carry case. Thoroughly tested and serviced for optimal functionality here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Cry Baby has a smooth taper and vocal midrange in-line with the Thomas Organ and Vox-branded Crybaby wahs of the era.
Manufactured in Italy, this Crybaby model traces its genesis to a partnership between Thomas Organ, JMI, and Italian guitar manufacturer Eko, who joined to form the European Musical Electronics, producing “electronic musical instruments and equipment;” including Crybaby wahs. In 1968, upper management at EME broke off and formed JEN Elettronica, who made pedals directly for Vox and Thomas Organ, and released their own line of wahs as well. JEN’s wahs are also called Crybabys, as the Crybaby name was never trademarked by Thomas Organ. JEN Elettronica produced wah pedals throughout the 1970s before being acquired by Dunlop at the end of the decade.
This particular unit is a JEN Cry Baby Super, differentiated from the standard edition by the external power jack (9V). It can also run off of an internal 9V battery. Tonally, it’s classic Crybaby, with a smooth taper and a rich, vocal tone perfect for adding character to clean passages and making heavily driven solos scream. The original circuit is largely original, retaining the white Fasel inductor at its heart. The pot code dates to November, 1979. This wah is ruggedly built and exceptionally well-kept, with just a few minor marks on the enclosure, retaining the distinctive white rubber bumper.
The original faux leather carrying case is included.