A wah pedal used by Prince throughout his career. Prince first used a Cry Baby for the 1999 tour. It was used live and in the studio for the Purple Rain album, and probably Around The World In A Day. In 1986, the Colorsound wah became Prince's main wah, although he occasionally used a Cry Baby live. It is likely that he had a Cry Baby on a backup pedalboard.In the late 1990s, Prince switched back to the Dunlop Cry Baby and would use it until 2016. A custom Cry Baby was built for Prince by Dunlop. It had a chrome finish, was wired for stereo and had a boost built into the heel of the pedal.
[On Man O War] I also had my Cry Baby cracked halfway open for that one.
It was also used by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
(as a keyboard effect) on the Purple Rain tour.