Dunlop honors The Meters’ funk guitar legend Leo Nocentelli with signature Mardi Gras Cry Baby wah pedal

Dunlop Leo Nocentelli Mardi Gras Cry Baby
(Image credit: Jim Dunlop)

The Meters are one of the funkiest bands to have ever existed, setting the template for countless acts who followed with iconic syncopated workouts like Cissy Strut and Fire on the Bayou. Now, Dunlop has paid homage to the band’s heavily sampled guitarist Leo Nocentelli with the launch of the signature Mardi Gras Cry Baby wah pedal.

Nocentelli’s take on the Cry Baby is certainly among the most colorful Dunlop has produced, encompassing a purple sparkle base, gold treadle and custom fleur-de-lis green tread, all inspired by the guitarist’s New Orleans roots.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.