On April 1, Dunlop released a limited-edition, autographed version of the pedal, but now, the KH95X has been released – in all its sparkling purple glory – to the general public.
“I always feel a great energy when I play my purple sparkle Ouija guitar,” Hammett says. “I thought it would make a killer, sonically spiritual connection to have a pedal with that same outwards vibe.”
The premise of the unit is pretty simple – all the wah-tastic tones of Hammett's previous signature Cry Baby, the KH95, with a gold-embossed logo on the footswitch and fitted into a sparkling purple enclosure. Dunlop says it provides an "arresting" midrange wail plus a thick top end that's perfect for leads of the metal persuasion.
Hammett is only the third guitarist to ever be honored with a second signature Cry Baby – the other two being Jimi Hendrix and Slash. The KH95X is also the second signature Cry Baby that Dunlop has released this year, following the February release of funk guitar legend Leo Nocentelli's Mardi Gras Cry Baby.
The Dunlop KH95X Kirk Hammett Collection Cry Baby Wah pedal is available now for $199.
For more info on the pedal, visit Dunlop.