One of the most influential guitarists to come out of the Seattle rock scene, Jerry Cantrell‘s epic riffs and searing tone have been the driving force behind ALICE IN CHAINS since the late ’80s. His melancholy wah-drenched melodies in modern classics like “Man In The Box” and “Rooster” left an indelible mark on a generation of guitarists. Jerry favored wah-wahs with a wider, darker response, and Dunlop has painstakingly replicated that moody sound to create his signature pedal. It’s custom-voiced for a tight, punchy heel-down tone and a rugged side-control knob lets you fine tune the toe-down frequency. And with its antique, oxidized “road worn” brass casting and custom ALICE IN CHAINS tread, this is one pedal that looks as great as it sounds.
To see more about Jerry Cantrell and the wah pedal, visit www.crybabydoc.com for the feature-length documentary “Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World”.
ALICE IN CHAINS has been mostly off the road since completing the touring cycle behind its 2009 comeback album, “Black Gives Way To Blue”, late last year.
“Black Gives Way To Blue” was the first all-new ALICE IN CHAINS album since 1995 and the first to feature singer/guitarist William DuVall. DuVall told The Pulse Of Radio last year that he expects the band to take a lot less time to make a follow-up. “You don’t come this far and do all this work just to then stop for (laughs), for another 15 years or, you know, stop forever or whatever,” he said. “We are on a path, and just as it was in the beginning, we still don’t know where it’s gonna lead. But we’re digging what we’re doing and we’re very happy with the reception that we’ve gotten.”
ALICE IN CHAINS began touring again in 2006 and DuVall officially became a member of the band before recording began on “Black Gives Way To Blue”.
The band’s founding bassist, Mike Starr, passed away in March at the age of 44. Starr, who was kicked out of the band in 1993 for drug problems and had been a recent cast member of “Celebrity Rehab”, was found dead in a house in Salt Lake City. The cause of death is still pending, although Starr had been arrested a month prior for possession of a controlled substance.