Kirk Hammett gets signature wah

If that's really his footprint he needs to eat more...
If that's really his footprint he needs to eat more...

Wah-wah has been a feature of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's lead playing for over two decades, so the only surprising thing about Dunlop announcing a Kirk Hammett signature Crybaby is that it's taken this long to arrive.

Based on the rackmounted Crybaby that Hammett uses on the road with Metallica, the signature pedal features a moody green and black paintjob and a skeletal footprint design on the rubber treadle pad.

Here's the official press info:

KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Wah

"Now you can command the same killer wah tone as Kirk with the new Kirk Hammett Signature Wah. Developed in close collaboration with the metal guitar icon himself, it has been meticulously tuned and tweaked to deliver the wah-wah sound that revolutionized metal solos in the '80s and for all time to come.

"This is the legendary tone that Kirk dials in on tour, using his DCR1SR Crybaby Rack Wah. Dunlop's engineers took Kirk's EQ, volume and tone settings - reflecting decades of blazing Crybaby riffology - and reproduced them with exacting precision.

"The Kirk Hammett Wah is exceptionally even in response as you move from heel to toe, with a thick top end and full dynamic range. Dare to step into the footprint of a giant. Own a piece of the legend: the Kirk Hammett Signature Wah from Dunlop."

US list price is $264.61, with the street price around $159.99. Check out the official Dunlop website for more.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.