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Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Electro-Optical Contour Wah Pedal Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Florida October 14, 2016Music Background:
    Luthier,Amp,Effects Tech.

    My Favorite Wah

    I can't stand having to press forward to switch a wah on. I've walked away from my crybaby and it was still on because of that dopey switch. The Bad Horsie is huge improvement over those other wah pedals. Many of those old wah's have added features that Morley pioneered 30yrs ago. I wear a size 11 boot and those old wah's feel tiny under my foot. The Morley has a nice wide pedal with a nice travel. It's clearer, brighter, louder. You can really hear the effect. It takes up more space on my board, but I'm fine with that. The Morley is well made, it's going to last a long time with no pots or switches in the circuit. I love the standard voice of this pedal, it's brash, never gets lost. But I use the contour circuit. I alter (slightly) the center frequency just a touch, but I crank up the level. It slams into my drive pedals and the amp's front end, making leads sing out loud and clear. I think it's the best wah out there, and I've tried tons of them. I put together boards for my customers and they bring me very expensive pedals with tiny footprints with many controls on them. None of them impressed me enough to remove the Morley from my board. I highly recommend you try this one out.
    Sweetwater's service and return policy is top notch, they will help you find the right wah for your board.

  • from Prescott Az March 30, 2016Music Background:


    doing another review morley steve vai bad horsie 2 must have switchless play other wammys like going from a pinto to caddy very well built once again contact bart my boy down at sweetwater great service one stop shop!!!

  • from Newport News, VA USA June 5, 2012Music Background:

    Great Sounding Wah

    It's got it all. Sounds great, super comfortable and easy to use. I must admit though, I don't really use the contour button but I got this pedal used for a great price so I don't mind it being there. Maybe I'll use it sometime. I like having the option. I personally like Morley wahs way better than Crybabys because I like the larger pedal and I hate the way Crybabys turn on.

  • from bend or usa January 2, 2015Music Background:
    skilled musician

    just step on it

    haven't had a wah in a long time love the optical feature and the level and tone range.

  • from utah February 22, 2014Music Background:
    part time musician

    morley bad horsie 2 wah pedal

    so nice to just step on and start playing, and even better, wah is off when you remove your foot.

  • from Caribbean November 30, 2011Music Background:
    Rock, Blues. Active musician since 1985

    Good Wah, but....

    Pros: Wah activates as soon as you step on it and press just a little bit and turns off as soon as you depress it (I really don't like the typical wah pedal where you need to go all the way down to press and depress the switch). This will allow you to activate and deactivate much faster and cleaner (without errors).

    Pros: Have not actually use the contour switch a lot, but it's there in case you need it, so it's a plus.

    Pros: LED indicators (specially for the contour) are handy on stage, eliminating doubts about proper pedal engagement durinf a performance.

    Cons: It gets some getting used to play with this pedal as it uses an optical system and sometimes you have to move the pedal a little bit different tahn typical wahs to get the effect sound.

    Cons: If your guitar cable gets trapped between the pedal and the baseplate while you were playing, the pedal won't return to the "OFF" position and you'r sound will be affected until you pull out the cable that is preventing the spring to fully retract the pedal to the original "OFF" position (When you wonder what's going on, that's when the LED comes handy by letting you know the Wah is still on).

    Other than those aspects, it's a pretty decent Wah and in my case I really like the optical switchless feature. I don't use the wah pedal intensively, so it's ok for me.

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