Morley Steve Vai

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Morley

Description Wah pedal with automatic bypass when you let off.
Posted By David Ferguson (341)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 3.7 (of 5)
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On 4/18/2001, Paul Thode (20) posted:
Overall Rating:
IT DOES NOT SUCK.
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musician's friend
Features:
Just press the pedal to use. I believe in the newer "Bad Horsie's" there is a tweaker inside the casing of the unit. This tweaker, when turned clock-wise is to shorten the wah delay if desired. This was put in the 'Bad Horsie' unit by consumer demand(to customize the sound even more). I am sure for those who would like to experiment with the difference in the wah delay settings would like easier access to the tweaker(i.e. thumbs screws to remove the bottom panel vice philips screws). Though, I have never had the need to adjust the tweaker. It satisfactory good as is. 'Bad Horsie' is powered by a 9v battery and it is very easy to access the battery compartment. It can be used with a power supply.
Sound Quality:
I used Morley's "Bad Horsie with Marshall, Pignose and Gallien Kruger amps on both clean and dirty settings. This is well-suited for rock, some blues and even funk. It sounds excellent while playing (Joe Satriani, Santana, Steve Vai[of course] and even Jimi Hendrix.) For me, Other name brand units sound to harsh or are too sensative to the touch unless you adjust and re-adjust their 'tone' knobs. As of yet, I haven't recieved any unwanted noise. Not even a 'pop'. If one is in the market to buy a wah-wah pedal which has adjustment knob settings built onto the unit itself, then I would not recommend Morley's "Bad Horsie". On the other hand, I feel that "Bad Horsie" sounds well enough without the knobs and customization settings that it doesn't need any.
Ease of Use:
As mentioned before, Morley's "Bad Horsie is easy to use. Just press, or depress the pedal. I have not needed to fiddle with my equipment settings to get a satisfactory tone. The "Bad Horsie" pedal is easier to use than other name brand pedals.
Durability:
Very Sturdy Construction. Reliable for playing home, at studios or even clubs and concerts. I wonder if Jimi Hendrix or Kirt Cobain would had a hard time destroying it. :-)
On 7/19/2000, Philip Damen (162) posted:
Overall Rating:
Maybe David has something against steve vai....? I think this is a great wah-pedal. it works very well to spice up your solo's (f.e. listen to Jeff Healey) or use it for clean rhythm sounds. If you wanna sound like Hendrix: buy a voxwah or crybaby, but before that be shure to check this one out!!
Model Year: 1999
Price: $0.00 Holland (new)
Where Obtained: -
Features:
This one is called: "bad horsy". both battery-powered and AC powered. A single red LED lights up when the pedal is activated.
Sound Quality:
Exellent.....but you can hear a little "plop" when the pedal turns it's self off. no big deal. you won't hear it in the music,besides turning a crybaby on/off while playing a chord or a note gives u the same effect.
Ease of Use:
I tried many different wah-pedals so far.......i give it a 5!!
Durability:
This product is a "VERY-HEAVY-DUTY"-construction
On 7/15/2000, David Ferguson (341) posted:
Overall Rating:

IT SUCKS!!

Model Year: 1998
Price: $115.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Automatic ON/OFF. It's on when you step on it and off when you're not. Battery powered Wah unit supposedly set up to Steve Vai's personal specs. Although I have the utmost respect for Steve's playing, this is the thinnest sounding wah I have ever heard, and it spent most of it's time on the shelf. I should have returned it to musicians friend for a refund. Moral of this story???? TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!
Sound Quality:
Don't think any guitar/amp combination could help this whimpy pedal!
Ease of Use:
It's easy to use, and easy to hate.
Durability:
Couldn't stand it long enough to give it a fair review here.