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Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal  

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The funkiest bass effect times 2!

You need the famous Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah for that funkin', slappin', groovin' kind of sound. But sometimes a more straight-ahead vintage effect is called for. Just step on the button and you're playing a Traditional Wah. The PBA-2 is 2 super high-end pedals for the price of one. Features a wah level control. T.M. Stevens, Bill Dickens, Rudy Sarzo, and Dave Pomeroy tread on it all the time. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for you. The Dual Bass Wah Pedal is also good for 7-string and detuned guitars.


Do you need it? No. But you WANT it. Yes! Buy it right now!

 
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MorleyPBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 28 reviews)

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Amazingly well made, but I can't use it.

This thing is absolutely indestructable. You'd have to make a concerted attempt to break it, and have help. Nice and heavy, won't budge an inch on anything resembling a grippy surface. Good...Read complete review

This thing is absolutely indestructable. You'd have to make a concerted attempt to break it, and have help. Nice and heavy, won't budge an inch on anything resembling a grippy surface. Good footpad texture grips like a gecko. Normal wah sound is a perfectly acceptable, clean, slightly boring wah sound. An adjustable center frequency for the overall wah would be nice. The funk wah will make you happy the second you use it. In fact, I use it almost exclusively as the clean only sounds more boring when you've got this great other sound a button press away. I love this pedal with all my heart, and I can't use it because I can't stand the switch design. Either give me the choice to use a button, or a heel switch, or, the preferred route would be to design the switch to trigger when you have your foot on the pedal, instead of when the pedal starts to move. It's just the most awkward quarter of a second and it messes with the sound every. single. time. There is no rolling on the wah smoothly, period. There is always an obvious change between non-wah and wah, even with the volumes of both the instrument and pedal calibrated together. Some people, due to their various styles, are bound to be less sensitive to this issue, rock and metal especially, but if you play with a light touch, I can't recommend it.

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Morely wahs but it's no Crybaby

I have owned several bass wah pedals. The first two were the Dunlap Bass Crybaby. The first one had the switch and the second one was the "Flea" version that switched over...Read complete review

I have owned several bass wah pedals. The first two were the Dunlap Bass Crybaby. The first one had the switch and the second one was the "Flea" version that switched over automatically. My last Crybaby hadn't been giving me what I wanted and it was getting old.

So I thought I would try out the Morely, something new and different. In all honesty, I haven't played with it as much as I would like to say I know the pedal 100% but all my first impressions have been negative.

First, I can't tell much of a difference between the two modes. Its subtle at best. Second, it will feedback quickly if playing at a high level. Third, I find myself accidentally turning the level down with my foot (as the knob is on top and is very loose). Fourthly, it will distort easy. Those are all first impressions.

Is it well made? Sure, its a tank. I own a Bad Horsey for over a decade. Still works perfectly out of the box, and I expect the same from this one. I hope in time I can get some satisfaction from it.

The Morely PBA-2 wah wahs but it ain't no Crybaby.

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3.0

Morely wahs but it's no Crybaby

By PFunk

from Chattanooga, TN

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Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

I have owned several bass wah pedals. The first two were the Dunlap Bass Crybaby. The first one had the switch and the second one was the "Flea" version that switched over automatically. My last Crybaby hadn't been giving me what I wanted and it was getting old.

So I thought I would try out the Morely, something new and different. In all honesty, I haven't played with it as much as I would like to say I know the pedal 100% but all my first impressions have been negative.

First, I can't tell much of a difference between the two modes. Its subtle at best. Second, it will feedback quickly if playing at a high level. Third, I find myself accidentally turning the level down with my foot (as the knob is on top and is very loose). Fourthly, it will distort easy. Those are all first impressions.

Is it well made? Sure, its a tank. I own a Bad Horsey for over a decade. Still works perfectly out of the box, and I expect the same from this one. I hope in time I can get some satisfaction from it.

The Morely PBA-2 wah wahs but it ain't no Crybaby.

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4.0

Morely Dual Wah Brings Da Funk!

By Joe Everett

from Undisclosed

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

If you need a pedal that provides phat slappin and finger style funk, AND an extra kick in the butt for an effects ridden solo spot this pedal meets those needs. Its huge sturdy design makes it one of the toughest pedals you'll every find. Unless you do some extremely violent stage shows this pedal will survive almost indefinitely. My stompboxes EAT 9 volts. This takes 9 volts aswell. I use it probably 3 hours each week and I haven't changed it in roundabout 5 MONTHS.
I like both the presets, but I wish I could adjust the tone like by stompboxes (theres plenty of room on this behemoth pedal). This isn't too bad since the effect doesn't alter my bass and amps EQ. The construction is awesome! No one is going to bust your pedal unless they set it on fire. As an added bonus that comes with its size, you can put a stompbox on top of the pedal and carry it one handed lol.
I wish it had some EQ (depth would be good), but it doesn't change my bass, mid, or treble setttings on both bass and amp.The regular wah is not much to speak of, but if you use distorion with it you can cut through great. I save the regular wah for solo or leading parts where I also use chorus or overdrive. The funk wah is probably best on its own. If you want people to hear da bass the funk wah is great. The funk wah is good for both slap and finger style (maybe even for picking)
I can't say because I got this over 2 years ago. And it was between a present.

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5.0

Sturdy and great activation

By Will Cline

from Undisclosed

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

Big, ugly, sturdy construction. It is a solid sounding no-frills wah without a bunch of controls, which is just what I wanted! I went with the SOLID morley name as opposed to what appeared to be much cooler, multi feature bass wah pedals. Some negative reviews on quality and construction of others sold me on my instinctual choice of Morley. I read somewhere Cliff Burton used this pedal, though unconfirmed? Great optical activation, It is kind of always on - as soon as you give it gas you are in wah mode and upon release you are out, which suits my playing with being able to not just play parts but, hit the wah for simple accents. Seems to be a pretty unobtrusive bypass by, not affecting my sound when not on. Paired with an old school big muff... it sounds rediculous ( in a good way ). The optional foot switchable "funk wah" works for me as well for "chorusy" kind of parts - as I am mainly a rock, hard rock player. Overall - a great, well-built bass-wah pedal withoiut a bunch of goofy features.

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5.0

Amazingly well made, but I can't use it.

By Model Citizen

from Fremont, OH

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

This thing is absolutely indestructable. You'd have to make a concerted attempt to break it, and have help. Nice and heavy, won't budge an inch on anything resembling a grippy surface. Good footpad texture grips like a gecko. Normal wah sound is a perfectly acceptable, clean, slightly boring wah sound. An adjustable center frequency for the overall wah would be nice. The funk wah will make you happy the second you use it. In fact, I use it almost exclusively as the clean only sounds more boring when you've got this great other sound a button press away. I love this pedal with all my heart, and I can't use it because I can't stand the switch design. Either give me the choice to use a button, or a heel switch, or, the preferred route would be to design the switch to trigger when you have your foot on the pedal, instead of when the pedal starts to move. It's just the most awkward quarter of a second and it messes with the sound every. single. time. There is no rolling on the wah smoothly, period. There is always an obvious change between non-wah and wah, even with the volumes of both the instrument and pedal calibrated together. Some people, due to their various styles, are bound to be less sensitive to this issue, rock and metal especially, but if you play with a light touch, I can't recommend it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best wah you'll ever buy

By BP17

from Rockford, IL

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

This pedal has the best sound of all other wah's. Both the traditional wah and funky wah setting have an easy to dial in sound. If you want some growl or fuzz add a Big Muff PI before.

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5.0

Best buy ever

By Spliffy McJiffy

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

I've been waiting to get a wah pedal for my bass guitar. It took about two years and I've tried out many wah pedals like the original Crybaby for guitar and some on multi FX pedals--but since they were built for guitars they didn't pick up well on a bass. This thing is meant for bass and it's a little demon!It has two settings--the default is regular wah which I like most because it sounds awesome and it goes well with distortion. If you hit the switch and the light comes on you'll get the funk wah which goes good with a clean tone. I'm a big Cliff Burton fan, and this is the exact pedal he used. It worked for him, and it's working miracles for me--buy it now!

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3.0

great for jazz bass, but...

By Antman983

from tuscaloosa, al

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

This thing sounds amazing, if you use a jazz or p-bass with passive pick-ups. But they need to adjust the sensitivity on the input because if you use ANY kind of active circuit, it distorts on lower frequencies, thus popping and farty sounds.

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4.0

It's an alright pedal

By btyrwjqrm

from Undisclosed

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

I think it's pretty good. I just bought it and have had some time to experiment with it. The only problem that I have is there seems to be a lot of bass coming out of it when I turn the Wah effect on. I like to play "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and when I have my Overdrive on and the Wah, the power between the two makes the sound clash so you can't really hear either.

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5.0

Best Bass Wah

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

This is the best sounding bass wah I have played to date IMHO. I love to play funk in my spare time and this one definitely has the funk. In my music writing though I use the wah as more of this sweeping almost synth like effect which is really sweet. You get two useful and distinct wah tones with this pedal and the spring back design is the best thing since sliced bread to me. The reviews that say there is no smooth transition from no wah to wah to no wah just didn't turn the level knob to fit according to the volume of their clean tone. I had experienced the "issue" and with the simple adjustment of the level knob the problem was solved. I also read of someone getting distortion when they use it....also is user error. You have to look at more than just the effect pedal you are using when you are looking for the right tone. Just adjust your EQ and cut the frequency that is distorting a bit and problem solved.Best bass wah on the market. Sound way better and much fuller than the Dunlop bass wah because all dunlop did was take a crybaby and put a low pass filter on it so it sounds wanky. Morley designed this specifically for bass and it is awesome.

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2.0

A bit of dissapointment

By Cvetko

from EU

Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

I've read all about it before I went out to get it. And I must say that it was a dissapointment... I liked the idea of automatic switchin on when you put your foot on the pedal, BUT it was frequently switching off when I depressed it (heel pos.). It also made my sound a bit distorted, what you definately don't want. I returned it and got a WhaOne instead. Great wah from EBS! Recomended.

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