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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 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

great for jazz bass, but...

By Antman983

from tuscaloosa, al

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Model Citizen

from Fremont, OH

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sturdy and great activation

By Will

from undisclosed

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best wah you'll ever buy

By BP17

from Rockford, IL

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Morely Dual Wah Brings Da Funk!

By Joe Everett

from Undisclosed

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best buy ever

By Spliffy McJiffy

from Nashville, TN

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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!

 
5.0

great pedal!!!!

By twang

from pa.

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    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    really like this pedal..have been searching for the right pedal for a funk bass session..this is my choice

     
    3.0

    Morely wahs but it's no Crybaby

    By PFunk1975

    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.

     
    5.0

    Great Wah

    By Silver Ghost

    from Hyde Park, NY

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    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    This is really a great little device. It will never break, and never move around, because its so MASSIVE. But enough about that. Overall, it has great sound. especially the funk wah, which is 10x better than the normal wah in my opinion. only problem is that it isn't really a smooth transition from no wah to some wah. but overall, a great product.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By jay-kPUub

    from Medford, OR

    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    this is an overall excellent pedal. the construction is rock solid, and the fact that it's switchless is sweet (the pedal automatically turns off if you lower it all the way). the sound is great, it actually still retains the bassy groovyness while on. it wahs all octaves without problem. i recommend you buy the adapter with it because (just like all pedals) i'm sure this one eats batteries for dinner.

     
    4.0

    Really Nice Wah Pedal

    By Ibanezbass1986

    from Brockport, NY

    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    I just bought this a few days ago. It wasn't everything I expected, but it produces a good sound. Not that many features. Definitely makes the volume louder when stepping on it. So far I like what I have heard. Nice for creativity, and solos...

     
    5.0

    Great Wah Sound

    By Sly Leon 89

    from Shrewsbury, MA

    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    This is definitely a great buy. Yes, it's a little hard to hear all the strings being "wahed" but all this takes is a little tweak of the equalizers on whatever you're playing on. This is a must for those jazz/funk bassists who crave that funk groove, or for those who wish to add a bit more flare to their solos.

     
    2.0

    waste of money

    By Tombo

    from Metuchen, NJ

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    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    I returned mine within less than 24 hours of receiving it. The effect was barely noticeable in traditional mode and way too trebly in funk mode. Plus the rocker arm squeaked annoyingly. This pedal is built like a Sherman tank; unfortunately, it just doesn't deliver the goods. I exchanged it for a Dunlop.

     
    3.0

    Only good for one thing

    By Seekandestroy916

    from Ohio

    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    Traditional Wah feature is terrible. not full wah sound, more of a half moaning sound,especially when distorted. Funk wah is pretty good, if you play funk.

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By BassBiggyD

    from AZ

    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    I have always loved the sound of Morley and there pedals, though they can have some bad batches, but they are quick to fix there product. This pedal did not dissapoint me and has terrific sound, and the funk wah is a dream come true. I have used the dunlop crybaby pedals and own one, but they are nothing to this beast.

     
    5.0

    great bass wah

    By Agt. Lizzard

    from Springfield, IL

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    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    auto-on rocks! funk wah mode is shafty, spring-back pedal is nice

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT

    By WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!!!

    from Chicago, IL

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    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    I bought this pedal about a year ago. It hasn't failed me yet. I bring it all the time with me places. It is very durable! This thing must have been banged around in my guitar case over 100 times and it doesnt even have one ding it in. Another cool feature is that you can press the funk button and get this amazing funk sound. You can also change the volume of the wah which I thought was really cool. Overall a must-have.

     
    5.0

    Lovein' it

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah Pedal:

    I think this is a great pedal. It is my first one and it is definatly worth the money in my opinion. True, there arent many effects for it, but it is soley meant to be a wah pedal. The regular wah i find wasnt to appealing to me but the funk wah... that was just amazing. I also noticed a whooshing noise (more on the original wah than funk) whenever i pressed down farther on the pedal. But it could be becuase i am playing it on such a small amp (Ibanez 10 incher). Overall a great first pedal.

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