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Morley Power Wah Pedal

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The Morley Power Wah generates real vintage wah sounds and includes modern enhancements for reliability. Morley's custom HQ2 inductor serves up real...Click To Read More About This Product

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Genuine vintage wah with the advantages of a modern pedal.

The Morley Power Wah generates real vintage wah sounds and includes modern enhancements for reliability. Morley's custom HQ2 inductor serves up real-deal wah tonality while electro-optical circuitry eliminates pots that can wear out. TrueTone bypass (custom buffer circuit) keeps both your wah and unaffected tone from suffering any signal loss or tone change. Includes a level control, easy-access battery compartment, and LED indicator. The Power Wah is housed in a rugged cold rolled steel housing that'll stand up to maximum abuse backed by a 2-year warranty.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Genuine vintage wah sound with modern reliability
  • Electro-optical circuitry eliminates pots
  • TrueTone bypass leaves your tone untouched
  • Super-rugged old rolled steel case
  • Easy-access battery compartment
  • LED indicator
  • Wah Level control
  • 2-year warranty
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MorleyPower Wah Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Groovy

Yes I own a CryBaby. It has been replaced. The Morley still isn't perfect, but it is close. I have an all true bypass pedal board, so I was concerned that the...Read complete review

Yes I own a CryBaby. It has been replaced. The Morley still isn't perfect, but it is close. I have an all true bypass pedal board, so I was concerned that the Morley "better than true bypass" claim would be a marketing lie. Fortunately I was wrong. It does not alter my clean tone like the CryBaby did when it was off. Also, the pot on the CryBaby crapped out after only 18 months, and I didn't use it that much. I like not having to push the pedal down to turn it on, but I'm not thrilled about where they've placed the on off switch. Therefore, features only rate a 9. My friend has the Tremonti and it's ok, but the Power Wah has more of a classic sound. It does not have the spring like the Tremonti, which is a bonus for me because I like to occasionally play with the pedal all the way up or all the way down. I initially thought that the auto on/off feature on the Tremonti would be a cool thing, but again it takes away a lot of control. If you are a Creed sort of dude, have at it. If you want to sound like a rock n' roller, use the Power Wah.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed with this wah pedal

I have played Crybabys for many years but got sick of the pots wearing out, so I wanted an optical wah with no pots to replace. I got the Morley Power Wah through MF...Read complete review

I have played Crybabys for many years but got sick of the pots wearing out, so I wanted an optical wah with no pots to replace. I got the Morley Power Wah through MF and have had it for about 5 weeks. I was not able to try one out before ordering, but based on reviews I thought it was a safe bet.

I am sorry to say I am disappointed in this pedal. On the plus side, it has a wide throw range and seems solidly built. On the negative side, I think the sound is poor- it is very thin, especially at the high end (the sound is better when playing clean, but still thin). The low end takes all the bass out of my signal but at least it has some body to it. I use no other pedals, so there's no interference or chain order to blame. The boost knob just adds noise and makes it sound worse.

Worst of all is the on/off button placement- I thought I would get used to it, but so far I haven't. It is really hard to hit the on button and then move your foot onto the pedal fast enough to wah away without a pause in your playing. The button is close to the control pad, which is higher than the button, and unless your stomp motion is really accurate, your foot can hit the control pad instead of the button and it won't turn on/off. In my playing I want to precisely time the on/off of the pedal, and it is really hard to do that accurately and reliably with this pedal setup. I have experimented with putting my foot on the control pad at an angle and using my heel to turn it on/off, but again this is not easy.

I expect I will trade this pedal for another kind of wah pedal when opportunity presents.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal!

By Morleyman95

from Ohio

Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

This pedal is such a good wah! The price does not reflect the quality. I previously had a crybaby 95q, and I wanted a wah that was manual, so I got this bad boy. The sound is actually better than the crybaby, which shocked me. Please seriously consider this wah before getting any other!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

COOL!!

By Andrés120382

from Quito Ecuador

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Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

FIRST THINGS FIRST, this pedal is really diferent to other wah pedals I have tried (Cry Baby for example), and how much you could enjoy this one depends on th estyle you are looking for, the opening range is pretty longer than dunlop, but the sound is just so clean an unique!, other thing, this one is build like a tank, really strong and really heavy, just like a wah has to be.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Groovy

By Perry Combover (myspace.com/perrycombovertheband)

from Yuma, AZ

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Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

Yes I own a CryBaby. It has been replaced. The Morley still isn't perfect, but it is close. I have an all true bypass pedal board, so I was concerned that the Morley "better than true bypass" claim would be a marketing lie. Fortunately I was wrong. It does not alter my clean tone like the CryBaby did when it was off. Also, the pot on the CryBaby crapped out after only 18 months, and I didn't use it that much. I like not having to push the pedal down to turn it on, but I'm not thrilled about where they've placed the on off switch. Therefore, features only rate a 9. My friend has the Tremonti and it's ok, but the Power Wah has more of a classic sound. It does not have the spring like the Tremonti, which is a bonus for me because I like to occasionally play with the pedal all the way up or all the way down. I initially thought that the auto on/off feature on the Tremonti would be a cool thing, but again it takes away a lot of control. If you are a Creed sort of dude, have at it. If you want to sound like a rock n' roller, use the Power Wah.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

execellent!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

I really love this pedal. Bought it yesterday and I gotta say it beats any crybaby, though I love Zakk Wylde-sound I didn't find Zakk Wlyde CryBaby as good as this sweety. It REALLY has a killer wah! The only thing that I don't like so much is the way how you put it on. I would prefer a button under pedal but the button next to the pedal is good too. Afterall, this is by far the best wah I have ever used. I have nothing negative to say about it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed with this wah pedal

By Montana Ax-Man

from Missoula, MT

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Pros

  • Solidly built
  • Wide Throw Range

Cons

  • Awkward Onoff Button
  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    I have played Crybabys for many years but got sick of the pots wearing out, so I wanted an optical wah with no pots to replace. I got the Morley Power Wah through MF and have had it for about 5 weeks. I was not able to try one out before ordering, but based on reviews I thought it was a safe bet.

    I am sorry to say I am disappointed in this pedal. On the plus side, it has a wide throw range and seems solidly built. On the negative side, I think the sound is poor- it is very thin, especially at the high end (the sound is better when playing clean, but still thin). The low end takes all the bass out of my signal but at least it has some body to it. I use no other pedals, so there's no interference or chain order to blame. The boost knob just adds noise and makes it sound worse.

    Worst of all is the on/off button placement- I thought I would get used to it, but so far I haven't. It is really hard to hit the on button and then move your foot onto the pedal fast enough to wah away without a pause in your playing. The button is close to the control pad, which is higher than the button, and unless your stomp motion is really accurate, your foot can hit the control pad instead of the button and it won't turn on/off. In my playing I want to precisely time the on/off of the pedal, and it is really hard to do that accurately and reliably with this pedal setup. I have experimented with putting my foot on the control pad at an angle and using my heel to turn it on/off, but again this is not easy.

    I expect I will trade this pedal for another kind of wah pedal when opportunity presents.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good on clean, Bad on distortion

    By Live.Eat.Sleep.Floyd!

    from Bellingham, WA

    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    I bought this pedal because Morley is a reputable brand and it was a good price. However it only works for me half of the time, as I am about 50/50% clean to distortion. sounds great while clean, almost a talk boxxy sound to it. while distorted you can barely hear anything. the effect is actually more noticeable with the boost all the way down (while distorted). I tried it in front, and behind my distortion stomp box. and in effects loop with the built in distortion in my amp. Good clean. bad dirty. thats all I got for you.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Disappointed

    By Tele Lover-V8x2o

    from Mississippi

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    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    About the only things I liked was the solidly built frame and the price.The only feature was the boost which was a good thing.As for different tones,I sure didn't hear but one.I hate to be negative,but all I'm hearing is a cheesy,60's psychodelic WAH.I was hoping for something much better,but I guess you get what you pay for.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    extreme with distortion

    By Gkuser18

    from Georgetown, IN

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    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    this pedal is great. I use my on a bass and it sounds really great. especially while play some slap. I use this pedal with the electro harmonix big muff and let me tell you it will sound crazy. If you like cliff burton you can make your bass sound exactly like anistesia. Get this wah today, it beats any crybaby.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very well made.

    By LivingReality817

    from Blaine, WA

    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    This pedal has good tone, and good quality. Though, not being a very experienced wah pedal player, I can say it is probably the best I've played. I played my friends Clyde wah pedal the other day, was not very impressed. So I'd say this is a pretty good buy to any guitarist/bassist looking for a good quality wah pedal for a semi-low price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    noisy

    By vk100

    from Pennslyvania

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    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    i got this pedal because i like kirk hammett, and every other solo of his is in wah. but there's a problem, when your on loud volumes, like playing a show, the button on the side to activate the wah is really noisy. i am playing through a multi effects pedal, and then a PA, i don't know if its the setup im using, or what, but the wah button thing is really noisy. other than that, this pedal is great

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty Decent Wah

    By StratBuilder

    from Winchester, VA

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    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    I've had this for about a year now, and really like it. I have used many different wah pedals, including those included in the two effects processors I own, and this one was probably the hardest to get used to. The one tip I can give to everyone is that it works best in front of your effects. If you are running distortion, compression, effects processor, etc., put it in front and turn the boost all of the way down. Otherwise, you end up with a lot of fuzz and not very much wah. The only thing I wish this had was a tone switcher to account for higher notes. If you are up beyond the 12th fret, it's hard to tell if the wah is really working. All in all, I'd take it over a CryBaby any day.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Wah Pedal

    By Joshua Baird

    from McCreary County, Ky

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    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    This is a really good wah pedal. I gave it a 3.5 on features because the only thing it gives you aside from the wah is the boost knob, which works tremendously. To get the best out of this wah depends on where you place it in your chain. Before my distortion pedal (a Boss DS1) it has a good classic sound, but when places after the distortion it snarls like a dragon. I've gotten Hendrix, Metallica, and even Chili Peppers tones out of this pedal.

     
    5.0

    Killer Wah with Morley quality.

    By skimp

    from Chicago,Il

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    Pros

    • Boost really helps cut through.
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Little bulky

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

    Very versatile wah with excellent sound quality.Great for all types of music with great morley reliability. It;s hard to beat a morley so get yours today,you won't be disapointed.

     
    5.0

    Great pedal!

    By Johnny

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

      Very responsive pedal. Sounds awesome. Built like a tank. I bought this to replace a Morley I used for 12 years of heavy gigging. The on/off switch with led is great and easy to hit especially if you keep it on the right side of your pedal board . I don't have to guess if it's on or off and I don't have to stomp and stand on it.

       
      5.0

      best wah ever!

      By ricki G

      from titusville florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

        best pedal bar none,built to last and solid on the ground

         
        5.0

        the Best Wah I've ever owned!!!!

        By Bobby Guitar

        from NYC/CT

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

        The sweetest most resonsive wah I've ever owned.
        I've bee a vox guy going back to the early '70's....
        I'd recommend any Morley Wah to everyone.

         
        5.0

        The Best Wah on the market!

        By NYCMetalZone

        from New York City, NY

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        Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

        Ok maybe it?s just me but after buying a Dunlop Crybaby Classic Fasel Inductor Wah Pedal and not being impressed at all. I stopped using it and has been collecting dust ever since. Well my buddy told me about his Morley Wah/Volume pedal and how much he loves it and there is no switching noise and it?s a super clean Wah sound. I said to myself I have to try this pedal it out.So I went and bought the Morley Power Wah Pedal and I am impressed 100%. I will probably never need another Wah again. It is everything I wanted in a classic Wah without the ripping noise of a POT (does not use a pot for resistence , uses electro-optical circuitry)! When I kick this bad boy on it just wah's out, that?s what I wanted from the beginning and the power boost is a plus so you can really get a nice kick in the pants from your amp! I would recommend this Wah Pedal to everyone it has a great price and it is worth your hard earned money hands down! This is the best Wah out in the market today! BUY IT TODAY AND YOU KNOW WHAT A WAH IS SUPOSED TO SOUND LIKE! A++++

         
        5.0

        SWEET DEAL!!

        By Megadave89

        from ID

        Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

        I just bought this wah pedal...I wasn't too worried about it's quality, because of the Morley name. I got it in the mail yesterday. I love this pedal. I gave it a 9 for features because I know alot that there are wah pedals out there with extra features, but i know that this pedal has great features, especially for its price.

         
        5.0

        Wah all night long...

        By Johnnyblues

        from Lilburn, GA

        Comments about Morley Power Wah Pedal:

        I got this wah and I wah'ed all night long! I tried it in distortion and it's perfectly fine. I tried the amp's OD (Crate RFX6 a thing of beauty too) and my pedals (assorted Digitech stompboxes, Big Muff, Zoom) and this thing comes out shining! It's not really the best wah out there, and I'm sure there are specially at the higher band of the spectrum, but for the price I get a really nice clean wah (no tone coloring at all compared to Dunlop's) and no pots to wear out! I used to have a Crybaby but the potentio crapped out after less than 6 months of use. This is so much better!I'm looking forward to years of wah'ing with this pedal. Thank Morley for the great product! Rock on brothers!

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