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Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal  

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The Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal is set to Steve's precise specifications. Kick on the Contour Wah switch and 2 knobs allow you to...Read More

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It's a Bad Horsie and then some!

The Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal is set to Steve's precise specifications. Kick on the Contour Wah switch and 2 knobs allow you to alter the wah frequency and level. Morley's special Clear-Tone buffer circuitry prevents signal loading, provides superior wah tonality, and drives long cables. Equipped with LED indicators and easy access battery compartment. 2-year warranty.

FEATURES
  • Made to Steve Vai's own specs
  • Switchless
  • Contour Wah switch activates wah frequency and level knobs
  • Clear-tone buffer circuitry
  • LED indicators

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MorleySteve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Wah

    Sweep, volume and tone on this pedal are excellent, unless you put it in the wrong position in your chain.
    If you have problems with any of these, try moving it.Read complete review

    Sweep, volume and tone on this pedal are excellent, unless you put it in the wrong position in your chain.
    If you have problems with any of these, try moving it.
    Having a level control is very useful, you can bring the level up manually if all else fails.
    What more could you ask for?
    Setting it to turn off instantly in the heel down position isn't for me, if I'm still playing wah it has to re-engage, so I keep it set to shut off in a half a second, so when I press back down it's still on, but you have that choice too.
    No more of an issue than having to mash a Cry Baby or Vox full forward to turn them off.
    The contour is very useful, again, if you place the pedal in the chain correctly you will hear a wide difference.
    People who are having tone, volume or sweep issues almost certainly have the pedal misplaced in the chain.
    I have had many versions of Cry Baby and Vox pedals, I like this one better than any of them.
    No squeeking, crackling, built like a brick, sounds great.
    Just an awesome pedal if used correctly.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bad Horsie Bad Value

    I was psyched about this when I saw it and bought one. So psyched in fact, I sold my 70's Morley Fuzz/Wah to my neighbor. Big mistake. This pedal is...Read complete review

    I was psyched about this when I saw it and bought one. So psyched in fact, I sold my 70's Morley Fuzz/Wah to my neighbor. Big mistake. This pedal is adequate, but far below what I expected. The depth and variables are limited, not giving me the range I had with my old pedal. While it works "okay" with my Hamer Special (which has screaming pickups) the effects are barely noticable with my Ibanez Artist. It's medium-good with the Strat, when it's a little dirty. I thought the portability and the fact that it runs off a 9V would be a plus, since we play outdoors downtown a lot. It sucks the 9Volt battery like a demon. If you're a busker, count on changing the battery every time you go out. Overall, not thrilled with my purchase. I'd have been better off just using the wah effect on my Vox DA5. (which, by the way, is an insanely good amp - batteries last for a few months even if you play every day - bought mine right here from MusiciansFriend)

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    5.0

    Really Nice!

    By Strataholic

    from Virginia USA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

      I am a wah wah collector. I curently own 12 wahs and I really like the Morley Bad Horsie 2. The sound is smooth, the pedal action is very smooth. The wah effect is intelligently distributed across the entire travel of the pedal. The flip-flop has a very comfortable pivot point... better than the Dunlop/Vox pivot imho. Additionally, ay idle or engauged, this wah is very quiet electrically... none of that clunky mechanical switching jazz either.

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      1.0

      Sent mine back!!!

      By The Geezer

      from Middleton, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • The Tone And Volume Part

      Cons

      • Is Not Transparent
      • Robbed Signal

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

      When I buy an effect I check my signal with it and without it. If it muffles my signal it's useless, in my book, and this one didn't make the cut.

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      5.0

      Bad Horsie 2

      By Jackhammer

      from Somewhere, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

        Much better, now 2 wah's in one with auto on/off.
        Very quiet in the signal and the effect is very clear, and tracks well.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Wah

        By JRad

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Level Control
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

        Sweep, volume and tone on this pedal are excellent, unless you put it in the wrong position in your chain.
        If you have problems with any of these, try moving it.
        Having a level control is very useful, you can bring the level up manually if all else fails.
        What more could you ask for?
        Setting it to turn off instantly in the heel down position isn't for me, if I'm still playing wah it has to re-engage, so I keep it set to shut off in a half a second, so when I press back down it's still on, but you have that choice too.
        No more of an issue than having to mash a Cry Baby or Vox full forward to turn them off.
        The contour is very useful, again, if you place the pedal in the chain correctly you will hear a wide difference.
        People who are having tone, volume or sweep issues almost certainly have the pedal misplaced in the chain.
        I have had many versions of Cry Baby and Vox pedals, I like this one better than any of them.
        No squeeking, crackling, built like a brick, sounds great.
        Just an awesome pedal if used correctly.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent Wah with one exception

        By ToneChaser2000

        from Eugene, OR.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

            I love my Bad Horsie 2, ease of use without the toe click is great. However this unit will not work in bright sunlight or heat, or maybe both. I was on stage at the county fair, it stopped working. I thought it was broken, bought another for the next days gig, again in bright sunlight at a festival, again the new one failed to work, well, now I have two wahs that work perfectly anywhere except bright sunlight.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            owned this for about 6 months now

            By b17

            from seattle

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

                  fantastic pedal. optical action is super smooth. the only downsides are: 1) it doesn't cut out immediately when you let off the pedal. 2) Its springloaded so you can't just it leave in a position.
                  Other than that it blows away other things I have tried. It has one standard mode and one adjustable. It would be inaccurate to say you could make it sound like anything, but it has a lot of room for adjustment.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Stevie Vai BH2 Wah

                  By Charles Reynolds

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

                  Just buy one!
                  I just purchased the wah a few days ago. I have owned many Wah's over a 30 year period. I must admit this is the best. I loved my Budda; however, it is still mechanically operated.

                  The instant on/off, dead quiet, and tonal sounds are excellent. Don't waste a ton of money on the high end pedals...you don't need to.

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                  5.0

                  A Great Wah

                  By Kevin

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

                  I play seated most of the time in my home studio, it's nice to have the wah turn on instantly. The adjustable contour & level allows you to dial it in to your liking, boosting the level gives a boost to your solos. It's the best wah I have ever used. I will never use an old style wah again.
                  Auto on. A switchable second wah adjustable for contour & level. A nice large foot board.
                  Very rugged design. Dead quiet. Very adjustable. Very smooth pedal feel.
                  Old style wahs with potentiometers & mechanical switches seem old fashioned. This wah is about the same price.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Cant use this in direct sunlight!!!!!

                  Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

                  Love the sound, love the spring activation but why cant they close in the housing where the red LED light activates the wah. Whenever I play a daytime show outside I have to switch to a Crybaby. They should put some black plastic around the entry to shield sunlight from getting into the LED sensor area. But when I'm doing night time shows or indoor (which is 80% of the time) this pedal is great. Easy to use and gives a wide selection of wah tones. I'm really hoping that Morley fixes this problem. I cant believe that Steve Vai never plays daytime events. If he does in fact use this pedal.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Yep

                  By Selsaral

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah Pedal:

                  I've had this for about three months so I can be slightly objective. I haven't owned a thousand wahs, just an original crybaby, an ibanez wd, and some modellers. Love the BH2. Switchless and optical are superb features. Sounds excellent. Feels excellent. Easily powered with a Onespot. No hum, hiss, or noise. I need my wah on the floor so I don't mind that it's a bit bulky. It snugly fits in the pocket of my pedaltrain mini bag. I'm very happy. I also like the buffer in this guy. It's a bit pricey is all.

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