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Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal

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The wah of a lifetime.

The Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal is set to Steve's precise specs and equipped with Morley's superior electro-optical circuitry to handle the heavy wah. This effects pedal is switchless for easy use. You just step on the pedal to engage wah and step off to bypass. Special buffer circuitry prevents signal loading, gives you superior wah tone, and drives long cables. LED indicator and easy-access battery compartment. Morley gives you a 2-year warranty with your Bad Horsie.


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MorleySteve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

the best wah pedal I have ever used

Other than being a great sounding wah, the best thing for me is the immediate response. When the moment comes and you feel the need for wah, simply step on the pedal and...Read complete review

Other than being a great sounding wah, the best thing for me is the immediate response. When the moment comes and you feel the need for wah, simply step on the pedal and the wah is there. With a conventional wah, by the time you step on the switch to turn the pedal on the moment of inspiration has passed. When you are through using the wah, take your foot off the pedal and the wah stops. No need to step on a switch to turn off the pedal thus eliminating one more thing you need to think about as you play. All in all, a great sounding pedal that is rugged and easy to use.

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Bad Horsie Review

Great wah tone. Only complaint is the massive signal boost when activated. Which is cool when you're soloing or perfoming any sort of lead, but not for expression, volume, or layers. Very...Read complete review

Great wah tone. Only complaint is the massive signal boost when activated. Which is cool when you're soloing or perfoming any sort of lead, but not for expression, volume, or layers. Very specific use.
No adjustment. The way it is, is what you get. If you're looking for something else, try the Bad Horsie 2. Gives you some control.
Like all Morely Products, it's a tank. Very rare to drop one of their pedals and not have it work again.
Considering how long it's been out and also that there's a 2nd version, kinda feel it should be around $99 tops.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bad Horsie Review

By Hollow Drive

from Michigan

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Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

Great wah tone. Only complaint is the massive signal boost when activated. Which is cool when you're soloing or perfoming any sort of lead, but not for expression, volume, or layers. Very specific use.
No adjustment. The way it is, is what you get. If you're looking for something else, try the Bad Horsie 2. Gives you some control.
Like all Morely Products, it's a tank. Very rare to drop one of their pedals and not have it work again.
Considering how long it's been out and also that there's a 2nd version, kinda feel it should be around $99 tops.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One bad Donkey wah !!!!

By OICUB4UCME

from Bedford,Indiana

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

    This pedal is awesome blows the crybaby out of the water !!Built like a tank to .

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This baby is one bad horsie!!!

    By Anthony

    from Louisville IL

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    Pros

    • Good Selection Of Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        This baby is a Bad Horsie!!! Built like a tank! Amazing sound quality!! I've had mine since 2003. I also have a CryBaby wah too. I find myself using the bad horsie a lot more. Great weapon to add to your pedalboard!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Coolness

        By Jeff Tauri

        from WisConSin

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        I did a bunch of research and tried almost evey wah pedal made and some that are not made anymore. The main reason I choose this one is because it doesn't have a switch and a pot to go bad and as soon as you step off of it, it turns off. With the other wah pedals when you step on the switch you're already at the top of the sweep with this one it starts at the bottom of the sweep and you go up from there. My next one will be this or the Bad Horsie 2.
        I lke this because it doesn't have a switch or pot to go bad.
        Really well built. formed steel not cast that can crack if abused.
        I've owned it for abotu eight years and no problems yet.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Review

        By TheDudeWithTheLP

        from Fort Worth, Texas

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        I have to give credit where credit is due. In this case, Vai did well. However, I cannot really say this is true bypass. With it "disengaged" on a clean channel, this thing sucks the tone right out of my guitar. Works well if you physically bypass it. I recommend using a Boss LS-2 and simply bypass it when not being used, but then this defeats the purpose of not having to stomp a pedal to turn it on. With that said, is the no on/off switch really worth it? It makes more sense to use a wah with an on/off that is true bypass. This feature is no different than using a Cry Baby and leaving it on. The advantage on the CB is that you can turn it off.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Bad Horsie

        By 2Shred

        from Northern Indiana

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        In most cases, when you have a product that an artist has co-designed or has their endorsement on it, you may think you will sound just like the artist. In the case of the Bad Horsie, yes, Steve Vai did have it built to his specs and he does use it. But,I don't play like Steve so I had to adjust it to my specs. You can adjust the "turn-off ratio" via an adjustment inside the unit, which is what I did. It can make your clean tones bark and spit, but after a bit of woodshedding, I learned to control that by adjusting my playing. I don't normally use it for clean setting, but if I do, I use it for a midrange adjustment. The wah works great for overdriven tones and by learning to use it, you can produce some great sounds. It isn't for everyone, but I really like it and it works great for my playing.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bad Live Pedal

        By The Band Man

        from Monroe, MI

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        This wah is okay. I bought it and found that it was not a true bypass and was not very good on volume. Even when I turned my 2 12" amp up ALL THE WAY you couldn't hear it very well. And then when you take your foot off, there's some lag time but then the volume comes back suddenly and blows your eardrums out. NEVER USE THIS AT A LIVE SHOW. It is not better than a crybaby, and doesn't work well clean. (which seems odd, doesn't it?) But I'm keeping mine because I use it to practice with at low volumes, which is about all it is good for.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superior Wah

        By stratosaurus

        from N Dallas TX

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        Playing 30 some years this is the best Wah out there that does not suck tone in bypass. Obviously the issue of no moving pot to wear out has missed the eye of players. This wah has an excellent buffer to stop pickup loading and to drive your chain after it. I find it works well in all aplications from clean to heavy dist. I prefer it first in the chain but placing it in a loop will increase the volume. Vai did great with this pedal, the touch on, touch off is amazing, silent. YOu can adjust the delay if needed, mine has been fine out of the box for years. I have a VOX and have had many crybabys and boutique wahs, this one is the best. Vai's design is heads above the pot inductor wahs.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A little too simple

        By thewahmasterz

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        although this is a great, simple, and fun pedal, my only problem with it is that there is a small delay from when you step off the pedal and when the way stops. in other words, because there is no on/off switch, it has to realize you're not using it until it stops making the sound. this is fine for live gigs, when nobody can tell, but when your in a studio, you want something that has no on/off delay

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best thing that ever happened to my pedal board!

        By DeepForestGreen

        from Dallas

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        Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

        I love using wah, but in shows I don't seem to have time to push buttons to turn my wah off and on before and after I use it; I need to be able to start using the wah and then stop as quickly as possible. The Bad Horsie is a dream come true. I step on and it gives me beautiful sounds. Then, I step away and keep playing. Simple. And, it sounds amazing. It's the most expressive wah I have ever used and I will never buy another one.

         
        5.0

        The best & easiest to use wah.

        By Blkjakk

        from TN

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        Pros

        • Built like a tank
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

          Unlike other company's wah pedals, this one is really very responsive & simple to use. Press the pedal & the LED lights up & it's on. Let your foot off of the pedal, the wah is off & the LED light goes off. No pressing forward to try to guess if your wah pedal is on or off. I can't recall ever hearing a better sounding wah either. Save yourself some buyer's remorse and just buy this pedal. You're gonna love it.

           
          5.0

          Well worth the purchase

          By Skull & Bones Yale

          from Finger Lakes NY

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

            Added to my pedal board for effect with my Acoustic Rock gig. Definitely allows new sounds to some of the songs I do.

             
            5.0

            the best wah pedal I have ever used

            By th red rocker

            from Clarksville, Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Solid Build
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Anywhere You Need Wah
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              Other than being a great sounding wah, the best thing for me is the immediate response. When the moment comes and you feel the need for wah, simply step on the pedal and the wah is there. With a conventional wah, by the time you step on the switch to turn the pedal on the moment of inspiration has passed. When you are through using the wah, take your foot off the pedal and the wah stops. No need to step on a switch to turn off the pedal thus eliminating one more thing you need to think about as you play. All in all, a great sounding pedal that is rugged and easy to use.

               
              5.0

              easiest wah on the market

              By pappyG

              from Morgantown, WV

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              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              I really like the switchless feature.The tone has a nice bite to it.

               
              4.0

              Not what I was expecting.

              By Braunzo

              from Decatur, IL

              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              Well, I bought this pedal thinking I could play fast and have that wah on and off. That is where my number one reason for giving it an eight. When you turn it on it takes no time at all, but when you let off to play it still takes a second or two for the wah to turn off, which prevents me from switching parts in songs with wah on and off. The quality is good, very sturdy, although the grips on the bottom have come off and it scoots around a lot. Also, the pedal sounds like a duck when I press down with it because the spring needs to be oiled. The sound isn't bad at all, but I believe you need to either get a Dunlop or a Tremonti Power Wah.

               
              5.0

              Great little Horsie

              By Tumbleweed axeslinger

              from Great state of Texas

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              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              This pedal is simply great! Blows my crybaby out of the water big time! True bypass is a reality with this thing, my crybaby is noisy as hell all the time. Not with this baby, just perfect, beautiful wah sound that I've been looking for for quite a few years, silent when I want it to be. Get this baby, you'll never be sorry. Built like a tank, too!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Review

              By Cass-iEjJM

              from Sayre, Ok

              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              i bought this more because of not having to switch it on and off, when i got it i used the effects loop on my amp and thought there was way to much low range so the other day i went straight to my amp now its more balanced and less touchy as it was before so if you buy this product i recommend not using an effects loop

               
              4.0

              great live effect pedal, completely switchless!

              By racecarromeo

              from Portage Mi

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              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              This pedal has a hidden delay knob inside. I find it best to turn it all the way off. Pedal works best with power supply, and is ready to WAH at any time. Great Pedal.

               
              5.0

              Bad Horsie, Great wah

              By Alex-f5SUd

              from Mishawaka Indiana

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              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              If you like wah that goes great with clean channels and even BETTER with distortion you MUST get this pedal. The range is great on this thing. I really love how you dont have to mess with any switches. You just step on it and it starts up. You can mess with the delay time, all you have to do is unscrew the back. Also this thing is built out of pure metal, so i dont think it will be breaking anytime soon. If this thing broke, i would cry, then go and replace it within a hearbeat. Aweosme pedal.

               
              3.0

              Very middle-of-the-road

              By Jeff-xzcmW

              from Toledo, OH

              Comments about Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah Pedal:

              Very limited tonal sweep. This can't be the pedal Steve Vai actually uses.

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