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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2001, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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bad horsies - lo-down

Hi, i was wondering if u guys can just gimme the real lo down on the differences, pros, cons and the lot about the bad horsie and the bad horsie 2 Cheers guys

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 01:46 AM
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I've been using a Bad Horsey for about a year and a half. It has good points and bad points, depending on how you use your wah pedal.

Good (IMO)
Instant On - No footswitch button to worry you if the wah is engaged or not.
Delayed Off - You can adjust this to Instant Off if you don't like this feature. I think it's cool. Sort of like the tail off feature on Spring Reverbs.
9 VDC Jack - Easy to plug in and get rid of those pesky batteries. Mine came with an adapter, but I use a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power instead.
Red LED On Light - Just because I like little lights on my gear! :rotf:

Bad (IMO)
Spring Back Pedal - With a standard Wah such as my old Dunlop 535, you can engage the footswitch and leave the pedal in a stationary position of your choice. Although I didn't use mine that way, you can get a wide array of tones from thin and nasal to thick an ballsy.
Wide Platform - It takes up more room on my pedalboard than the Dunlop, but it's more stable. A trade-off I'll live with.

I haven't tried a BH2 yet. It has a switch on the side that lets you select an alternate wah tone that is adjustable to your taste.

Post back here to let me know if you get one not.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 06:06 AM
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I use a Bad Horsie 1. I really like it, esp. the auto on/off switch and the spring that brings the pedal back to the heel position. You should try out both and see which one you like better.
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I love the auto on switch. I'm thinking about seeing if I can modify the treadle on my whammy and crybaby wahs to do the same thing!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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well, if u figure a way of making ur cry baby etc do the auto switching, post a review on it and a guide on how to make this modification. If successful i recon it could be quite a popular conversion. I would certainly be interested anyway!


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 06:47 PM
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There already is a Dunlop model with this type of switch...I think it's the 95, but look at their site for info.
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