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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Problem with Bad Horsie

I bought a Morley Bad Horsie wah pedal a couple of weeks ago, and it nearly changed my life. It's got a really sweet wah sound, and I loved how I didn't have to damn near push the thing through the stage to get it on and off. It's been a dream come true until last night at a gig. I did a solo using the Morley and when I took my foot off the pedal, the light stayed on and I couldn't get it to shut off. The unit is new and I don't understand what's wrong. I've put a brand new battery in it, and I've tried everything I can think of to get this pedal back but it just won't cooperate. As soon as you plug into it, the light goes on and stays on.
Now I know this is probably a common problem for these pedals, and I need you guys to help me. Tell me how to fix it!!!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 04:28 PM
 
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Is there some piece of crap stuck under the heel of the pedal that prevents it from returning all the way? You can also tweak the "stays on time" internally. Maybe that's whacked. See your instructions.....

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-bill
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh ok....I pulled up on the toe kinda hard and the light goes out. But as soon as I step on it, it stays on. I've gotta get some documentation on this thing and take a closer look. Thanks WyldBill
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Someone else mentioned that the little rubber feet under the back of the pedal sometimes block it from going all the way back. If there's a way to adjust the effective range, go for that, but otherwise, remove or shave down those feet. Anything to get it to rock back farther.
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Yeah, that was my problem, too. The whole staying on thing...no luck yet, but I'm working on it. Sounds like a common thing!
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Did you even bother to read my reply?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 10:49 PM
 
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Or you could see if anything is wrong wiht the plastic piece inside that stops the laser beam from reflecting to the other side.
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Did you even bother to read my reply?
Sorry dude, I'm just fed up that two pedals have just given up on me. None of those tricks worked for mine, it's quite frustrating having to use an old Crybaby when one comes to love the smoothness and ease of the BH. Thanks anyway.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 12:10 AM
 
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Ah, well you shoulda mentioned that. No harm done. I have a similar problem with my Line6 Floorboard's volume pedal, it's never completely silent unless I really push down on the back end. My old Korg AX-1G had the same problem, but it was easily adjustable, so that was quickly fixed. I'll have to do some looking at my Floorboard.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Someone else mentioned that the little rubber feet under the back of the pedal sometimes block it from going all the way back. If there's a way to adjust the effective range, go for that, but otherwise, remove or shave down those feet. Anything to get it to rock back farther.

I pulled the little rubber feet of the underside of the heal part of the pedal.
Worked like a charm. Light goes out when I take my foot off! THAT WORKED!!! THANK YOU!!!!
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