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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Review: Bad Horsie 2 Wah

I'll start off by saying that if you haven't tried a Morley Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah yet, you need to get off your computer and try one now!
IMHO, this is the best wah out there, bar none.

My story goes like this. I bought an Original Crybaby because I wanted that classic wah sound. I was not satisfied with it because of two things: the large amount of movement I had to give the pedal for the small amount of tone change, and the high pressure on/off switch.

One of my jam buddies (who's been playing for 15+ years) said that he'd burned up 5 or 6 Crybabies gigging over the years. After he switched to the Bad Horsie, he hadn't had any problems.

So, I took his advice, one step farther and got the BH 2. I'm glad I did. Because of the contour and level controls, I can get that classic wah sound through a more reliable and better functioning pedal.

One thing that some people have complained about with the Bad Horsie is the amount of delay in the on/off. The literature the came with the wah said that the factory setting is for Vai's preference and gives instructions on adjustment. It took me about 5 minutes to adjust it for an instantaneous on/off.

The pedal comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty and is worth every penny.

Side notes: I'm using it on a '93 RG 470 w/Breeds and a Marshall 100w Valvestate.
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Re: Review: Bad Horsie 2 Wah

I agree, but my White Bad Horsie signed by vai sounds better than my bad horsie 2
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My BH1 and 2 sounded awful, I dont miss them.
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My BH1 and 2 sounded awful, I dont miss them.
Really? Just for comparison, what do you use for a wah?
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My BH1 and 2 sounded awful, I dont miss them.
yeah man my BH1 blows my BH2 out of the water along with my old wahs- crybaby, crybaby classic, some vox one
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I don't like that Steve himself feels the need to have a Crybaby as well as a Bad Horsie on his pedal board. I'm pretty sure he uses the crybaby a lot more often and it's his wah sound on all the records. On features alone though, I can see how it would be desirable for using live.

I own a Morley power wah and it has one of the weakest sweeps I've ever heard. I don't know how the bad horsie compaires, but I'd like to get rid of it and replace it with an RMC or Area-51 at some point.
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I replaced it with a Dunlop Crybaby from Hell. It does evil nasty, prison type things to the BH. It's like a 535Q with more options.
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I liked the Bad Horsie a lot better than the Morley Power Wah. Great Pedal
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I replaced it with a Dunlop Crybaby from Hell. It does evil nasty, prison type things to the BH. It's like a 535Q with more options.
Amen to that. I picked up a Crybaby from Hell and I haven't regretted it at all. The only thing I would replace it with is a Real McCoy.
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I had a CFH and sold it.

Definitely the best wah I've ever owned but it had billions of features and I hardly used it. In the end I needed the money...
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Don't get morley get any dunlop's wah, it's much more better sounding than the morley, but I'm still keeping my morley, no money to buy any new gears now
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Don't get morley get any dunlop's wah, it's much more better sounding than the morley, but I'm still keeping my morley, no money to buy any new gears now
I had 2 dunlops and those sounded like crapola, maybe I'll try an eq crybaby or something
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Don't get morley get any dunlop's wah, it's much more better sounding than the morley, but I'm still keeping my morley, no money to buy any new gears now
I wouldn't say "any dunlop". Most of them are terrible.
The only ones really worth looking at are the 535Q and the CFH.

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I gotta agree with Martyr. I tried a few other Dunlops and the CFH was the only one worth noting, although I would like to try the Slash Sig, I dont think it would replace the CFH.
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The real problem I have with my BH2 is the noise. Step on it without playing and the hiss is enough to kill ya. I do like the contour, and the spring loaded return, and the optical switch. If it wasn't for the damn hiss I'd be 100% stoked with the thing.
As a result, I've been considering that Crybaby too....we'll see.
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