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.