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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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wah pedals

looking into getting one. just wondered whats the difference between the bad horsie and bad horsie 2?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 10:52 AM
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Re: wah pedals

Hey Coopertron

I have owned both pedals.

I would say the first difference is price. The BH is cheaper than the BH2. If you go on a popular auction site, you can get either one for a real nice price.

The BH and BH2 both have switchless engage. As soon as you step on it, it's on. Which is one reason I love these pedals! I love the wah sound out of both, too.

The main difference is that the BH2 has a switch on the left-hand side. When you switch it on (a red LED will show that it is on) you can use the "contour" knob to adjust the tone of the wah. It can get pretty extreme! The other knob is "volume". I LOVE this! It gives you quite a boost of volume. I enjoy these added features.

I would say that both pedals sound pretty close to the same...if you have the BH2 switched "off".

If you turn the BH2 "on" it just opens up more possibilities.

I play Ibanez Jem guitars through a Marshall DSL100 and Marshall cab. I have been using these wah wah pedals for about 8 years!

I started with a BH and after using it for a few years I bought a BH2 so that I could try it to see which one i preferred. Well....I decided on the BH2. I still use it...it is my only wah. I have been using it now for about 4 years and I love it. I gave the BH to the other guitar player in my band at that time and he still uses it. He told me that he will never get rid of it! In fact, I know of 4 guitarists who went out and bought a BH2 after they heard/saw mine at a show! I think it's because of it's ease of use and probably even the fact that you can make adjustments to it's overall sound.

Anyway...I am rambling now...I hope this helps you a little bit in your decision. I would say that you can't go wrong with either wah.

good luck

Scott Kent
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 11:16 AM
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Re: wah pedals


I'm thinking strongly of getting one of these pedals, and since the b-day is just around the corner, I have an excuse!

The BH2 looks like the way to go. I'll give up my CryBaby to a keyboardist I know.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 11:51 AM
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Re: wah pedals

While I generally agree with ScottKent, I have a few different takes on the pedal.

I find the contour to be mostly useless for my styles.

The contour at full levels is exactly the same as without the contour engaged. While the contour allows you to make the "toe down" setting a much lower effect, and also lower the volume of the effect I don't use it ever. The same can be accomplished by better control over the pedal.

I love the infrared activation, as it gives a a great bypass when off, and is a very quite pedal. It does have it's disadvantages. You can't engage the pedal and leave it set as a filter. You have to keep your foot on the pedal the whole time.

George lynch has a Morley wah that fixes this issue that might be worth checking out.

I love my BH2, but for what I use it for, a BH would accomplish the same thing. Maybe someday I use those features, but today, they sit unused.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 11:59 AM
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Re: wah pedals

Could I also suggest you try out the Big Bad Wah. Huge variety of sounds available as it will do both Crybaby-style and Morley-style sweeps and enables you to switch easily between the two.

I do like the auto-on feature of the BH wahs, though.
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