Originally Posted by TVE
so... cant a bhw be hooked up to an adapter.
Yep, it sure can. Just a couple thoughts here:
I think you need to see how important the switchless / switch issue is for you. If you like the switchless and don't want to have to stomp the wah to turn it on, then the Bad Horsie (I or II) is the way to go.
The BH treadle can't be 'stopped' 1/2-way and left there (without your foot on it)... not an issue for most people, but some people dig being able to do that.
The wah sweep and EQ of the wahs offered by Dunlop / Morley / Vox / Digitech etc... are all a bit different. Compared to others, I found the BH to have the least dramatic 'wah' to it... I owned the BH I and II and there were a couple things that I didn't like- the tone with the treadle all the way forward never got quacky enough, and the middle section of the sweep never got that hollow vocal quality. Although, the 1 Crybaby I owned seemed to cut off a bit of low end and make my overall tone a bit tin-y, and the Vox was a little bright. But it's all in what you want. Maybe you just want the wah to add some texture in a lead passage and not jump out like, "I JUST TURNED MY WAH ON". I think the BH was good for that because it was quite subtle, relatively speaking.
So, if you can take the time to hit a large music store and check out the offerings, that would be best. I think you'll find that some change your tone too much for you, or have a sweep that's either too dramatic or not enough. Maybe you love that mid-sweep hollow sound, and the Digitech doesn't have it (have no idea- haven't tried the Digitech... hypothetical).
Also, don't rule out the true-bypass wahs out there made by Teese, Fulltone, Budda, and HBE.