Morley Wah Pedals

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About Morley Wah Pedals

Morley Wah Pedals were revolutionary when they were originally made and still provide some of the best tones and quality you will find on the market. The electro optical circuitry was developed in the 60s and as well as being used in those older pedals the technology is still used today which just goes to show how ahead of its time the circuitry was. The electro optical circuitry doesn't use potentiometers like traditional wahs and thus there is no wear out and no scratchy sounding tone if the pedal gets old.

Morley produce many great pedals that are still in production today such as the iconic Power Fuzz Wah. They have such a solid reputation with wah pedals that guitar heroes such as George Lynch, Mark Tremonti and Steve Vai have all worked to create their own signature wah with Morley. The Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah being a staple of any Shredders pedalboard.

Morley are notable for their pioneering of the 'switchless' wah pedal. This technological advance allows players to engage the wah effect using mere foot pressure on the treadle. Morley wah pedals are available in both full size and mini versions. The wahs are available in a variety of designs for both guitar and bass. Many have custom graphics and special features. Some of the Morley Custom Shop wahs are are limited edition, with as little as 250 pieces available worldwide.

Why Should I Choose a Morley Wah Pedal?

  • Electro optical circuitry eliminates potentiometer wear
  • Rugged design
  • Used by guitarists like Steve Vai, Mark Tremonti, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions about Morley Wah Pedals

Question: Which artists use a Morley Wah pedal?
Huge names such as Steve Vai, Mark Tremonti, and George Lynch use a Morley pedal.
Question: Are Morley wah pedals any good?
Yes Morley pedals are good featuring a robust design and fantastic sound.
Question: What power does a Morley wah pedal need?
Morley Wah pedals are compatible with most 9 Volt Power supplies.
Question: What is the most popular Morley Wah pedal?
Among guitarguitar customers, it is the Cliff Burton Tribute. The Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 comes in at second place!
Question: Which famous players use Morley Wah pedals?
The list of famous Morley wah users is long. Here is a small selection: Steve Vai, DJ Ashba, Mark Tremonti, George Lynch, Kiko Loureiro and Michael Amott. A few of these artists even have their own pedals named after them. The Mini George Lynch Dragon 2 and the Mark Tremonti wahs are popular examples.
Question: How does Morley's switchless technology work?
Morley are relatively tight-lipped on the subject but they have revealed that they use optical switching. This means that light is used (and a lack thereof) to determine the strength of signal and hence the sweep position and intensity of the wah. This uses no physical off/on type switching so it'll last indefinitely too. When you place your foot on that wah, the pedal actually depresses very slightly, telling the pedal to engage the effect. So, when you remove your foot, the 'link' in the chain is broken and the effect automatically disengages.