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Bass Wah/effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dadday07, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    I posted a thread on this subject a while back and I'm looking for some feed back. I play a Schecter Omen 5 bass through an Ampeg rig. I use a local made overdrive pedal and I want a wah. I use to have the Crybaby 105Q Bass Wah, I liked it. However I have had my eye on a Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah and am wondering which one I should get for my style of playing. Cliff Burton was a huge influence on me and I loved his wah sound and I'm pretty sure his wah of choice was Morley. Any and all serious advice would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    Also, I would like to find a good bass chorus pedal. Any suggestions for a good bass chorus pedal on a low budget?
  3. Pastrami


    Feb 21, 2014
    New York, NY
    As is often recommended, check out wilson wahs, they sound phenomenal and the prices are very reasonable.

    The freaker wah I especially dig.

  4. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    Will do, thanks.
  5. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Tulsa , OK
    Check my Morley tm Stevens wah and boss flanger in the classifieds. Nice wah and not a bad deal for both IMHO ;)
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    If you're looking for a Cliff Burton type of wah sound the only thing that will do it is an old Morley Power Wah. They have an insane amount of sweep. The new Morleys don't get even close to it IMO. I have an old Morley Power Wah Boost and it's awesome. It's just gigantic and the bypass is terrible.

    I have heard that the Mark Tremonti and the Power Wah are the closest out there to the old PW, but they still aren't really that close. I've found that the Crybaby 105Q has more sweep and gets me closer than the newer Morleys do...
  7. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    I'm starting to lean more toward the Crybaby 105Q, I used to have one and I liked it. Probably get another one. I still kinda want a good Bass Chorus, at a low price. Anybody know of any that fit the bill?
  8. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    What about a comparison of the Crybaby 105Q bass wah versus the Crybaby GCB-100 bass wah?
  9. I love the Tech21BassBoostChorus but it ain't cheap. I've got a Boss Chorus (CEB-3) that you can have for cheap. PM me if you're interested.
  10. After seeing the Marcus Miller rig rundown I'm kinda wanting to pick up the 535Q.

    As far as chorus. Theres so many out there. my favorite isn't even a chorus pedal, its the modulated setting on the hardwire reverb which is a little pricey. I've also used the digitech bass multi chorus before for more of an over the top chorus sound. They can be found really cheap, you can hear me using it with the side project I was in for a bit. the pedal actually freaks out a bit when playing odd chords, the verse part has 7ths, 9ths and 10th chords but I thought It was an interesting sound.

  11. dadday07


    Dec 27, 2013
    Thanks everybody, really some helpful tips.
  12. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    I use a schecter stiletto custom EMG and cliff is also a big influence...besides distortion he used an old Morley power wah, they go for 150 at least probably... I can get fairly close to anesthesia with my ehx bassballs-he uses that to get those high squeals..its more of an envelope filter but for wah I'd get the Morley but its a lot of $$ I use an ehx crying bass the wah is pretty good and it has built in fuzz which definitely helps
  13. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    Malekko, MXR, Tech 21, and Boss all make some reasonably priced chorus pedals. The trick is to try them out and see what fits you best. Strangely enough, my favorite of the Boss stable isn't the "bass model" at all, but the CE-5.