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Morley wahs

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by therev, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. therev


    Apr 28, 2012
    I am building my pedal arsenal. I am after the tone of Cliff Burton so first on the list will be a Morley wah. I am thinking of getting the morley power wah. Is that the modern equilvalent of the morleypower wah boost that Cliff had? if it is not I am going to look into getting a vintage morley.

    Or should I be looking at another type of morley wah for cliffs tone?
  2. TimSterling1981


    Jan 19, 2012
    Lees Summit, MO
    Endorsing Artist: AmpClamp, InTuneGP, Morley, Rotosound, Spector
    Nothing beats the tone of a vintage Morley Power Wah Boost and a vintage Big Muff Pi for Cliff tones...but if you're gonna go the modern route, I suggest checking out a Bass Big Muff Pi and a Morley Tremonti Power Wah. I have (and use) the Morley Dual Bass Wah, but to my ears, the Tremonti wah gets closer to the sound of the old Power Wah Boost pedals. Good luck in your tone quest!
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    None of the modern pedals sound like the old ones. I've heard the Tremonti is the closest, but not.

    Also, the sweep range on the new stuff isn't nearly as wide as the old ones.

    If you want that tone, find a vintage pwb, there is no substitute.
  4. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    Someguy at the morley help line said that the Tremonti wah is the closest circuit.
  5. ZanaZulu807


    Aug 6, 2007
    I've had the Tremonti wah, it sounded pretty good but I switched it out for the Morley Power Wah Volume which I think is the direct modern equivalent of the old PWB. I also agree that the modern pedals are NOTHING like the old Tel-Ray units, those old beasts are some of the best wahs ever.

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