Big, black and blocky, Morley wah pedals are known for their utilitarian, no-nonsense aesthetics. That’s changed with the maiden batch of the brand’s Custom Shop wahs: the Mini Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah, Mini George Lynch Dragon 2 Wah, and Mini Kiko Loureiro Switchless Wah.
All three units are hand-built in the US and are essentially miniaturized versions of the original artist pedals, but with one difference: They look rad. Colorful, psychedelic graphics emblazon the enclosures, from the tribal patterns on Loureiro’s wah to the ’80s-inspired tiger stripes on Lynch’s to our favorite, Vai’s lurid, graffiti-esque artwork. Which, surprisingly enough, the shred guitarist illustrated himself.
Inside their 6.8-inch-long and 4.5-inch-wide chassis, however, are the same features and functions of their bigger siblings. The Lynch pedal packs in an overdrive, the Loureiro one boasts a switchless design, and the Vai model has two modes: ‘regular’ and Contour, the latter of which allows you to tweak the wah frequency and level.
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