NAMM 2020: Morley has previewed three new Wah pedals for its 20/20 line: the Power Fuzz Wah, Lead Wah and Distortion Wah. These pedals join the Wah Lock, Wah Boost, Lead Wah and Volume Plus, Bad Horsie Wah, Power Wah and Power Wah Volume that were released into the 20/20 range last year. The new pedals feature pedalboard-friendly enclosures, each wah also boasts Morley’s popular optical circuitry, glow-in-the-dark details and a new buffer, which is designed to mitigate volume loss caused by signal chain issues or long cables.
Take a look at Pete from Morley talking about the new pedals in the video above, or read on for some more details.
Morley Distortion Wah, Lead Wah and Power Fuzz Wah
The Distortion Wah features Morley’s classic switchless wah technology, but also comes with an in-built overdrive/distortion circuit. The Lead Wah is also aimed at those who want to Wah at higher gain levels, being voiced more for high-gain guitar solos than other wahs, preserving your mix-cutting tone when engaged. The Power Fuzz Wah updates its Classic predecessor to the new smaller enclosure, providing a hefty-yet-defined-fuzz edge to your wah tone.
Morley Wah Lock, Lead Wah, Wah Boost, and Volume Plus
The Wah Lock comes with a useful ‘wah-lock’ mode that emulates the classic ‘cocked wah’ sound. An additional third mode called ‘Whoa’ allows you to tailor the envelope for a more vocal-like wah sound.
The Wah Boost and Lead Wah are designed to punch through a band mix during live performances.The former packs a +20dB clean boost and pronounced mids, while the latter is tailored for players who favour hi-gain distortion tones.
Meanwhile, Morley’s Volume Plus takes up optical circuitry, replacing outmoded pots and rope for noise-free volume swells. Its ‘Minimal Volume’ control also allows the user to perform tremolo-like sounds.
Bad Horsie Wah, Power Wah, and Power Wah Volume
The Bad Horsie Wah’s specs are informed by the Bad Horsie II. This model comes with two wah modes – Bad Horsie and Contour Wah – that you can toggle via an onboard footswitch. The Power Wah and Power Wah Volume each pack a 20dB wah boost, with the latter offering additional volume pedal capabilities.
Rounding out the wahs’ features are silent switching – to prevent pops and bleeds – as well as glow-in-the-dark details that come in handy on dark stages.
More info at morleyproducts.com.