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Problem with the sound? Or is it?

When i push the pedal all the way down it sounds exactly the same when not using the pedal at all. I'm just wondering that is my pedal somehow broken or is it just how the pedal is supposed to be like? I'd like an answer so i won't return this to the shop if it's how it should be. Please help me. :)

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  • tembsi644 Jul 30, 2009

    Thank you for answering so quickly PolyrhythmFX. And the answer to all of your questions is ''yes''. But I still find it somehow weird... The sound doesn't actually change straight away when I press the pedal down, and the sound has this kind of a ''stair'' in it. You know what i mean? It kind of like jumps into the wah in certain position and when I push it all the way down the wah disappears, so is it supposed to be like that? Also if I press it somewhat fast into the toe-down position the voice just gives the wah sound in the ''stair position'', which I just tried to describe. Also, is the left LED supposed to light up when you turn the WAH into WOW? It doesn't in my pedal. I think the WOW is rather useless tho, atleast in mine it doesn't actually even hit in and change the voice. :(

  • tembsi644 Jul 30, 2009

    Thank you for answering so quickly PolyrhythmFX. And the answer to all of your questions is ''yes''. But I still find it somehow weird... The sound doesn't actually change straight away when I press the pedal down, and the sound has this kind of a ''stair'' in it. You know what i mean? It kind of like jumps into the wah in certain position and when I push it all the way down the wah disappears, so is it supposed to be like that? Also if I press it somewhat fast into the toe-down position the voice just gives the wah sound in the ''stair position'', which I just tried to describe. Also, is the left LED supposed to light up when you turn the WAH into WOW? It doesn't in my pedal. I think the WOW is rather useless tho, atleast in mine it doesn't actually even hit in and change the voice. :(

  • tembsi644 Aug 04, 2009

    Thanks a lot for your help. I will send it to repair. Once again, thank you for your help.

    Peace out.

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I have this exact pedal. The sound should change as soon as you start pressing it down. With a wah, the frequencies are low at the heel down position and steadily change to a treble higher sound when in the toe-down position. Does the LED on the right side of the pedal come on when you press down? Are you using a fresh battery or a power supply with enough current? Is the "loudness" knob effecting the tone when turned up? If the answer to all of these questions is yes...then I would return it for a new one or send it to Morley for repair. They are nice sounding pedals. The problem could ultimately lie in the optical sensor that controls the wah effect.

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    PolyrhythmFX Aug 03, 2009

    Listen to some video and audio clips on youtube of wah pedals. I take it you are not real familiar with this type of effect. The bass frequencies will show through the most when the pedal is just pressed down a little. As you push further it will gradually change to a treble sound. Depending on the amp you're using, it can be dificult for the wah effect to break through. Wah pedals sound better with cleaner tones and you should not get the "stair" effect you are describing. You may get the "stair" effect when you are using a lot of distortion. The LED on the left of the pedal above the switch should light up when you engage the "wow" voicing.

    You could either send it to Morley for repair or to me. Something is not quite right with your wah pedal. Not sure what warranty a Morley carries. But I am confident I can fix it.

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