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    So, as stated in a previous post, havent owned a pedal since DOD were the cheap go to thing, until today, picked up a Morley Classic Wah pedal today. Have gotten back into playing more and thought, well time to get something fun to play with through my Jubilee.

    Might be one of the biggest dumbass questions asked but should I run it into the front of the Marshall or through the effects loop?
    1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
    Jackson Soloist 7 string
    ESP LTD M-400
    Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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    Re: Pedal noob question

    What kind of music. What kind of sounds do you like? What artists do you want to play in the vein of?
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    • #3
      Re: Pedal noob question

      Wah in front.

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      • #4
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        Wah traditionally goes in front but try it both was and see which way works best for you.


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          Ok, mainly listen to 70s to present hard rock and that can be from KISS to Godsmack and Slipknot. Not really trying for anyone's sound in particular. What Im hearing in my mind is using the wah more as a filter that working the pedal, getting that nasally, raw snarl. Now that doesnt mean I wont play with the pedal and use it as its traditionally used.
          1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
          Jackson Soloist 7 string
          ESP LTD M-400
          Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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          • #6
            Re: Pedal noob question

            Well, if you get dirt from your amp, it’s like putting it after an OD pedal, so this should help:

            https://youtu.be/TT-vDDYx4aM

            In my case wah is first in the chain.

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            • #7
              Re: Pedal noob question

              Guitar into Wah into OD/Distortion then to front of amp gives me the most pleasing sound. Modulation pedals go through the FX Loop. Don't have a Compression pedal yet, but when I get one, it will be either before or after the Wah. I'll test it out when I get it.

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              • #8
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                Thought it went in front, but for some reason, I started questioning my sanity.

                Like I said, this is my first trip down the pedal road in many moons. Next on the list will be a delay pedal, but for now, Ill play with the wah and see where I go from there.
                1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                Jackson Soloist 7 string
                ESP LTD M-400
                Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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                • #9
                  Re: Pedal noob question

                  Wah in front, delay in the loop.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pedal noob question

                    Usually it is the 1st or 2nd pedal out front, too.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Pedal noob question

                      Thanks guys, any tips or secrets to using the pedal I should know?
                      1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                      Jackson Soloist 7 string
                      ESP LTD M-400
                      Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pedal noob question

                        Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                        Usually it is the 1st or 2nd pedal out front, too.
                        Mine is the last pedal in my chain.


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                        • #13
                          Re: Pedal noob question

                          Originally posted by Hsb View Post
                          Thanks guys, any tips or secrets to using the pedal I should know?
                          Is it one of those Morley that has the on toggle on the side? Does the pedal return to the up position by the spring? Are there any other controls? I think all Morleys are optical wahs so there is no pot involved like in other pedals. So using it like a cocked wah might be difficult since the pedal returns to the up position. Maybe someone else can tell if there is secret screw with you can fine tune the pedal or some other way.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pedal noob question

                            Originally posted by Hsb View Post
                            Thanks guys, any tips or secrets to using the pedal I should know?
                            Not really, just play it (a lot) to get your own feel.

                            If you’re after those 70s classic tones, keep in mind that - though we have endless switching, looping and everything else options these days, back then it was more often than not a case of sticking it all in a single line into the front of the amp.

                            So, as you experiment, take that as your starting point and then experiment to find what feels/sounds good and inspires your playing.

                            Don’t overthink, just play and LEARN!


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                            • #15
                              Re: Pedal noob question

                              Originally posted by Lovegun View Post
                              Is it one of those Morley that has the on toggle on the side? Does the pedal return to the up position by the spring? Are there any other controls? I think all Morleys are optical wahs so there is no pot involved like in other pedals. So using it like a cocked wah might be difficult since the pedal returns to the up position. Maybe someone else can tell if there is secret screw with you can fine tune the pedal or some other way.
                              No there is only the on/off button and the pedal itself. There isnt a spring in it so it does stay in position when I,take my foot off of it, so I do get that cocked wah sound.

                              Guess this just means Ihave to spend more time playing, darn, such,a terrible prediciment Im in.
                              1994 Ibanez IC500 Iceman reissue
                              Jackson Soloist 7 string
                              ESP LTD M-400
                              Original Marshall Silver Jubilee 2553

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