I have a Bad Horsie and a Bad Horsie 2. They sound OK, but only OK. The reason they stay on my pedalboard is that I like the "instant on" that enables you to insert just a dab of wah without that interruption while you hit the switch on other wahs. Plus the lack of graunchy crackle due to it being optical rather than having a pot is good. As far as I know, they're the only wahs with both those features, but I'd like to be corrected if there's a better sounding wah out there that does the same thing.