Anyone have a volume and wah on a pt jr?

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  1. dtfan4ever

    dtfan4ever Member

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    Has anyone managed to cram a volume pedal and wah on a pedaltrain junior? I'd be interested to see pictures please.
     
  2. jazzfromhell

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    Yeah, that'd fit no problem. You can probably squeeze 1 or 2 small pedals on there as well.
     
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    I know it is possible, but I'm curious to see what choices people are making since a wah and volume take up so much space.
     
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    I'm very happy with this little Morley Maverick mini wah - I've owned some TGP fav's and like this one as well as any of 'em. They also make a volume/wah the same size. You could fit two on a top row, probably something else, and still have the bottom row available.

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    I've been very curious about the mini Morleys for some time, but have heard that setting up the volume pedal is a bit tricky.

     
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    I've read that too, but I have no first hand experience. I don't use a wah that often - intentionally - so giving up a fourth of my board didn't make sense. This one is not only small, it's fully optical so I don't have to step on a forward switch and there's no pot to get scratchy. You just step on the treadle and go. If you do a lot of parked wah stuff, you might want to look at another model.

    But aside from the mechanics, I think this one sounds great for R&B rhythm stuff all the way up to over the top gain tones with a fuzz pedal. It's a warm sounding wah, fuzz friendly and has a good range. At the very least, it's worth going down to a shop to see if you dig it.
     
  7. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    just got the maverick wah, and yep you can't do fixed wah tones on it, since it's spring loaded to go back to the heel position.

    the good part - switches on instantly after putting your foot on it and moving the treadle towards the toe, and the throw is very natural with a good wah sweep and tone.

    and it's small. and ZERO NOISE when turning on or off or sweeping or anything. optical=cool!

    the bad part - yeah, can't park it since it's always trying to spring back to the heel, and if you like the heel tones, watch out - heel too far and the wah will think you're done with the wah and will just shut off. nothing worse that going for a muddy doom tone and uh oh, back to your unwahed signal.

    Also, turning on the wah is instant, but turning off the wah takes a heartbeat. i understand why they did that, so you could pump your quick chicka wah porn pumps without having the wah switch off with every pump. however, i also don't like waiting around for the mud wah sound to turn off for a quarter note when i want to rush to my non-wah parts. it's a compromise, and also kinda weird having your last tone be the mud instead of the toe-bright sound (what conventional wahs sound like, since you usually step on the toe hard to click off the switch under a conventional wah).

    also, small thing, but they should have put the on/off LED light on the top left side. reason? most wahs get put on the board on the right since that's where they like to live in the pedalchain order. thus, the LED on the left is closer to your instep and toe and thus you can actually see it. if it's on the right and on your heel, your big ass bellbottoms obscure it and you can't really see it that well.

    so all in all, i think i can live with the quirks. heck, all wahs have quirks, it's just that the scratchiness of my old wah became a dealbreaker since it was getting in the way of the TONE, man. this one doesn't. keeper.
     
  8. Godspeed64

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    Morley Mini Wah/Volume haha. Well the Wah portion isn't that good but I barely use Wah. Mostly use volume (which after adjusting the internal LEDs worked great; the sweep on it is perfect now).
     
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    Oh one more thing - in the heel/default position, it can do a number on the angle of your foot. Foot/ankle/floor=acute angle, it's pretty severe.

    So instead of putting it on my Pedaltrain and hiking it up to the upper level to lessen the angle relative to the floor, i put it on my Pedal Pal instead, which lies flat parallel to the floor. Problem solved.
     
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    Ran this setup for a little while

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    This is a setup I've used in the past. There's a T1M buffer under the board as well. I actually love this as a compact setup that I can use for fly dates or as a small touring board. Count me a fan of the VP Jr. as long as I have a buffer directly in front of it. If I don't have that buffer there, it sounds like muddy poo.

    Oh...and I love the Loop-Master patch bay just above the volume pedal. So handy.

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