52 pedals, week 43—Morley Mark Tremonti Wah

Wah pedals. There’s a pedal type I have not written a lot about in this series of 52 pedals. The main reason for that is that I don’t have a great deal of experience with wah pedals. Nor do I expect a lot from them. I want a wah pedal to enhance the guitar sound. I want it to be on when I want to use it and off when I don’t want to use it. If it can help a lead guitarist boost his or her solo work at appropriate times—and only at appropriate times—then all the better. The Morley Mark Tremonti Wah pedal seems to do all of that while delivering a purely metal appearance at the same time. Bonus points for \m/

If you’re unfamiliar with Mark Tremonti, then I fear you have no interest in guitar and/or you’ve been living in a cave for the last 20 or so years. Mark Tremonti is the guitarist responsible for the riffage that has come from the bands Creed, Alter Bridge and the Mark Tremonti Band. The last one is pretty obvious.

If you’ve followed Mark’s career at all you’d know he’s partial to the wah pedal. And he knows how to use it effectively. It therefore makes sense that his signature model wah is an impressive one. Nothing says impressive like a list. Well, other than the word impressive I suppose.

  • 20dB boost
  • Potless (the pedal is on when you step on it and off when you step off it)
  • Effective with clean and overdriven tones

That’s all you need to know really. It’s simple and does what it needs to do. Check this example of the pedal in use on clean and overdriven tones.

Nice right? There’s also another video by Morley on the official website for this pedal. There’s a link above if you missed it earlier. The pedal rocks—literally … it’s how wah pedals work. I want one.

Watch Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti perform a friendly guitar battle below. You’ll see and hear some impressive wah action there.

I really need to practice on the guitar a lot more.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar pedal. I have not experienced first-hand the sound or effects of this guitar pedal. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

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