Morley - Power Wah Fuzz

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My first pedal was a Morley Power Wah Fuzz - anyone done anything with the Fuzz circuit or know what its like ???

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There´s a sucker born every minute - and too many of them end up in the bootweak pedal biz.

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analogguru wrote:Do you mean this one?:
http://www.morleypedals.com/pwfes.pdf

More info here:
http://www.morleypedals.com/downloads2.html

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YEs that one -thanks AG,,,
tho I see it was revised in 81 , anyway to find out what the revisions were ???

Does the fuzz circuit look familiar ??

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Does the fuzz circuit look familiar ??
Sh*t, somebody stole my idea.... :cry: And I thought that I could become rich by making fuzz-faces-clones with a Big-muff tone-control....

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I now got 2 of these puppies in here for some 110 -> 220 conversion and both don't follow that schematic..........

I'll post some pics / schematic later!
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OK, here are the schematics + pics

No. 1; # 61042
Inside pic

Schematic
PSU

No. 2; # 63162
Inside pic

Schematic
PSU
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Yo

The wah is great on bass. The fuzz is horrible. The power wah boost is waaay better. Too bad mine was stolen. I got the power wah fuzz thinking it would be a suitable replacement. The fuzz is indistinct and lacks gain. Thumbs down.

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Solidhex wrote:Yo

The wah is great on bass. The fuzz is horrible. The power wah boost is waaay better. Too bad mine was stolen. I got the power wah fuzz thinking it would be a suitable replacement. The fuzz is indistinct and lacks gain. Thumbs down.

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Mwa, I dunno. I had both and as the PWB is nice, the boost function is just too much; too much volume! The wah is nice yes!

The fuzz is a weird one; I have two now. A third one is coming this way as it is not functioning normal. I must say that both of the units that are here sound COMPLETELY different. One has a very nice fuzz, the other one has a very bad fuzz........ weird.
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Post by Bernardduur »

# 3 is in!

#189664
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PSU
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Post by jazzfuzz »

hi my morley power fuzz wah is serial 62162 and the inside looks like "No. 2; # 63162". you previously wrote that one sound better than the other. which one of yours sounds the best?

with mine, when the fuzz alone is engaged, the volume is low but when i engage the wah, the fuzz volume jumps up. basically fuzz alone is unusable due to thin sound. i am curious, does your "No. 2; # 63162" have the same problem?

thanks!

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Post by jazzfuzz »

also mine and your #2 has a trim pot inside. it does not seem to do much what is that for?

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Hey guys. I have a very neglected power wah boost a friend gave me. I had the idea to perfboard the boost section, using any salvageable parts from the original. My concern would be in bringing down the supply voltage. I know it would definitely reduce headroom, but would that be the worst thing? Previously in this thread Bernardduur wrote that his had way too much boost. I've built an LPB-2 from my friend's original. It got dirty fast, and I thought it sounded like shit. I built Jack Orman's mini booster which I dig a lot. A little dirty with your guitar volume open all the way, but as the boutique makers say, "It cleans up well with the volume knob". Heh. I'm gonna try the 2SK117's on the mini booster when they arrive in my mailbox. Until then I wanted to experiment. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm not going to bother tracing the schematic from my pedal, which appears to be an earlier version compared to what was pictured in this thread already. I was using the schematic from here.

http://www.morleypedals.com/downloads2.html

I want to bring the PSU down to a lower, more modern pedal voltage rating. I don't want to build a boost pedal with a tranny in it.

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Post by GT47 »

Guys I have to resurrect old threads, but Analogguru, were you saying that the Morley Power Wah Fuzz's fuzz circuit is similar to a Fuzz Face? I'm like one of the previouys posters on this thread, I quite like the fuzz my Morley Power Wah Fuzz has, and was wondering if I could get a similar fuzz sound through a standalone peda. tHANKS IN ADVANC GUYS!
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Oops I meant "hate to resurrect", but "have" works also. :)

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Post by Manfred »

Here the verfied Schematic of my Morley PWF 66770
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Here the inside of the PWF #66770
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Manfred wrote:Here the verfied Schematic of my Morley PWF 66770
Man, just what i been looking for, thank you so much, does it works? im making a PCB layout of this pedal

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Post by pinkjimiphoton »

little different from a fuzzface with tone control...more like a tonebender with a big muff tone control and diode clipping, innit?
not really, even there.
subtly different, way more parts.
i've had 4 or 5 of these over the years, when i need money they usually go quick. ;)

every single one sounded different. i just picked up a pwb, figured i'd look at the schematic to see if i could add the fuzz to it easily (the later slimline pedals seem to share the same pcb, unlike these old tel rays) but completely different circuits.

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