Plugging two axes into two amps was straightforward enough and the pedal powered up just fine with a standard BOSS 9V adapter. The true bypass design allowed for some signal loading, but nothing considered a deal breaker. Remember, even with short lengths, you’re likely dealing with at least 40 feet of cable, offering plenty of opportunity for some high-end loss.
Another gripe was noise – if your current rig is noisy, the Quad just brings more beer to the party. [Morley responds: Hooking multiple amps together via any switching device can commonly create a ground loop. This is a byproduct of the combined amp grounds, not the switching device. Ground hum can be removed using an Ebtech Hum X.] The hum was badenough that I installed a 9V after a hard-won battle prying the powder- coated case apart. Someone at Morley must’ve had a battery fall out of a vintage Clyde McCoy wah because battery access was needlessly difficult. And no, the hum didn’t lessen with internal power – it was still my dragon to chase. Provided the Quad Box suits your specific switching needs – and you have your ground issues sorted – you really can’t go wrong for the price.
MSRP $139 - Morley Pedals - morleypedals.com
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