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Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal  

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The Morley Little Alligator is a better volume pedal, equipped with Morley's electro-optical circuitry to ensure noise-free, super-dependable operation. The consistently smooth audio taper is set to S... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Morley Little Alligator is a better volume pedal, equipped with Morley's electro-optical circuitry to ensure noise-free, super-dependable operation. The consistently smooth audio taper is set to Steve's painstaking specifications. A minimum volume knob allows a smooth transition between rhythm and lead volumes. Easy-access battery compartment and 'gator green LED indicator.

Features
  • Electro-optical circuitry ensures noise-free operation
  • Audio taper set to Steve Vai's specs
  • Minimum volume knob provides smooth transition between rhythm and lead volumes
  • Easy-access battery compartment
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MorleyLittle Alligator Volume Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you don't have a soundman.

This unit has proven very useful as a volume boost. With it's minimum volume setting, I've been able to back off the volume during the rhythm/vocal parts of a song, while cranking...Read complete review

This unit has proven very useful as a volume boost. With it's minimum volume setting, I've been able to back off the volume during the rhythm/vocal parts of a song, while cranking up the volume on leads & intros. The Lil Alligator has really added to the dynamics of my playing, all without affecting my tone. My guitar cuts through the mix when necessary, and blends in with the band the rest of the time. HOWEVER, the trick here is to run the volume pedal in your amps effects loop. Otherwise, this jewel will do nothing more than emulate the volume knob on your guitar and you will definitely notice a lack of gain & tone in your sound. The 5 Star rating is conditional on the effects loop.

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Inconsistant

I own three of these pedals, each one different in cosmetics. I run one of these pedals through my effects loop as a rhythm/lead boost. The oldest one worked great until it...Read complete review

I own three of these pedals, each one different in cosmetics. I run one of these pedals through my effects loop as a rhythm/lead boost. The oldest one worked great until it saw too much stage usage and was starting to go out on me. The next one had a different volume taper and had too much volume boost even when the knob was turned all the way. I had to put rubber feet under the back edge of the pedal to lesson the range to make it work for me. I later bought a third one as a backup and the same problem from the second one was amplified even worse, so bad that I can't even use it. I am currently in search of a better built, more consistant volume pedal.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best volume pedal available

By Steve

from Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clean
  • Good Size
  • Solid Build

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

      A solidly build, clean sounding volume pedal. I now have two, one on my studio board and one on mobile rig. Love the silent, optical operation as well as the size of the pedal itself. I've owned volumes with the string/pot design but they always end up becomming scratchy over time. For clean swells and sensitive movements this is the one. The volume knob also allows the user to set a minimum volume when heeled down which workes great with setting a cleaner tone with hotter driven amps.

      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      volume pedal

      By jerry

      from new york

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Pedal Did Not Work Return

        Best Uses

          Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

          the pedal didn't work. I sent it back

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works great for me!

          By The Navigator

          from Tampa Bay, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            I bought this pedal in 2005 as an alternative to the Ernie Ball volume pedal which broke when my bass player accidentaly stepped on it the wrong way (the poor pedal was in pieces). So, I gave this one a try. I have not experienced the degradation of tone that others have and the pedal works great for volume swells in my experience. I am not sure how others hook theirs up but I run mine through the effects loop along with my digital delay, chorus and metal distortion. Everything works as I want. I don't use it as the last in line either ... my delay pedal is last in line. No signal loss, tonal degradation or over amplification. Works like a charm. Also, this thing is built like a freakin tank! It might actually survive a nuclear explosion. Not going to test that theory.

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Inconsistant

            By BillBrutal

            from New Orleans

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            I own three of these pedals, each one different in cosmetics. I run one of these pedals through my effects loop as a rhythm/lead boost. The oldest one worked great until it saw too much stage usage and was starting to go out on me. The next one had a different volume taper and had too much volume boost even when the knob was turned all the way. I had to put rubber feet under the back edge of the pedal to lesson the range to make it work for me. I later bought a third one as a backup and the same problem from the second one was amplified even worse, so bad that I can't even use it. I am currently in search of a better built, more consistant volume pedal.

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            definitely a great price!

            By LP 52

            from Monticello, GA

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            i've owned this pedal for a little more than a year now. it was a great addition to my pedal board. i usually leave it wide open otherwise it slightly takes away the tone of my guitar. i like to use it for fading in notes when doing solo songs like steve vai does on "whispering a prayer". the only problem i have is that it's not the best pedal for doing volume swells but i don't do that very often. this pedal is definitely a great buy if you're looking for something that won't make you go bankrupt. buy it now!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Little Alligator

            By HNI1JmNLZ

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            I bought this pedal used about a month ago and I'm not disapointed, but I'm also not in love with it. My intentions were to use it as a slight volume boost for leads and leave it down for rythms. Well the boost was alot more slight than I thought. I leave the minimum volume knob at about 10-11 o'clock and that helps a little bit. If you are looking for a volume pedal that allows you to get really good volume swells and all that, this is most likely not the pedal you are looking for.Overall it's built tough but it's not the greatest volume pedal you can buy. I would not buy this new! Save your pennies and get something better.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Annicka_Guitarist

            from Songtan, South Korea

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            I just bought this pedal a little over a week ago, and finally it came in the mail today (I'm currently living in South Korea). When I first took it out of the package, I was impressed with the sheer quality of the metal casing. This thing is built to last. It's a little heavy and bulky, but not to the point where it would become a chore to move around. The grip on the footpedal is perfect if you're like me and you tend to move around a lot when you play. I tested how easy it was for your foot to slip and for you to accidentally kill your set volume, and you'd pretty much have to fall on it for that to happen. The pedal itself is very sturdy, and it doesn't move until you want it to. I was anxious all day at work to try it out, and was excited to finally get the opportunity to plug it in and give it a whirl. Simply put, it does its job extremely well. Make you sure put it as the last pedal in your chain out to your amp so that it doesn't interfere with your gain. The minimum volume feature is extremely handy for ensuring you're never too quiet, and even while running some crushing low-end distortion through my ML-2 Metal Core pedal, it gave me dead silence when I put it to the upright position. Well worth the money if you're looking for durability and quality.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple but amazing

            By LuthFx

            from Conway, AR

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            I'll get right to the point:Personally, I enjoy using it. It's got a wonderful transition from a dead-silence to the full volume you would expect. It's built with a hard metal case so you could throw a brick at it and the most it would do is scratch the paint. I've owned this pedal for alittle over 2 years (perhaps longer, I forget) and my only complaint -sadly- is that you have to basically put some of your weight on the heel of the foot pedal to get it to stay in place. And even then it depresses back down.

             
            5.0

            Indestructable

            By Rock4Ever415

            from Houston, TX

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            Awesome volume pedal, it does it's job well and is built to last. All optical means there are no wires or pots to go out on you. I will keep this pedal forever.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An Excellent Pedal

            By DeepForestGreen

            from Dallas

            Comments about Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal:

            This volume pedal is flawless and built like a tank. No one seems to have problems with the electronics and it's tough construction should last as long as I keep playing. I use it for a volume cut, I raise the minimum volume about halfway so I can easily drop my volume for soft parts of the song. Works great, never had a problem. Needs to be the LAST pedal going into the amp so it won't interfere with your gain.

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