“Cliff Burton’s secret weapon, modernized to grow his legacy”: Morley reissues Cliff Burton’s trademark wah fuzz pedal in tribute to the revolutionary Metallica bassist

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For countless musicians, hearing Cliff Burton’s monstrous bass tones on Metallica’s first trio of albums was a game-changer. And now Morley has modernized and reissued Burton’s “secret weapon” fuzz wah whilst bolstering its build with modern features.

Tonally, the Cliff Burton Tribute Series Power Wah Fuzz is a careful recreation of the original 1976 issue pedal and features the same optical circuitry that gave Burton’s pedal its unique flavor. Its fuzz therefore emulates that "old-school ripped speaker sound" of the original, whilst the low sweep of the wah remains unchanged.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.