June 22nd, 2012, 01:18 AM
After selling my EB JR Volume Pedal, I determined that I actually need a volume pedal after all. :lol: But due to tone suck of the EB especially with the tuner out, I guess I don't see myself purchasing the same pedal again and I don't know anybody here than can MOD the buffer of this pedal. Anyhow, I wonder if you guys has any experience with these pedals -->
Dunlop DVP-1 - http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/dvp1-volume-pedal
Mini Morley Wah/ Volume - http://www.morleypedals.com/dmwv.html
I'm more leaning towards with the Morley due to the small size and added wah function. Though the Dunlop seems to be more sturdy.. I wonder how's the bypass with these. Are there any other cheaper volume pedals that is good for those ambient swelling riffs?
June 22nd, 2012, 03:55 AM
Not to muddy the water, but look into the Boss FV500 line. Best mass market volume pedals out there, IMHO.
I've never used any volume pedal where the tuner out isn't dreadful.
June 22nd, 2012, 06:57 AM
If you want the minimum in tone suck, go with an active pedal (one that requires power). My recommendation is the George Dennis GD010 or GD020. They are a bit pricey, but they have that small footprint, and when Guitar Player did a volume pedal shootout several years ago they lauded its clear, uncolored tone and its smooth taper from silent to full volume.
I've been using a Boss PV-1 for over 30 years. It's big, and I've had to repair it several times, but it is absolutely clear at every level, the taper is very smooth, and it will never make scratchy noises. Plus, it has the capacity to boost the max level signal if I need it. They have been out of production for decades.
June 23rd, 2012, 10:40 AM
Thanks guys... any other inputs? :)
June 24th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Morley electro-optical pedals *used to* have issues with the full volume not being "full" but it was a while ago. You might want to check on that, though.
I used to use an old BOSS FV-100, then a Goodrich volume pedal. I was happy with both of them.
June 24th, 2012, 09:43 PM
I recently went through a big research project to find the volume pedal that wouldn't suck my tone. I learned a number of things -- if you have low inductance pickups, you are relatively safe. You also do want an active pedal with high impedance. I wound up buying a Morley Little Alligator and I am quite happy with it. See also this thread (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/stomp-box/323985-buffers-tone.html#post4253311).