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  • NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

    This: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FV500H

    Mainly I wanted the "expression" function to use with my Boss GT-001, but I thought the volume function could be cool too. It works great, but I wasn't prepared for how friggin' gigantic this thing is.

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    That's my AMT Japanese Girl Wah next to it. EVH 5150 distortion in the background.

    Absolutely built like the proverbial tank. Silky smooth. Love the "lower-volume limit knob". (And adjustable action.) Makes a great manual tremolo.

    Did I mention that this thing is huge? This will be fun to play with.

    Artie

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    Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

    I have been looking at wah/volume pedals lately too

    that looks nice
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    • #3
      Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

      Yeah. Can't wait 'til this weekend so I can try it with the GT-001.

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      • #4
        Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

        Just think, you could have bought it from Vertex and paid twice as much!

        A good volume pedal is really fun for swells and the like, and general control of volume.
        Originally posted by crusty philtrum
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        • #5
          Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

          And I forgot to mention one of the coolest things about this pedal. There's a "tuner out" jack on the side, beside the "low volume limit" knob. So you can dial the volume down and still feed the tuner. I love that.

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          • #6
            Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

            Cool, I've seen them on a lot of boards lately. Huge though. Lol
            Oh no.....


            Oh Yeah!

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            • #7
              Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

              Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
              And I forgot to mention one of the coolest things about this pedal. There's a "tuner out" jack on the side, beside the "low volume limit" knob. So you can dial the volume down and still feed the tuner. I love that.
              I don't think you want to do that. It eats up tone quite badly, unless you use tuner with true bypass, in which case the tuner out function becomes quite useless.
              "So understand/Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years/Face up, make your stand/And realize you're living in the golden years"
              Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

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              • #8
                Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                I found mine in the garbage along with an '08 Boss DS1.
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                Organs: 1972-73 Conn 632 "Serenade" analog theater organ, 1967 Hammond H-111 (not sounding but working), '72 Hammond T-524 + my '71 Hammond L-112 across the country.
                Synths: Roland D-20, Kawai K11, Yamaha QS300
                Leslie Cabinets: 1975 Leslie 825 and 1974 Leslie 705.
                Guitars: Monterey Stage Series bitsa, 1991 Charvel CX-291 bitsa, 70s Hondo acoustic and a ton of parts.
                Pedalboard: Home made DJ case thing conversion with a lot of budget pedals on it.
                Amps: Fender Sidekick Reverb 35

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                • #9
                  Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                  people sure seem to throw a lot of stuff out around you...


                  that thing is huge! is it heavy?

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                  • #10
                    Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                    Originally posted by Jacew View Post
                    I don't think you want to do that. It eats up tone quite badly, unless you use tuner with true bypass, in which case the tuner out function becomes quite useless.
                    Interesting. I'll have to check that out. Thanks for that info.

                    Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                    that thing is huge! is it heavy?
                    About the same, maybe a bit less, than my Twin Tube Classic. Must be aluminum.

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                    • #11
                      Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                      I'm off this w/e...

                      "Scalloped & Stickered"
                      A Colled One & A Rold One!!!

                      RIP My Beloved Sleepy Flower

                      https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...t-67-Of-Myself

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                      • #12
                        Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                        Originally posted by Rand-O-Monium View Post
                        I'm off this w/e...

                        Saturday, not!
                        Sunday, yes.

                        Maybe we can squeeze in some jam time.

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                        • #13
                          Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                          Originally posted by Jacew View Post
                          I don't think you want to do that. It eats up tone quite badly, unless you use tuner with true bypass, in which case the tuner out function becomes quite useless.
                          Are you referring to Volume pedals with Tuner outs in general or the Boss pedal?

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                          • #14
                            Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                            the tuner out should be out of the main signal chain so not sure how it will adversely effect tone. all boss stuff is buffered anyway (although admittedly i dont like the buffer all that much and keep boss pedals in a bypass loop)

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                            • #15
                              Re: NPD: Boss FV-500H volume/expression pedal.

                              Looks like the accelerator pedal from a city transit bus. You might make some money on the side picking up passengers.

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