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John Russell


From:
Austin, Texas
Post Posted 10 Jan 2017 2:51 pm     Reply with quote

Am I the only guy using this pedal? I've been using a Boss FV 500H for five years or so and have had no trouble. It features a crank-type device instead of a string or electronic thing. I'd be interested to see if anyone else likes these. The cost was about $95
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Georg Sørtun


From:
Mandal, VA, Norway & Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
Post Posted 10 Jan 2017 4:27 pm     Reply with quote

I have used the BOSS FV-500L for a few years, until the screws holding the moving part to the axle broke off so it won't stay in position. Haven't bothered to repair it (yet), so I replaced it with the smaller FV50L.

I always use a buffer-amp, so I prefer the low res (50K) variants of these VPs.

I have a Goodrich and a couple of other dedicated steel VPs, but like the BOSS VPs better - despite the jacks being on the front-side Smile
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John Russell


From:
Austin, Texas
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 7:14 am     Reply with quote

It's built like a tank. I had one small problem a couple of years ago that was easily fixed. I don't like the input jacks on the front but solved it by raising my pedal rack about 1/2" off the floor--the cords can pass under. If it ever died, I gladly buy another one. I spent many years babysitting Ernie Ball and Goodrich pedals. If I had a real job, maybe I'd buy one of the high-tech electronic pedals. I'm a musician.

I guess I'm sort of a Boss/Roland guy. I love my Cube 80 and use the GE-7 and the RV-3 Delay/Reverb. If they built a pedal steel, I'd probably use it.
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 7:53 am     Reply with quote

Seems like there's plenty of space inside to move just the input and output jacks to the right side of pedal. Has anyone looked at that?
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2017 7:56 am     Reply with quote

See mod article below:

https://www.vertexeffects.com/blog/DIY-Volume-Pedal-Mod-Boss-FV500H-Mono

https://www.vertexeffects.com/mono-volume-pedal


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