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Glenn Taylor


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Denver, CO, USA
Post  Posted 26 Apr 2016 2:06 pm    
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Several years ago after I'd built a few pedal steel guitars, making them smaller and lighter, I got to thinking about volume pedals: do they have to be so large? How small could a volume pedal and still be functional? So I built a small pedal that soon became my volume pedal of choice. Other musicians have asked me about them and wondered if I would build more. Finally I have. Here they are, hand built in Denver.
2" X 6" X 1 5/8"
500 Kohm Dunlop 'superpot' potentiometer
tuner out





$135. free shipping

more information: https://glenntaylormusic.us/

You can order from reverb.com:
https://reverb.com/item/4390294-moyo-mini-volume-pedal


I'm also building an expression pedal:
Just one jack (1/4" tip-ring-sleeve)

order at https://reverb.com/item/16629808-moyo-expression-pedal


Last edited by Glenn Taylor on 11 Jan 2019 7:07 am; edited 10 times in total
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John Booth


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Columbus Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 26 Apr 2016 5:24 pm    
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Is that a trim om the left front?
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DG Whitley


Post  Posted 27 Apr 2016 4:20 am    
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Just looks like a screw to me but what do I know?
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Glenn Taylor


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Denver, CO, USA
Post  Posted 27 Apr 2016 9:03 am    
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that is the end of the potentiometer shaft
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2016 3:55 am    
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Sweet! Winking
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2016 5:34 am    
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Nice looking pedal. It might be nice to have a "reference" photo with the pedal next to another item of known size (e.g. pencil, golfball or another VP).

I know you list the the dimensions, but,.........." a picture's worth a thousand words".
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Glenn Taylor


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Denver, CO, USA
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2016 8:31 am    
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Great idea Tony, thank you! Here's the Moyo volume pedal next to a Hilton low-profile pedal.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 29 Apr 2016 4:49 am    
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The works are nice and compact on the inside. Makes sense; I like it. (I use one about that size, but not as good-looking.)
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post  Posted 29 Apr 2016 5:27 am    
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Wow the size difference is dramatic. Is the height similarly low as compared to the Hilton?
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Glenn Taylor


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Denver, CO, USA
Post  Posted 29 Apr 2016 6:15 am    
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here's your 1000 words: Moyo height is about 3/8" less than the Hilton low-profile.

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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 29 Apr 2016 6:26 am    
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This is very cool, Glenn.

Did you find a learning (or a 'getting used to') curve? I've been using standard Goodrich for a couple dozen years so it's totally my norm.
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Glenn Taylor


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Denver, CO, USA
Post  Posted 29 Apr 2016 6:54 am    
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My first volume pedal was a goodrich, which I still have (for the past several years with the dunlop pot). I've had 4 or 5 different volume pedals thru the years, and I've never had trouble getting used to different ones. I've tended to grab whichever one was handy, leaving a rig set up for practice, etc.
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Glenn Demichele


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(20mi N of) Chicago Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 3 May 2016 10:27 am    
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I just got one. It's cooler than it looks in the pictures. Surprisingly heavy and rugged, and opens up lots of room in my pack a seat and on the floor.

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Geoff Cline


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Southwest France
Post  Posted 11 May 2016 10:13 am    
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Just installed Glenn's pedal on my new pedalboard. LOVE THIS. Form, function, size, aesthetic, quality...are all stellar. Photos to follow.

Kudos Glenn.
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post  Posted 13 May 2016 10:07 am     today
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Got mine today. I will use it mainly for guitar. I will stick to my Telonics for steel.
Ge
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Tommy Auldridge


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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 14 May 2016 3:19 am     I want one....
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I sent Glen a p.m. and I'm just waiting for a reply. This should work out good, because my main Emmons p/p has 10 floor pedals, so the extra space will be nice. I hope it's easy to replace the pot when needed. Tommy......
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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh (deceased)
Post  Posted 17 May 2016 12:36 pm    
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Glenn, I did a search but could not find the price for your pedal, so how much is it? Thx, steve t
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Tommy Auldridge


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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 17 May 2016 2:32 pm     Price
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Steve: I just ordered one. If you use paypal, it's $165 shipped in the U.S. Check or money order, it's $160 shipped in the U.S.
Tommy......
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 18 May 2016 3:26 pm    
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Just got mine. It's a nice pedal. Has the familiar feel of a good string-driven pedal (which is what I like). Even with the provided pictures, I was not prepared for how small this thing is. Truly compact. Good job, Glenn!
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chris ivey


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california - r.i.p.
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2016 1:40 pm    
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interestingly enough, the comparison shots make the normal sized pedal look monsterous and ugly!
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2016 1:51 pm    
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Even with the pictures above, I wasn't prepared for how freakishly small it is. Under a bare foot (which I never do) it would probably be a problem. Under a regular shoe sole, it took me all of 30 seconds to forget that it was any different from the Goodrich.
This was a whim purchase for the occasions where it is an advantage to be able to travel ultra mini or to stash a spare. The most informative part of my review would be that it's not something that takes any special getting used to.



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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2016 1:51 pm    
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Not sure how well my size 14 would sit on a pedal like that.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2016 2:08 pm    
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Granted, Ken, there's a difference between that and my 9 1/2, but unless you are wearing flipflops, my foot just doesn't notice that it's hanging off the pedal.
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Jerry Gleason


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Eugene, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2016 1:09 am    
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I like this pedal. It saves so much space in my seat or whatever I'm carrying my stuff in. Actually fits in my shirt pocket. Another plus for me is that I like to play a console steel standing up, and I find this pedal much more comfortable to use while standing than my full size pedals. My size 10 shoe has no problem with it.
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David Nugent


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Gum Spring, Va.
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2016 3:50 am    
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May be the angle of the photo, but it appears that the end of the pot shaft slides into a bushing in the frame.
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