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Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal

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Control your volume levels with exacting precision with this Dunlop Volume Pedal.

The Dunlop DVP1 volume guitar effects pedal features a patent pending Steel Band Drive that creates a low-friction environment with no strings or ratchet gears attached. This allows you to achieve thick, luscious volume swells in one smooth motion without the fear of breaking. With fully adjustable tension and high-quality low-noise electronic components, the sound is as clean and transparent as the feel is smooth. Housed in a lightweight but durable aluminum chassis, the volume pedal features a rocker pedal that is slightly curved for ergonomics, with an aggressive non-slip tread that keeps your foot firmly in place.

FEATURES
  • Input jack
  • Output jack
  • Tuner jack

Crank it up with this rugged volume pedal. Own it today.

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DunlopDVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic Pedal

By Brainiac

from Up north

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Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've tried numerous pedals including Korg, Yamaha, Boss, Ernie Ball and others. this pedal is great. Zero coloration of your tone. It goes just as well at the beginning as the end of the signal chain so you can forget all that ernie ball marketing spoo about active and passive. It's extremely gig worthy (so far after two months). If you have a guitar, regardless of the number of pedals this is for you.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome pedal

By nmr711

from boston

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

I had held back on buying a volume pedal for a while since the most popular ernie ball one was string-operated...and from what I've seen, easily breaks. When this dunlop came out and I read a few favorable reviews, I quickly picked it up. First off, this pedal is pretty huge (larger than a crybaby). But it's construction is extremely solid and seems pretty indestructible. This pedal has a lot of travel, and the screwdriver-adjustable tension is an awesome feature. Of course, most importantly, it SOUNDS great...amazing for violining and swells, etc. I'd recommend it to anyone.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal

By matt wellendorf

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

Love the adjustable tension, built like a tank, does not color tone. Need I say more?

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth, solid and works like it should

By G-t.tjz

from Monrovia, California

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

It's a Dunlop so it works as expected. Input, output and tuner out jacks in the front. Heavy construction with good shielding, plenty of pedal travel with a smooth action and adjustable torque. It has a 250K sealed, audio (log) taper pot. The volume increases evenly throughout most of the pedal travel with a slightly faster swell at the very end - a typical response for a passive, audio taper pot. The pedal is sonically transparent. It doesn't color my sound at all. The steel band drive is smooth and appears robust but it's a new design. I hope it lasts.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Satisfied

By TheJaplace

from Tucson, AZ

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Pros

  • Boosts Clarity
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Shiny

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Doesn't Do My Homework

Best Uses

  • Church services
  • Home Studio

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

Makes life easier when it comes to volume control.
Researched dozens of volumes pedals from Ernie Ball to Morley, and this one stuck out to me.

I see now why it had such positive reviews.

So far, I am very satisfied. And it seemed to "clean" up my channel, as well as obviously giving me much more controlled control of my overall volume.

Does what it says, what else can you ask for?

(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound tool

By Henry

from Syracuse, NY

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Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

For those of you unfamiliar with the "volume pedal", it may be a "one trick pony", but what a an effect!
This pedal is a quality tool, solid and functions well.
I find that most of my effect is noticable in a relative narrow range of the total range of motion / resistance.
It was be nice to be about to adjust the pedal to expend the region where I prinicpally use the pedal, so that I had more control.
Perhaps in a future version of this.

Slight blemish. A returned item or a small imperfection on the finish?
Solid with high quality components. I wish quality was less expensive, but alas!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tool for control and sound!

By JD

from Gatesville, Texas

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Pros

  • Dependable
  • Quality made
  • Responsive

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

  • Dynamic affects for licks
  • Home recording also
  • Performances

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

Played pro for 26 years or more. This pedal will hold up. You can accomplish steel guitar sounds as well as that violynn swell every pro looks for. I really like the total quietness you get when you open the pedal. Really helps when you take a break during sets. Price was really good also, paid just under a hundred cause it was on sale. Quality product you'll enjoy.

(3 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good and Rugged

By Neal Pickle

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

Overall, this is a good volume pedal.
The option of setting the tension on the pedal to be more or less loose is a nice feature. I wish when you pulled the pedal all the way back (aka no volume) that the reverb effect from my pedals rang through, similar to how if you turn down the volume on your guitar manually. I will make do, but wish this was something Dunlap could change. Lastly, if you are looking for a volume light in weight, this is not it.
Well made.
I'm giving it an 8 because of the aforementioned volume cut off when in the off position.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Volume Pedal!

By Kaserblade

from Vancouver, BC

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Pros

  • Built To Last
  • Fairly Cheap
  • Passive
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Bit Large

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Swells

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought the pedal after trying my friend's DVP-1 and I love it. It is heavy and really tough built yet feels very smooth to use the pedal. You can adjust the torque which is also very useful and it has a output jack for a tuner which is also handy. Compared to the famous Ernie Ball VP, this pedals has a more smooth and better looks and is more sturdier than it. Best volume pedal you'll ever find for its price anywhere!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Volume pedal!

By Andy

from Undisclosed

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Pros

  • Built like a tank
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
  • Very Smooth Operation
  • Very We'll Made

Cons

  • Very Big

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Ambient Swells
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Volume Swells

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

To start off this is the best volume pedal I have ever used. It is very easy to operate, it is very smooth feeling when engaging the pedal, and as far as I can tell it has not sucked any of my tone. I use this pedal a lot for ambient volume swells, and it works flawlessly. I really like how you can adjust the tension of the pedal. The only complaint I have about the pedal is the size of the pedal. It is quite large and if you have a small pedal board it will not fit on your board. This pedal is built like a tank and is no cheap piece of junk. This thing is bullet proof! The price is a little high for me, but if it broke I would buy another one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best In Its Class

By Archlute75

from Nashville

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Pros

  • Clean Sound
  • Smooth Operation
  • Solid construction

Cons

  • Slight Tone Suck
  • Takes Up Real Estate

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

Got this to replace a combo volume-wah pedal, to keep from kicking on the wah (or accidentally cutting it off). Really a fantastic pedal. It's solid, looks great, and has a very smooth action.

The only drawbacks are that it takes up quite a bit of room on the pedalboard, but you could always just run it off to the side if you couldn't upgrade your board size.

Also, although review after review talk about the transparency of the sound, and not coloring your tone (to which I would agree), I did notice a slight tone suck when placed in the front of my chain. It slightly cut some of the sparkle out of my compressed sound, but when it was moved in the chain to come after the compressor and OCD Fulltone, the loss seemed to be negated.

One last thing about the size. If you use Pedaltrain pedalboards, it will fit inside the aluminum travel case, but it is very snug. I have some concern that it may be pressing down on the aluminum rack rails, and will eventually bend them or damage the weld.

Even with those problems, compared to all the other volume pedals out there, I still would go with the Dunlop DVP1.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A heavy duty pedal for heavy duty play

By Joey@TomeRocks

from Phoenix, AZ

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Before this volume pedal, I had been using an Ernie Ball VP from the late 70s/early 80s—one of the pedals utilizing a yarn-and-pulley system. The sound was crackly and the response was decent. I play in a metal band with a Sabbath/Pantera sound so I don't much mind a little line noise in general; anyway, I had been playing a gig and the pedal's yarn snapped midnote, locking it permanently on—which is typically how those pedals break after years and years of use.

    Needing a replacement, I did my research on a volume pedal and this one caught my attention immediately. It's thinner than my old one, but about 3x heavier, so it stays in place better on my effects board. I've heard from other reviews that the tuner-out will create tone suckage, but I haven't heard it with mine (I use a Planet Waves CT04 Chromatic Tuner). I have yet to adjust the response because it's stock settings are exactly what I was looking for—colorful swells, quick adjustments, and sturdily built.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Tank.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

    In my opinion the best overall volume pedal. The most durable for sure. When i went to guitarcenter to buy an Ernie Ball VP Jr, i saw the potentiometer or whatever operated by a STRING. A small cotton string. this was operated by a thick plastic bar. This pedal is also bigger and easier to rest your foot on while playing while standing. BUY IT YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This volume pedal is the one to get

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

    ...and no, I do not work for Dunlop!After trying a number of volume pedals that were 'budget' and very dissapointing I read about the DVP1 and the new patent pending 'ribon control' and knowing that Dunlop makes good stuff I went fot it. I am not dissapointed. It's built like a tank, weighs over three pounds (heavy and stays put)! and is invisible to the signal put through it i.e it does not color the signal at all.Perfect.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome piece of equipment

    By StratMan420-rXr.u

    from Louisiana

    Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This pedal is awesome. Its smooth, built like a tank, and it has great grip where you put your foot. It is heavy but thats because its built so good it also helps with the pedal not moving around when you step on it

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best Volume Pedal I've Used So Far

    By Jmillzz

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've been looking for a nice volume pedal since I started playing electric guitar. I quickly became frustrated with the low quality of most of them. Especially since they are designed for one specific purpose. These are the things that set this one apart for me. It is very rugged. It uses a metal band drive instead of string like the other Dunlop Volumes, which have broke on me mid-gig. It has an easily adjusted tension screw. It has a relatively smooth taper from lowest volume to highest. The Morleys are like on/off, no swell going on. It has a tuner out that sends signal out at any pedal position. And the bottom is hard rubber and ready for velcro, no feet to remove. It has performed well on gigs for a few months now. So far so good. We shall see after a year of gigging.

    (2 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't Buy It

    By Tim-IOz1O

    from Nedeland, Texas

    Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Don't buy this pedal. I purchased one and never even did a gig with it. Just rehearsed with it a few times just on a few songs when the bands broke. I owned it less that 2 months.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent passive volume pedal

    By JREMUSIC

    from Valdese, NC

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Yeah, it's a large pedal, but that isn't an issue for me. The main thing is this passive volume pedal has a more linear taper, unlike some others I've tried. This one gives you the complete volume range. It lets you do volume swells and delayed string attacks for emulating other instruments (see the video for an example of a simulated french horn sound using nothing but a Les Paul and this pedal).

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      the only one with enough pedal travel

      By walt-0FWt1

      from Austin, Tx

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      Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The old Morleys were great volume pedals, but the new ones (all models) don't have enough pedal travel to let you do long slow swells. When my old Morley finally started getting crackly, I tried a bunch of new ones and this Dunlop was clearly the best. Silent, and a good long pedal travel to let you do some real Holdsworth swells. A little pricey for what it is, but--that aside--this is the one to get.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great pedal

      By Thrashing Diva

      from Eugene, Oregon

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      Comments about Dunlop DVP1 Volume Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal feels nice under my foot. It is heavy, solid, and has a smooth sweep. It sounds completely transparent, and it tapers the volume evenly and it's only $99. What more does anybody want in a volume pedal?

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