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Stereo panning left, right, or center.
The EHX Pan Pedal is part of EHX's innovative Next Step Effects series. It does not use a potentiometer, optics or magnetism to sweep the pan controls. It provides precise, responsive control over the stereo imaging of your musical instrument(s). Use it to pan one input to two outputs, blend two inputs to one output or as a mono or stereo volume pedal.
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Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pan Pedal:
Every sales photo of this pedal shows it heal down. The pedal will not sit at rest in any other position than full toe down. Meaning it is alway full on, full left, and can not be set any any other position without your foot on it. Useless in a performance setting. Given the photos and lack of explanation in any of it's sales promotion it looks like EHX is being very misleading. They need to beta test their products with real musicians in real settings not kids in high top tennys.
Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pan Pedal:
I've used panning pedals for almost ten years. Unfortunately there's not a lot of options on the market and so far nothing does exactly what I want it to do. I use pan pedals for two different scenarios. The first is a mono input acoustic that pans between a dry, lower volume signal for strumming, and a wet (reverb, analog delay + mod) signal for finger picking and slightly ambient stuff. The other use I have for a pan pedal is to switch between sounds on a hybrid guitar that is loaded with mag pickups plus a piezo pickup. The signals are sent in stereo with the mag pickups heading to a tube amp and the piezo pickup running to an acoustic amp.
I originally owned the Rolls RFX-412 pan pedal. It actually worked great for the hybrid guitar, but they're not built very well and it broke within a year. I then switched to the Ernie Ball 6165. This is mostly good but the pots have been getting scratchy and the pan between signals seems to fade out before the other fades in. It also seems to be impossible to completely eliminate the sound from one source when selecting the other. The pedal might just need to be sent in to get an overhaul, but nevertheless it's becoming more and more annoying.
I was thrilled to find out EHX was making a pan pedal and I was hoping it would be a better fit for my needs. The pedal itself seems really well made and very sturdy. The panning is very smooth and very quiet. I was disappointed to find out that the pedal does not have the ability to hold itself in heel position. That means if I play an entire song with the tone going through the heel position I'd have to hold it down with my foot the entire time. That's a HUGE problem in my opinion. The other bummer is that it has stereo ins and outs but it just turns into a stereo volume pedal if you use all the ins and outs, not a panning pedal. That means that it does not do what I need it to do for the hybrid guitar. One other downside is that I use a pedalboard and velcro everything down for travel, but this pedal could not do what it needs to do if I velcro it down.
I love the sound and technology of this pedal, but I feel the general design needs to be improved. I would love to see some sort of bottom plate added that would allow the pedal to hinge at the right place to allow it to remain in heel position without physically holding it down and also to provide a footprint that can remain stationary and potentially "Velcroed" down.
I'm still deciding if I will keep this one. It's still way cleaner and smoother sounding than the Ernie Ball, I like that. I did build a little plate/shoe (I don't know what to call it) that fits on the bottom of the pedal and allows me to have it stay in heel position until I rock it into toe position, but it seems a little silly that I'd have to build something to make this pedal easier to use.
To EHX: Great start, but I'd prefer a modified version for my needs.
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