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Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal   

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You asked, and Ernie Ball listened! Finally, an expression pedal that truly allows you to control your tonal voice with both gain and volume control knobs. The Ernie Ball MVP Pedal gives you complete freedom to set and control your desired volume and gain levels simultaneously. This pedal allows you to set your minimum (heel position) at an ideal volume level for the verse of a song and set your max volume (toe position) and gain levels at your optimal solo level!

Minimum volume control allows for the heel position to be set at zero up to 50% for any rhythm level. Gain control allows for the toe position to be set at 100% up to a boosted 20+ decibels of gain for powerful lead levels. Tuner output can be used at any volume, with any tuner, without any effect on audio signal. No high frequency loss at any volume. Works with active and passive audio signals. Can be placed anywhere in the signal chain. Improved sweep for ideal volume control, 9v batttery or AC adapter powered. (adapter not included)

A dynamic hybrid volume and overdrive expression pedal to control your gain and volume simultaneously.


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Ernie BallMVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Responsive (6)
  • Compact (3)

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5.0

Smooth!

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  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Solid Build
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    Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

    It's just what you expect. Solid build, smooth operation. The minimum control seems to range from zero to unity, while the maximum control goes from unity to +20db. So you can use it as a traditional volume pedal, a variable clean boost, or for smith transitions between two set volume levels. Very Nice.

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    5.0

    Using unpowered with 2 amps.

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    from Joliet, IL

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    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
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        Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

        Had JR pedal & upgraded. Liked JR size better. Currently not needing gain function so I am not bothering with powering this pedal. (min. volume pot still functions) Have used this before, after pedals, & in fx loop. Latest application, I'm using in front of a 3 channel, high gain, tube amp while using tuner out for Fender Mustang III amp. input. I am able to control volume on tube amp while also controlling volume on the Fender amp with a Mustang expression pedal. Sweeps, blends, & unlimited tone options available running this way. Pedal surfin' anyone?

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        4.0

        Great Volume and Boost

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        from Virginia Beach, VA

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          Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

          Love it for volume swells and I also take advantage of the min volume so I can have a rhythm volume along with a max lead.

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          5.0

          Great Volume Pedal

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          from Fargo, ND

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          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

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            • Amateur Recording
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            Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

            This volume pedal has a great, even volume swell. The addition of gain controls makes the volume pedal even more useful, however. When I'm playing bass, I sometimes want to increase volume for certain passages, but without the sudden change in tone that comes from an overdrive or boost pedal. This does that (I use a few different class D amps). Additionally, this allows me to have greater flexibility with my volume without needing to fiddle with my amp or bass' volume knobs while playing. On guitar, this can act as a nice, subtle boost that can push gain-ier amps (I use an Orange) into some sweet saturation. Great pedal.

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            5.0

            LOVE this pedal!

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            from virginia

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive

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              • Amateur Recording
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              • Home Studio
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              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

              I absolutely love this Pedal! This works with both active and passive audio signals without tone or volume suck. The minimum and maximum control allows you to adjust the range of your pedal, and will even add a boosted 20+ decibels of gain beyond 100%.

              I personally use this at the beginning of my pedal chain for swells since it has a buffered preamp, and will be using an A/B pedal swapper to switch its position between first and last in the chain.

              Im in love with this pedal. Check it out, see if it's the right fit for you!

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              4.0

              Very nice

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              from Colorado Springs, CO

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              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

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                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
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                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

                The DC power jack could be located in a better position. The setup on my board had the input/output jack crossed. This interfered with the power jack. I made it work, but it was not ideal. Overall the design is great. It definitely sucks less tone than other Ernie Ball volume pedals.

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                5.0

                Simple and effective

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                from Greenville, SC

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                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects

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                  • Amateur Recording
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                  • Home Studio
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                  Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

                  One of the best volume pedals I've used with bass. Easy to use, great sound, even with lows

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                  5.0

                  Finally, the right volume pedal

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                  from Texas

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                  • Doesn't Affect Tone
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Noise-free
                  • Responsive

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                    • Amateur Recording
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                    • Home Studio
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                    Comments about Ernie Ball MVP Volume/Gain Expression Pedal:

                    I have tried several other brands of volume pedals. Either the passive ones sucked the high frequencies out or the active ones had the wrong sweep taper, were noisy or occupied too much space on a pedalboard. This unit with its minimum volume setting, up to 20dB of clean boost and low current requirement really works for me.

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