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Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal 

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The Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal functions as a multipurpose pedal for many Roland and BOSS products. Depending on the instrument, a Roland EV-5 can ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A compact, do-it-all pedal.

The Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal functions as a multipurpose pedal for many Roland and BOSS products. Depending on the instrument, a Roland EV-5 can function as a volume pedal, realtime parameter control pedal, or data-entry pedal.


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RolandEV-5 Expression Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Responsive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works for Axe Fx II

I was using two Mission pedals which are built like a brick until after about 4 months of use, one pedal was flopping toward the toe position. The adjustment on the pedal didn't work...Read complete review

I was using two Mission pedals which are built like a brick until after about 4 months of use, one pedal was flopping toward the toe position. The adjustment on the pedal didn't work as advertised; I needed a reliable pedal. With the EV-5, it's much, much lighter than the mission but stays in place. The EV-5 has a longer throw, which I actually found out, I preferred. No problem configuring it with my MPC 101 controller. Was up and running in less than 5 minutes. I can't speak about the long term use yet.
Uses: Volume and Wah Wah
Cons: I wish I was able to put my own TRS cable into the unit.

If you are an Axe Fx user, you might want to try these out. I paid way too much for the mission pedals, only to be very, very disappointed for my purposes. Mission does make pedals that are spring loaded and return the pedal to the heel position. I can't speak about those pedals, as I've never tried them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Pedal, Horrible Contruction

I've played morleys, and even an incredible ernie ball pedal made just for keyboards (shoulda grabbed it when I had the chance!) These pedals are cool. I play sitting or standing. When...Read complete review

I've played morleys, and even an incredible ernie ball pedal made just for keyboards (shoulda grabbed it when I had the chance!) These pedals are cool. I play sitting or standing. When I play standing I these pedals don't last for more then 5 or 6 months. They aren't made to take the rigors of the road like the afroementioned pedal (especially the ernie ball which is made of solid steel!)I hated having to replace these so much. They used to be $**. Now they're over $**! The list price of $** is a gut busting hilarity! NO WAY I'D PAY IT! They should lose the shoddy materials and use better casing. Afterall the technology of these things isn't so advanced!

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5.0

Works like it should

By PF

from Philly

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

    Bought to hook to Boss GP-10 for use as a stand alone Wah. Works like it should.

     
    5.0

    Good for my needs

    By JD

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

      I use EV-5 with my Boss reverb 6.
      Works great and is very easy to use. Adjustment for effect made with a dial on the side of the pedal.
      Fantastic Ambiant sounds.

       
      3.0

      Not as good as the keyboard

      By Walrus

      from Bristol, TN

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      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

        Plastic construction feels cheap for the price. Volume won't adjust down to silence at normal instrument playing levels.

         
        3.0

        Not sure about this pedal?

        By Jammin James

        from Bristol, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

          Only had a couple of days and it works ok. Very light plastic construction that appears like it would break if dropped on a hard floor. Does not appear built for the long haul, but we shall see. Very over priced for what you get in an over hundred buck volume pedal IMO. The Roland
          VR 09 manual warns that connecting any other type pedal into the board could damage the electronics. If this thing quits I will just go to a passive pedal between the board and amp. If it is still working a year from now I would raise its rating.

           
          5.0

          Works Great & As Expected!

          By JROD84

          from Chicago, IL

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Too small

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

          I needed this pedal as an expression pedal for my Roland keyboards (other pedals were incompatible). Plugged it in and it's working great and just as expected. It has a nice smooth transition, but my only complaint would be that it's too small, which just makes it difficult to control at times. Other than that, it works great and I highly recommend for use with any Roland products.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What you see is what you get.

          By Mike

          from Brooklyn, NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

            Universal expression pedal. Great for use with the RT-20 as a rotary speed control. Great with loop stations for manipulating tempo. Basically this will work with most/any pedal or device which has the option to control functions using an expression pedal. Simple.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Roland ev-5 expression pedal

            By Wayvryder

            from Centreville, VA

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            Pros

            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

              Bought this for use with my old Boss ME-8 pedal board. Works perfectly and , truth be told, should have been sold with the ME-8 since it is crucial to controlling volume and wah. Must have been a price cutting measure. As others have mentioned , it is very plastic and very light . Very happy with the purchase as it does what it's supposed to and does it very well.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              reliable and versatile

              By Ken

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Minimum Volume Independen
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Kind Of Small For My Foot

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances
              • Use For B3 Settings

              Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

              The long cord is a definite plus. The pedal also stays stationary without sliding.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works for Axe Fx II

              By Digital.Gods

              from New York

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive
              • Solid Feel Even Throw

              Cons

              • Fixed Trs Cable

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording
              • Wah Volume Other

              Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

              I was using two Mission pedals which are built like a brick until after about 4 months of use, one pedal was flopping toward the toe position. The adjustment on the pedal didn't work as advertised; I needed a reliable pedal. With the EV-5, it's much, much lighter than the mission but stays in place. The EV-5 has a longer throw, which I actually found out, I preferred. No problem configuring it with my MPC 101 controller. Was up and running in less than 5 minutes. I can't speak about the long term use yet.
              Uses: Volume and Wah Wah
              Cons: I wish I was able to put my own TRS cable into the unit.

              If you are an Axe Fx user, you might want to try these out. I paid way too much for the mission pedals, only to be very, very disappointed for my purposes. Mission does make pedals that are spring loaded and return the pedal to the heel position. I can't speak about those pedals, as I've never tried them.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Right for the job

              By JB914

              from NYC

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Works As Intended

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

                  Using this with a Boss DD7 delay. Works great. I use it to control delay time, can be used in other ways with this pedal. It's mostly plastic but know users who've had them working fine for years.

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