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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 ...Read More

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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
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    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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    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 Great & As Expected!

    By JROD84

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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    (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.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Roland ev-5 expression pedal

      By Wayvryder

      from Centreville, VA

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

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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.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        reliable and versatile

        By Ken

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 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.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Right for the job

        By JAMES BANNON JR.

        from nyc

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal

            By Jeffrey Benner

            from wisconsin

            Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

            I bought this pedal to use with my Boss RT-20 Rotary Ensemble (which is an awesome pedal in of itself ! I recommend every guitar player get one.) The only thing I don't like about the EV-5 is that it is made of plastic. I would have liked metal construction. It performs flawlessly in controlling the rotary's speed in real time. Two thumbs up !

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Review

            By Unnamed User-wYXK3

            from New Delhi, India

            Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

            I've had this for about 12 months now and its working well. The construction is a little flaky by BOSS standards and the connecting cable feels cheap. The cheap plastic does make the pedal light though which is great if you're lugging around a lot of gear! But otherwise they should really have used better quality components or this pedal should be cheaper.

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            (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            EV5 Short Expression Travel

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

            The EV5 only transmits 0-127 CC data over the toe-down 50% of its travel, leaving a large heel-down zone (the other 50%) with nothing going on. So it instantly loses half it's potential for expression. This makes it tricky to use on two fronts - the travel that produces data is shallow - but I'm sure most musicians will have an inate understanding of how thrown the player is by the fact the data transmiting range isn't spread over the entire travel of the pedal.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great value

            By Istlota

            from south florida

            Comments about Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal:

            This has to be about the least expensive Roland-Boss tool you can buy, yet it does exactly what it is supposed to do and apparently lasts forever. I have had mine for years, have used it with various roland-boss devices, and have never had any problems at all.

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