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Re: Volume pedals

Right, any frictionless device that could be calibrated to a fairly high 
degree of tolerance would work.  True, the Ernie Ball is passive, and 
built like a tank.  But any pot subjected to that much abuse is going to 
go eventually.

Here's my question: Why are they so expensive?  Even the Morleys... they 
look to be about $5 dollars of sheet steel and some electronic 
components easily bought at RadioShack.... While I'm at it, why are MIDI 
controllers so expensive?  Aside from the Behringer, they all seem very 
pricy compared to the things they're controlling.  I know accessories 
are where retail makes it's money, but man oh man.  At this point, you 
can literally buy a Digitech RP200 effects processor with a built in 
pedal for the same price as an Earnie Ball stereo effect pedal.  Crazy.

Mark Sottilaro

On Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 10:36 PM, armatronix wrote:

> Mark, the Morley design is nice electronically - I've had one apart 
> before.  The Ernie Ball is just a passive device, but it is pretty 
> tolerant of cat hair and carpet lint - even beer.  You could probably 
> load the guts of a Morley into an EB body and have a pretty dope 
> pedal.  Better yet, a hall effect sensor like Rane uses in its DJ 
> mixers would be cool.
> -Hans
> At 11:45 20/04/2003, you wrote:
>> All this talk about pedals made me want to interject this:  My trusty 
>> Morley was behaving oddly lately.  No longer linear at all.  A quick 
>> opening and removal of a pound of rug lint and cat hair made it good 
>> as new.  (it's all optical so it was just being blocked) No sending 
>> anywhere to be reconditioned for $40 or whatever the cost.  I'm not 
>> saying you're trusty Ernie Ball pedals are bad, but I can't believe 
>> that Morley wouldn't be the hands down choice for it's simple and 
>> effective design.
>> Mark Sottilaro