On Monday, April 21, 2003, at 07:18 PM, William R. Walker, wrote: > I can't believe people dog the Ernie Ball volume pedal on this site. Are people putting them down? I asked why volume pedals in general are so expensive. Yeah, I do like my Morley. It's lasted many years with no trouble. It doesn't seem to change my tone at all as far as I can tell. I've also had EB pedals and thought they were good too... until they got scratchy. I guess I just like the idea of a frictionless solution. I don't know much about manufacturing, but I still have a hard time believing a hinged bit of die cast metal and a pot can run you $100. I also have a hard time thinking a bunch of sheet metal, an LED and an optical diode can cost the same. For $30 more you can get the Behringer FCB1010 midi controller. Doesn't that seem odd? Anyone remember the ART pedals that used a kind of bar code like data strip? It was optically read and used to transmit midi data. Kind of like a very crude CD. Anyway, their both good products, I was just trying to understand what it is about them that makes them so expensive compared to what seem to be more complicated pieces of gear. Maybe the question I should be asking is "How the hell can Digitech make a multieffects pedal for $99? I don't know about the guitar one, but a friend bought the BP200 to run her Stick through, and I thought it sounded pretty good. (yeah, she blew all her money on the instrument!) OK, I'm babbling. I didn't mean to cut anyone or anything down.