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Re: Volume pedals
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
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.