In this article from [Music Rader](http://www.musicradar.com/) John comments about this pedal saying, “It’s good, because you can really control your feedback. It takes a lot of palm muting to make some of these sounds work at high volumes, too. But I always see a volume pedal as kind of like the gas pedal on a car.”more
*Vintage Guitar* writes [in this article](http://www.vintageguitar.com/19731/the-ernie-ball-volume-pedal/) "In crafting his subtle guitar sound, Mark Knopfler relied on one of the most basic musical elements – volume. And the lack of it. From his early days with Dire Straits, he employed a volume pedal, the most simple of guitar 'effects.' He used it, however, in a way never intended."more
“Jeff Tweedy’s acoustic pedal board just consists of an [Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb](http://equipboard.com/items/electro-harmonix-holy-grail-reverb-guitar-effects-pedal), a volume pedal, and the ubiquitous [Boss TU-2](http://equipboard.com/items/boss-tu-2-chromatic-tuner) tuner.” - [*Austin City Limits*](http://acltv.com/tag/gear/).more
In an [interview](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Rig_Rundown_Joe_Robinson) with Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick, Joe runs through his current live rig. "The pedal set up is really quite simple. I have these Behringer cables going into a CryBaby, a Peterson Strobe Tuner, a Ernie Ball Volume Pedal into a T-Rex Octavius."more
> **Tell us about your pedals** > >My pedalboard is always in a state of flux, but currently I’m using an Ernie Ball volume pedal for swells and a simple Boss DD-3 for delay. I also have a Boss TR-2 Tremolo pedal and a Boss OC-3 Super Octave pedal, and a Fulltone OCD distortion pedal. For weird sounds, I’ll sometimes use my Electro- Harmonix Harmonic Octave Generator.more
There are many techy snobs out there that will critique this pedal for being passive and 'tone sucking' but if you properly buffer your board (and don't use the tuner out) this is the most responsive and balanced volume pedal under $250 plain and simple.
"Easy" is the keyword. I really appreciate this Ernie ball, the price is very high for a volume pedal But is quality is extremely high! It has an input and output (like all the pedal) plus a tuner input. Cool!
I use this along with my EHX Small Clone to get some cello-esque sounds. I used to spin the volume knobs to make it happen, but this just makes life a lot easier. Plus I can rock back, mute my bass, and have dead silence between songs. This pedal allows for a lot of control, especially with the dipper switch.
I had the string break on it but it was after I had bought it used and was using it pretty roughly trying to get an intense tremolo effect haha... thankfully a replacement string is only $5.