For 14 years, the famous BOSS FV-300 served as an industry-standard volume pedal. The tradition continued with the FV-50 series, but today, the bar has been raised with BOSS's new FV-500L (low-impedance) and FV-500H (high-impedance) pedals. These ...
"I’m also using the Option 5 Destination Rotation Single Vibe, a Soundblox Multiwave Guitar Distortion, a Jim Dunlop Cry Baby wah, and Boss SD-2 Dual Overdrive and FV-500L Stereo Volume pedals," says Steven Wilson, in [this article](http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/steven-wilson/12957).more
Nels mentions in [this article](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Nels_Clines_5_Essential_Effects) that he has been a long-time user of volume pedals for everything from violin-like swells to defeating 60-cycle hum of his single coil pickups. He says he ended up with the Boss FV-500-L because it broke the least.more
It can be seen here in this instagram post with Joey's Capture saying "Couple cool gear acquisitions lately. Finally caved and bought a steel; 1950's Magnatone! And I've found the @bossfx_us FV-500H not only an excellent VP, but great for expression control over my m9. #magnatone #motheroftoiletseat"more
For 14 years, the famous BOSS FV-300 served as an industry-standard volume pedal. The tradition continued with the FV-50 series, but today, the bar has been raised with BOSS's new FV-500L (low-impedance) and FV-500H (high-impedance) pedals. These tank-tough die-cast pedals are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding customers. The pedals offer a new stylish design, a road-tough build, and comfortable, smooth action. Both models also provide an expression output for use with expression-compatible amps, effects, and even synthesizers.
The versatile, heavy duty FV-500L pedal functions as a stereo analog volume pedal, a mono volume pedal and expression pedal at the same time, or as a dual expression pedal.
BOSS FV-500L Volume/Expression Pedal Features at a Glance:
After some consultation I went with this because of the negativity i've heard about other volume pedals using a string and after playing around, this is definitely worth. Stereo in/out and good at the end of my chain for its low impedance. Smooth rocking. My only issue with this is the volume swell isn't as smooth as I'd like, which I'll need to test and see if the 500H version of this can fix. Besides Vertex, is there any recommended mods for this?
It is a very good volume pedal but it’s terrible that they just did this design with those senseless top sides avoiding us the possibility to comfortably use angled connectors.