Boss FV-500L Volume Pedal (Low Impedence) Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
You could shoot at this pedal with 10 tanks and it would still stay intact! The FV-500L pedal works in many applications for a keyboard player and will last for years. Be sure to keep the 1/4" connections clean to ensure accurate and excellent sound quality.
from Columbia, MO USA
February 27, 2013Music Background:
Rockstar in training
FlawlessI have been an ernie ball guy for years but this one is just as good if not slightly better. It's super tough no string non-sense also very smooth sweep compared to my ernie balls with my midi setup. Also the pedal feel is adjustable! If you looking for volume look no further.
from Niles, Ohio
October 16, 2012Music Background:
43 years live entertainment
Boss FV-500LExactly what I wanted. Works great with my Kurszweil keyboard and Roland midi unit. Last pedal I bought seem to suck the power out of the keyboard and quality of sound was lost. This works perfect.
from Nashville, Tennessee
June 12, 2012Music Background:
Very pleasedMesa Boogie told me that the best place to insert my volume pedal would be out of my Triaxis then in to my power amp. Sweetwater told me I needed a low inpedance pedal for this since my preamp out would be at +4 output. The Boss FV-500L is perfect. Rugged, smooth action with linear taper, transparant. Could'nt be happier.
June 6, 2012Music Background:
Great Volume PedalGreat pedal - Very sturdy, Should last a long time!
from Wildwood Park
May 31, 2012Music Background:
Anything to do with music...
NOT just for keyboard instruments!First, I use this as a volume pedal after my guitar effects pedals, before my amp. This is the correct pedal to use if you are not going directly into it from your guitar. (IF you are going directly from your guitar into the volume pedal, then that's the FV-500H, btw.) It's built literally like a tank and can withstand about any rigor of the road. Also, it's handy in that it does both Expression (CC, or Continuous Controller) and audio volume. (Also, it does both simultaneously if you are as crazy as I am and want to do that.) I have the older FV300 series and this is a major upgrade, no question.
November 21, 2011Music Background:
Solid construction, great performanceDoes everything I want it to. Built like a tank! I use it to control the volume of my backing tracks,, and it works very well.
November 16, 2011Music Background:
Semi-Pro musician since 1971.
Volume PedalsI just got rid of my last boss pedals. They were 35 years old. They still worked but were starting to wear out. The new ones are well made,just like my first ones. I will probably leave these to someone in my will because I know they will out-last me. Thanks for everything.
from Poughkeepsie NY
March 21, 2012Music Background:
Keys off and on for most of my life.
Solid ProductEverything I expected. Solved my 2 audio source needs.
from United States
February 11, 2013Music Background:
Orchestral Composer/Post Sound FX editor
Works okay.Rock Solid Construction. Totally worth the price
from Abuja Nigeria
December 24, 2011Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Great productBuilt well and solid construction.
We use them for our keyboard rigs and no complaints at all.
Meets all expectations
from Billings, MT
October 22, 2006Music Background:
Active Musician & Recording Engineer
Nice Volume / Expression Pedal!I bought the Boss FV-500L as an expression pedal to work with my Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, as the aluminum casing appeared to be much more durable than the Roland EV-5. The addition of the volume control feature, which can be used either in mono or stereo, also prompted me to chose this product. The stereo volume control allows the user to place it after a stereo effects pedal with no loss of the stereo effect, which is very nice! On the negative side, this pedal is quite large and bulky (11" x 4"), making it unwelcome in certain pedal boards. Additionally, the moving parts of this unit are largely constructed of plastic, making it more prone to damage than its appearance would suggest. Having a cast-aluminum housing means nothing if the most important parts of the unit are plastic! I did have to return the first FV-500L that I purchased, as jolts during shipment were enough to render the unit inoperable. The replacement seems to function quite well, though; and I'm fairly happy with it. If I were to redo my order, I would choose the Alesis F2 volume / expression pedal over this Boss product, however.