Volume Pedals

1-29 of 29 products

Filter

Dunlop DVP4 Volume X Mini Pedal

Dunlop DVP4 Volume X Mini Pedal

(7)
£149.00 £159.99
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Dunlop DVP5 Volume (X) 8 PEDAL

Dunlop DVP5 Volume (X) 8 PEDAL

(1)
£149.00 £159.99
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Dunlop DVP3 Volume X

Dunlop DVP3 Volume X

(3)
£139.00 £159.99
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Morley 20/20 Volume Plus

Morley 20/20 Volume Plus

(6)
£139.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
BOSS FV500H Volume Pedal

BOSS FV500H Volume Pedal

(13)
£99.00 £113.00
Available to Order
Ernie Ball 6180 Junior Volume Pedal Passive

Ernie Ball 6180 Junior Volume Pedal Passive

(3)
£129.00 £142.99
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
BOSS FV500L Volume Pedal

BOSS FV500L Volume Pedal

(3)
£109.00
Available to Order
Mission Engineering EP1-KP-GN Expression Pedal for Kemper Green

Mission Engineering EP1-KP-GN Expression Pedal for Kemper Green

(4)
£179.00 £189.00
Available to Order
Ernie Ball 6181 Junior Volume Pedal Active

Ernie Ball 6181 Junior Volume Pedal Active

(3)
£129.00 £142.99
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Ernie Ball 40th Anniversary VP Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball 40th Anniversary VP Volume Pedal

(1)
£159.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Mission Engineering EP1-BK Expression Pedal Black

Mission Engineering EP1-BK Expression Pedal Black

£169.00
Available to Order
BOSS FV-30H Volume Pedal

BOSS FV-30H Volume Pedal

(1)
£97.00 £109.00
Out of Stock
Fender Tread-Light Volume/Expression

Fender Tread-Light Volume/Expression

£89.00 £95.00
Available to Order
BOSS FV50L Volume Pedal

BOSS FV50L Volume Pedal

£75.00 £90.00
Out of Stock
Mission Engineering SP-25L-PRO Dual Channel Expression Pedal with Latching Toe Switch and LED baseplate Aero style chassis Flat Black

Mission Engineering SP-25L-PRO Dual Channel Expression Pedal with Latching Toe Switch and LED baseplate Aero style chassis Flat Black

£179.00 £199.00
Out of Stock
Line 6 EX1 Expression Pedal

Line 6 EX1 Expression Pedal

(1)
£79.00 £90.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Dod Mini Volume Pedal

Dod Mini Volume Pedal

£105.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
BOSS FV-30L Volume Pedal

BOSS FV-30L Volume Pedal

(1)
£99.00 £109.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Mission Engineering SP-25M-PRO-BK Dual Channel Expression Pedal with TS Momentary Toe Switch Aero Chassis Black

Mission Engineering SP-25M-PRO-BK Dual Channel Expression Pedal with TS Momentary Toe Switch Aero Chassis Black

£189.00
Out of Stock
Ernie Ball MVP Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball MVP Volume Pedal

£219.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
or FREE delivery on Monday
In Stock
Dunlop GCB80 High Gain Volume Pedal

Dunlop GCB80 High Gain Volume Pedal

£129.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
New
Lehle Mono Volume 90

Lehle Mono Volume 90

£229.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
or FREE delivery on Monday
In Stock
Ex-Demo
Dod Mini Volume Pedal (Ex-Demo)

Dod Mini Volume Pedal (Ex-Demo)

£99.00 £105.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Ex-Demo
Dod Mini Volume Pedal (Ex-Demo)

Dod Mini Volume Pedal (Ex-Demo)

£99.00 £105.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Lehle Mono Volume S

Lehle Mono Volume S

£219.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
or FREE delivery on Monday
In Stock
Lehle Mono Volume

Lehle Mono Volume

£199.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Lehle Stereo Volume

Lehle Stereo Volume

£239.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
or FREE delivery on Monday
In Stock
Lehle Volume Bracket

Lehle Volume Bracket

£59.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock
Morley Volume Commander Pedal

Morley Volume Commander Pedal

£179.00
Get it Saturday, Jun 15
In Stock

About Volume Pedals

Volume Pedals are simple, yet surprisingly versatile. Volume pedals, as the name would suggest, allow you to control your volume in a foot pedal format.

There are two types of volume pedal: Active and Passive. Passive volume pedals are quite easy to understand, they function the same as the volume potentiometer on your guitar. This makes them convenient and easy to use, and they don't normally require a power source to function. It is important to note that passive volume pedals can be quite sensitive to their position in your signal chain. Active volume pedals utilise an amplifier circuit which acts as a buffer, or sometimes as a boost. Unlike passive volume pedals, they require a power source to function, however due to the buffered nature of active pedals, they do not cause loading or signal loss due to their position in the chain.

They are usually ‘passive’ effects which mean they don’t need any power. Some volume pedals, such as the ones in the Dunlop range, are also able to function as an expression pedal. Volume pedals for guitar are always found on the huge pedal boards of ambient musicians. They use them to swell into chords, removing percussive attack and creating gentle synth-like pads. Country players often adopt volume pedals to mimic the distinctive wail of a pedal steel guitar.

You can use the volume pedal to create ambient swells, and violin-like effects in your playing. They also act as a way to increase your output on the fly, when you need just a bit more" oomph" to cut through if you're playing live, making them an extremely versatile and valuable pedal.

Why Should I Choose a Volume Pedal?

  • Easy to use and simple, yet versatile
  • Transform your guitar into a pedal steel, violin or synth
  • Come in a variety of different sizes and styles
  • A guitar volume pedal balances your level hands free
  • Some double as expression pedal

Frequently Asked Questions about Volume Pedals

Question: What are volume pedals good for?
Volume pedals, as the name suggests, control the volume of your playing. As simple as it sounds, there are a number of practical applications for being able to control your volume with a foot pedal. For example, you can use the pedal to create swells and create interesting soundscapes, or for live musicians it can allow you to adjust your volume to cut through the for solo's.
Question: What's the difference between an expression and volume pedal?
While they look the same - and are sometimes built into the same unit - volume pedals and expression pedals are very different. Your guitar signal passes through a volume pedal and you are able to adjust the volume of your guitar hands free. However your guitar signal does not pass through an expression pedal. Instead it controls other pedals via a special cable known as a ‘TRS’ cable.
Question: Which guitarists use a volume pedal?
You will likely find a volume pedal on the pedalboard of most, if not all performing guitar players. Volume pedals have been utilised by famous artists like Matt Bellamy, Steven Wilson, Steve Lukather, Pete Thorn and many more.
Question: What songs use a volume pedal?
Famous songs like "I Need You", "Yes It Is" and "Wait" from the Beatles, Van Halen used a volume pedal on his instrumental "Cathedral" and Roy Buchanan made extensive use of the volume pedal across his albums.
Question: Do volume pedals affect tone?
Volume pedals can very subtly roll off some top-end from your guitar. This is why some players like to place a buffer after a volume pedal.
Question: Where should I put my volume pedal in my effects chain?
Volume pedals typically go after overdrive and distortion pedals. This way your gain remains consistent throughout the swell. Experiment with placing it before your overdrives though because this will allow you to chain the gain of the pedal hands-free.
Question: What type of guitar player needs a volume pedal?
Volume pedals are particularly popular with 1) country players wanting to mimic the glorious sound of pedal steel guitar, and 2) ambient players wanting to create gentle synth-like pads.
Question: Does a volume pedal go on your pedalboard?
Yes. Volume pedals can easily fit on a pedalboard.
Question: What is a passive volume pedal?
A passive volume pedal allows you to control the volume of your guitar, in a foot pedal format.