Boss FV-500L Foot Volume

Boss FV-500L Foot Volume

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FV-500L Foot Volume, Volume Pedal for Guitar/Bass from Boss in the FV series.

10 user reviews
Prices starting at $104 Average price: $104

Boss FV-500L Foot Volume tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: FV-500L Foot Volume
  • Series: FV
  • Category: Volume Pedals for Guitar/Bass
  • Added in our database on: 03/14/2006

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Boss FV-500L Foot Volume user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 10 reviews )
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 2 reviews20 %
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ecceccecc's review"A strong volume pedal for precise volume control"

Boss FV-500L Foot Volume
This is one of the most reliable volume pedals that I know. I use it with my current clonewheel (Tokai TX-5 Classic, made in Brazil) and, you know, it's an essential item for that kind of instrument (well, the classic B3 has volume pedal, no?). The volume control is very precise and smooth - you can even determine how much volume will be controlled. There's a knob on it's left side with a 0 to 10 setting - I keep it on 0 so I can go from mute to full sound.
One of the coolest things about this pedal is that it doesn't require any kind of power source to work - at least if you're using it with keyboards. Just plug the cables, et voilà. Simple as 1+1=2. Did I told about "2"? Yep. It's a stereo pedal, btw.
The only minor thing is that there's a bit of background noise - remember: this is an analog pedal - but if you're using it as a part of your gig keyboard setup on a stage with a huge PA, that's not a problem at all. That little noise may be actually a "charm" while using the pedal with a clonewheel ;-)
So if you want a cool analog volume pedal for your keyboard - and guitar, bass, no matter what kind of instrument - needs, this is the one.

8oris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good pedal but not a fan of sensations offered"

Boss FV-500L Foot Volume
What are the effects or types of effects available?
Volume pedal OR expression!

What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
Analog, L for Low-Inpedance (low impedance so).

Are they edited? Via a Mac / PC editor?

What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
An output jack EXP
Input / Output Jack.

Is this a rack or rack MODEL?

It is a metal pedal (aluminum) rather massive (more than Crybaby Classic), passive (no power required) offshore platform (whose hardness is adjustable via a screw Torque), surmounted by a adhesive pad or too much adhesive or too slippery.
The pedal will not move soil (laterally or longitudinally) and appropriate to the effects, or the keyboard for his "Expresion" function.
For volume, the pedal has a minimum volume adjustment via a potentiometer located on the flank of the pedal.


The general configuration is it simple?
Yes, child.

Editing sounds and effects is it easy?

The manual is clear and sufficient?

In short, it's plug and play whatever use.
However, I'm not a fan of feeling offered by the board that I find a little big for my little girl 42. Not very practical either to play seated, the tilt axis is not ideal but it really depends on the user.


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
Volume: it is his taf. The action on the sound is progressive and bypass the pedal is clean. No kinks, no buzz, it is clear, clean and crisp. Hard to beat
In expresion pedal: ditto on the influence on the sound.

Which instruments do you use?
I use it as an expression pedal on a guitar multi-effect (Zoom G3)

Which ones do you prefer, you hate?


How long have you use it?
I owned five months.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
- The solid and safe appearance of the pedal
- Transparency
- The progressive side by volume
- The feeling with the expression pedal

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No, only Crybaby (no idea on the model), the Whammy (which I loved the feeling to use the foot) and expression pedals style of the multi-effects Boss or Zoom.

How would you rate the quality / price?
On the great occasion.
New, it is a bit expensive for the technology offered. The pedal may well be massive, aluminum should not cost the price.

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
No but it still remains an excellent pedal less.
Mr Raph04/15/2013

Mr Raph's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The perfect pedal?"

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Pedal super sturdy, versatile: you can use either loop or effect in expression pedal. It does not slip, the variation is pleasant to walk ... I say more!
In addition, this is a great value for money compared to the competition.
I use a Nord Electro 3.

Wozzeck's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE expression pedal keyboard"

Boss FV-500L Foot Volume
volume pedal AND Expression pedal (for digital machines).
I use it exclusively as an expression pedal.


ultra-simple, you just need to calibrate the first time with the little button on the side (this is explained in the instructions)


The race is smooth and flawless audio response


I was previously a Boss FV300-L, and the two have nothing to do:
, The FV300-L was not very accurate, I perceived the "palliers" sound and was very solid.
-I have the FV-500L for 3 years, I use it a lot like wha pedal (so it works a lot) and there are good things to say. It remains firm, does not relax over the years, and the answer is perfect (at least I have not seen better).

What I like:
It is heavy and therefore stable
She is very robust
She is big and comfortable to play sitting (I'm keyboardist).
It is neither too soft nor too hard, and retains its firmness from day one (which is rare for this type of pedal when a lot of wha)
What I like least:
-Absolutely nothing

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