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#1 kernow82


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:58 PM

Hi there, I am new to this forum and would like to say hello,


I have now shifted over from a large pedal board to the M13 and would like some advice on a expression pedal? The line6 EX-1 I think will break in next to no time with my heavy feet, but I have seen people use the Boss FV 500 pedal, which one should I get, the H or the L, I use passive pick ups



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#2 phil_m


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:56 AM

I don't think the EX-1 deserves the reputation it gets... I've had two that I've used for over 10 years, and they both still work fine. They are plastic, so that bothers some people. If you want something more heavy duty, I'd recommend the Mission Engineering EP1-L6. It's designed specifically for Line 6 products, and it's an all-metal housing.


I believe the Boss FV-500L will work. I think its polarity is reversed from the EX-1, though. That's not a big deal, really, because you can set the heel and toe values to be whatever you want them to be in the effects in your scenes. It's just that if you would hook up another expression pedal, they would be reversed from what you set them up as.

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#3 scormier


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Here is a supported and non supported list from the support archives:


Ernie Ball VP Jr 25k ohm (log pot)

Line 6 EX-1

Roland EV-5

Boss FV-500L

Boss FV-500H




unknow needs confirmation:

Kurzweil CC-1 (10K linear pot, 45 bucks, likely compatible)

TC Electronics X1 (25k ohm Logpot, $130 (!), likely compatible)

Pigtronix EP-1 Expression Pedal (20k pot unknown taper, metal construction, around 50 bucks, likely compatible)




Not Compatible:

Yamaha  FC-7

Ernie Ball VP JR Passive 250K & 6166

Any wah wah pedal

Morley volume Pedals

Behringer FCV100

M-Audio EXP

Rocktron Hex

Moog EP-2 (it is possible to swap the internal pot with a 16mm pot, though it might take some fabrication skills. This is not recommended for the inexperienced.)

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#4 rotten77


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:15 AM

I use Bespeco VM12L (which look like original EX-1) and I have update on it for switching on/off wah-wah by pressing toe (more info in this topic).

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