Dimensions of the new Boss FV30?

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  1. bobcunningham

    bobcunningham Member

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    Curious about the size of this pedal. Also opinions on the quality of the sweep for doing swells?
     
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    Specs from the products page : http://www.bossus.com/products/fv-30h_30l/specifications/

    Width
    80 mm
    3-3/16 inches

    Depth
    192 mm
    7-9/16 inches

    58 mm
    2-5/16 inches

    840 g
    1 lbs. 14 oz.


    I'm curious about the sweep too. There's one vid by shnobel on youtube and you start hearing the volume change about 20% after heel down position. He was using the fv-30h fwiw and had a buffer before it.. I want to know if the L version would be best for me. Looking to replace my VP Jr and I'm using the 25k one (buffer before it)
     
  3. bobcunningham

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    Thanks for the responses so far. Keep'em coming.
     
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    Subscribed as well!!!
     
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    I played with it at the L.A. Pedal Expo and I'm a fan of its size and build quality but not the sweep. To my mind it had all the volume in the last 50% of the travel. If it could be adjusted to have more resistance in the travel I could use it but as it was it just came on too fast for me. YMMV
     
  6. CEFlint

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    I got one a few weeks back. I've rehearsed with it twice and gigged a few times and it has performed very well. Fully forward is unity and fully back is totally off. The pedal does a good job for me on swells, kicking volume up/down for solo/rhythm, and controlling volume and sustain while playing slide with a fuzz. I don't use a vp often for swells, but I've got no problem getting a nice effect when needed.

    I think much of whether you'll like it or not for ambient swells will depend on how similar it is to what you're currently using.

    My previous pedal was a Dunlop High Gain and I liked it a lot and have used it for years. The FV30 has taken some getting used to with a difference in the throw and that the pedal is "off" for maybe 15-20% of the initial sweep. After that bit of adjustment, I find it's a very nice pedal. Not sucking tone, great size and seems to be built to last. IMHO it's a keeper.
     

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