expression pedal

Vernon Reid's onstage coterie of expression pedals includes those by Boss, Roland, Moog, Source Audio, and AMT, and he also employs an Ernie Ball Volume pedal hack as a controller, using a Y cable.

Get on the good foot and command a whole new sonic universe. Here are the how-tos and hacks you need to get started.

The earliest expression pedals had a problem. They were extremely difficult to use. Operating the pedal with your foot required far too much effort. The pedals were difficult to control, in either direction, pressing or releasing. But don't let that discourage you from using one today—those first versions appeared a little over 300 years ago.

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