Stomp your way to controlling a brave new world of sound.

Do you own expression-enabled effects but don’t yet own an expression pedal? Or maybe you’re already well versed in expression pedal play and are looking to upgrade or expand? Either way, do yourself and your pedalboard a favor by checking out the 10 options we’ve rounded up here.

BOSS

EV-30
This pedal features dual expression outputs, smooth pivoting for accurate parameter control, and a polarity switch to provide compatibility with most devices that support expression control.
$99 street
bossus.com

DOD

Mini Expression
This mini-format pedal boasts gear drive and all-steel construction, and its 3-position TRS/TS/RTS switch allows it to play nice with most expression-pedal-friendly gear.
$99
dod.com

MOOG

EP-3
Featuring a cam system designed for smooth performance and long life, this universal expression pedal has a polarity switch that ensures compatibility with non-Moog products.
$40 street
moogmusic.com

AMT ELECTRONICS

EX-50
This compact pedal houses dual outputs (TS and TRS) and a switch for normal or inverted operation, making it capable of handling a wide range of expression-ready pedals.
$129 street
amtelectronicsusa.com

SOURCE AUDIO

Reflex
Three expression outs, the ability to control DAW software via USB, and the functionality to store up to 128 expression configurations are just a few of this powerful pedal’s features.
$219 street
sourceaudio.net

EHX

Next Step
Because this pedal doesn’t incorporate a potentiometer, optics, or magnetism to sweep expression-enabled effects, control comes without worry about footswitches or gears breaking down.
$95 street
ehx.com

MISSION ENGINEERING

SP25L-Pro Aero
Dual expression outputs with independent polarity switches for each channel equates to a high level of device compatibility for this ergonomic pedal with an extended-sweep design.
$199 street
missionengineering.com

MORLEY

M2 Mini Expression Pedal
Enclosed in a rugged, cold-rolled-steel housing, this pedal boasts a smooth, consistent taper for accurate control with any expression-pedal-capable device.
$59 street
morleypedals.com

NOSE

Expression Pro
Compatible with any pedal that has an expression-jack connection, this box has two TR/TRS switchable jacks and two smooth-turning oversized control knobs for governing your expression.
$69 street
nosepedal.com

DB INSTRUMENT AMP

4E
The 4E allows a player to connect up to four different effects and efficiently control more than one at a time thanks to its ergonomic, multi-axis design.
$259 street
dbinstrumentamp.com

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Presets extend the flexibility of an already expansive and easy-to-use reverb.

Intuitive. Great range in all controls. Well-built.

Some digital artifacts at long decay times.

$229

Walrus Audio Slötvå
walrusaudio.com

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Walrus Audio is a prolific builder, but, as the five reverb pedals in their lineup suggest, they have a real affinity for manipulating time and space. The beauty of the Slötvå reverb (which is derived from the company’s very similar Spin FV-1 chip-based Slö reverb) is how satisfying and simple it makes dramatic shifts between time/space textures.

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With such a flashy flame top, the Silvertone 1445 was built to catch the eyes of department store shoppers.

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I’m breaking down all over and my shoulder is the latest to crumble. When I was a kid I would practice guitar in my bedroom near a radiator with an ungrounded amp plug and I’d get a zap right through my guitar and into my hands. Well, my shoulder pain is like that now, only without the cool story of rock ’n’ roll survival. I simply woke up one day like this. After a few weeks of discomfort, I figured I’d try out a new pillow, since mine are flattened like a wafer. I ventured out to the mall and, much to my sadness, saw the local Sears store shuttered, with weeds growing up from the sidewalks and concrete barriers blocking the large glass doors. I know I don’t get out much, but, man, was I sad to see the Sears store I’d known since childhood closed-up like that. My wife was laughing at me because apparently it had been closed for some time. But since I seem to exist on a separate timeline than most folks, it was all news to me.

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