Morley PVO+ Volume Pedal

The Morley PVO+ is a straightforward volume pedal that works as intended and features a minimum volume control option.

Morley PVO+ Volume Pedal

Although it doesn't have special features, its smooth taper and reliable operation makes it one of the most recommended volume pedals today.

If you think that looking for a good volume pedal was simple, you will be surprised by the myriad of options available, and how each one comes with certain advantages and weaknesses. After trying multiple pedals, many have found that the humble PVO+ brings the most advantages while having the least problems, and we completely agree.

Talking about advantages, this pedal is well known for its good audio taper. The volume changes consistently as you rock the pedal back and forth, which translates into better control and more expressive volume changes during performances. Some control over the taper range is also provided in the form of a switchable minimum volume control. When engaged, the volume pedal follows the minimum volume knob setting, which essentially gives you an alternative volume pedal within a volume pedal.

The Morley PVO+ is very easy to operate, everything is plug and play, and even the battery compartment is easily accessible. Another strength of this pedal is transparency, of which many have attested to. The pedal does not alter the guitar signal in any way other than the volume, which means it does not have the "tone-suck" problem that plagues other volume pedals. PVO+ also operates very smoothly and discretely, thanks to its electro-optical circuitry. It is known to work well in quiet studio situations.

Here is a detailed discussion on what the Electro-Optical Circuitry is all about:

On the downside, one look at the pedal and you can see that its size could be a bit problematic. It is obviously bulky and takes quite a bit of space. If you are looking for something compact, you would have to look elsewhere, or better make more room.

The bulk and size of this pedal, however, makes it very sturdy and reliable. Its tank tough exterior is also matched by electro-optical circuitry, which means there are no pots to wear out. Its solid build and circuitry makes the PVO+ an ideal low maintenance volume pedal for gigging.

Finally, the PVO+ comes with a reasonable price tag of $86, which is a few bucks lower than modern volume pedals. For more details on this reliable volume pedal, you can head over to Morley Pedals.

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