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What is the difference between the Boss volume pedals FV-500L (Low Impedence) and the FV-500H (High Impedence)??????????

 

ANYBODY?????????????

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WOW..............that's an incredible answer there Bro!!!

 

TWO completely different models.............but absolutely NO difference HMMMMM..............:cry:

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The input impedance. The low is arguably better if you have active pickups or are using it for a keyboard or similar; the high is indisputably (or close to) superior for passive pickups, but will work perfectly well in active applications too.

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The "L" model is designed to work with low impedance signals (output from active pedals, fx loops, keyboards, preamps etc), while the "H" model is designed for high impedance signals (output from guitar). The "H" model will work with low impedance signals too, but not quite as smoothly. The other way around (using an "L" model first in the chain, where it is the first thing the guitar pickups "sees") will not work properly at all.

 

I'd recommend you to buy the "H" model, as it will work both ways. If you know for sure you will only use it in the amp's fx loop, or late in the regular pedal chain (where there will always be an active/Boss-type pedal in between it and the guitar), you can get the "L" model. Also, if you have active pickups (EMG's or similar with an active preamp in the guitar), you can use the "L" model. But for regular guitar volume pedal use (first in line, or immediately after a wah), the "H" model is the one to go for.

 

Edit: dot-dot-dot said it much better, and with far less words. As usual... :D

 

/Andreas

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Originally posted by andreas

Edit: dot-dot-dot said it much better, and with far less words. As usual...
:D

 

Don't you usually beat me to it and I end up looking like a simpleton? ;)

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Perhaps - I just know that this time, when I started typing, there were no replies of worth. When I hit "submit", yours was there... and it was far more concise and to the point. But I suppose the tables have on occasion been reversed - we're probably both equally good at blabbering...

 

See what just happened? I started rambling - again... dammit! :mad::D

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I still find it (very) mildly bizarre (slightly odd, then) that guitar pickups are referred to as "high impedance" - they're only a few kohms.

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The "L" model is designed to work with low impedance signals (output from active pedals, fx loops, keyboards, preamps etc), while the "H" model is designed for high impedance signals (output from guitar). The "H" model will work with low impedance signals too, but not quite as smoothly. The other way around (using an "L" model first in the chain, where it is the first thing the guitar pickups "sees") will not work properly at all.


I'd recommend you to buy the "H" model, as it will work both ways. If you know for sure you will only use it in the amp's fx loop, or late in the regular pedal chain (where there will always be an active/Boss-type pedal in between it and the guitar), you can get the "L" model. Also, if you have active pickups (EMG's or similar with an active preamp in the guitar), you can use the "L" model. But for regular guitar volume pedal use (first in line, or immediately after a wah), the "H" model is the one to go for.

 

I had heard rumors of "tone suck" being an issue when using a volume pedal in an amps fx loop - is this legit? I'll be using the fv-500l.

Thoughts?

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On 12/29/2019 at 10:35 PM, CaptainStar said:

how come nobody has addressed the stero vs. mono part? new to pedals and dont know how to use them properly. I already have stereo pedals but not all are.

Are you running into TWO amplifiers?

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well, considering this thread was active nine years ago...I don't think the original posters give a rat's patootie anymore...but yes, unless you are feeding two amps with some physical separation, running in stereo isn't going to get you much 'wow' factor...

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