The EV-1 is an EXPRESSION PEDAL, perfect for use with all Fractal Audio Systems products and many 3rd party devices. Unlike most expression pedals it has a true linear response with planetary gearing and a long, smooth pedal throw. The EV-1 doubles as an analog volume pedal, with separate IN and OUT jacks connected to an audio-taper pot. It features a sturdy cast metal housing, comfortable non-slip rubber tread, and is available in either Silver or Black. It is larger than the EV-2
Dimensions: 4.1 in. wide x 11.5 in. long x 2.85 in. high
Weight: 3.7 lbs
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The first thing I do when I get a product, especially within the music instrument or gear realm is thoroughly inspect it. As an engineer, I frequently tend to over analyze design and construction. When I received the EV-1 (very quickly I might add) I was impressed by the care in packaging. Double boxed, in peanuts with a protective air packaging tightly enclosing the pedal. The weight of the pedal is very nice, it is heavier than I had imagined even after looking at the tech specs, but I like the weight. The jacks were all factory tight, the finish is flawless, and the ergonomics are well thought out. I primarily use this as a wah, and for delay swells during leads. I know a lot of people will tend to prefer a shorter sweep for wah use, but I actually like the long sweep myself. Programming this with the axe 3 is very easy and I had no issues, although I would probably recommend watching Leon Todd via you tube on how he sets his up. Very informative. The only thing I wish (coming from a gigging/touring perspective) is that there would be some sort of dust/liquid protector cover over the gears and throw mechanism, but I haven't seen any foot pedal to date have something like that. It seems that this should hold up under harsh gigging situations.