Dunlop DVP1 Volume XL Pedal (Discontinued)
- Design: Volume or Expression Pedal
- Circuit: Passive
- Best For: Passive Pickups
- Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 12"
- Weight: 1 lb
The DVP1 appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Volume Pedals from August 2017 until May 2018 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.
The Dunlop DVP1 Volume XL is a pretty standard volume pedal all things considered, with its two defining features being its large footprint and its torque screw. When we say “large footprint”, what we mean is that when compared to other pedals of this design the DVP1 is on the larger side. This can be a good or bad thing depending on your pedal board and preferences.
Something that will have a more widespread appeal is the torque screw. The torque screw is a screw on the front of the pedal that allows you to control the tension of the unit’s footswitch. This gives you more control over the volume curve, because you can either set it to have more tension (which will come in handy for gradual volume swells) or less tension (which is great for sudden changes in gain or volume).
The DVP1 is also an expression pedal, though in order to use it you do have to purchase a TRS cable. However, when used in this mode the unit does utilize a different pot. This gives it a response more in-line with what one would expect from an expression pedal.
Lastly, the unit does include an internal switch that allows you to invert the foot pedal. Basically, if the switch is left alone the pedal will behave as normal. If it’s engaged, the volume will be on full when the heel is down and decreased as its rocked forward.
Unfortunately Dunlop isn't producing new ones at this time, so if you can't find one for sale then checkout our guide to The Best Volume Pedals.