Dunlop Volume Pedal DVP1 is built like a tank. I recently saw Junior Brown live and saw he was using this heavy duty volume pedal. It is usually the ONLY pedal he uses as he plugs his Guit-Steel directly into a cranked Fender Twin Reverb. His sound was awesome and the Dunlop Volume pedal is a big part of his technique. It sounded transparent with the Dunlop volume pedal seeming to not add anything to the sound and was quite fluid.


I saw that Dunlop has recently discontinued the Dunlop Volume Pedal DVP1. The new Dunlop volume pedals are smaller (more pedalboard friendly). I snatched up the older model as I wanted the large footprint. I like that the pedal is passive and requires no power unlike my Morley Optical Pedal. The pedal is smooth and the pedal looks like it could be used to jack up a truck!

The Dunlop Volume Pedal DVP1 features a patent pending Low-Friction Band Drive that delivers a smooth range of motion with no strings or ratchet gears attached – allowing you to achieve thick, luscious volume swells without the fear of breaking. With fully adjustable tension and high-quality low-noise electronic components, the sound is as clean and transparent as the feel is smooth. Housed in a lightweight but durable aluminum chassis, the pedal features a rocker pedal that is slightly curved for ergonomics, with an aggressive non-slip tread that keeps your foot firmly in place. Great features, smooth, hassle-free performance and crystalline tone make the Dunlop Volume Pedal the smart choice for every musician. Passive in-line circuit requires NO additional power

“I will tell you that the volume pedal is the best. It’s bullet proof. It sounds great. It’s really smooth. It looks killer.” – Jim Heath a.k.a. Rev. Horton Heat