Which is a better Expression pedal, Mission Engineering or Boss EV-30?
I am a new Quad Cortex user and just got the Mission Engineering pedal because it is similar to a Dunlap Cry Baby. The pedal works smoothly and feels good but the clicking sound the pedal makes when it touches the switch is a little annoying. I play mainly at low volume in my room so it kinda stands out. I would probably get use to it but would like to know if the Boss is any better with no switch. I thought I would need a switch to turn on and off the Wah effect but it appears that it turns on automatically when you start using it.
All 3 of my Boss expression pedals have a dead zone in the first part of their travel from the heel down position. On the FV500L pedals it is 25% of the total travel, and on the EV30 it is 30%. Several other people have reported similar problems with Boss pedals. I had to buy 2 Fractal pedals to replace them, and they perform perfectly across the full range. I can’t imagine why your Mission pedal has a switch - switches are simply not necessary on expression pedals. However, I think you would find that an EV30 would be very disappointing.
I have both and prefer the Mission’s functionality but not its size. It’s so much bigger than the depth of the QC.
The switch is useful to me in that it cuts down on the need to tap dance between the QC switches and the XP- you can toggle between fx from the XP and not have to take your foot off it
I have the EV30 and this is a very frustrating problem. Even with the trim control, I feel like there is way too much of a dead zone and that when I have do to volume swells, my usable range is the last 30% of the sweep of the pedal. It makes for an unnecessarily precise action. I DO like the size of the EV30 though… I may look into dunlop’s mini expression pedal to see if it’s better than the EV30
There was a previous thread on this problem, and several other people less than impressed with the EV30. Smoother Expression Control
I bought a Lehle dual expression pedal #1032 because it doesn’t use a potentiometer, instead it senses movement using a magnet and a Hall effect sensor.
Thanks for the replies. The Lehle sounds like a cool pedal and I will keep it in mind for the future. But for now after reading the replies I am going to keep the Mission Engineering.
I have the Boss EV 30 and it doesn’t work very well with the QC. The Dunlop isn’t much better. I bought the Lehle Dual Expression pedal and it works flawlessly. While it does use power I feel it’s well worth the trade off to never have to worry about changing strings or pots and also it’s the smoothest pedal I’ve ever used and I’ve been using volume pedals since my first Sho-Bud way back in the early 70’s.