HANK MARVIN: VOLUME PEDAL SWELLS
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Although not renowned for his use of the volume pedal, Hank has used them occasionally to create uncannily vocal-like melodic delivery. In this example the swells into the notes are combined with the whammy bar vibrato to create an extremely expressive delivery. For the famous classical melody that this example is loosely based on, Hank used a Morley VBO pedal on the original recording. This was the big chrome first series of Morley pedals. Later he used a slimline VBO Morley and then a Boss FV300 although he apparently didn’t like the long travel on this pedal as much as the Morley.