M13/M9 users - what expression pedal do you use?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by walknbluez, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. I definitely need an expression pedal for my M13. Someone told me Line 6's website had a list of compatible expression pedals but I saw it nowhere. I remember the Ernie Ball Jr 25K being recommended for the M13 but before I pull the trigger I wanted to see what the majority of users prefer. Any recommendations?
  2. Footbutt


    Aug 11, 2010
    Pickerington, OH
    for my M9 i use a Line 6 EX-1.
    i'm not hard on my gear, and i can replace the cable with a right-angled one.

    i just got a VP jr 25K from a fellow TB'er, so i'll see how that might work with it...
  3. Wud


    Apr 11, 2009
    On the Line 6 website they just simply show you their EX-1 pedal, there is no list that I could see of compatible devices.
    On the right hand side of this page -


    Obviously Line 6 would like to buy their pedal

    I'd probably just go for a Moog EP-2.


    I know the Ernie Ball Vol pedals work with the Eventide Factor pedals but I've not tried an M9 with one as of yet.
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I want to get a Mission Engineering pedal, but haven't gotten around to it.
  5. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I'm using a Bespeco VM-19L that I used to use with my Meatwad. Works entirely fine.
  6. Works:

    Ernie Ball VP Jr 25k ohm (log pot)
    Line 6 EX-1
    Roland EV-5 (i know some people who had trouble with this one)
    Boss FV-500L
    Boss FV-500H

    unknow needs confirmation:

    Kurzweil CC-1 (10K linear pot, 45 bucks, likely compatible)
    TC Electronics X1 (25k ohm Logpot, $130 (!), likely compatible)
    Pigtronix EP-1 Expression Pedal (20k pot unknown taper, metal construction, around 50 bucks, likely compatible)

    Not Compatible:

    Yamaha FC-7
    Ernie Ball VP JR Passive 250K & 6166
    Any wah wah pedal
    Morley volume Pedals
    Behringer FCV100
    M-Audio EXP (someone said this one works taking out a resistor)
    Rocktron Hex
    Moog EP-2 (it is possible to swap the internal pot with a 16mm pot, though it might take some fabrication skills. This is not recommended for the inexperienced.)
  7. Wud


    Apr 11, 2009
    I'm half thinking the Line 6 Expression pedal is a Re branded Bespeco product.

    Interesting to hear the Moog is not compatible
  8. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Certainly looks like it. Which one though? :meh:
  9. MooseLumps

    MooseLumps Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    I'm using a roland ev-5, and it seems that the first 1/4 throw form heel down has no effect, but after that it scrolls through the whole range just fine.
  10. Ernie ball JR 25k here. :bassist:
  11. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Cheshire, UK
    Cool I wasn't aware of those, they look great.

    I'm using Boss FV-500L currently because it was cheap but I did have 2 25K eb's which were great but I think the Boss is a bit of a nicer travel.
  12. How do you hook up the ernie ball jr 25k to a m9? does it just take a mono 1/4" cable? Where do you plug it into on the volume/expression pedal?

    I've been using a ex-1 and I don't like it too much and I have a ernie ball jr 25k just collecting dust.

  13. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Cheshire, UK
    Yeah just a 1/4 inch cable
  14. I think it has to be a TRS cable
  15. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Cheshire, UK
    Nope standard patch lead as you would between fx pedals
  16. Subscribed.

    I just picked up an M13 today and it's updating right now. ;)

    If I stick with it I will be looking at a Mission Eng. pedal or two. They are a little pricey but I'm hard on my gear. Are they built like tanks? Does anyone have one that can verify how well they are built?

    Thanks in advance!
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