Dunlop DVP5 Volume (X) 8 review

Co-developed with Pedaltrain, this eight-inch volume and expression pedal is sure to be a 'board essential

Dunlop DVP5 Volume (X) 8
(Image: © Olly Curtis/Future)

Guitar World Verdict

We’re talking serious utility with this diminutive charmer – it’s a shoo-in for any pedalboard!


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    Separate tuner jack.

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    Reversible action.

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Full-sized wah pedals such as an original Cry Baby can take up a lot of space on your ’board, but then again some compact versions are sometimes a bit too small. 

Somewhere between those two extremes sits this new pedal from Dunlop, designed in collaboration with Pedaltrain and crafted to fit perfectly with its Metro and other popular ranges of pedalboards, but also totally suited to anyone who wishes to optimise their underfoot space. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.