Guyatone SV2 Slow Volume


  • Speed
    controls the speed of the attack.
  • Threshold
    Controls the level at which the effect is triggered


Guyatone USA

Sounds swell

No, we haven't regressed to 50's slang terms to describe our products -the SV-2 Slow Volume actually makes your notes "swell" from zero to full volume, offering an unlimited variety of new tonal textures to expand your creative horizons.

The SV-2 is a voltage-controlled volume pedal based on the vintage Boss Slow Gear. The SV-2's Threshold control determines how hard a note's attack must be to trigger the effect, while the Speed control determines how fast the note will swell to full volume. Many effects can be achieved just by manipulating these simple controls, from straight volume swells to bowing effects to tape-reverse simulation.

Combined with other effects, the SV-2 becomes a truly unique creative device. Since it is envelope-controlled, the Slow Volume works best when placed at the front of a signal chain. Try it in front of an HD-2 and MD-2 for haunting, "whale song" effects. Or, put it in front of a WR-2 for swelled-wah effects. There are no rules, so don't be afraid to experiment!

Note: Like an envelope filter, the SV-2 must be "played" correctly in order to achieve maximum effect. Phrases must be played in a tight, almost staccato manner, with space left in between notes to allow the effect to re-trigger and track each successive one.

With practice, the SV-2 Slow Volume can become an invaluable creative tool you won't want to do without!


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  • Input Impedance
    470K ohm
  • Output Impedance
    1k Ohm
  • Max Input Level
  • Speed Frequency
    0.1 - 10Hz
  • Power Supply
    9V Manganese dry cell battery or special AC Adaptor
  • Power Voltage
    DC9V (Battery/AC Adaptor)
  • Current Consumption
    20 mA
  • Dimensions
    2.75" W x 3.875" L x 1.5" H
  • Weight (w/o battery)
    7.6 oz

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