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Tapestry Audio Bloomery Active Volume Pedal Review

4.8 out of 5 stars
Tapestry Audio Bloomery Active Volume Pedal Review
Controls:4.8 out of 5 stars
Features:4.6 out of 5 stars
Performance:5 out of 5 stars
Value:4.6 out of 5 stars

All volume pedals are the same… right? Wrong! A few minutes with the Bloomery from Florida-based pedal brand Tapestry Audio, and you’ll quickly see what a higher-end volume pedal can really offer the gigging musician. In fact, we would say the Bloomery is one of the best volume pedals on the market today. Strong words, but read on to find out why…

Tapestry Audio BloomeryFeatures

The Bloomery is a volume-slash-expression pedal with a package size that’s a little smaller than most on the market, coming in at only 7.8” x 2.8” x 2.6”. That makes it easy to fit onto pedalboards that are struggling for real estate.

Operation is super smooth and reliable because it uses a linear slide potentiometer. That is unique as most other volume pedals usually use some sort of string or other mechanism that translates the up/down pedal motion to actuate a rotary pot.

With a sleek machined-steel construction (in either a black or white powder coat finish), the Bloomery also features adjustable tension for the pedal action and a separate output so you can hook up a tuner. A bonus is that you can jazz things up by buying different colored grip pads for the top of the pedal itself.

ControlsTapestry Audio Bloomery

Controls? Hey, it’s just a volume pedal. Even higher-end volume pedals such as this can’t offer much more than a pedal with an up or down function (although – as mentioned – the linear slide potentiometer does aid the smoothness with which this pedal operates).

Let’s leave the dial-oozing control panels to delay and reverb pedals. Not much else to see here, people. Move along…


The Bloomery has a larger pedal throw than many other pedals, but after using it a while, you’ll easily get the hang of it and may find that you like this length of travel better. The action is extremely smooth, so playing around with volume is a pleasure.

From a tonal standpoint, it’s very transparent – you shouldn’t be concerned that it will mess up your painstakingly crafted sounds. It does what it needs to do without leaving any residue.

As far as durability is concerned… it’s not a concern at all. Frankly, you could set off an atomic bomb under this thing – the earth around it would be laid to waste while the Bloomery would remain standing. That's thanks to the sturdy, thick solid steel construction used for both the base and the pedal itself.


For those guitarists looking for a high-quality volume pedal, the Tapestry Audio Bloomery may be the end of your search. It’s rugged, has a compact package size that’s perfect for cluttered pedalboards, and it won’t mess with your overall tone. While it’s pricier than you may consider spending for a pedal that only controls one thing, it’s not unaffordable. Plus, truth be told, if you buy this one, you’ll never need to buy another!

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