Input level into fuzz question
I got a "Team Awesome" fuzz pedal in the quest to get some synth sounds out of my bass. I've been fooling with the pedal and over all have been pleased with it but not able to find exactly what I'm looking for. While playing around with it tonight i found something though...
The unit has a noise gate built into it and when I turned the volume on my bass almost all the way down it gave the exact sound I've been looking for which is a real short super fuzzy note. The only problem is, obviously, my volume is cut to maybe a third of what it is when i run my bass wide open. Another problem is that at that point my input level is also too low to trigger the other pedals in my chain.
Would a separate noise gate solve this problem? Or, do any of you guys know of something else I'm not thinking of? I'm super new to pedals so please help me out with any suggestions you might have. Thanks, guys!