Looking for something to bring down excessive volume.
When using distortion-like effects (od, distortion, synth, fuzz, etc.) I like to stack multiple effects to get interesting and new distortion tones. The problem with this is my volume invariably skyrockets my volume over the rest of the band and I just end up sounding horrible with everyone else. I can't just bring the volume down or play more softly either, as this ruins the tone. I am looking for something that I guess would go at the end of the chain and take the signal as is and chop it down volume wise, without messing with the sensitivities of the other pedals I am using and deliver the same exact tone, just quieter. Is there any type of effect that could do that for me?
|zwkoch ||12-06-2013 03:58 PM |
I have a volume pedal at the end of my chain for that very reason.
What kind of volume pedal are you using? I'm a stingy bastard, so I am a little hesitant to pay upwards of $100 bucks for a glorified volume pot, but I wouldn't mind if it is reasonably priced and/or is versatile.
|MonkeyBass ||12-06-2013 04:17 PM |
Boss makes and OK volume pedal. The Ernie Ball one is pretty rugged though.
|zwkoch ||12-06-2013 04:17 PM |
I use a passive Ernie Ball. Scour CL, ebay, and the classifieds here. You can find one for $50 or less.
|skulletwhip ||12-06-2013 04:32 PM |
Can I ask what pedals you are stacking?
The way I stack up gain stuff, I control the overall with whatever the final pedal is. I use that as kinda a master volume.
I can think of a pedal that attenuates though. The Electro Harmonix Pad. It can drop your decibel level down.
|MonkeyBass ||12-06-2013 05:12 PM |
Also... I made a looper pedal that had a volume knob on it. I had to make it because I couldn't for the life of me find a company that made a basic looper with a volume. It was easy to solder together, probably $20 in parts.
What do you mean by looper pedal? An effects loop (I have no idea how those work) or a loop repeating pedal?
|zwkoch ||12-07-2013 04:03 PM |
The Badger Schism is a loop pedal with independent volumes for each channel. The Badger website has a great description.
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