Volume boost/drop pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by HeXetic, Jan 29, 2013.


  1. HeXetic

    HeXetic

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    I often have a problem with volume when I switch between finger play style or slap/popping or tapping. Say the volume is fine when playing with finger style but then going to slap/pop it's too loud. Or I'm playing finger style but then switching to tapping, it's too soft.

    I'm not really sure the best way to handle this. Do I get a compressor so that everything is just level, do I get a volume pedal (like a wah pedal) or do I get something like the MXR Micro Amp that can boost to a certain amount?
  2. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    I use a volume pedal and compression. I'm also running two amps. I use an ABY pedal. A or B for softer parts and Y when I need the boost.
  3. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Also, my volume pedal has a minimum volume level knob that I set. I'm picking up a second volume pedal for other reasons. I've found that running a buffer is necessary when using pedals. Without a buffer there is a 3db loss.
  4. HeXetic

    HeXetic

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    What volume pedal are you using? That sounds like it could be an option.
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  6. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    I'm using an old Boss FV 50H. Got it on the cheaps and it does the job. I switch between playing tap, finger, and pick styles.
  7. HeXetic

    HeXetic

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    Your ABY pedal setup is a good idea and makes me think I can just use something like the Boss LS-2 which has a level knob for each line.
  8. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Right on. That set up has been working really well for me.
  9. alec

    alec

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    You could also use something like the Source Audio programmable EQ
  10. Downunderwonder

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    Deluxe samsamp VT and BDDI give you level and a new EQ in one tap. Two banks of three settings with fx loop pre-selected on or off. I don't know why they aren't more popular.

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