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pedal volume question from old Noob

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bochafish, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Bochafish


    Jul 26, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I have a VT bass pedal. I notice when I turn it on, the volume goes way up, and I need to turn my amp volume down.

    Does the pedal add extra power or something? Can I blow my speakers using the VT pedal?
  2. moles


    Jan 24, 2007
    Winnipeg, MB
    Where's the volume (Level) set on your VT? Try turning it down.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The VT does add extra gain, and is difficult to set at "unity" (same volume both on and bypassed) if you have the gain turned up for gritty tone.

    It won't blow speakers any more than playing really loudly through your amp without any pedals would do.
  4. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    I like your avatar Bochafish!

    And yes, it's just a matter of lowering the Level control.

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