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Sadowski VTC question.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wengr, Mar 13, 2013.


  1. wengr

    wengr

    Jul 21, 2010
    Hello. I have a metro Will Lee with the VTC. My question is - what type of volume pedal would I use with this bass.
    Ernie Ball shows a 250k ohm pedal "for active instruments", and a 25k ohm pedal "for passive instruments". So I would assume that the 250k would be appropriate, but what if the VTC is engaged? Would I then be able to use the 25k ohm pedal?
     
  2. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I would think that whatever matches the volume pot in the control cavity would work
    and would guess that the OEM Vol Pot is probably a 250.
     
  3. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    VTC is nothing more than a passive tone control. It does not boost the gain in any way. Sadowsky basses can be run either passive or active. I would use the pedal for active basses if I were going that route.
     
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Vtc is always there. I think you are referring to the preamp
     
  5. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    It's actually the other way around - 250k for passive and 25k for active. The Sadowsky is always active except for when you bypass the preamp - the VTC is always in the signal chain whether the bass is active or passive. I would think most Sadowsky users would only go to passive in an emergency situation so 25K is what you need. Cheers
     

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