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Volume attenuator in a stompbox (maybe a volume pedal in a stompbox)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Basspaolo, Jul 21, 2017.


  1. Looking for a volume attenuator in a stompbox similar to the electro harmononix signal pad.
    But I'd like it better (the signal pad sounds muddy), without loss of high frequencies (maybe active?) and possibly with tone controls.
    Is there anything like that?
    Is there, generally, a pedal that allows a volume reduction to a predetermined level?

    An active volume pedal can be a response but I'm searching anything smaller.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    Once you put in tone controls, isn't it effectively a preamp pedal?

    The closest I found was the Visual Volume pedal from Visual Sound. It had a row of LEDs so that you could very easily/quickly get the volume to a predetermined level every single time. Problem was that it was wider than a standard volume pedal.
     
  3. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Would a Boss GEB7 work? It has the ability to cut or boost overall gain and would allow you to make a slight EQ tweak when you have it engaged if necessary.
     
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  4. Alien8

    Alien8

    Jan 29, 2014
    Southampton All Things Equal.
     
  5. b15fliptop

    b15fliptop

    Feb 17, 2004
    Florida
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  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Perhaps a limiter/compressor?
     
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  7. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I've never seen anything like that before...those are cool!
     
  8. Nice volume pedal but too big

    Wow, think I need an "all things equal"
     
  9. Alban

    Alban

    Apr 8, 2004
    The Netherlands
    Get a Source Audio Programmable EQ. Probably the best and cheapest way!
     
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  10. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Indeed. Seems to me any clean preamp or boost pedal will do what you want if you just need to switch to a preset volume (whether up or down).
     
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  11. Ren1

    Ren1

    May 25, 2014
    Bryan at Saturn works pedals could make you a pedal with volume and tone in a small package. He does good custom work for cheap
     
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  12. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Literally any pedal with a volume knob.

    EQ, boost, octave, compressor, preamp and many other categories of pedal all do that.
     
  13. DavC

    DavC Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i easily built my own ... just a volume control ( w/treble bleed circuit ) and an on/off foot switch ...

    also in the same regular sized fx box , i installed a Varitone ( 13 filters with it's own bypass position '0' )

    i mainly use it with Strat bridge pups , that are usually wired straight thru ... no vol/tone ...
     
  14. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    either of these would work:

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    mxr2.jpg
     
  15. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland
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  16. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    This was what I was going to recommend.

    Obviously it can do a lot more than volume but the presets CAN be a flat EQ with different volume levels. I've seen a few guys using them to essentially keep the gain levels consistent when switching guitars or basses.
     
  17. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    Without tone I'd go with boss LS-2
     
  18. Very nice pedal

    I have one coupled with my overdrive, I will try
     

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