volume pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by buckethdd, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. buckethdd


    Jan 15, 2002
    SF, CA
    hi...i play mostly fingerstyle, although i tend to strum chords and double stops somewhat frequently...as i play with a pretty light touch (fingerstyle) the volume tends to increase dramatically when strumming. i am able to control it with my technique but it doesn't allow me to get really into what i am playing (the strumming usually comes in the heavier parts when you kind of just want play with some force), and i am not a fan of compression as it tends to change the tone. so what i am looking for is a stompbox style volume pedal that you can set to a pre-existing volume, so when i hit it the volume will be set lower and i can play with energy while strumming. i searched around a bit and couldn't find anything. anybody have any ideas? your input is much appreciated.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    A Boss LS-2 can do that, and so much more.
    Everybody needs one or will.

    Most volume pedals will have a knob to set the lowest volume position, so you can pan between the 2 extreme values. It would do the job, too.
  3. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I prefer the idea of the more flexible adjustment offered by a rocker pedal than a simple volume A / volume B switch.

    Otherwise, what if you need the strumming to be a little louder or a little quieter for a particular section? With practise, I'm sure you could always get in the ballpark of, say, 75% of max volume just by using the rocker... you can then use your ears to fine tune, without having to bend down and use your fingers to adjust knobs on the pedal.

  4. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I solved that same type of problem, with the Morley Little Alligator volume pedal, it has a min and max setting, or what you would call lead & rythym type volume knob.