I weasel my way into musicals as an electric bass player when an upright player is needed with much success, but there is always a headache that I encounter quite often: Arco sections. The way I always get around with this is with turning my knobs down and up and feel it out with the band to get it "cool", but that can be difficult depending on the passage. I'd like to get a volume pedal for this now because it can be a real pain in terms of coordination depending on the passage. I know nothing about pedals. Don't know what I will need. Don't know how to use em, don't know the brands that make em, don't know what the compromises of using one would be (IE i once tried a wireless instrument cord, and it changed the tone of the instrument noticeably), So, recommend me a volume pedal. A GOOD one. Not the BEST one. A GOOD one. Tell me the compromises of it and the good things about it. Tell me what I will need to use it (special cords?). Go!