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Old 12-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Effect Pedal HELP!!!!

Alright, I have an Epiphone Les Paul Jr hooked up to a Digitech Hot Head Distrotion Pedal, which is then hooked up to my Kustom Dart 10 Amplifier, but the clean sound of the guita is louder than the pedal...

Here are my settings:
Guitar: Volume - 10, Tone - 10

Pedal: Level - 5/10, Low - 7/10, High - 10/10, Gain - 10/10

Amp is on clean

I would greatly appreciate any help!
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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If you're running your pedal on a battery instead of having it plugged in the battery might be low so you might want to check that first.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:38 AM   #3
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its plugged in all the time when I use it
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #4
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then there might be something wrong with the connections inside the pedal so i would take it apart if you know what you're doing and check if there's a bad wire that might have to be soldered. Check the ones at the input/output jacks mainly since they're usually the culprits.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #5
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Turn up the level on your pedal?
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:01 AM   #6
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yea but then theres too much dirt... i need a setting that levels both channels and gives a good sound
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:25 AM   #7
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turn up the pedal level and turn down the gain
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:39 AM   #8
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If you're clean sound (as in, pedal disengaged clean sound from amp) is higher than engaded pedal, you need to turn up the level on the pedal. The gain on the pedal has nothing to do with it if you set the gain and then level first.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #9
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pedal level: 8
gain: 8/9

that should make things better
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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turn up the pedal level and turn down the gain


i agree.

level is the volume if you have it on 5 then its of course going to be low. too much distortion then turn the gain down. level and gain work off each other, its all about finding a balance. anybody with a tube amp would know.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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pedal level: 8
gain: 8/9

that should make things better


PERFECT!!! thanks! But my old settings were also used on my Marshall VT-1 Vibratrem Trelolo Pedal (forgot i owned one XD), so now the tremolo is actually boosting the distortion (aka the tremolo is somehow outputting more dirt...)

Settings for trem:
Speed: about 5.5/8
Depth: full...
Shape: Square(ish)???
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #12
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This should be in GG&A. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:09 AM   #13
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actually, yea it should... XD

Alright, I found the problem with the tremolo pedal, so to everyone who posted here:

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE HELP!!!
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