excaliber9
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Join date: May 2011
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#1
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!
ltdguy27
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#2
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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ltdguy27
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#4
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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#5
Turn up the level on your pedal?
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excaliber9
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#6
yea but then theres too much dirt... i need a setting that levels both channels and gives a good sound
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#8
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.
laloflip
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#9
pedal level: 8
gain: 8/9

that should make things better
morbidguitar
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#10
Quote by dennymcf
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.
Last edited by morbidguitar at Dec 9, 2012,
excaliber9
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Join date: May 2011
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#11
Quote by laloflip
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)???
-Guitars-
Epiphone Les Paul Jr

-Pedals-
Marshall VT-1 Vibratrem
DigiTech Hot Head Distortion
DigiTech Digital Delay

-Amps-
Kustom Dart 10
excaliber9
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Join date: May 2011
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#13
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!!!
-Guitars-
Epiphone Les Paul Jr

-Pedals-
Marshall VT-1 Vibratrem
DigiTech Hot Head Distortion
DigiTech Digital Delay

-Amps-
Kustom Dart 10