#1
Okay so I got a Boss FV-50 for Christmas. Well I tried the thing and it worked like it should, control the volume. However it didn't jsut control the volume, it also controlled the gain. If I had little volume, it was almost like I played it on a clean channel. And if I pushed the thing to the bottom the gain would come. Why isn't there any distortion when I have little volume???
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Dean V79
Randall RG50-TC
Roland MicroCube
#2
your profile says youre using a tube randall

with a tube amp, distortion comes from playing the amp loud, the volume knob on your guitar will have the same effect

you could try the pedal in the FX loop if you have one
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#3
Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
your profile says youre using a tube randall

with a tube amp, distortion comes from playing the amp loud, the volume knob on your guitar will have the same effect

you could try the pedal in the FX loop if you have one

Yeah I think I got a FX loop.. But this pedal worked the same with my MicroCube aswell...
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Dean V79
Randall RG50-TC
Roland MicroCube
#5
it doesnt make a difference whether its SS or tube really, if your using distortion from the preamp (which you probably are), and you want to reduce volume without reducing gain, put it in the effects loop.
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#6
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
it doesnt make a difference whether its SS or tube really, if your using distortion from the preamp (which you probably are), and you want to reduce volume without reducing gain, put it in the effects loop.

So that would solve everything? Great!!! I just need to buy two more cables then.
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Randall RG50-TC
Roland MicroCube
#7
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
it doesnt make a difference whether its SS or tube really, if your using distortion from the preamp (which you probably are), and you want to reduce volume without reducing gain, put it in the effects loop.

So that would solve everything? Great!!! I just need to buy one more cable then.

But wait... Can I have both my Zoom G2 and the Boss through the loop on the same time?
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Randall RG50-TC
Roland MicroCube
#8
It depends, if you are strictly using it for just the effects, yeah it will go in the loop like this:

guitar>pre amp> Effect processor> volume pedal>power amp in

If you are using the distortion on board the processor, then you need a set up like this:

guitar> processor>pre amp> volume pedal> power amp in
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#9
Quote by woodsballplayer
It depends, if you are strictly using it for just the effects, yeah it will go in the loop like this:

guitar>pre amp> Effect processor> volume pedal>power amp in

If you are using the distortion on board the processor, then you need a set up like this:

guitar> processor>pre amp> volume pedal> power amp in

No I never use the distortion from the Zoom. But what do you mean by "pre-amp"
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Randall RG50-TC
Roland MicroCube
#10
Quote by fila_93
No I never use the distortion from the Zoom. But what do you mean by "pre-amp"


by preamp he means effects loop send, and by power amp in he means effects return
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#11
It worked like a charm when I put it in the effects loop, thanks a lot!
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Randall RG50-TC
Roland MicroCube