#1
Which one have you all found most useful. They are all mostly cheap so don't concern budget.
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#2
you should probably save up for a better amp, a volume pedal doesnt have many uses.
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#3
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Which one have you all found most useful. They are all mostly cheap so don't concern budget.


Boss FV-500

#4
the only thing that volume pedals are good for is doing volume swells and turning down your guitar without losing gain like a volume knob does
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#5
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the only thing that volume pedals are good for is doing volume swells and turning down your guitar without losing gain like a volume knob does


It only keeps the gain intact if you place it after the OD, I've tried moving mine around and it just does the same thing as a guitar volume knob before the OD. The Ernie Ball one is the best I've tried, I would've bought it but I got a Morley Little Alligator for 15 bucks that the police confiscated from some drug dealer. But you should buy a new amp first because everything a volume pedal does can be accomplished with your guitars volume control knob.

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Boss FV-500



Hey, how sturdy are those? Also, do they have a smoother taper than the Ernie Ball one? I've heard good things about the Boss ones but haven't ever tried them.
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Last edited by mmolteratx at Jan 15, 2009,
#6
Quote by mmolteratx
It only keeps the gain intact if you place it after the OD, I've tried moving mine around and it just does the same thing as a guitar volume knob before the OD. The Ernie Ball one is the best I've tried, I would've bought it but I got a Morley Little Alligator for 15 bucks that the police confiscated from some drug dealer. But you should buy a new amp first because everything a volume pedal does can be accomplished with your guitars volume control knob.


yeah thats what i meant, sorry I forgot about that. It's been a while since I had one in my chain.
American Strat:
Area 61 Neck, Area 67 Middle & Bridge
Spretzel Locking Tuners
Graphtech Nut & String Tree
Lots O' Love!

JSX + Orange Cab
Fender Blues Deluxe
Deluxe Memory Man
Fulltone Full Drive 2 & OCD
H2O Chorus/Echo
#8
Quote by Ninja Penguin77
the only thing that volume pedals are good for is doing volume swells and turning down your guitar without losing gain like a volume knob does


Umm, well... NO

You've never used one as a Continuous Controller? They're especially GREAT for this, as well as allowing you to do swells, as well as allowing multiple mixes such as using as a Master Volume MIX controller for playback levels, while allowing you to use your hands for playing instead of messing w/ a guitars volume knob.

Just thought I'd put some perspective on the above statement.

Quote by mmolteratx
It only keeps the gain intact if you place it after the OD, I've tried moving mine around and it just does the same thing as a guitar volume knob before the OD. The Ernie Ball one is the best I've tried, I would've bought it but I got a Morley Little Alligator for 15 bucks that the police confiscated from some drug dealer. But you should buy a new amp first because everything a volume pedal does can be accomplished with your guitars volume control knob.


Correct

Quote by mmolteratx
Hey, how sturdy are those? Also, do they have a smoother taper than the Ernie Ball one? I've heard good things about the Boss ones but haven't ever tried them.


They are built like tanks, and don't suffer from the broken string issues that tend to affect the Ernie Ball Volume pedals. If you've ever had to try to replace the string on an Ernie Ball pedal, you'd know how big of a pain in the ass they are.

I find the taper to feel perfect. I have 3 of them. A Pre-effects pedal, a Post Effects pedal and a Continuous control pedal, and they are FANTASTIC.

Last edited by zachman5150 at Jan 16, 2009,
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They are built like tanks, and don't suffer from the broken string issues that tend to affect the Ernie Ball Volume pedals. If you've ever had to try to replace the string on an Ernie Ball pedal, you'd know how big of a pain in the ass they are...


Sweet thanks. I'm gonna have to try one of those out soon caus my Morley has the worst taper I've ever used, it goes from off to full volume almost instantly.
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#10
Quote by mmolteratx
Sweet thanks. I'm gonna have to try one of those out soon caus my Morley has the worst taper I've ever used, it goes from off to full volume almost instantly.


No prob...

Here is a video of Bob Bradshaw going through my rig with me, where he shows a small example of how one of the Boss Volume pedals reacts with allowing the volume to be shut off while allowing the delay trails to continue.:

Rig Demo
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Quote by zachman5150
No prob...

Here is a video of Bob Bradshaw going through my rig with me, where he shows a small example of how one of the Boss Volume pedals reacts with allowing the volume to be shut off while allowing the delay trails to continue.:

Rig Demo


That's cool man and it sounds great too. Now if I could only afford that setup... I'll have to stick to the basics for now and hopefully when I get access to the money I got when a horse bit my ear off I'll be able to get some sick gear like this.
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Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

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#12
Quote by mmolteratx
That's cool man and it sounds great too. Now if I could only afford that setup... I'll have to stick to the basics for now and hopefully when I get access to the money I got when a horse bit my ear off I'll be able to get some sick gear like this.


OUCH...

Well, I'm 42 and have been playing for a long time-- and that rig didn't happen over night. I have used some of that gear in various rigs over the years. I got my 1st TC Electronic 2290 delay in 1987 and have had a few since then, along with various other gear but my point is, eventually it all adds up.

Keep Rockin,



Zach