#1
Oookay....im looking for a pedal that will boost my guitar volume during solos so for a solid state amp do i need a preamp booster or a volume pedal? pweeease help me
#4
so a booster wont mess up a SOLID STATE AMP? because as far as i know preamp boosters are used to push tube amps into overdrive
#5
Quote by littlephil
Volume pedals dont boost volume, you need a booster.


but what if i had the volume pedal at around half way depressed for the normal parts of songs and then for solos push it forward fully?
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Quote by Ma-hog!
but what if i had the volume pedal at around half way depressed for the normal parts of songs and then for solos push it forward fully?

Then that would be silly.

Just buy an EQ.
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Then that would be silly.

Just buy an EQ.

i thought about that too....

http://www.thomann.de/ie/harley_benton_eq100.htm

does anyone know if this pedal will do the job of boosting my volume for solos? it says it has a 15db cut/boost for each band and it has a level control. is 15db enough?
#8
Quote by Ma-hog!
but what if i had the volume pedal at around half way depressed for the normal parts of songs and then for solos push it forward fully?

Great idea, although why you couldn't just use your guitar volume pot like people used to, I don't know.

With a solid state amp you don't to pile too much gain on to the preamp, it won't sound nice, so active boosters aren't always the best approach.

Passive 'boosters' are great (especially in your effects loop so it won't effect your overdrive levels), and give you a lot more consistency than doing it with your volume pot/pedal. EH make one:

Last edited by kyle62 at Jul 4, 2010,
#9
^The Signal Pad is not a booster though, it cuts volume.
#10
^ He's saying to use it as a volume cut ALL the time and turn it OFF for solos.
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Great idea, although why you couldn't just use your guitar volume pot like people used to, I don't know.

i cant use my volume pot because it doesnt have enough of a volume boost and it changes the tone because i dont have a treble bleed in it
#13
As long as you have an fx loop you can use an eq and boost the level up.
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Quote by kyle62

With a solid state amp you don't to pile too much gain on to the preamp, it won't sound nice, so active boosters aren't always the best approach.

Passive 'boosters' are great (especially in your effects loop so it won't effect your overdrive levels), and give you a lot more consistency than doing it with your volume pot/pedal. EH make one:


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Quote by kyle62
Great idea, although why you couldn't just use your guitar volume pot like people used to, I don't know.

Because, at least in my experience, the tone tends to deteriorate when you turn the volume pot down. It's not so much a volume control as it is a gain control. Now I've heard that this is different on active guitars, I'm not sure.
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Because, at least in my experience, the tone tends to deteriorate when you turn the volume pot down. It's not so much a volume control as it is a gain control. Now I've heard that this is different on active guitars, I'm not sure.


nah with emg's the same thing happens when you turn down your volume pot
#19
Quote by denied
^ Volume = gain. Get your terms right.

Guitar volume knobs usually pull more treble from your signal, though you can mod them to do the reverse.

The signal pad is the best option here


sorry but volume does not equal gain, if volume equals gain then surely it would be impossible to play a 50w ss amp at full volume on the clean channel without the sound becoming distorted..........volume =/= gain. Get your terms right.
#20
Quote by Ma-hog!
sorry but volume does not equal gain, if volume equals gain then surely it would be impossible to play a 50w ss amp at full volume on the clean channel without the sound becoming distorted..........volume =/= gain. Get your terms right.

Gain is a measure of amplification. When you turn the volume knob on an amp, you're increasing the gain. Gain =/= distortion.
Last edited by littlephil at Jul 6, 2010,
#21
But phil .. when I turn up my gain knob I get distortion so doesn't gain = distortion?





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#22
Quote by littlephil
Gain is a measure of amplification. When you turn the volume knob on an amp, you're increasing the gain. Gain =/= distortion.


you mean amplifier gain=/=distortion, amplifier gain is the amplitude of the output signal divided by the amplitude of the input signal, ime gain/overdrive/distortion can be equated with eachother with varying levels of intensity (refering to intensity here as the amount of each effect not amplitude multiplied by frequency)