#1
I have a Peavey Vypyr 15 and I keep the pickup volume on my guitar between 1 and 2 when I use the high gain channels , mainly JSX, 6505 and XXX

I set the pre-gain to 12 o'clock
post-gain to 9 o'clock
Master Volume to 1

I want to know whether setting the pickup volume on my guitar too low is a bad idea.

Should i be turning it up higher ?
#2
Quote by joey78
I have a Peavey Vypyr 15 and I keep the pickup volume on my guitar between 1 and 2 when I use the high gain channels , mainly JSX, 6505 and XXX

I set the pre-gain to 12 o'clock
post-gain to 9 o'clock
Master Volume to 1

I want to know whether setting the pickup volume on my guitar too low is a bad idea.

Should i be turning it up higher ?


I would always max the guitar volume..

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#3
keep your pickup volume on max, and roll it back when you want a cleaner sound. that's the general way people do it. as for volume, it's a solid state amp, so tone-wise it really doesn't matter if you have it low or high. set your gain to whatever you damn well want.
#4
why would you roll the volume back while using a high gain setting?
isn't the point of a high gain channel to have high output?
maxed it for a fuller heavier tone if thats what your looking for.
#5
Quote by aeromakesmusic
why would you roll the volume back while using a high gain setting?
isn't the point of a high gain channel to have high output?
maxed it for a fuller heavier tone if thats what your looking for.


I use to keep my pickup volume on 1

My pre gain and post gain at 3 oclock and master at 1 and it was horribly loud.

If i turn my guitar up to Max, i'd have to really cut back on the pre-gain i think. I will have to give this a shot
#6
Quote by joey78
I use to keep my pickup volume on 1

My pre gain and post gain at 3 oclock and master at 1 and it was horribly loud.

If i turn my guitar up to Max, i'd have to really cut back on the pre-gain i think. I will have to give this a shot

What you really want to do is set the volume slightly under one(thats what i did when i had the amp.) and it should be fine for bedroom practice.
just be very sensitive with the volume knob as it is very sensitive on those amps.
#7
Quote by joey78
I use to keep my pickup volume on 1

My pre gain and post gain at 3 oclock and master at 1 and it was horribly loud.

If i turn my guitar up to Max, i'd have to really cut back on the pre-gain i think. I will have to give this a shot

Yeah, that's the idea. Guitar-volume all the way up, then set preamp-gain and amp-volume to taste. Roll down the guitar's volume-knob for cleaner sounds without having to switch channels or fiddling with the amp's controls.
#9
The correct volume level depends on how good you sound.

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