#1
Hey, I looked around and couldn't find a thread that answered my question, so here goes.

For some songs I play I need to change the amount of overdrive I use during the song. I need to go from a nice little crunch to full-blown distortion. I've experimented with using multiple pedals at different settings, but it's not as comfortable as I'd like. Does anyone know if somewhere out there, there is an overdrive pedal that works in the same way as a wah or a volume pedal? I'd like to be able to change the amount of distortion just by rocking the foot back and forth. Does this exist? Or does anyone know of any custom shops that could pull it off?

Any help is much appreciated.
#2
I'd like to ~hear~ such a pedal in action.
think all you would need to do to make one would be gut a wah, implant OD pedal, hook the sweep pot in place of the drive pot and put the rest of the controls on the side.
#3
You could use the "Third Hand" (something like that, let's you control one pot with an expression pedal) to modify the amount of gain on a distortion pedal.
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#4
Or use your guitar volume.
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#5
^Yeah, but I want to maintain a consistent volume. Either way, thanks for the suggestions, but I'm not too gifted technically, so Sanitarium, if you want to test out your idea, I'd be really glad to hear the results.
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^Yeah, but I want to maintain a consistent volume. Either way, thanks for the suggestions, but I'm not too gifted technically, so Sanitarium, if you want to test out your idea, I'd be really glad to hear the results.

It will have a pretty much constant volume, have you tried it yet?

That would be the only way to find out if it works.
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#7
i know i can do stuff like that on my vox tonelab, but you could just get a 2 channel overdrive pedal like a fulltone fulldrive 2, or you could get that visual sound pedal thats supposed to have 2 different pedals in it.
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#8
^Yeah, I've checked it out. When I'm playing shows, turning the volume up and down sometimes throws the mix out of whack. I mean, some songs require you to turn down for certain parts, but what I need is to be able to have a light amount of distortion on verses at the same volume as heavy distortion for choruses/solos. Like I said, multiple pedals can do the trick sometimes, but I don't feel like tapdancing around the stage just to get the sound I need.
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i know i can do stuff like that on my vox tonelab, but you could just get a 2 channel overdrive pedal like a fulltone fulldrive 2, or you could get that visual sound pedal thats supposed to have 2 different pedals in it.



Ok, yeah. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Any idea how much one of those would cost? I don't want or need a full console or anything.
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Ok, yeah. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Any idea how much one of those would cost? I don't want or need a full console or anything.


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You could use the "Third Hand" (something like that, let's you control one pot with an expression pedal) to modify the amount of gain on a distortion pedal.

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#12
Ironically enough, a volume pedal in front of the amp will maintain a decent volume and just act as a gain knob.
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#13
There used to be a pedal by Boss if I recall correctly that did that. It was like the newer Boss wah, but with the controls of a DS-1.

Also in the RP200 series of Digitech, you can select the expression parameter to be the Gain of the amp model.

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Ok, yeah. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Any idea how much one of those would cost? I don't want or need a full console or anything.

The V2 Jekyll and Hyde isn't what you want, and a ToneLab is a full MFX pedal. Like 400 bucks.