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Volume Pedal Fundamentals – That Pedal Show

March 29, 2019

This is the audio from our video here: https://youtu.be/TF-W7JIaPHE

In this episode we explore the basics of using a volume pedal. Now you might think it’s a simple matter of varying your volume from quiet to loud… but as we find out, the specifical placementation of the volume pedal in your signal chain can have radically differentialising effectalisations on the resultifying tones emanating forth from your electronical guitar device, amplficator equipments and effectatious pedallion combinations.
Sothusthreforely we commence by observifacting three common placementisations for the volume pedal, before installising one in the effects loop of the amplifier and finishing with a tremendacious creativising idea from young Daniel Steinhardt of Australia.
Enjoybles!

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner Mini
USA: http://bit.ly/2AYjob5
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

• JAM Pedals Rattler
https://www.jampedals.com/rattler/

• Paul Cochrane Timmy Overdrive
https://www.rogueguitarshop.com/products/paul-cochrane-timmy-overdrive

• Empress Echo System
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2x5i4z4
Australia: http://bit.ly/2x0K9K7

• Walrus Audio Fathom Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Jxexiz
USA: http://bit.ly/2Hc5lSJ
Australia: http://bit.ly/2JsVFRM

• Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
No longer made

• BOSS FV-30H (FV-500H is same spec but physically bigger)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2HIPV92
USA: http://bit.ly/2WvjVbV

• DOD FX-17 Wah-Volume
No longer made

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Check out our peeps and buy stuff. Please: 1:30
- What are we doing today? 1:45
- High- and low-impedance volume pedals: 2:56
- Pot values and tope end to ground? 4:30
- Today’s board: 5:25
- Today’s amps: 5:38
- Rattler and volume pedal: 6:04 (7:20)
- …compared with the guitar volume pot: 8:56
- Active volume pedal? 10:53
- Volume pedal after overdrive (used as master volume): 13:28
- Direct comparison: volume pedal pedal before and after drive: 14:40
- What about delay and reverb? 16:40
- Volume pedal after gain, but before delay and reverb: 17:38
- Summary of the three main positions so far: 2-:05
- What about FX loops, delay and volume level? 21:30
- Volume pedal in the FX loop of an amp: 24:50
- …and with preamp gain from the amp: 25:45
- …same volume pedal into the front of the amp: 27:11
- High and low impedance, again: 29:08
- Dan’s four-input/two-channel 100 per cent wet volume pedal trick: 30:52
- …and more of that with nice noises: 39:40
- What about the sound of an active (buffered) volume pedal? 42:00 (42:52)
- …and with overdrive: 45:20

Guitars and amps in today’s video:

• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III with standard speaker
• Lazy J 20 combo with Celestion Alnico Cream Speaker

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