Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Volume pedal Pros and Cons; Is it really a neccessity on my board?

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Volume pedal Pros and Cons; Is it really a neccessity on my board?

    Ive been battling with this and Im curious what you guys think. I can see being useful mainly for being easier to roll my guitars volume on and off but what are the other benefits?

    Kage
    My clips, check 'em out!!!
    More Clips!!!


    Mint, No Velcro and in Original box, Seriously priced to move. Price reflects PayPal'd and Shipped to the lower 48( Gift would be nice, have TONS of references) No reasonable offer refused

    Get it while its hot gents, it wont last at this price!!!

    PigTronix Disnortion OFO-$140

  • #2
    It's an expression pedal. You either use one or you don't really, it's like asking if you should have a wah on your board. It's personal taste. If you've never used one you won't miss it.

    -W

    Comment


    • #3
      It can be a great tone control. Back it off for clean, press it up for distortion. Have been thinking of getting one though I kinda like being able to move around and then just use the guitar volume controls.
      "Walking the fine line between bacon and Christian."

      Comment


      • #4
        I run it in the effects loop. Works pretty much as a foot controlled master volume.

        Comment


        • #5
          It's an expression pedal. You either use one or you don't really, it's like asking if you should have a wah on your board. It's personal taste. If you've never used one you won't miss it.

          -W


          Comparing a volume pedal to a wah? I dont think so... Ive found since playing in my cover band that I tend to mess with my volume a bit more and Im thinking that it may be easier with a pedal.

          Im thinking that maybe I should have had one all along...
          My clips, check 'em out!!!
          More Clips!!!


          Mint, No Velcro and in Original box, Seriously priced to move. Price reflects PayPal'd and Shipped to the lower 48( Gift would be nice, have TONS of references) No reasonable offer refused

          Get it while its hot gents, it wont last at this price!!!

          PigTronix Disnortion OFO-$140

          Comment


          • #6
            I'm in a Top 40's cover band so a volume pedal is a vital part of my rig. There are times when I need to turn down my volume while the singer is doing his/her thing but I don't need to turn down my gain like what a volume knob does so that's when my volume pedal does it's work.
            You don't win friends with salad

            BRO CLUB MEMBER: NaturalBornBro

            All that is needed for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing - Edmund Burke

            What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? - Mahatma Gandhi

            Comment


            • #7
              I used one for a while, but got rid of it 2 years ago and haven't missed it yet. It's easier for me to just use the volume knob on my guitar. I see a lot of people in metal bands using them to control feedback because they have their gain cranked all the way up. Seems like too much work to have to rock a pedal back and forth 100 times in a song if there are a lot of rests in it.
              Originally Posted by Tank


              Next time she says she wants to "drink a little with me" I'm going to make her down Hot Damn 100 proof until me ****************ing her in the ass all night sounds like a good idea.

              Comment


              • #8
                I think it is a pretty good investment. It allows you to very easily control an shape your tone from the board. I am considering running my amp at half volume and boosting it for my rhythm tone and then just increasing my volume for the leads.
                Originally Posted by JimAnsell


                everything i know about thrash i learned from reading t-shirts and denim vests.









                Originally Posted by Sad Navigator


                History people hail from Planet Nerd.

                Comment


                • #9
                  owning only single-channel amps, i find them absolutely 100% necessary. i don't really like the sweep of my EBMM pedal, but i plan on replacing the pot in the near future to try to correct that. i can't really imagine being without one again.

                  of course if i owned something like a Diezel Herbert with 320892803240 MIDI configurations and a multi-FX that would suit it, i could see not owning a volume pedal.
                  It's so safe to play along
                  Little soldiers in a row
                  Falling in and out of love
                  Something sweet to throw away.
                  I want something good to die for
                  To make it beautiful to live.

                  I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Ive been battling with this and Im curious what you guys think. I can see being useful mainly for being easier to roll my guitars volume on and off but what are the other benefits?

                    Kage


                    not necessary. just work the guitar, baby! keep that board as simple as possible, imo. that way you can work on the crowd connection and minimize looking down to tap dance as much as possible.

                    mine: tuner, wah, od1, od2, 1 favorite modulation pedal, delay.

                    however, i do really enjoy going just guitar -> od -> amp.

                    - Adam

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I just bought one and used it at a gig Saturday night. I used it for volume swells mainly but actually I prefer to do swells with the guitar volume, probably because I've always done it that way. I do like having the tuner out jack.

                      I'm with you in that I don't really know if its something I'm going to like. I'll use it for awhile and then decide if I want to keep it.

                      I'm an old dog. Its hard for me to learn new tricks.
                      Diddlybo
                      -----------------------------------------------
                      Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
                      My current amp selection:
                      Carr Slant6V, Allen Accomplice, Rivera R-30 Thirty-twelve, Fender ChampII, Tech21 Trademark 10

                      Good HCAF transactions with hal9000, guitup, Anibas and ARS.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I have one... But its not on my board. I have the Morely Pro Series where you can set the minimum volume. Comes in handy before I learned my guitars volume knob better. I would probably throw it back on the board if I used a one channel amp and needed a good change between clean and kill. Or if I did alot of volume swells.

                        I do have a wah pedal on my board though to bail me out on a couple leads. The parts I use it on arent even supposed to have it. LOL. But it sounds good and the band loves it so it stays.

                        I got a huge board to but only what I really need stays on there but there plenty of room to swap things in and out.
                        Tonerite
                        Mercury Magnetic power cords
                        Monster Power Professional Powercenter Pro 1000

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I like having one, it's useful in a number of ways. Just make sure you buffer your signal properly as a pot wired in series will suck some tone. I've also heard the tuner out will kill the signal a bit too, I don't use mine.
                          www.walkaschaos.com
                          www.perfectfifthstudio.com
                          www.enditol.net
                          www.brokebands.com
                          www.divinity.ca

                          RIG:
                          Vik Guitars and Bareknuckle Pickups
                          5150III and Mills Acoustics Cabinets
                          Fractal AXE-FX II

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Comparing a volume pedal to a wah? I dont think so... Ive found since playing in my cover band that I tend to mess with my volume a bit more and Im thinking that it may be easier with a pedal.

                            Im thinking that maybe I should have had one all along...


                            That's why I'm going to get one once the JMP I just bought rolls in.
                            __________________________________________________ ________
                            Great transactions: -Juggernaut-, Beergoblin, Boris the Blade, Guttermouth, Tubesteakfortone, thriftyshirt, craftswitch, negative theory, and dethmetalanimal

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have one... But its not on my board. I have the Morely Pro Series where you can set the minimum volume. Comes in handy before I learned my guitars volume knob better. I would probably throw it back on the board if I used a one channel amp and needed a good change between clean and kill. Or if I did alot of volume swells.

                              I do have a wah pedal on my board though to bail me out on a couple leads. The parts I use it on arent even supposed to have it. LOL. But it sounds good and the band loves it so it stays.

                              I got a huge board to but only what I really need stays on there but there plenty of room to swap things in and out.


                              What band are you in now? Playing anywhere soon?
                              "Take the time to pull the weeds choking flowers in your life." J.Cantrell

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X