Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 1:29 AM (in response to eyeguy24)Re: How do you boost your volume for leads?
There are a few methods that you might turn up when you search the forum. For me: the go-to solution is a Studio EQ at the end of the signal chain with a boost to the gain only (usually around 3-6dB depending on the patch). This gives a transparent boost to the level only. I then assign the Studio EQ to a footswitch,
On your Volume pedal thing: don't forget that you can set the minimum and maximum levels on the pedal so that rather than going between 0% - 100% you can go between 70% and 100% or whatever. This means makes it easier to swell between two levels.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to eyeguy24)Re: How do you boost your volume for leads?
I have a preset with 2 more points on the volumen level.
The reason is that I use more gain, volumen, eq and delay on my leads presets, and for me is more easy have a different preset.
Don´t sound so much 3 point more in comparison with the rythm preset, but with the extra mids on the lead preset is almost enough.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 5:31 AM (in response to alfmetal70)Re: How do you boost your volume for leads?
The drawback of assign to a different channel the solo boost is that you hear the detachment between the patches, when you press the switch ...
IMHO, the solution of the 'EQ is the best! In particular, I assign EQ, delay and "lead"reverb to the switch F1 (at the same time, F1 turns off the milder reverb and any other effects only for rhythm).
Also, when I use the preamp distortion only, if I need a clean sound I turn off the preamp with another "F".
With this solution I'm able to handle several tracks by using only one patch and just two effect-switches
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 6:26 AM (in response to BucketJack)Re: How do you boost your volume for leads?
That is very good idea also, I do that with some presets.
In general I prefeer don´r have so much effects in the chain for that I use more presets sometimes, but is something not practical, I know