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#1 JustinDrag

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:17 AM

Hey guys. Had a few questions.

How can I disable the on-board volume pedal, so that I can use an Ernie Ball volume pedal? I'm trying something right now, but I don't have full precense, when I'm pedaling in. So I figure I have to disable the onboard pedal, and maybe that will fix my issue?

Would appreciate any help with this. Thanks

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#2 phil_m

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:34 AM

If you're not using an external expression pedal, it can be a little tricky to actually disable the volume pedal. Under the setup menu for the expression pedals, you have three choices:

  • 1-W/off 2-Vol – Pedal 1 controls Wah with the toe switch controlling Wah on/off. Pedal 2, if present, controls Volume.
  • 1-Twk 2-Vol – Pedal 1 controls whatever is assigned to Tweak in the lower half of the LCD display. Pedal 2, if present, controls Volume.
  • 1-Wah/Vol 2-Tweak – Pedal 1 controls Wah and Volume with the toe switch toggling between the two. Pedal 2, if present, controls whatever is assigned to Tweak.

If you choose the second option, it disables the onboard pedal as a volume pedal, but you also lose the wah functionality for the onboard pedal.

 

The other thing you could do is go into the volume pedal block in the tone and change the min and the max to both be 100%. That would functionally disable the pedal.

 

Btw, I don't understand what you mean when you say "I don't have full precense"... Are you saying you think the volume pedal effect is changing your tone in some way?


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#3 JustinDrag

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:12 AM

Presence*

Hey, thanks for your response.

What I currently have, is the volume pedal settings set both to 100%. This allows me to use the Ernie ball as the volume pedal. What I meant by not having full presence...

When I'm 20% volume with the pedal, the tone is extremely clean. Is has no distortion or effect whatsoever. If I go 100% volume, all my distortion and effects are present. So what I'm realizing, is that the volume pedal, the Ernie ball, is acting like a volume knob instead of just regulating how loud it is. It's taking away the effect of my Amp, distortion, and other effects. So I can't do swells and other low volume playing, because there are no effects. It's just a plain clean electric guitar. If I play at 100% volume, my effects are completely present and it sounds fine. But as I play quiter and quieter, there is less and less distortion, amp presence, etc.

Hope I explained it more clearly. It's quite frustrating.
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#4 db0451

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:24 AM

Clearly you have the pedal set to affect the level of the guitar before the amp, a.k.a. prenot to affect the total volume after the amp and effects, a.k.a. post. Change that.


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#5 phil_m

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:31 AM

+1 to the post above... Move the pedal to the post position, and it won't affect the saturation of your tone.


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#6 JustinDrag

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

Got it fixed! Thanks for the help!
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