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I have pasted below something that I have just stumbled across online. The suggestion has never occured to me but I can't see why it wouldn't work. Does anyone out there control volume this way?

 

"Extra Volume Pedal

Adding a volume pedal to your signal chain on the HD500 takes up one of the eight available FX blocks. But there is a way of getting a volume pedal for free and leaving the eight blocks clear for other effects.

Highlight your amp model on the screen and double click Move to open the expression pedal setting screen. The parameter you want is “output†and assign it to EXP1 or EXP2. Set the parameter minimum to zero percent and the maximum to whatever volume you’d originally set for the loudest on that patch.

Voila, you can now control the amp model volume via the expression pedal without having to add a volume pedal block to your signal chain. And remember, as the channel volume doesn’t affect the tone this really is purely a volume control."

 

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It honestly never occured to me!! Is the response more linear than the volume pedal effect or does it make no difference?

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I use this on every patch. Works perfectly well. It has saved me more than a few times depending on what else is in the patch.

 

 

I have pasted below something that I have just stumbled across online. The suggestion has never occured to me but I can't see why it wouldn't work. Does anyone out there control volume this way?

 

"Extra Volume Pedal

Adding a volume pedal to your signal chain on the HD500 takes up one of the eight available FX blocks. But there is a way of getting a volume pedal for free and leaving the eight blocks clear for other effects.

Highlight your amp model on the screen and double click Move to open the expression pedal setting screen. The parameter you want is “output†and assign it to EXP1 or EXP2. Set the parameter minimum to zero percent and the maximum to whatever volume you’d originally set for the loudest on that patch.

Voila, you can now control the amp model volume via the expression pedal without having to add a volume pedal block to your signal chain. And remember, as the channel volume doesn’t affect the tone this really is purely a volume control."

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You can also use your expression pedal for adjusting every other parameter. I use mine to go from my rhythm tone to lead tone, changing usually more than a dozen parameters.

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Same for me, billorentzen. My main wah setting uses exp1 for wah, gain, eq, volume, and delay settings. Another patch uses exp1 for mixing in five delays, eq, and gain.

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