MikeDV1 Posted April 12, 2018 Share Posted April 12, 2018 Wondering about the volume pedal/block location in presets. Most/all of the factory presets put the volume block very early in the preset - right at the very first part. I have always used a volume pedal directly after the preamp (whether modeling or with analog gear). This way I control the guitar signal to the preamp with my guitar's volume pedal, and this controls the nature of the sound that ends up hitting the fx. Placing the volume pedal before the preamp gives another change in that preamp tone - if I want the volume to go up or down, but not change the tone or amount of "dirt", if I keep the guitar maxed but decrease the volume pedal, volume goes down but tone changes as well if the volume block is before the preamp/amp block. Because of that, I'm always annoyed by the factory presets because if I want to keep one as a template or whatever, the first thing I always have to do is move the volume block because this is my default setup. As I was being annoyed again, I had the crazy thought that this: wasn't only annoying to me, but that means that other people (especially the authors of the factory presets) actually do this wrong (sarcasm) on purpose. Got me wondering what others think or do with the volume pedal. Placement relative to wah/compressor/etc. that may be early in a preset have considerations, but just looking at simple guitar>amp>effects>out scenario here. In the Helix world, I use the amp only (sometimes only the preamp) not the amp+speaker - I really don't use IRs anyway. If I did, not sure where I would put the volume block - pre- the "speaker" IR, or post-, before they hit the effect. So - what do others do? Are the factory presets done this way purposefully just to annoy me personally, is it just for ease of mass producing presets for the Helix, is this the norm for most folks, or...? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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