gbr13697 Posted August 21, 2021 Share Posted August 21, 2021 I use the expression pedal with most of my amp models as a gain control. For instance, I may have the pedal set to increase gain and treble, whilst also decreasing bass and channel volume. Today I was tinkering with an AC30, trying to solve the perennial problem of ice-pick bridge pickups on Strats and Teles. With the pedal heel-down, I increased the Tone Cut until I got acceptable tone from my bridge pick-up. I checked that I wasn't over darkening the neck pick-up, and kept adjusting the treble and cut to get a nice clean tone. Then I put the toe-down on the pedal, and found that my gain had vanished! After a while it clicked that the Cut control is not part of the pre-amp tone stack, but operates further down the line. If you use too much cut, it also drops the signal and reduces overdrive. A bit more fiddling, and increasing the maximum gain to 10, got me a decent compromise. Incidentally, I also found that swapping the AC30 Bluebell cab for Greenbacks or Creambacks, and using a ribbon mic further out instead of dynamic close in, also helps. It still sometimes comes as a surprise to find that the modelling works as it should! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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