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MadGuitarest
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02/01/2004 5:49 am
If im in a three person band and i am gonna go into lead, first question, In a three person band do you need to have you lead louder than your rythm wich im guessing yes, second question what would you use to increase the volume of your lead, a volume pedal?
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02/01/2004 2:15 pm
Hey Im in the same boat but have yet to get together and play. From what I no, in general you increase your volume for a solo for example. You could use different channels on your amp if you have them. Or a EQ boost. Slash uses a Boss GE8 or something for a boost.
If your playing in a band Id really recommend an amp with more than one channel or an effects board, esp if your lead.
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02/01/2004 3:55 pm
well i have two channels but one is for clean and one is for lead. But i cant even find the pedal to switch that right now. I was thinkin about just getting a sound pedal and place it by my other effect pedals.
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02/01/2004 4:01 pm
Could use EQ, Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Volume, MXR Amp Boost
Electric Guitars are the inspiration for cries of "Turn that damn thing down"-Gibson website
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02/02/2004 12:12 am
Some amps have a vol boost switch (pedal) .

If you used a volume pedal that is connected before your preamp , it will act just like your volume knob on your guitar .
i.e. When you lower the volume , you won't just get less volume , but also less gain(dist).
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02/02/2004 1:44 am
I feel like an idiot but what is a preamp? but can u have a volume pedal without taking out distortion???
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02/02/2004 9:38 pm
Ya, just increase the volume.
Electric Guitars are the inspiration for cries of "Turn that damn thing down"-Gibson website
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02/03/2004 12:12 pm
Originally posted by MadGuitarest
I feel like an idiot but what is a preamp? but can u have a volume pedal without taking out distortion???


To make a short description , the preamp is the part of your amp that's responsible for distorting the signal , then passing it to the poweramp section.

If you have an FX loop on your amp , connect the volume pedal into it ... Or, if you have a distortion pedal , connect the volume pedal after it.
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02/04/2004 9:43 pm
ok but will that get rid of the problem having to worry about the pedal taking out gain?
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02/07/2004 11:59 am
I play in a trio and usually switch to a different pickup for a solo. I have separate volume controls for the two humbuckers on my guitar so I'll generally turn the neck down a little bit, and leave the bridge cranked up. That way, when I go to the bridge for the solo, it's already louder. I think there are modifications you can do to the wiring of your guitar that allow you to use a knob on the guitar as the master vol knob on the amp, so to speak. You wouldn't lose any of the 'crankedness' of the sound this way. I think Jerry Garcia had something like this.

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02/07/2004 5:20 pm
Originally posted by MadGuitarest
ok but will that get rid of the problem having to worry about the pedal taking out gain?


If you connect the volume pedal into the FX loop (if you've got one on your amp) , or after the distortion pedal (if you're using dist pedal) , it won't take out the gain.

In case you don't have an FX loop or use a dist pedal , you can see how much a volume pedal can affect your gain by using your guitar's volume knob .. Check this out first , you may like it more this way.
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02/09/2004 5:08 am
ok i got a distortion pedal but i only turn it on for solos. but it doesnt become louder than my amp even when i make the output higher it just makes more sensitivity and extorsion. Even if i have a distortion pedal and its not on and i have a volume pedal after it, will it still not take out gain, because i am having trouble trying to get a louder sound for leads, also my effects loop sucks, so thats out of the picture, What can i do to just make the amp louder when i want it to be regardless of what pedal is on? You know what im saying , please reply.
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02/10/2004 2:18 pm
Have you thought of getting a multi-effect unit and use it for distortion instead of your amp ?
You can program your tones in different patches with different master volumes and switch between them whenever you want ... This way , you won't have to get a vol pedal , cuz 99% of multi-effects units have one built-in.
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02/11/2004 2:18 pm
Yeah but i have seen it done with just single pedals u know. Does an equalizer boost the sound up regardless of what pedal or what channel amp your using. how much louder must the pedal be in order to play lead live?
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02/12/2004 5:46 am
I think its a good idea to just hire another guitarist or add someguy to play rythm. So you wont have a bad time thinking about volume thingies.Less $$$
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02/12/2004 11:59 pm
Originally posted by MadGuitarest
Does an equalizer boost the sound up regardless of what pedal or what channel amp your using.


Good idea , how didn't I think of that !!
But when you get one , you may love it , and want it to be on for rhythms too .
BTW, if you get a multi-effect it will have an EQ ... I think that's the best solution for you.
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02/13/2004 2:09 am
in that case i will just have the equalizer turned down and use it as rythm and then have my amp louder so when i turn that off i get lead... would that work too.
Mike ;)
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