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Re: Volume pedals
Sometimes you get a lemon. It happens. I have used my Ernie Ball VP
for every gig I have played for the last two and a half years and it works
fine. The only bummer about a passive volume pedal is that there seems to
be a low frequency roll-off as you decrease the volume. Not good for bass
I have heard that the Visual Volume volume pedal from Visual Audio,
which is passive and no longer in production, solves the bass roll-off
problem somehow. It takes a nine volt battery to power a strip of LEDs up
the side of the pedal which indicate the pedal position, so you can
your pedal position, rather than "earball" it, as I like to say. The audio
circuitry, though, is passive. You can still find them on Ebay once in a
while. They go for about $100. Alain Caron and Anthony Jackson (bass
players) both used these pedals last time I checked.
Yeah, it's a bummer the new EB volume pedals are going to be made in
Malaysia, but I'm glad that the one I bought helped support American
families. I probably would have been less grumpy about paying so much for
it, if I knew that when I bought it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Beardsley" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Volume pedals
> The last one I had had a scratchy pot after about 8 months of
> use. What a POS. No amount of tuner lube could clean it up
> because there was no way to spray it into the pot.
> I now own a Morley volume pedal. I'd rather not depend on crap
> for critical applications.
> Yep. Screw those American workers. Something to be damm proud of.
> * David Beardsley
> * microtonal guitar
> * http://biink.com/db