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Re: Volume pedals

>At 09:09 AM 4/22/2003, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
>>On Monday, April 21, 2003, at 09:52 AM, Jesse Ray Lucas wrote:
>>>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 players.
>>A simple passive tone control shouldn't actually lower the amount 
>>of low frequency energy in your signal.
>the high output impedance of a bass/guitar pickup can interact with 
>the resistor of a passive volume control to create a filter. The 
>same thing can happen with volume controls mounted on the 
>bass/guitar. oftentimes capacitors are added inside guitars to 

oh yes, never use a volume pedal directly after a passive instrument!
place it after some stomp box so a pot value below 100kOhm can be used.

Mark asked:
>Thanks for the info Kim.  I wonder if my EMGs with their active 
>pickup compensates for this on some level...

Yes, thats a solution

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