Users' questions

What is passive volume pedal?

What is passive volume pedal?

Passive volume pedals are basically a potentiometer mechanically turned by a pedal, and work much the same way as the volume knob on a regular magnetic pickup guitar. A quick way to identify a passive volume pedal is it doesn’t normally need power.

Where do passive volume pedals go?

#4 Where the volume pedal goes in the chain depends on what you want to do. If you are simulating what the guitar’s volume knob does, put it at the beginning. If you want overall control after your effects, put it at the end. This also lets you turn down noise from dirt pedals.

Can you use a cry baby as an expression pedal?

And sizing up from the mini-pedal format presented Dunlop with the opportunity to add in some features that make the Cry Baby wah an even more attractive proposition. Hook up a TRS cable and you can use it as an expression pedal.

What is the difference between high and low impedance volume pedals?

If you are plugging your guitar straight into the volume pedal, then go with a high impedance model. If you’re inserting it after your first non true bypass effect (see explanation below) or in an amplifier effects loop, go with low impedance.

Do I need a volume pedal on my pedalboard?

We’re talking about volume pedals. While they might be boring – probably the most boring pedal in existence – they are essential for a good pedalboard of a professional guitar player.

Can a volume pedal be used as an expression pedal?

A volume pedal can be hacked and converted to an expression pedal. The easiest method is to use a standard volume pedal and buy a Y cable that has a stereo 1/4″ plug on one end (called a TRS, for tip/ring/sleeve) and splits into two mono 1/4″ plugs at the other.

Is an expression pedal the same as a wah?

Volume,wah and pitch shift(think whammy bar) are the usual suspects. a wah pedal is an expression pedal. an expression pedal is a pedal you manipulate by rocking back and forth. the most common are wah and volume, but there are others out there.

Can I use a volume pedal as an expression pedal?