I guess Ernie Ball didn't consider planned obsolescence on those units! :) I forgot, they make a stereo volume pedal too, which also functions as a panner. I sold mine because I already had too many pedals on the floor, but I suppose there are some interesting applications of that unit. I've done weird things with volume pedals in the past, like putting a stereo volume pedal in between the last effect unit in the signal chain and the power amp...then off to the speakers. That eliminates the gain loss when you place the volume pedal after the guitar and before your first unit in the signal chain - which has a similar gain decrease effect as the guitar's volume pot...that is useful too, especially if you are using a lot of distortion and you want to clean it up to a half dirty, half clean tone.
Check this out http://www.ernieball.com/site/content/products_frame_pedals.php See the 25K pedal? Interesting. And look at the cute little junior models...awhhhh.
From: ArsOcarina@aol.com [mailto:ArsOcarina@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Delurk, intro and a couple of questions.
I concure. I used a variety of volume pedals during the '80s but switched
to the Ernie Ball volume pedal in the 90s and have been happ with it
ever since. Like Kris says, it's built like a tank. !'ve had the same one
for nearly 15 years and havent had to even change the potentiometer
(the one thing that sometimes goes bad on 'em) yet.
tEd ® kiLLiAn
In a message dated 7/24/05 4:14:57 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Per, have you tried the Ernie Ball volume pedal? I use it primarily because, number one is is built like a tank, and two it has a very wide sweep control with the foot, unlike the feel on, let's say, a Roland EV5 expression pedal. That's how I get my volume swells, keyboard/organ emulations, etc. I like the control and spartan design of the pedal.
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