Do you use your feet to adjust effect pedal knob settings?

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  1. TeeVee

    TeeVee Member

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    I am interested to know. Whilst playing in a live band situation, do you tweak any particular settings on your effects pedals on the fly with your feet? I don't mean volume or such things when you realize it is lacking... more in the vein of pulling different sounds from your mod and time based effects etc.

    Also, do you only adjust settings on pedals with large knobs eg. DMM, or are you skilled with ones of the smaller variety (no smut intended).
     
  2. siore

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    I do. :D But only on the knobs positioned on the side. Have to get a good grip between the side of my shoe and the side of the knob, though.
     
  3. dewey decibel

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    Some of them. But it gets too ridiculous when you're also trying to dance/sing/whatever at the same time. That's why I have two delays now, so I can just step on a switch rather than try and balance on one leg.
     
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    All the time... Beano level, tremolo speed/depth, vibe speed, delay time/feedback, octron up/down levels. I fit those Mxr covers on any knob that'll take them.
     
  6. BoyWearingVans

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    every single gig. Ive always gone no shoes on stage, big toe does a ton of tweaking.
     
  7. shngn7

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    Only the level on my Beano Boost and the speed on my Mini Deja Vibe.
     
  8. Fatso Forgotso

    Fatso Forgotso Member

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    Only sometimes, mostly with the DMM.
     
  9. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, but via expression pedals.
     
  10. rust1975

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    All the time ... but not intentionally!
     
  11. Pat Healy

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    No, my hands are clumsy enough! If there's a setting I'm not liking, I just wait for a chance to reach down there and tweak it by hand.
     
  12. fuzzfoot

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    I'm way to lazy to bend over and I have monkey-toes, so it works out pretty good.
     
  13. drolling

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    Depends.. I've fxxkd up some switches & knobs pretty bad with cowboy boots, but I've also ripped off a toenail by trying to do it barefoot!

    Seem to have the best luck with running shoes, but I don't like 'em!!
     
  14. yeahyeahyeah

    yeahyeahyeah Supporting Member

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    I use my toes and can get to just about any knob I need to.

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    With these I can also pick things up and climb trees like a frog.
     
  15. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes. It is easier when I play barefoot, but not all venues are friendly to that...I use pointy shoes when I can't be barefoot. Helps me get into tight spaces to adjust delay time, ringmod mix and frequency, gain on pedals...

    DS
     
  16. andrewface

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    i never play with shoes on...so yes always
     
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    wow.... I wouldn't dare go barefoot in some of the bars and clubs I've played. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking you.
     
  18. 73171

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    Not with my feet...I wear size 13 wide sneakers!
     
  19. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, it depends on the room. Been shocked this way in some places...

    DS
     
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    I'm not nearly that coordinated!
     

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