In order for me to stay at unity volume with the pedal engaged, I've had to turn the volume knob all the way counter-clockwise (i.e., off). Seems odd to me.I haven't actually USED my Emperor in a live setting yet...but I LOVE playing with it. Really happy with the sound.
I wonder...is there an internal trimpot that raises/lowers the level a bit? I feel like when I engage the pedal it raises my overall level.