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Looking for a "cut" pedal

chuckmoose

Member
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I need a pedal that will give me a transparent volume cut. Most boost pedals seem to be boost only. I want to knock the output of a Les Paul down to the level of a Strat so that I don't have to make major changes to my pedals when switching between guitars.. Any EQ would be a bonus.

Any suggestions?
 

Wobegon

Member
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433
Why not just use an EQ pedal with a master volume and keep the volume below unity gain? I think pretty much any graphic EQ has this feature.

EDIT Beaten like a redheaded stepchild
 

jlagrassa

Silver Supporting Member
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6,376
The Barber Launch Pad will do what you want, its not an EQ pedal but will keep your original tone intact regardless of boosting or cutting volume. If you prefer a EQ the Boss GE-7 can cut volume as well!
 

todd richman

Senior Member
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J. Everman is the only one I know unless you use a graphic eq and drop the level slider below unity.
 

aziltz

Member
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1,539
as a suggestion, i wouldn't use a passive pot in a pedal. i think it will mess with the output impedance of your signal. Best to use some that at contains an internal buffer into a volume pot.
 

mangoman

Gold Supporting Member
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2,251
Hey,
The Heavy Electronics "Descend" is actually perfect for what you are looking for. It is designed for no loss of tone, but for a breakdown of volume, with an added EQ to add back whats needed.

Check it out.
 

B_of_H

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4,575
i built one with a 250k pot and a .01u resistor across lugs 2 and 3. it sounds great to me. Our rhythm guitarist uses it now.
 

Fuchsaudio

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http://www.fuchsaudiotechnology.com/products-plush.php

A Pure Gain Plus will match and/or boost or buffer two guitars. It's an A-B box and dual separate gain boosts in one box. Much easier and better sounding than trying to lower one guitar, just raise the lower level guitar to match the higher one (plus the impedance matching benefits A PG gives) makes life good... :)
 

chuckmoose

Member
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281
Thanks for the suggestions folks.

The Decender seems like the right thing, but I can't afford the size of a double pedal to do this one task.

I am really liking the NOC3 EarthTone for it's small size, but I can't find one available anywhere on the web.

I don't want a boost like the Pure Gain to raise the level of the Strat to the match the Les Paul because I use a Carr Rambler and Blackface Fenders and I like the way they all (except the Bassman) sound with the lower input of a Strat level signal. I like the amp to have plenty of headroom and keeping the input low is part of how I get the tone I want.

I had a Mojo Hand Copperhead and it would do the job I need but I didn't like the sound of it.
 




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