No volume pedal. Basically one handed pick/volume swell technique with slide. I'm used to doing some muting with both hands and the one handed swell thing is limiting my muting. Also, how do you get a full swell out of the pinky? Maybe I've got a shorter pinky than most of the guys I've seen do this. I've been doing swells for a long time but it's always been striking the strings and then turning up the volume after (basically devoting my whole hand to turning the volume up). Anyone have any tips on this? What do you use?