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Volume pedal for both passive electric & active acoustic?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by strumminsix, May 20, 2011.

  1. strumminsix

    strumminsix Supporting Member

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    Does it exist?

    All my electrics are passive and happy with them as is :)
    My 2 electrics all have active circuits and happy with them as is :)

    I'd like to find a volume pedal that would work with both so I can get nice boosts for the acoustic (w/o a boost pedal which sounds nasty thru a PA) and get nice swells for the electric (adjustable minimum would be preferred)

    I've never used a volume pedal before so have no clue. But simple logic says the 250/500/1meg for the passive, and the 25k for the active. All that equals more money and equipment and I'm maxed on both :omg

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Maybe a volume pedal w/o a pot will work for your needs. Morley comes to mind, they don't use a pot in their volume pedals, it's optical
     
  3. ShavenYak

    ShavenYak Member

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    The Morley pedal is still using a variable resistor, it's just electronically controlled (by the amount of light it receives from an LED) instead of being mechanically turned.
     
  4. strumminsix

    strumminsix Supporting Member

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    Thank you, guys!!! I put in a call to them and waiting to hear back since what you confirmed was my assumption.

    Do you guys like them?
     
  5. fly135

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    You only need a passive pedal for both.
     
  6. strumminsix

    strumminsix Supporting Member

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    I don't understand, does a active acoustic preamp not need the 25k resistor?
     

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