Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Eskimo_Joe, Feb 11, 2012.
Where's the best place for the volume pedal to be placed in the chain (assuming no effects loop)?
I put mine after my dirt and before mod/delays/verbs. Depends on your use though.
Before your drives if you want to control the amount of gain with it. After your drives if you want to control the volume with a constant gain.
I put mine after my drive but before delay.
I like to be able to make minor adjustments to my volume and if I want to adjust my gain I can use the volume on my guitar. Sometimes I wonder if it would be handy having another one in front of my drives.
I put mine after everything except delay and reverb.
Before everything if you want it to be like the volume knob on your guitar.
Before drives if you want to go from clean to overdriven.
After drives if you want your swells to be saturated with your overdrive.
Before your delays if you want to "swell" into them.
After everything if you want to adjust the volume of your entire rig.
I put mine before the drives. I think that's the most natural sounding placement. But it's after the compressor.
guitar -> compressor ->volume -> overdrives -> tremolo, phase, delay, verb, etc.
All of the above are correct, just matters what you are going for. Def no wrong way.
I came here to say this. Only thing I'll add is that if you plan on putting it after a buffered pedal, make sure to get a low impedance volume pedal. Also, putting it after a buffer will generally eliminate any volume pedal tone suck.
I used to have it first in my chain, but realized that if I put it after my drives that I can cut out all the hiss even when the drives are on by just turning it to heel down position. So I use it that way.
When I used one I would put it after my dirt pedals and before mods & delays. I did this so I could still do swells, and also be able to lower my volume without losing gain. If I wanted to clean up my dirty signal I would just use my volume knob.
That's why I got a Telonics with adjustable impedance and adjustable swell. Think I've bought my last volume pedal I will ever buy...
Thanks for the responses you guys
This might be a bit off topic, but if you are using them after dirt pedals, and you always have them on, shouldn't you use a low impedance pedal? Or do dirt pedals, or any pedal for that matter, once it's on, still keep the signal at high impedance, and is a buffer the only thing that makes it low impedance?