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Terry Wood


From:
Marshfield, MO
Post Posted 9 May 2017 12:04 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Steel Playin' Friends, Just wanted to let all of You know! Ihave been using the Hilton Volume Pedals for about 15 years now. It is the best pedal I have ever found. They give the best service of any company that I have ever dealt with! Check them out! Love my Hilton Volume Pedal!
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Dan Robinson


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 15 May 2017 9:04 pm     Reply with quote

Terry, you talked me into it. I ordered one tonight.
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Dan Robinson


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 18 May 2017 7:19 pm     Reply with quote

Keith built this a couple of days ago. It came today. Regular profile, tuner out. I'm very pleased. Improved control and more balanced tone compared to others VPs I have used, and I was able to lower the back of my guitar by more than an inch. Yep, I LIKE IT!



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Michael Haselman


From:
St. Paul
Post Posted 19 May 2017 6:26 pm     Reply with quote

I am so spoiled by my Hilton. Been a user for about 15 years myself. I still own a Goodrich 120 and use it for home practice for convenience, but whenever I'm on a gig I have to have the Hilton. The pot pedals just roll off too much top end for my ears, and it may be just psychological.
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Mullen RP D10, Peavey NV112, Hilton volume. Hound Dog reso. Piles of other stuff.
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Dick Wood


From:
Springtown Texas, USA
Post Posted 19 May 2017 6:39 pm     Reply with quote

I've also been using one 15 years and it hasn't failed me yet. Great pedal.
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Drew Pierce


From:
Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 20 May 2017 8:15 am     Reply with quote

Michael Haselman wrote:
I am so spoiled by my Hilton. Been a user for about 15 years myself. I still own a Goodrich 120 and use it for home practice for convenience, but whenever I'm on a gig I have to have the Hilton. The pot pedals just roll off too much top end for my ears, and it may be just psychological.


Not psychological at all. Even fresh pots change tone with increased volume. Mechanical pots also begin to fail beginning on day one. Not usually noticeable until they start obviously failing -- popping, scratching and cutting out. Then, when you replace them you realize how much better the new one sounds, even before the old one started making bad noises.

We tend to compensate for this gradual decay in sound quality by tweaking the amp settings a little at a time. When I'd replace an old pot, I invariably had to tweak my settings. If a pot's deterioration in sound quality happened all at once, you'd think you'd just had a major malfunction.

Hilton is all I've used since they came out. I have two now, but the first one is still going strong. It stays at home while the new one stays in the pack-a-seat. It's a bit lighter and the new type power supply is much smaller and lighter.
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Drew Pierce
Emmons D10 Fatback, S10 bolt-on, Zum D10, Evans RE500, Hilton volume and delay pedals.
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Ian Rae


From:
Redditch, England
Post Posted 22 May 2017 5:51 am     Reply with quote

I've only been playing a few years but I soon got fed up with the pot pedals I could afford, and realised that even the expensive ones would need maintenance and still affect the sound, if only slightly.

So I decided that I could afford a Hilton as a long term investment, and it paid off right away as I could hear the guitar, the whole guitar and nothing but the guitar. Never again will I be distracted by the pedal, and it's one less thing to blame if I'm looking for excuses Smile
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No-name 60s D10 8x5, homebuilt Uni 12 7x5, Hilton pedal, pair of Fender 112s
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