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Greg Lambert


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Post Posted 15 May 2017 5:28 pm     Reply with quote

Just got mine today. So far I have used it with my Strat because my steel is not set up.

1. The function and sweep of the volume seems to work OK.

2. The quality of the tone doesnt seem to be colored but when the note decays I can hear a bit of rush in the background as the note tapers off.

3. Calibration is easy.

4. Not real sure about the stability of the pedal yet as to whether it will walk or move as you use it with the steel.

5. the pedal is heavier than I thought but that doesnt seem to be a problem.

6. A big problem that I have found is that when you take your foot off the pedal it will rock back flush with the floor position which turns the volume wide open.

I have used an Ernie ball with an Izzy for years and really like the durability , function and sound of the pedal. I have two gigs this weekend so I will try this out with the steel and have a better feel for the pedal. As it stands now I'll probable just use the EHX as a backup.
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Stefan Robertson


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Post Posted 16 May 2017 6:39 am     Reply with quote

Also

6. if you get a your cable underneath it you're screwed

7. It can't be mounted on a pedal board as it doesn't recognise the calibration properly. Thus your return to normal volume doesn't happen

8. No way to secure the pedal from moving if someone yanks on the cable. i.e. Robert Randolph dancing girls on stage or anyone else.
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Greg Lambert


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Post Posted 16 May 2017 5:17 pm     Reply with quote

Probably good for a emergency back up definitely not studio quality.
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Stefan Robertson


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Post Posted 17 May 2017 12:30 am     Reply with quote

Greg Lambert wrote:
Probably good for a emergency back up definitely not studio quality.


I actually think its perfect for the Studio maybe more tricky live.
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Greg Lambert


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Post Posted 17 May 2017 10:14 am     Reply with quote

Stefan Robertson wrote:
Greg Lambert wrote:
Probably good for a emergency back up definitely not studio quality.


I actually think its perfect for the Studio maybe more tricky live.


The quality of the note is high but the rush behind the note is not what I want.
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Stu Schulman


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Post Posted 22 May 2017 4:58 am     Reply with quote

Electro Harmonix sells a plastic cradle for the volume pedal$15.00I'm gonna re-Velcro mine today.Pedal works great!
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Stefan Robertson


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Post Posted 22 May 2017 6:56 am     Reply with quote

Stu Schulman wrote:
Electro Harmonix sells a plastic cradle for the volume pedal$15.00I'm gonna re-Velcro mine today.Pedal works great!


Tried it and you are unable to calibrate it when mounted on the pedalboard


Wait....maybe you calibrate on flat ground then mount it. DUH.

I'll try again later when I get home tonight.
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