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Old 08-14-2008, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Acoustic volume control

I have a Gibson Gospel acoustic with pickup built into the bridge. I want to be able to run it into our mixer board and "turn it up" a little for solo or fill in. We do not have anybody running the mixer , so what is the best way to do this? I thought about a preset volume level on the mixer with a "stompbox" to cut the feed on/off or eithre some typre of volume pedal.Any suggestions? I don't really need effects as I am playing in a gospel group.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could try using a volume pedal with a built in limiter. it's basically just a little knob on the side that controls the range of the pedal. you can get cheap plastic ones for about $40-50.

set the volume on the mixer to be at your max desired volume. then set the limiter so that when the pedal is 'down' the volume is at your regular level. at that point you can use the pedal as a fader to smoothly go between your two desired volume ranges.

a direct a/b stompbox might work but it would be a harsher transition between volumes.
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Thanks. I have found some info on actually building a volume pedal so I may give it a try.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nice. volume pedals aren't really that complicated either. it's really just a volume pot same as the knob on most electrics only it's controlled through a foot pedal. the toughest part would probably be building the housing hehehe.

adding a limiter might be a bit of a challenge for a homemade job though.

you happen to have a link for that? i wouldn't mind checking it out
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