Volume Pedals - The History, The Influential Players, and What To Look For When Buying - Ask Zac 153

April 17, 2020

The volume pedal was the first effect device created for the guitar. They were introduced in the mid-1930s, being offered by most major electric guitar makers, including Gibson & Rickenbacker, and pickup maker DeArmond. Although it was initially mainly used by steel guitarists from the 1930s-1960s, the 70s brought us 3 musicians that made it an important tool for guitarists, Reggie Young, Larry Carlton, and Mark Knopfler. These players used the volume pedal as an effect on numerous hit recordings, which caused it to finally take its place as a "must have" pedal. We also look at some important factors that one should consider when buying a volume pedal. Issues such as tone suck, buffers, pot taper, and more modern pot-less designs.

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Gear Used:

2008 R9 Les Paul

Amp:1965 Deluxe Reverb with a GA-SC64 speaker

Effects used: Amp reverb, Line 6 Echo Park, Dunlop Volume X

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