Can I use the G2 Pedal to simply act as a volume pedal?



Asked by: Noah Hinaman

One of the G2’s niftiest features is the movable volume insert – not only does it let you place your volume pedal wherever you want in the effects chain, but it also lets you run some effects, such as delays and modulation, in your amp’s FX loop, while others, like boost and dirt pedals, go in front of the amp.

Can you use volume pedal as pedal?





A volume pedal can be hacked and converted to an expression pedal. The easiest method is to use a standard volume pedal and buy a Y cable that has a stereo 1/4″ plug on one end (called a TRS, for tip/ring/sleeve) and splits into two mono 1/4″ plugs at the other.

Are volume pedals true bypass?

Users noted that most of the volume change was in the last bit of travel of the pedal, which makes it hard to create smooth volume transitions. In addition, the pedal doesn’t have a true bypass, and users found that it was akin to damping your guitar’s tone signal even when the volume pedal wasn’t activated.

How do you set a pedal volume?

So I'll start with clean tone. Then I'll start with first overdrive and then I'll stack the second overdrive on that so you can hear the different volume.

Is a volume pedal necessary?

Whether or not you need a volume pedal in your signal chain depends on the type of music you play and how often you need to adjust the volume. A good rule of thumb is to get one if you attenuate your levels at least 2-3 times during your performance or practice.

Do I need a passive or active volume pedal?





If you have active pickups you’ll need a passive volume pedal in the 25K – 50K range. If you mix these up, you’ll likely suffer some tone loss from the impedance mismatch. If you are using an active volume pedal you don’t need to worry about the value of the potentiometer.

Does a volume pedal suck tone?

Exactly what are the top five things that really do cause tone suck one of the most easy ways to eliminate tone suck is actually fairly simple now most of us out there are using volume pedals.

Do volume pedals affect tone?

Volume pedals can affect the tone if they are passive, as they do not contain a buffer. This means that you’ll often experience a loss of high-end frequencies causing the tone to sound dull if they are placed at the very start of the chain.