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I Don't Get It

10/30/2003 7:20 PM
Leiter I Don't Get It
10/30/2003 8:30 PM
I'll patiently wait for a Keeley mod for it.
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10/30/2003 8:47 PM

I think that's the first time I've seen a pilot light on a device with no active circuitry.  
They're really missing the boat by not including "still works with a dead battery" in the feature list.
10/31/2003 10:20 AM
Re: I Get It
Do not forget the noiseless caps, and by all means do not ignore the "oversized knob".  
Rip-off, if you ask me.  
10/31/2003 4:37 PM
Mark Hammer

Well, you see now, what you REALLY need to do to make it more functional is to track down and buy yourself an old E-H "Hot Foot" flexible shaft controller, so you can remove the knob and control this little baby from a sweepable footpedal!  
Wait a sec. I think that's been done before. Isn't that what they call a volume pedal? And can't you buy one for $50 just about anywhere?  
On a more respectful note, though, I suppose there is some need for a simple passive volume preset, though I find the listed price a little out of whack. Myself, I tend not to use indicator LEDs in those pedals where you'd need to be deaf not to know whether it was in effect or bypass mode, but am more likely to stick them in pedals where the tonal difference is negligible (compressor, noise gate, clean booster) or can be made subtle (EQ). It's hard to imagine a lesser tonal change than a mere volume attenuator, so visible reminders of pedal status are welcome. I don't know too many volume pedals with indicator LEDs. As such, I'm more inclined to put this in the "Why didn't they think of that before?" category than the ripoff category. Pricey, though.
10/31/2003 9:25 PM

The trouble with building a pedal around a simple idea like this is that doing so incurs most of the same expenses you'd have with any other pedal build. Still, I don't think it has nearly enough bang for the buck they're asking; at least they could have included a "bright" switch.
11/1/2003 11:00 PM
Rick Erickson
Re: I Don't Get It
"I think that's the first time I've seen a pilot light on a device with no active circuitry."
I put a high intensity LED with a bezel in a BUD CU-124 box with a footswitch and jack so I could see when my Echoplex was switched on. I've also built a box with a preset volume control before. Nothing new, and of course no one here "gets it" because we could build one of these volume control boxes for much cheaper. The "average" musician may find it does just what he wants though.  
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