Post by theaxeman (aka Sam) on Dec 25, 2014 22:33:08 GMT -7
Hay guys I just wanted to share a little trick I have been using for years to solve the volume issue with non master volume amps. I have used this trick with plexi's for years with no issues, & now I use it with the Antidote with with amazing success, and it truly lets me use the Antidote at very low volumes with no change in tone.
I have heard many of you say the Dote's too loud, or I wish I could use it more often in smaller venues we play....well brothers... you can!
Let me first say I have never liked attenuators, many work very well, but they do affect tone in one way or another when used at max attenuation. Second, there is just no substitute for pushing air. A tube amp of any kind will just not sound the same unless we at least give it a bit of volume, not scorching volume, but at least enough to get that thump we all want, that said, this is what I use to get that beautiful Antidote tone at true bedroom volume.......an RC Booster from Xotic effects. Yeah, yeah I know it's a boost pedal right....well yes,...but it's also a cut pedal, a very, transparent cut pedal. When used at the end of my pedal chain it literarily has NO affect on the tone when set properly.
Here's my settings.....
-Treble @ noon
-Bass @ noon
-Gain @ ZERO no gain at all, none.
-Volume... anywhere south of noon.
When using these settings ( or with volume @ noon) there will be NO affect on the tone or volume....none. You can turn the pedal on & off & hear for your self......Now just turn the volume south of noon to meet your needs. You can actually turn it down all the way so you literarily hear nothing. I have read Many times on this forum that the Dote is just a bit to loud for many of your needs, well if it is, please give this little pedal a try, my bet is you will not be disappointed. Oh, if anyone has tried this please chime in, I'd like to hear your thoughts.