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    Ernie Ball Volume Pedals as G-System controllers?

    I saw Darren used a pair of them in his fantastic pedalboard; can someone explain to me how they work as they are not controlling volume? Is he running through the input and output as a glorified variable resistor?

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    More or less, yes. I seem to remember that Darren uses them with a DIY Y-cable made with George L's cable and a Y-adapter. I do a similar thing with my G Major 2, Ernie Ball volume pedals with an insert cable. I believe the parameter theyre used to control is Global In, but theyre basically set up to control CC 07, which is almost always volume. Hope that helps!!

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    Yes.

    You basically have to join the input and output of the pedal to a TRS splitter, then plug the TRS cable into the expression and volume pedal jacks on the G-System.

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    Excellent. Any idea how accurate the sweep is from off to full-on? I have an idea, but then I thought of your pedals and I figured they would be perfect!

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    I'm not sure, but it seems like different pedals may have different sweeps. You're probably better to ask these detailed questions over at the TC forum. There are a lot of guys over there that have a ton more experience with the G-System than i do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Excellent. Any idea how accurate the sweep is from off to full-on? I have an idea, but then I thought of your pedals and I figured they would be perfect!
    I've used a couple of different volume pedals with my G System. Not a huge difference in the sweep. When you set up the pedals in the G system, they are calibrated and seem to work pretty well.

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    Ah, well I'm not actually looking to use it with a G-Major or anything like that actually; I won't ruin the surprise but essentially will be using it as an expression pedal for some of my pedals...

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    For what it's worth, i don't think the value of the pedal matters all that much, as long as whatever you're hooking them up to allows you to calibrate them for the voltage and sweep. You're probably going to want a low-impedance linear-taper model, since you're essentially using it to control voltage and not an audio signal directly.

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