Visual Sound Visual Volume Pedal
Volume & Expression Effects Pedals
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LEDs indicate pedal position at a glance.
With the die-cast aluminum Visual Volume, the rocker position is indicated by a column of ten LEDs. With the rocker fully back (toe up, heel down) all of the lights are off and so is the volume. As you rock your foot forward, the indicators light up one by one until all 10 are lit. When all lights are on, you're at maximum volume. To find your level at a glance, LEDs 1-4 are blue, 5 is red, 6-9 are blue again, and 10 is red.
The Visual Volume Pedal operates on 9V battery or an optional power supply. It will function passively without power though the LEDs will be inoperative.
Visual Volume recommends using a high-quality regulated 9VDC adapter like the 1 Spot. Boss PSA, Dunlop ECB-03, Ibanez AC-109, and Morley 9V also acceptable. The Visual Volume pedal is easy to service. If you ever wear out the control pot, Visual Volume has a kit to restore your pedal to like new service. Many users are even able to make the switch themselves.
Inputs and Outputs
Input 1 and Output 1 are all you need for mono volume control.
Tuner Out: Even with the volume all the way down, the tuner out still sends volume to your tuner, allowing you to tune silently without switching any cables around.
If you don't plug into Input 2, both Outputs send the signal from Input 1, so you can plug into 2 different amps at the same time.
Plug into inputs 1 & 2, and the Visual Volume becomes a stereo volume pedal. Great if you put a Stereo Chorus pedal in front of the Visual Volume.
Or, plug 2 guitars into the Visual Volume and you can make quick guitar changes without unplugging.
With the removal of the bottom plate on your pedal you can set the pedal for active or passive mode, adjust pedal tension, and in active mode, individually set the gain for each input.
- Die-cast aluminum housing
- Blue and red LEDs
- Active and Passive modes
- Clean boost pre-amp in active mode
- Two inputs and outputs for mono or stereo use
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Comments about Visual Sound Visual Volume Pedal:
I love this pedal because fading in chords is central to my style - creating atmospheres and ambient sounds with delay using volume swells. I can fade in a chord to the exact level I want every time because I can SEE the level. The delay holds the chord as I layer in another one. This pedal's buffering and silent operation allow me to keep my tone. Great product!
Comments about Visual Sound Visual Volume Pedal:
This volume pedal is incredibly versatile. I love all the features available (even though I don't use them all currently). I don't plug in multiple instruments at the same time or use a stereo signal, but I am using both outputs. I have both outputs set to active; one is boosted to the max and the other is not boosted. I connected both outputs to a switch on my pedalboard that chooses which output I'm using. I like the boosted ouput for the added gain, but I also like the unboosted output for more subtle volume changes when boosting is not needed.
There are other features that are cool, but I am not currently using them. It has a passive mode if that's your preference. The Visual Volume can be used as an expression pedal by using a stereo-mono-mono Y-cable. It is capable of sending signal to two different amps.
The big kicker for me is the status LED's on the side showing me my exact, repeatable volume. No guesswork is required.
The VV has a gear-driven pot rather than string-driven like the others. It looks very robust. The pot is also easily replaceable when the time comes, with a simple cable connector and no soldering.
The case is shorter than other volume pedals. The only downer is the pedal's width, which is partly necessitated by the LED bar on the side. When I opened up the bottom to check out the internal switches I noticed some extra space on the sides. The chassis is angled on the sides and it looks like those angles serve no functional purpose and are purely aesthetic. There is even a little extra room beyond the angled sides that could have been cut off. Doing so could have saved a 1/2 to 1 inch of width on a very wide volume pedal.
I was also disappointed to find the threads on the audio jacks are plastic. The nut on one jack was loose and when I tried to tighten it, it just spun as the threads had been stripped (probably by the previous owner). This isn't the end of the world since I have it permanently plugged on my pedalboard and I'm not inserting and removing cables with each use. If I'm ever bored one day I'll just replace them with some more-durable jacks.
Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase. I would definately buy the same pedal again.