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Volume question

22 November 2005 - 10:35 PM

I use a single channel tube amp. I use the master volume for setting the volume at gigs, and I leave the volume knob (the gain) up high (around 7) to get my distortion. I use the volume knob on the guitar to control the level of speaker distortion (3 is clean, 10 for lead). I use effect pedals only in rare situations.
I do it this way because I love the tone I get out of my amp, and don't want any distortion pedal messing it up. My question is, if I got a volume pedal, and used it instead of my guitar volume to control my amp distortion, would I change my tone at all? Or my sound in any way. (I get tired of constantly adjusting the guitar volume knob).

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