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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mr Perch, Feb 17, 2014.
+1, can't even imagine needing to look at the knobs, numbered or not.
That's what I do as well. I'm constantly turning my guitar full up, then backing it down by 20% or so. Then I'll adjust during the song depending on how loud everybody else is.
the beauty of using stomp boxes for leads is that you dont have to worry about this, because your guitar is almost always on 10.
something to think about.
I use the Muddy Waters trick. I've replaced the tele knobs with Fender amp knobs.
Hands free,. Use a Morley Vol/wah. No more problems
On both my Teles I've fitted a 'max' switch. A miniature toggle between the knobs on the control plate wired across the volume pot with a cap. Set amp volume for solo with the switch shorting the pot, then set pot to rhythm volume. At solo time, flick switch for volume boost.
There's a volume knob on there?? Seriously who's got time to look at numbers on a dial in the middle of a song? Learn to feel it.
honestly, there's a whole lot more volume changes available in picking dynamics than you could ever get from the knob. wanna sound quieter? pick softer. wanna play louder for a lead riff? strum the hell out of it! volume dynamics have been around for centuries before we threw a pickup under those strings...
I do the knob all the way up then roll back technique already described. Never thought much about it.
You can be loud and breaking up with the volume rolled back a bit, but you get a different, quite pleasing tone. I think of it as a Vox tone even though it may not sound anything like that. Whatever it is, I would hate to miss out on that. I think having that sound in your toolbox is part of why the Tele is known as a versatile guitar.
I use the Force.
I can roll it all the way up (without playing) and then roll it back to what I need.
It just takes practice, after while, you don't even think about it.
I use all knobs full on and use my pedalboard to change the volume, but the set screw seems like a good indicator.
Yep! I love the look of the amp knobs on a tele. Plus you get numbers!
Sound guy : "lead guitarist can you turn your guitar up a bit?"
guitarist : "no, it's on number 6 for this song"
Sound Guy : "well just take it up to number 8 for me"
guitarist : "I ALWAYS play smoke on the water with my volume set to number 6 and I'm not changing now!"
Sound Guy mumbles... "right, channel 2 mute."
H&K Tubemeister 36 + Midi programmable footswitch, one patch per song. Never been a volume or tone knob fiddler, it's just so much easier to have the next sound in the song ready to go under your size 10s.
in thirty years of playing gigs, I've been asked to turn my guitar up ONCE.
'Turn it down' seems quite popular though!