can the contro pedal be used as a lead switch?
If anyone knows the answer to this please reply. So far the control pedal has been pretty much useless, and the setup of the machine is a lot more disorganized simply because I can;t get the control pedal to do certain things, or when I go directly to a patch, the control pedal is already on when ideally I should have to press it to be activated. THanks, Y'all.
Well CTL is used to swich off/on (maybe to jump from one value to another but not shure about that at all). So if these effects are already on before swiching to lead check if those are realy needed in non lead. If everything fails use the exp pedal or make a lead and a non lead patch on the same bank.
Dont try to use something on a subject where it doesnt belong. No one would try to switch tv on with the car key ^^ The CTL is only a suplement not a general solution.
I hope that helps
Ok I checked it out. U can use the CTL to switch from one value to another... So If U want to start on a Patch which already uses the CTL U need to input those values to toggle in the assignement and U keep the exp pedal to acentuate Ur playing.
I hope this helped!
This is what I've done...
Here's the technique I've developed (with the help of postings I saw here): I have my patches set up by song title. I create them by copying from an existing patch I like or starting from clean JC-120 with only reverb. I run my patches in manual mode to give me a pedalboard set up for the specific song. If I need a lead boost, I put the EQ somewhere in the signal chain before the preamp. The EQ is set so no changes are made to tone, it just gives a 4 to 8 dB jump in gain. This is enough to give a substantial, but not overpowering, boost. I then assign the numbered buttons to the effects in the patch that I would want to take in and/or out. These are done right to left, like the conventional stompbox chain. I define the signal chain to work in this order also. It's a lot of nitpicky setup work when the patch is first created, but it'll save me a lot of time and headaches down the road when I need the patch again.
Of course, the fly in the ointment here is that Boss states that the MANUAL setup is global. It doesn't apply to a specific patch.
Oddly enough, though, my particular GT-3 seems to be retaining multiple manual setups (at least for the time being).
You can use the CTL pedal as a solo boost by assigning and setting the preamp drive/Volume "min" at (for example)50 and "max" at 70 using "Ctl" & "toggle". Do the same with "assign 1" using the "preamp master" (although if using min at 50, set the max at 55 - 60) and adjust both to your personal taste. You may also want to adjust the preamp eq(bass, mid & treble) levels similarly using the assigns 2, 3 & 4 etc.
Alternatively, you can set the OD to (eg) Turbo and at a level you are comfortable with and assign the CTL pedal to OD off/on using the min as off max as on etc.
With a little bit of trial and error, either of the above have worked for me.
Looks like you have some good advice on the control pedel. On the issue of certain effects being on when you change to a patch is because they were saved that way. Go to the patch and turn all the effects you want to be off when selected to off and then save or resave. Then when you switch to the patch the effects will be in the off position.
Re: can the contro pedal be used as a lead switch?
The solution to this is quite simple. Go to the patch that has the control ON when you first step on it. Hit the Control switch to turn the Control Off. Then just save the patch.
Originally Posted by artydrake
When you switch to that patch again, you'll find the Control is now Off because you saved it that way.
A simple way to use the Contol switch for a clean lead boost is to assign the EQ to the Control switch and just set the EQ to a couple of dB's more, or to boost certain frequencies.