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A volume pedal is an important tool for any
guitar player. It is especially useful in creating smooth volume swells that
can help create a nice atmosphere underneath the rest of the band. This is a
great way to let your reverb, delay and other modulation effects really shine.
Today we are featuring the new Bloomery Volume Pedal by Tapestry Audio.
This volume pedal has been a great addition to
my board. My favorite thing about it is the size. It is small and compact, but
it still feels solid underneath my foot. The other plus is that the small size
allowed me to add a compressor to my board. The extra room alone makes this
pedal well worth the cost.
Even though it has a smaller footprint the
sweep still feels full. I have just as much control (or more) as I did on my
previous volume pedal, the Ernie Ball Jr. Another unique part of the Bloomery’s
design is that it goes a little past 90 degrees. This makes it feel more
natural when on an angled board like the Pedaltrain 2 in this video. Its these
small features that really set this volume pedal apart from the others on the
The major talking point about this volume
pedal compared to all others is the lack of string. The guys at Tapestry Audio
have figured out a way to move on from this tired design by using a slide
potentiometer. This welcome change means that there is no more living in fear
that your pedal will fail with every swell. Even better than the no string
design is the signal quality. Unlike most of the volume pedals out there the
active Bloomery allows you to use the tuner out without any tone loss. This is
something we have all been waiting for in the Volume pedal world. Another bonus
feature that is only available with the passive version of the pedal is the
option to use it as an expression pedal. Whether you choose the passive or
active version of this pedal you can be sure you have a quality product.
As you can see in this video this pedal
will allow you to create beautiful swells. It features a smooth sweep with just
the right amount of tension, and an even volume curve. The small design leaves
room on your board for new pedals, or may finally give you an excuse to use an
expression pedal. Overall Tapestry Audio really knocked it out of the park with
This video features and American Standard Tele
into a Morgan 10pm.