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#1 2013-08-10 01:02:21

V40
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Registered: 2013-08-10
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I'm brand new, got my first V-40, and have some questions...

Oh my gosh!

Just picked up this amp in a trade and I can't believe how perfect it is.  It's so focused and powerful I am amazed.  It does that "it's not clean, it's not dirty, it's just RUDE!" thing very nicely:)

My only problem with it is that it's going to be too loud when i get to the sweet spot with the volume.  I've done some reading here about the baja master volume pedal, and some homemade pedals guys were using, but I'm a little confused as to whats going on with these.  Either I dont understand the terminology (I dont work on electronics) or there just isnt a lot of information about the baja master volume.

I went to baja's website and it appears to not be working.  I click on the pedal and it says "page not found" and the same when i try to email them.

I dont want to mad the amp to have a master volume, and i dont want to use a overdrive pedal.  I cant use an attenuator because there is no FX Loop correct?

So what is a good alternative to these options that is inexpensive, non obtrusive, and is something that i can simply just order and be done with it (if anything exists.

Heres some photos for you guys, maybe you can tell me when it was manufactured? 

I'm so excited, it sounded so good cranked on "4" in the guys garage through my les paul, it was truly a dream come true.  rock n roll.

I'm going out of town tomorrow morning and will be back monday, so have a great weekend!

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#2 2013-08-10 01:54:32

Dan56
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From: RI
Registered: 2012-09-02
Posts: 37

Re: I'm brand new, got my first V-40, and have some questions...

The baja pedal and the like are not a master volume pedal.  What they do is cut the output, but not in a way such that the pre amp is separated from the power amp.  Thus you cannot accomplish the task of cranking the preamp and holding down the volume with the amp contro.

The switch baja pedal et al lets you have 2 volume settings with the max volume set at what it is via the volume control of the amp and the minimum volume being what is set on the pedal.

You can use and attenuator.  The go between the speakers and the amp.  I can not tell from your pictures if your speakers unplug or are hard wired.  If hard wired you will have to install a plug (usually 1/4" ) in the speaker wire.

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#3 2013-08-10 19:10:30

hangman
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From: Seattle Washington
Registered: 2006-09-04
Posts: 1848

Re: I'm brand new, got my first V-40, and have some questions...

The Baja does act like a master volume.  Admittedly it is not a very good one,  but it would allow one to crank the volume of the preamp without driving the power amp.  The bummer is that the V4 preamp doesn't really distort/overdrive that much.   So if you want distortion at low volumes,  that isn't gonna work.

The v series does take pedals very well though,  so try some stomp boxes.  If you want some good distortion.

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#4 2013-08-11 02:45:37

Dan56
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From: RI
Registered: 2012-09-02
Posts: 37

Re: I'm brand new, got my first V-40, and have some questions...

Yeah, my comment was based on having one of these pedals (not the baja) and not hearing much of a difference.  I played with it some, now it just stays in my small equipment bag.

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#5 2013-08-13 15:02:34

V40
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Re: I'm brand new, got my first V-40, and have some questions...

Thanks guys.  Saved me the dough spent.  Gonna go down to rehearsal and see how it sounds with a joyo sweet baby pedal today.

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