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Boss FV-300L Volume - why such terrible audio quality?

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Greetings- I picked up a Boss FV-300L volume pedal several years back. I find it totally unusable with my new setup - it kills the brightness and clarity of my natural guitar tone. As this is something I don't think I can "hide behind the effects loop" I am sans volume pedal.

Why does an analog volume pedal kill the tone so much? Is this related to impedance? The FV-300L is the low impedance model. The guitar has two Fender Noiseless pickups and one Texas Special, all passive (no further onboard electronics).

Link to bosscorp.co.jp for a picture and size/weight... looking for some information about the electronics now.


   
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