Blending music and technology has always fascinated Burkhard Georg Lehle, the man behind Lehle products. Easily the most robust, technically sophisticated products of their type on the market, these German-crafted switchers, blenders, loopers and utilitarian pedals are now available at Replay Guitar Exchange. If you are looking for the absolute best, this is it!
The Lehle Mono Volume 90 is a volume pedal equipped with a precise magnetic sensor enabling it to operate almost wear-free. This sensor measures the strength of magnetic fields. In the Lehle Mono Volume 90, the German-made sensor is accurately calibrated to the built-in magnet and the control range of the pedal. The pedal moves only the magnet, and the distance is measured by the sensor which controls a premium United States-made VCA which replaces a mechanical potentiometer. The principle of the voltage-controlled amplifier is based on the fact that gain can be varied by the control voltage coming from the sensor. This technique allows the pedal to operate more precisely than conventional mechanical potentiometers or optical sensors used by the standard volume pedals. In addition the potentiometer-typical noise is eliminated. The input and output impedance always stay the same, ensuring that there will be no damping of higher frequencies as with potentiometers. Internally, the input voltage coming from the power supply socket of the pedal is rectified, then filtered, stabilized and doubled to 18V, thus achieving a total dynamic range of 110 dB. Furthermore, a gain up to +12 dB boost can be additionally adjusted via the GAIN control.
The Lehle Mono Volume 90 runs mechanically extremely smooth and steady, as it is equipped with low-friction bearings of a high-performance polymer, and there is no mechanical transmission of the pedal to other components. By means of an adjusting screw the mobility of the pedal can be modified very precisely. In addition, the Lehle Mono Volume 90 has a buffered direct out which can supply a tuner, DAW or a second amp without affecting the sound. In- and output jacks on the side of the pedal make the Lehle Mono Volume 90 an ideal device for pedal steel players – without any obstruction, the pedal can be placed in the usual spot on the pedal steel rack.
Type: Mono volume pedal
Construction: Steel housing
Function: Operates wear-free via a precision magnetic sensor, without a mechanical potentiometer. Volume from -92 dB (mute) to 0 dB (unity gain) or +12 dB (boost with adjustable potentiometer) is available with no damping of higher frequencies. A buffered direct-out for a tuner or second amp is also included.
Power Supply: Optional external power supply