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Offline LowreyT1

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Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« on: March 01, 2020, 10:06:37 PM »
In need of an expression pedal for a Gibson G101 G201. Message me if have one for sale.

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Offline Alan Lenhoff

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 07:32:57 PM »
Stop me if I'm telling you things you already know:

The Lowrey T2 pedal is identical, so one of those would work, too.

Until you find an original Lowrey/Gibson pedal, if you can solder, you can easily alter the Gibson organs to work with any passive, inline volume pedal.  (And this can easily be reversed when you find an original pedal.)

Finally, one of the annoying things about the original pedal is that it has relatively little dynamic range.  That can be solved by adding a single jumper wire to the pedal.

I can explain both those mods if you are interested.

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 12:14:33 PM »
Sure that would be great Alan.

Thanks.

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 02:55:05 PM »
To make a Gibson organ (or Lowrey T2) work with any inline passive volume pedal, look here: http://www.combo-organ.com/Gibson/index.htm

Scroll down to "volume pedal."  These instructions are to mod the organ to allow you to add a switch so you can go back and forth between using a Gibson pedal and a standard inline pedal.  If you only want to allow the organ to be used with an inline pedal until you get a Gibson pedal, skip the switch (and the drilling). Just solder a jumper wire between pins B and C.  When you get a Gibson pedal, remove the jumper.

To give a Gibson pedal a wider volume range:

There is a 10K resistor soldered between two of the lugs on the pedal's potentiometer.  Short the resistor by adding a jumper wire between those lugs. 

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 07:46:13 PM »
This also means no pedal right?

Offline Alan Lenhoff

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 08:53:34 PM »
This also means no pedal right?

I don't understand your question.  Can you better explain what you are asking?

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 07:02:52 PM »
It means that you can also use the instrument with no pedal too?

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2020, 09:42:20 PM »
It means that you can also use the instrument with no pedal too?

Yes, if you do the mod shown on Combo-organ.com, you can use a guitar cord without a pedal and it will operate at full volume.

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2020, 11:43:28 PM »
Wondering how loud does a Gibson G201 I am unsure of any volume Control other than maybe how many tabs are down.

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Re: Buying Gibson G101 G201 expression pedal
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 08:23:50 AM »
Your organ's volume was meant to be adjusted by using its expression pedal.  So yes, if you choose to play without a pedal, the only control you have over the volume is by using fewer tabs.  (Or adjusting your amp.) Solution: Use a pedal. And as I've described, with a small mod, you can use any cheap inline, passive pedal with your organ.

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