The VM-1 Volume Pedal will not suck your tone. Point to point hand wired, the VM-1 also includes a tuner out and mute switch. The tuner out is completely isolated from the signal in normal mode, keeping your tone pure. Mute mode is engaged by pressing down on the pedal which brings in the tuner and isolates the input for noise free guitar changes. An optional LED lets you see at a glance when you are in mute mode.