Ok, here's the deal, when switching between Strat with vintage voiced SSS pickups and the Hot humbuckers in my Explorer I get a difference in volume. As my EQ pedal has 4 programme slots, I set the volume of the one I use on the Strat to match the volume of the explorer, so when clean there is no difference in volume and ther is promlem solved.....or so I thought.
I run 3 drive pedals: Biyan OD, Vox Satchurator distortion & Biyan Fuzz Star (not all at the same time), all of which I set to unity volume for the Strat. When I switch to the Explorer, I get no real noticeable volume boost when kicking on the OD or the fuzz by themselves, but I often use these 2 together and then I get an unwanted volume boost. I also get a volume boost on the Vox when used by itself. I also have a compressor before the drives and that doesn't help either way.
Any ideas why or better still, how I can avoid this but still use the drive pedals.