Ernie Ball VP Jr 250k Volume Pedal

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Ernie Ball VP Jr 250k Volume Pedal

Specifications

  • Design: Volume Pedal
  • Circuit: Passive
  • Best For: Passive Pickups
  • Dimensions: 2.4" x 3.5" x 10"
  • Weight: 2 lbs

Gearank Recommendation

The Ernie Ball VP Jr 250k first appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Volume Pedals in our first edition from August 2017 until November 2018 when it was out-ranked by other volume pedals.

It had high enough ratings to come back onto the list in June 2020 where it remained until being out-ranked again in February 2021.

Overview

The Ernie Ball VP Jr 250k s intended for passive instruments with its 250k ohm potentiometer. It is part of Ernie Ball's VP Jr line, which is a smaller take on the usually bulky profile of volume pedals.

Ernie Ball equipped this pedal with a taper switch that lets you modify its volume reduction curve. The first setting allows for even reduction curve, great for basic volume adjustments. While the second setting gradually accelerates the reduction, ideal for volume swells and other fast volume change uses.

Note that the VP Jr 250K utilizes a pulley mechanism as opposed to a pot, and it also has a silent tuning feature that removes your tuner pedal from your signal chain.

Those who are planning to use their volume pedal for dynamic effects will want to look into this volume pedal.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Volume Pedals.

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