Ernie Ball VP Jr 250k Volume Pedal

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87 out of 100. Incorporating 850+ ratings and reviews.

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$90
Ernie Ball VP Jr 250k Volume Pedal

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 87/100 is based on analysis of 850+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments below.

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.

Key Features:

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

Pros

This pedal is well loved for its simplicity and slightly smaller than usual profile. There is also plenty of positive feedback regarding its taper switch, which makes applying dynamic effects easier. Those who own the pedal describe it as solid and well built.

Cons
As stated above, while the string design is intended to increase the reliability of the pedal, there are some who report that it is less durable than more traditional designs.

Overall
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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