Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K Volume Pedal


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Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K Volume Pedal

Gearank High Notes

The Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Volume Pedals from when we published our first edition in August 2017 until December 2021 when it was out-ranked by other pedals.


This is a volume pedal that uses a potentiometer with 25K ohm resistance, especially designed to work with guitars and basses that have active pickups.

Everything about its rocking mechanism follows conventional design, utilizing stainless steel pivot shaft, Kevlar cable and springs. This tried and tested design ensures reliability and makes it easier to maintain and repair if needs be.

The unit also comes with a tuner output. The tuner output removes your tuner from the signal chain, which can help to lessen your chains overall length. This is a huge selling point for those who feel like your tuner has a negative effect on your tone.

The reason that the Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K has been so well received is that it has a smooth taper, which means that volume adjustment is distributed nicely as you rock the pedal.

As the Jr. label implies, this pedal has a smaller footprint compared to other volume pedals.

Since it doesn't have an expression output, you cannot use the VP Jr 25K as an expression pedal.

The Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K Volume Pedal is a solid option if you’re looking for a mid-range volume pedal for instruments with active pickups.


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