Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K Volume Pedal

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 275+ ratings and reviews.

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$90
Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K Volume Pedal

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 275+ 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 section.

The Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K 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.

Key Features:

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

Pros

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. It also gets a lot of commendations for being reliable, even from those who have put the pedal to regular use. Being relatively small is also well loved, because as its Jr. label implies, this pedal has a smaller footprint compared to other volume pedals.

Cons

Since it doesn't have an expression output, you cannot use the VP Jr 25K as an expression pedal. There are some who caution that the Kevlar string and spring mechanism it uses may fail at times, although it's unclear when and how often this happens.

Overall

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.

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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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.