Ernie Ball 6166 250K Mono Volume Pedal For Passive Electronic

Mono Volume Pedal from Ernie Ball
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Take Control of Your Guitar's Volume — with Your Foot!

The Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal puts complete volume control right at your feet! This quality volume pedal makes an excellent hands-free alternative for players who like to ride the volume knob. Use it to create amazing tonal textures in conjunction with other effects, or perform classic pedal-steel swells with ease. The 6166 Mono Volume Pedal uses a 250k ohm resistance for great performance with passive instruments. It includes an internal taper switch that allows you to select betwee two volume swell rates. A handy independent tuner output allows for silent tuning when the 6166 Mono Volume Pedal is in the "heel down" position.

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal Features:
  • 250k ohm resistance for passive instruments
  • Selectable volume swell rate
  • Tough construction
  • Independent tuner output for silent tuning
The Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal gives you complete hands-free volume control!

Tech Specs

Height 2.75"
Width 4"
Depth 11"
Weight 3 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number P06166

Customer Reviews

4/5
Based on 6 reviews
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4.5/5

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

This pedal is well machined and the action is very smooth. I prefer to use it to control the wah effect in my multi-effects processor rather then add an external traditional wah. This way you lose nothing in the signal path. It's very strong too; I can't imagine someone breaking it. I purchased two of them; one to control volume and the other to use as an expression pedal. I wish the taper was more linear as a volume pedal but nothing is perfect.
Music background: Hobbyist
4.5/5

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume pedal (Almost perfect)

This is a solid well machined volume pedal. I use the two that I purchased to control volume and expression on my G-System. They look like rudder pedals for an airplane. Very solid and smooth back and forth movement. It controls volume and other parameters very smoothly. I would give it five stars if the parameter control were more even; meaning the the first half of the pedal travel downwards has less of an effect on the parameter than the last half of the pedal's travel. The taper switch helps but I guess nothing is perfect.
Music background: Hobbyist
4/5

Works as advertised

I have been using an Ernie Ball Volume pedal for 20 years now. They work great, are quiet, and require no power. I tend to get about 4 - 5 years of regular use out of them before the string invariably breaks. You can get a string replacement kit for less than $4.00, but I have never had any luck replacing them. Mine tend to seize up after a few uses. I find it easier to buy a new one to avoid the hassle.
Music background: Pro Musician
4/5

So far so good

I was surprised how big this pedal is, but that's good for max control. I find myself using this pedal constantly, often to get that swelling sound. I almost wish there was a way to put stops in it for specific volume settings, but that's probably asking too much. I can't imagine not having a volume pedal on your board.
Music background: Guitarist
4/5

Great Pedal, but Had issues

I have had this Volume Pedal for a year, and throught that year, it was great. I tried a few other pedals, and this one exceeded them in feel, and usability. It did, however, eventually get a noisy circuit and the kevlar string brake on me. It gets alot of abuse from me though, and has lasted more then my other pedals, so overall its great, gonna get a new one, but its not indestructable.
See also: Footswitches, Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball Footswitch / Selector Pedals, Ernie Ball Guitar Volume Pedals, Ernie Ball Keyboard Pedals