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Ernie Ball 6180 VP JR 250K Volume Pedal for Passive Electronics Reviews

3.5 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • Chris
    from United States March 6, 2015Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    Swells Swells Swells!

    Not much to say, it's a volume pedal. It does it's job and does it well, I've been using it in tandem with a delay pedal to create some pretty epic ambient swells. The addition of the tuner out is pretty great as well, I just leave the tuner on all the time and bring the pedal down to 0 whenever I need to tune silently.

  • Chad
    from Oxford, MS December 31, 2016Music Background:
    Tech Director/Audio Engineer FBC

    Just Love IT!

    Now, this pedal here is exactly what it is. Volume. One of the best expression pedals I've ever used. It's very smooth feeling under my foot and swells are unbelievable. Would highly recommend this one on any board. The main feature I like is the tuner jack. That way I don't have the tuner in line with everything else. Great pedal.

  • John B
    from OH, USA August 22, 2014

    Simple, works great

    This pedal is affordable, does what a volume pedal should do, and feels solid. Doesn't add any noise that I can detect to the line. Being able to adjust the lowest volume would have been a good extra feature for me, but that's the kind of thing people pay extra for. This pedal is basically just what I wanted, at a good price. Sweetwater delivery service was excellent too.

  • Mark
    from Texas August 4, 2014Music Background:
    Previous Pro, current studio only

    Ernie Ball 6180 VP JR 250K Volume Pedal

    Have set up in my pedal board and done a quick sound check. So far I'm impressed. Haven't gone into the studio to really use it yet, but I have no doubt it will perform as expected.

  • Joe Mitchell
    from United States January 31, 2014Music Background:
    Working musician, recording engineer

    Ernie Ball Volume Pedal

    I've used volume pedals for many years. This is the first NEW pedal that I've owned. The action is very smooth. Construction is built like an aluminum tank.I have absolutely NO complaints with this pedal. And, the compact size makes it perfect for my pedalboard. Would reccomend it to anyone that wants to add (or replace their volume pedal) to their pedalboard. An added plus is Sweetwater's service. Kurt knows his business. Thanks, Kurt!

  • Customer
    from November 4, 2011

    Jr VP

    It's great to play with and have, but it doesn't do my tone justice! It brings down the high frequencies and brightness, so you'll have to over compensate with the amp settings.

  • Customer
    from November 29, 2012

    After two of these, I'm done

    It really seems like a good quality volume pedal is one of the hardest things to come by these days. You end up losing in functionality, sound quality, or construction. With the VP Jr., my main complaint is the construction. The first one I bought was returned immediately because of a scratchy pot. The second one lasted just over a year before it started developing problems that impeded its functionality. The sound would not cut out completely in the heel back position, and eventually the string broke. Please note, the string WILL break in these pedals at some point. It's just a matter of time and how much you use the pedal. It's a relatively cheap fix, but aggravating and risky for the gigging musician. There's also of course the tone deterioration factor, which is just present enough to be noticeable. This never bothered me as much as it seems to peeve other players, but it's still something to be considered if you're really into preserving tone over the signal chain. Overall, the action and feel of the pedal are just fine, as is the sound of the swell it produces. Just don't expect a lot of mileage out of these before they give out in one way or another. Virtually every guitarist I know who has played with one of these has the same complaints. It seems if you want a pedal that will not only sound great but also stand the test of time, you have to spend a little more.

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