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Ernie Ball 6181 Junior Size Volume Pedal-Mono, 25K VPJR


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  • Compact design25 VPJR potentiometer for active pickup signalsTuner output
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Size: 25k

Product Description

Part # P06181 VP Jr 25K for use with Active Electronics The potentiometer has a 25k ohm resistance suitable for an active audio path. Overall Volume Pedal Junior dimensions: 3.5" W x 10" L x2 3/8" H . The main pivot shaft is of centerless ground 1/2' diameter stainless steel, precision seated though nylon bushings at both ends. Tough long lasting Kevlar cable transmits pedal travel to the controls and is attached by stainless steel springs.

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The potentiometer has a 25k ohm resistance suitable for an active audio path. Overall Volume Pedal Junior dimensions: 3.5" W x 10"& L x2 3/8" H . The main pivot shaft is of centerless ground 1/2' diameter stainless steel, precision seated though nylon bushings at both ends. Tough long lasting Kevlar cable transmits pedal travel to the controls and is attached by stainless steel springs.

The design and development of the Ernie Ball pedals has been a team effort of guitar players and craftspersons within our company. Pedal bodies are an aluminum extrusion rather than a casting resulting in greater strength, uniformity, and smoother surfaces. Clear anodized grain finish insures lasting beauty. Our bodies and shafts are designed to give the player an indefinite service life! Deck mat of non-slip material is impervious to oil, alcohol, and most things you might spill on it. Tough long lasting Kevlar cable transmits pedal travel to the controls and is attached by stainless steel springs. This drive design results in smooth and quiet operation qualities lacking in gear driven models. Cycle tests are made on every pedal to insure perfect operation prior to packaging.

Product Details

Size: 25k
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 4.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B0002GZ05C
  • Item model number: 6181
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,365 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 25, 2004

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Another Monkey on October 21, 2006
Size: 250k
This is probably the best volume pedal of its kind, meaning the kind which uses a pot (potentiometer) to adjust volume. Most volume pedals work this way. The problem is that the pots do wear down over time, leading to scratchy sound and uneven performance. It's an inevitability you're stuck with unless you're willing to shell out for an optical pedal (to be described later in this review).

It seems that some users don't realize that you can adjust the volume swell rates on these things. That's a nice feature. It's well built and doesn't seem to suck tone, which is very important to an acoustic musician such as myself. It does suck a little bit of volume.

In response to the other review: no, it's not for keyboards. Perhaps you were misled by a salesperson, but there are two versions of this pedal - one for passive instruments (model 6180, high-impedance 250k) and one for active instruments (model 6181, low impedance 25k). This page is for the passive model. A keyboard signal is a low-impedance signal and is not appropriate for this version of the pedal. A typical high-impedance signal would be a passive pickup in an acoustic guitar. The model you get depends on your instrument and where along the chain you put it. For example, if I put it between the guitar and preamp, then I should use the high-impedance model, but if I were putting it between the preamp and the amp, then the low-impedance model is the one.

All that said, the best volume pedals you can get are probably the George Dennis models. They use an optical system, there there's no pot to inevitably wear down. Also, they are impedance-switching, so one pedal will take care of you, no matter where you put it. They don't suck tone either. They'll run you about $130, but are well worth the money.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bradley on January 17, 2012
Size: 250k Verified Purchase
In my opinion, this is the best guitar volume pedal available. It is affordable and does exactly what it's supposed to, and does it very, very well I might add. I've tried numerous volume pedals, from Morley to Line 6 to the Dunlop DVP1, and none are as fluid or feel as good as the Ernie Ball Jr.

I owned the Dunlop DVP1 for several months, and while it did an okay job of cutting the volume I simply did not like the feel nor the low volume levels. It felt way too bulky under foot and went from about 0 to about 3 when barely applying volume. This is unacceptable when you're trying to clean up your distortion channel or trying to accomplish a slow volume swell. But as soon as I laid the Ernie Ball down and plugged it in I fell in love. Not only does it feel great under your foot and provide precise control, it has a complete volume sweep. Add in some delay and it will give you an organ-type swell. Absolutely perfect!

I've heard some people complain about the Ernie Ball Jr being a flimsy pedal but I just don't see this. Of course, it's not a tank like the Dunlop or Morley, but it still feels very solid. It's also lighter than the others mentioned, which is a plus for traveling musicians.

I would HIGHLY recommend this pedal. It is one of my favorites on my board and I couldn't imagine playing without it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ClassicLotus on January 11, 2012
Size: 25k Verified Purchase
This is probably the best built expression/volume pedal on the market. Most are not very strong and will not hold up if you play out very much. This pedal is cast aluminum with good bearing surfaces and countersunk machine screws.

If you use any of the Eventide stomp boxes, this is the pedal to use. It is recommended by Eventide and meets the 25k ohm requirement. Operation is very smooth and the stompbox reacts immediately - there is no lag.

Hookup to the stompbox requires just one mono patch cable from the "Out" jack on the 6181 to the "Expression In" jack on the Eventide. You don't connect to any other jack on the 6181 - super simple.

I use it with a Pitchfactor and can't see using the effect without an expression pedal.
This pedal is a little more expensive than most of the others but not by that much and it is well worth the price. There is no point in trying to save $20 when the difference in quality is worth more than that.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Swinburne on August 26, 2004
Size: 250k
Just like the bigger ernie ball volume this was sized down from, this pedal is incredible and has to be near-indestructible. The pedal has a very smooth action and uses a kevlar chord instead of gears or optics to alter the potentiometer. Very nice in deed and a great deal.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jdawg on September 6, 2011
Size: 250k Verified Purchase
excellent pedal, great price. I use this pedal last in the chain of stomp boxes. I set the volume of all my other effects and then this pedal doesn't effect the gain through the effects loop.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Mac Donald on November 6, 2011
Size: 25k Verified Purchase
I was in a hurry and I didn't want to spend a lot of money... I also didn't have a lot of space left on my pedal board. Given these constraints this was a fine volume pedal. I had a long weekend gig and it performed fine for the four days. I did find that it's possible to push the volume past 0. When you do that it goes around full volume. Fortunately I found this behavior during sound check. Once I knew that could happen it wasn't a problem, just don't STAND on it. A simple rock back to zero works fine. Will I keep it forever? good question. I probably will.

cheers.
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