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Ernie Ball VP Junior 25K 6181 Volume Pedal
Ernie Ball VP JR. Active Volume Pedal 6181

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Product Code: EBVPJR6181


Add a Patch Cord:
HOSA Insert Y-Cable STP-201 or 201RR $7 [Add $7.00]Please note in ORDER COMMENTS AREA if you want angled or straight plugs.
Guitar cables

Add a CBI Ultimate 15 foot Guitar Cable $26 [Add $26.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.
Pedal Options

Add an active Buffer:
Add an active buffer with power jack $50 [Add $50.00]
Add an active buffer with power jack and pot taper mod $50 [Add $50.00]
Just add pot taper mod (no buffer) $20 [Add $20.00]
No added buffer $0

Add the Bad Bob Boost:
Bad Bob Boost addition $95 [Add $95.00]On the SD-9, we can only add one other option if you add the Bad Bob. On the OD-9 or SD-9, we can't change to a normal type round stomp switch on the Maxon, as we use that area for the Bad Bob switch.

Analog Man carries the Ernie Ball VP JR. Volume Pedal 6181. Has a 25K pot for active instruments, with buffered effects, or expression pedal use. Optional Analog Man buffer.
VP Junior 25K
New compact design allows more floor space. The potentiometer has a 25k ohm resistance suitable for the audio path of buffered, active, or line level instruments. Not for use with passive guitar signals in line before the amp input unless the BUFFER is added. Works in some effects loops.
Behind the jack area under the footplate is a micro taper switch which provides the user two distinct volume swell rates.
A tuner output is provided and allows silent tuning when the pedal is in the heel down position.
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.

For use as an expression control pedal, also buy the HOSA Insert Y-Cable.

This pedal is 3.5" wide x 10" long x 2.25" tall.
The normal size Ernie Ball pedals are 4" W x 11" L x 2.5" H.

We can also add the Analog Man Buffer into the pedal. It goes before the volume pot so your signal will not get loaded down, and makes the Ernie Ball output nice and strong - no more tone sucking! See our buffer page for more info.NOTE : The pots in these can make a little noise when you run them with active circuitry like our buffer. So if you are playing in a quiet church with a cranked 100 Watt Marshall, you may hear some noise when you move the pedal up and down.

Power jack added for buffer

We can also improve the sweep on these volume pedals when we install the buffer. No extra charge. This video shows that as well as the taper mod:

Bad Bob Booster addition

We can build the Bad Bob into the Ernie Ball VP Jr 25K volume pedal (6181), with a bypass switch and a power jack. The Bad Bob is a great buffer so when it's ON, you don't need any other buffers before the 6181. No power is needed if you turn the toggle DOWN to bypass the Bad Bob. Why have an expression pedal insert on your booster and have two pedals on your board, if you can do it in one?

There is a short demo on Facebook. The delay is being used for a buffer when the bad bob is off. It�s not needed when it is on as the bad bob is a very good buffer. Note the sparkly Bad Bob clean-up when the guitar is turned down:

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Works how it should. November 21, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I googled ernie ball's volume pedal and noticed a lot of people complaining about the tone sucking. I found this demo video and clicked the link in the description and got here. I ordered it, received it and tried it . Works exactly like demonstrated in the video. Also it was really well packed upon arrival. You get a nice sticker, a card and a thank you note. I recommend buying this pedal for sure.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Ernie ball volume pedal with Analogman mod February 10, 2019
Reviewer: Tim Bailey from Jenkins , KY United States  
Absolutely the best volume pedal I have ever owned,no tone suck,swells are now usable I am blowed away at this pedal on how awesome it is ,I would buy another one in a heartbeat ,there seems to be about a 3db boost ,I finally have a volume pedal that does everything it’s supposed to thanks Analogman mike

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 ErnieBall VP Junior25K Volume Pedal with taper Mod September 17, 2017
Reviewer: TIMOTHY MASTIN from FREDERICKSBURG, VA United States  
I just bought the Ernie Ball VP Junior 25K 6181 Volume Pedal with taper mod. Its everything this pedal should be. This mod gives you the full range of expression. This pedal with out the mod has limited range of expression. I highly recommend this pedal with the mod for all needs of a volume pedal. From just simple on off to your volume to full volume swells. This is the third product I have bought from Analogman. Once again I have received a High Quality product that does exactly what I wanted.The customer service is the best. They have answered all my questions and done so quickly. I will continue to do business with them.If your looking for quality, do yourself a favor and talk with these guys. They no pedals ! They do pedals right!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent buffer mod for VP Junior March 27, 2017
Reviewer: Steve J. from Roanoke , VA United States  
Installed this buffer board in my Ernie Ball VP Jr, and now my signal is clear, strong & transparent,  just like I'm plugged straight into the amp! Nice! HIGHLY recommend this for modding a volume pedal or anywhere a quality buffer is needed. This buffer does not mess with your tone!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Blown away with your modded VP Jr May 29, 2015
Reviewer: David Guinea from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia  
I just received my modded Ernieball VP25 ohm. I can only say wow!!!!  I had previously been using a JHS little black buffer or a DIY BJFE buffer. I was setting up my board for this weekend and thought I would use the volume pedal and put it in my board. I thought I'd try it without any other buffer and when I swapped out the other buffer and just put your VP at the front of my chain, everything just came alive.

Another great product. I have your delay and controller, mini chorus, nkt sun face and all are the best I've had of each product, and I go through a lot of pedals. Except for the Sunface (I don't always need fuzz) everything else always remains on my board.

Thanks for exceptional products and customer service!!


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