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Best cheap volume pedals: Reviews and buying advice

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Ernie Ball VP Jr. P06180 250K Potentiometer for Passive Electronics

$74.99  in stock
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as of December 31, 2019 9:40 am

The potentiometer has a 250k ohm resistance suitable for the audio path of passive instruments. Behind the jack area under the footplate is a micro taper switch which provides the user two distinct volume swell rates. Overall Volume Pedal Junior dimensions: 3.5" W x 10" L x2 3/8" H . The main...

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3.5 stars is what I would give it, so I rounded up.Cons:- It's long. 10" plus the cords coming out of the top, so you need to have pedal space. My board is pretty tight, so that part sucks. (On the bright side, it's thinner than a Morley). Using right-angled cord plugs seems to be tolerable.- The guts are totally open to the outside. There are metal pieces and cloth strings exposed. If you're careful with it, that probably won't matter, but it's the only volume pedal I've seen with this particular issue.Pros:- I'm using this between my 8th and 9th pedal, so there is signal modification between my guitar and the pedal, but the volume is definitely audible at slightly-above-bottom position, which is more than I can say for the Morley (which I believe was 250k). The "volume swell" may not be good enough for ambient players, but it's the best I've seen so far, at least with my setup, which is why I call it a "pro".- The pedal length is a con, but it's also a pro, because almost your whole foot makes contact with all of the pedal, which gives you greater control.- It feels good under your feet, and seems to stick in place wherever you put it within the volume spectrum.For the price, it's good. I'd be interested in checking out some $200+ volume pedals, but it just kills me to pay that much for a volume pedal! Are volume pedals really that difficult to make flexible?
I've owned two of these and finally recently switched to the BOSS pedal. I don't know why these are so popular. Don't get me wrong, I like the look and feel of this pedal, but the open design with the exposed potentiometer is just silly. The first one I owned was mildly scratchy but I was using it in a noisy live setting where it wasn't a huge deal. I bought a brand new one for recording and the pot got dirty so fast (in my clean home studio) that I was still in the Amazon 30 day return window. Maybe it was defective or something, but unless you want to take on a troubleshooting hobby, I'd recommend just going with a pedal without this obvious weakness. Check out any online forum discussing this topic. It's not a matter of IF the pot will get dirty, it's a matter of WHEN. In my experience that's pretty much immediately after taking it out of the box.
My VP finally broke it's string and I couldn't wait for a new one so I overnighted a VP jr. I honestly was expecting this to be a little smaller than it is. In comparison it's only a bit smaller each way and it didn't really open up more on my board it's just not as snug of a fit as the original VP. Other than that it's everything you expect from an EBVP. People talk and talk about the tuner out sucking tone and I don't ever hear this. I've ran a TU-2 from my VP tuner out for 10 years and hear no difference in MY tone from using it, the same applies for the Jr so far. I've always hung with steel players and EBVPs were what they swore by and it's what I use on my board. Yes it's heavy like the original. I guess the biggest piece of advice I can give is don't by this pedal thinking it's outrageously smaller then the original and if you're truly looking for something light and small the Ernie Ball pedals might not be what you want.

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BOSS Volume Pedal (FV-500H)

$108.08  in stock
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For 14 years, the famous BOSS fv-300 served as an industry-standard volume pedal. The tradition continued with the fv-50 series, but today the bar has been raised with boss’s FV-500H (mono, high-impedance, INST. Level) and fv-500l (stereo, low-impedance) pedals. These tank-tough die cast pedals...

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This is the third of these pedals I have bought. I bought a second for myself as an extra, and the third one for a friend. I mainly use mine for playing guitar, changing between rhythm and lead volume. I first sought out this product because the minimum volume adjustment is so effective. I can set it where full heel position is rhythm, and full toe is lead. I then don't have to feel around to find one or the other, which is helpful because I usually sing as well as play. I prefer using a volume pedal for rhythm/lead volume changes rather than an A/B footswitch, because having the volume taper is more natural to the ear, even if it's done quickly. Also, if I play a song where I need to have louder-than-normal rhythm, I have that option, which I would not with an A/B setup.I have really liked this product for a several years, but there's a couple of features that keeps it from being a 5-star for me. One, the volume change is not linear across the travel of the pedal (I'm talking about when the minimum volume is not engaged). As with the majority of other volume pedals I've tried, most of the volume differential is in the last 10% of the travel. This is absolutely not my preference, and I don't understand why other people want it (surely other people want that, or manufacturers wouldn't consistently design their products this way). The only pedal I've tried with linear travel was an old Goodrich. It felt so good and natural, but, it didn't have a minimum volume adjustment.The other problem is the "axle" rod that joins the foot pedal to the base. On my first FV-500L, the screws broke that hold it in. The problem, I believe, is that the rod is designed with one side of the ends flattened (see picture), which allows a gap between the rod and the side of the round hole the rod fits through, causing extra stress on the screws. With my first pedal, I ordered replacement parts from Roland/Boss, and I reinstalled with the screws through the non-flattened side. The last two FV-500L's I got, I opened immediately to see if they were installed with the flat side/gap. They were, and I switched them around. So far, none of them have failed, including my original one I fixed with the replacement parts.Even though this has been a long review, my problems with this pedal are very minimal. It's done what I've needed it to do for several years, and I'm not aware of another volume pedal that has the features I need. I highly recommend it.
This is an extremely good volume pedal. I have not had a lot of experience with volume pedals, but I will try to break down each set of criteria in order to convey the quality of the product.CONSTRUCTION: Very well built, very solid pedal. It is huge though, bigger than my full tone wah pedal in every dimension. The part that moves the pot inside is also a metal blade, unlike other pedals that use either a rubber band or string to apply tension to the interior pot.TONE: There is very minimal tone loss. With the volume pedal, my signal is going through the volume pedal and a couple true bypass pedals (compressor, wah, and OD) When I hooked my guitar up directly to the amp, there was very minimal high end reduction. It basically sounds like you added a tone knob and turned it down to 8-9 instead of 10. Now, this could be the pedal, or it could also be the lengths of cable going into the pedal and then into the amp being shortened by half when I disconnect the pedals. That's being said however.... It was not enough loss to have me change any of my settings besides maybe my tone knob on the guitar I cranked up a tiny bit. In other words... if you are a tone hound and small things will drive you nuts, maybe a volume pedal isn't for you (inherent in the design of a volume pedal there will almost always be tone loss as a volume pedal IS a potentiometer which has resistance, no matter what you do).FEEL/USAGEOthers have commented that there is a cliff, this is true. BUT something to keep in mind about potentiometers again.... they usually work as AUDIO tapers, what this means, is that it tapers your signal on a LOGARITHMIC scale, not a linear scale. Using a logarithmic scale, a volume pot at roughly volume 5 wont be giving you 50% volume, but instead will give you 10% (logarithmic scaling is NOT 1:1). So again, inherent in the design of something that has an audio taper, is that is operates on a logarithmic scale, which means, that as you keep decreasing the volume, the effect becomes more drastic as you roll more off..... I.E once the volume starts dropping... it REALLY starts dropping.THE TAKE AWAYeven with some minor problems, this pedal is very handy. I play a lot of musicals and frequently I am being used as a percussionist, which in todays world means using a great deal of electronics. A volume pedals lets me adjust my electronic signal without having to drop to the floor to hit the mixer knob when a sound is too loud or too quiet. This pedal is also handy on the guitar, and even if you never wanted volume, it can be used as an expression pedal for another effect of some type. Overall, this is a very versatile piece of equipment and can be JUST the thing you need if you find yourself having to adjust volumes of electronic equipment on the fly and need an easy way to swell, diminish, or just adjust the output level.
I'm not sure were to start with this thing... except to say that I've noticed zero tone loss, and there is a bit of a "cliff" to it (rather like the master volume on a Fender Amp, and it'll take some doing to get used to using. But that's why we have band practice, right? :-)This pedal is a beast. Seriously. It's huge. Yeah, I glanced at the specs, and thought to myself: "so it's about the size of my wah pedal." Nope. Bigger. A LOT bigger. To the point that my talk box and amp switch pedal are both hanging off my pedal board a bit (but they fit! lol). So in addition to the learning curve on the volume pedal, I have to remember my new board layout. I'll probably just make a new, bigger, board, but for now, this works.

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Dunlop Guitar Volume Pedal (DVP4)

$109.00
$93.60  in stock
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Control your volume and FX parameters without crowding your pedalboard. Saving space doesn't mean skimping on durability or functionality-the DVP4 Mini Volume (X) Pedal does everything that the larger DVP3 does at half the size, and it's just as solidly built with a lightweight aluminum chassis,...

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EXCELLENT Pedal. This pedal is tiny but still easy for my size 13 foot to use. It sits up high which is IMPORTANT because it makes it easy to access when it is jammed up against other pedals. I also like that the jacks are on the back.It also works perfectly as an Expression pedal for Eventide H9. Will be getting more of these....I also tried the Morley mini Expression and Volume pedals. They were solid and worked well but they are very wide (wider than my full sized pedals) and the jacks were on the side making them even WIDER.
I'm a "jobber"--a general-business player. I use volume pedals constantly. I got this for my rehearsal studio, but even with that type of low-impact use the pedal came loose from the axle and it will no longer hold a position. It seems possible that the two small hex screws, reachable by removing the base, should tighten it back to the axle, but they don't.I choose this pedal because I've used the EB VP-JR for years, and besides the annual string change, it performs well. I expected more from Dunlop, particularly at this price point, and I am disappointed.
size is great when u place it on your pedalboard, yet it needs twice the action from your foot to do a full swell, which is really hectic, also the range isnt as good as other pedals, I'd go for the ernie ball Jr.

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Jim Dunlop DVP4 Volume (X) Mini Pedal for Electric Guitars Bundle with Blucoil 2-Pack of 10-FT Mono Instrument Cables, 2-Pack of Pedal Patch Cables, and 4-Pack of Celluloid Guitar Picks

$119.99  in stock
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Jim Dunlop DVP4 Volume (X) Mini PedalSmooth as a whistle, the DVP4 Volume (X) Mini is a compact device that can be used as a tuner or expression pedal for electric guitars. The AUX output combines expression and tuner connectivity. As an expression pedal, you can set the minimum parameter value...

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Pedal is expensive for what is does, but works great, feels great, and is built to last. (Glad it's belt driven rather than string driven like my Ernie Ball Jr, which failed after awhile.) Small footprint is very nice on a crowded pedal board. Needed to set internal toggle to set AUX jack to tuner mode instead of expression, but that was easy with the help of a screwdriver.
Good pedal! I’m trying to figure it out how to use Aux output...
Works great with mxr m 300 reverb pedal, just make sure you have a trs cable.

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Lehle Mono Volume Pedal

$299.99  in stock
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as of December 31, 2019 9:40 am

Volume Pedal with Buffered Direct Output, Adjustable Gain, VCA Control, and Polymer Bearings

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I had seen this pedal for awhile... But being simply a *volume* pedal I thought it way overpriced. Even though I have spent that or more on some pedals that to be honest I use much less. I require a pedal that does not tone suck as I usually place in the effects loop so I can drive the preamp as hard as needed to get a desired sound, then back off the volume before the power amp so I don't split my ears. Or more importantly my neighbors ears. I have gone through 2 Ernie Ball MVPs. After the second one died I revisited how important a volume pedal was to me, and considered it might be cheaper to buy quality rather than quantity. Came across this and the reviews - reluctantly still pulled the trigger...I wish I had done it sooner...First off this thing tone sucks less than anything I have tried before. No matter how much you drop the volume it better preserves the true tone and clarity. Seemed remarkably head and shoulders better to my ears. That alone would have been worth it. Note that I haven't tried it as a boost...But a surprise bonus was how smooth and linear this pedal works. It looks oversized and clunky ugly, but when you use it. Amazing how it seems natural and fits. Everything about it - the large sweep, smooth action, very flat linear responsive volume adjust, and the seeming bulk of the foot switch - seem to work together. I've found that I now work much more confidently with a volume pedal than with those before. I just never knew. YMMV may vary with these sort of use aesthetics. But this thing has proved to be more value for my money than most pedal purchases!
The Lehle Mono Volume Pedal is the best on the market in my opinion. If pedals were rated like automobiles this pedal would be a Rolls-Royce. I’ve been playing guitar for over 50 years and I’ve owned almost every volume pedal on the market. Ernie Ball, Boss, Goodrich, Digitech, Vox, Dunlap, Roland and Mission just to name a few. The German manufactures of this pedal really understood what guitarist want in a volume pedal. If there were a level higher than five stars this pedal would get it. It is well-built, no string to deal with, no pots, it is quiet and the swell level is ridiculous . I’m done shopping for volume pedals. This one is definitely a keeper.
I compared this pedal side by side with some other name brand popular volume pedals. (Ernie Ball, Bloomerary, Dunlop). Not everyone will agree and thats why I suggest trying them out for yourself, but I can say for certain this pedal felt the best for me. German engineering! There is no parts to wear out or fail since it uses magnetic force via the Hall effect. The throw is very nice and feels like your driving something fine, like say a Mercedez-Benz. I am so happy with this upgrade form my Dunlop High Gain pedal. What a difference. I can't recommend it enough. They even included a resistance screw so you can stiffen it up if thats your cup of tea. Thanks Lehle. P.S. (lee-la) ; )

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