Volume Pedal: Ernie Ball VP Jr vs Mission Engineering VM-1?

Discussion in 'The Buzz Box' started by littlebadboy, May 22, 2019.

  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Meister

    Jul 13, 2018
    Hello all!

    I use a Boss GT-100. It has one assignable expression pedal. However, I wanted 2 so I can have a volume control and a 2nd expression pedal. I have a Roland EV-5 that can be assigned as a volume pedal, but I am not happy with it. So, I am thinking of having a real volume pedal to put in front of my GT-100.

    I am buying used, because I am poor. I see that my choices that are available to me within budget is an Ernie Ball VP Jr (with a 250k pot) and a Mission Engineering VM-1 (with a 500k pot). I take that these are also the best in the market, so they say.

    Anybody with experience with these guys? Which is better? Do the tone pot values matter? I like to do volume swells on clean and dirty. I do not like tone suckers.

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  2. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    I have a Vox passive volume pedal and I like it a lot. It is very linear and quiet.
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  3. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

    Sep 1, 2018
    sanluisobispo CA (3401
    yes the pot value will matter it is basically just a volume pot that runs on the rack and gear system that wah pedals use.
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