Which volume pedal south of $100 is best?

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  1. donnyjaguar

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    As above, looking to buy for my studio.
     
  2. Heady Jam Fan

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    This might not help, but I tend to prefer a transparent boost. I have the MXR Micro Amp and I can adjust it pretty efficiently with my foot (using the rubber knob cover, though a kickdisk would be better). I am considering trying a T1M Solo Boost as well.
     
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    As stated and debated many times over, the Ernie Ball VP Jr. might do the trick. It does for me: I have the 25k active in my signal chain, and it's first in my tube-buffered series FX loop. In that spot it works wonderfully with no perceptible tone loss/suckage, all for a whopping $84.
     
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    VP Jr. works fantastic for me!
     
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    I've owned several volume pedals (including stuff like Goodrich) and the Boss FV-500 is my favorite so far. Nice, heavy construction with volume and tread adjustment and expression capabilities.
     
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    FV500 is my favorite as well.
     
  7. donnyjaguar

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    Thanks for that. I stumbled across the Ernie Ball after I wrote this so you've confirmed its worthy.
     
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    Dunlop Volume gets my vote!


    After years of ernie balls (awesome but string breaks get frustrating...ymmv) moved onto a Goodrich (because expensive is always better right?)
    After a year, I bought a dunlop for a guys pedal board I was working on and decided to try out in my rig. It was fantastic! The sweep and feel was great. Sold the Goodrich and haven't looked back.
     
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    You can find the Ernie Ball VP Jr. for $50-70 used pretty easily, and they're great.
     
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    Thanks for the info on the Jim Dunlop. My Crybaby has worked for 27 years so I will take a look at their volume pedal.

    From a Canadian perspective the South is definitely cheaper than it was a few years ago. :) I'm sure this will change but its gonna take a few more years!!
     
  12. aporcelainsky

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    how about the mission VM-0? that's the one I'm currently eyeing up.
     
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    I noticed no issues with my VP Jr., with all the reported high end tone suck and whatnot. Good cables, good power supplies, pedals with good bypasses, good buffer = good signal. See what I did there? Anyway, whatever little amount of suckage there may or may not be in the VP Jr did not affect my rig. And it has a nice sweep and fits my foot good.
     
  14. stopreferencing

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    This, so hard. Dunlop, man.
     
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