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Which volume pedal south of $100 is best?

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.
 

muffinman

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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.
 

yellowecho

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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.
 

donnyjaguar

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Thanks for that. I stumbled across the Ernie Ball after I wrote this so you've confirmed its worthy.
 

Blakemore

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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.
 

donnyjaguar

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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!!
 

codetocontra

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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.
 
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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.
This, so hard. Dunlop, man.
 






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