Which EB volume pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mr M, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. OK, please don't kill me if it is answered before.
    I hear only good things about Ernie Ball Volume pedals. But I'm not sure which one should I get.
    If I play a passive bass but connect them to a lot of effect pedals (booster and distortion etc.), should I get the one for passive instruments or the one for active instruments?
    And I have passive basses as well as active basses. If I buy the one for active instrument, may I be able to use with passive basses. And vice versa?
  2. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Depends on where you have it placed in the chain. I have used both with both passive and active basses. If you're going into the volume pedal and then to the rest of your effects, get the 250k. I didn't notice much difference when the active was plugged straight in this way. However, if you want the volume pedal to be somewhere in the middle or at the end of your effects chain, get the 25k. This is currently what I use as my EBVP sits almost at the end of my chain, just before my delay.
  3. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Does the placement effect the signal chain or the performance of the volume pedal itself. I have the 250K and it is the second pedal in my chain,...after the OC-2. my only beef with it is I wish the volume sweep was a little more even. Note that I've tried it with the internal switch in both positions.
  4. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Yeah, the sweep gets wacky if you've got a 250k and are feeding it an active-like signal.
  5. Thanks for the replies. I think I'll buy a 25k