Upgraded my VP Jr yesterday with the “Ready To Install” kit for volume and expression.
Instructions were good for the most part, one or two of them could have used a picture from a different angle to confirm I was installing the part in the correct orientation. The only thing I struggled with was the magnet installation, but that was it. Put the pedal on my board last night and it sounds great (or doesn’t sound anything, which is the point). I love the idea of being able to set different volume curves, but for now I am using the standard set up. I mostly use the pedal for off/on of the guitar signal, but I will say the sweep of the pedal is excellent and transparent. Have not tested the Expression function yet but figured if I was upgrading the pedal why not get that extra functionality.
There is a way to do that. It involves disassembling the pedal to get to the spring tension washers on the axle. From there, those washers just need to be re-bent to add more tension to the treadle. I’m actually working on a VPM-1 troubleshooting guide that will have instructions on how to do this…with pictures. But being that we are in pandemic mode currently, i don’t know when i’ll be able to get it done.
Just letting you know something is in the works.