Xotic Effects unveils two new volume pedals

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The California-based Xotic Effects has unveiled a new line of volume pedals comprising the the low-impedance XVP-25K and high-impedance XVP-250K.

Both pedals come in a die-cast aluminium enclosure that is around two-thirds of the size of your regular volume pedal, so they should take up a little less space on your pedalboard, with each offering something different depending on how you want to use it.

As the name suggests, the high-impedance XVP-250K has a 250K potentiometer and is for use with passive instruments. It comes in gold metallic finish.

The XVP-25K comes in Hammerton red finish, has a 25K potentiometer and is best partnered with active instruments or placed within your effects loop.

Both pedals are hand-wired point-to-point with cloth-covered wire and feature Xotic Effect's nylon pivot bushing and rack pinion construction for smooth and squeak-free volume swells and added durability. 

Both pedals have a tuner output jack and are true bypass.

They cost $148.75 (£125, €139 approx) street, and are available direct from the Xotic Effects webstore

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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