Ernie Ball Unveils the VPJR Tuner Pedal

After teasing the new pedal prior to NAMM, Ernie Ball has officially unveiled the VPJR, a two-in-one unit that offers an enhanced-definition digital tuner along with volume control.

The chromatic tuner is equipped with a touch screen that boasts a large graphic display that is easy to see and operate under low light stage conditions. The display automatically switches between tuner and volume modes depending on the signal level, allowing the player to tune at minimal volume. There are also “always on" configurations that are accessible via a double tap on the touch screen.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.