Upon its original unveiling in 2019, Ernie Ball's terrific VPJR Tuner pedal came in four finishes – gold, black, red and white. Now, the two-in-one volume/tuner pedal has been made available in a limited-edition, none-more-yellow "Super Bee" look.
Though this particular version of the pedal stands out with its unique bee-playing-a-St.-Vincent-signature-model graphic, it's the same VPJR at heart. There's the same high-def touchscreen display that allows users to cycle between three modes – volume and tuner, volume only, and tuner only.
The display – which automatically switches between tuner and volume modes depending on the signal level – is designed to handle both direct-sunlight and stage-light scenarios, while the pedal's case is made from aircraft-grade aluminum.
The tuner can be calibrated to a number of reference pitches via the touch screen, while the pedal's tension/sweep is regulated via a tough, PVC-coated braided Kevlar cord.
A discrete buffer circuit, and ¼-inch input/output and FX send/return jacks also come standard on the pedal.
The Ernie Ball VPJR “Super Bee” Tuner pedal is available now – in a limited run of 500 units – for $249.
For more info on the pedal, stop by Ernie Ball.