VPJR Volume Buffer Retrofit Kit

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Description

Skill Level: Beginner

Stop your volume pedal from destroying your tone!

What's New:

  • Piranha RGB LED that is brighter and the color is user selectable.
  • LED on/off switch
  • Selectable buffer on the tuner output

The Griffin Effects Buffer Retrofit adds and input and 2 output buffers (one on the output and one on the tuner output) to the pedal. This does two things. It isolates the pickups to prevent loading of the volume pot and removes the series resistance of the pot combining with the capacitance to ground of the guitar cable. The tone that goes in is the tone that comes out!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This kit is for the passive volume pedals. After installation, your pedal will be an active pedal and require a standard 2.1 center negative power supply (not included). The volume pedals circuit board will be replaced with a new one. This new one will have a DC jack (no drilling required) on it which can be accessed from between the treadle and the base of the pedal.

The Griffin Effects Buffer Retrofit kit comes without jacks. You can remove the jacks from your existing board and use them or get new jacks found here: Part # E14JACKM

The buffer comes with a DC jack installed.  A DC cable extension is available to make plugging a power supply in a lot easier if you plug and unplug it often. The DC jack can also be removed and placed externally in the pedals enclosure if you wish to drill a hole.

Some volume pedals have a taper switch or pot. Installing this retrofit will remove this function. This retrofit will not work on stereo pedals. Soon a retrofit will be made that incorporates these functions.

This kit has been sucessfully installed on these following VPJR versions:
6166
6180
6181

If you version isn't listed, contact us and we can help see if it will work for your pedal

Power consumption: 3.5mA with LED off.

Reviews

Rating 
06/28/2019

Awesome Upgrade!

This was such an easy mod that made a big difference to keeping my tone the way it should be! Love that you can pick which led color you want or blend multiple ones. The instructions were spot on! Super fast shipping! Thanks so much!
Clselby85@gmail.com

Rating 
03/23/2019

Does exactly as Described

I noticed that myVPJR was definitely changing the tone of my guitar going to my amp, So I started searching the web for a mod of some sort, one company wouldn't sell just the mod board and wouldn't even let you send them a pedal to me upgraded which was a bit discouraging but the explanation was that they couldn't guarantee their product when some people would send in less than pristine used pedals, ok fair enough, unless you have a pristine pedal. Then I came across Griffin effects. They had just what I needed at a more than fair price, If you value your time, which I do, I can't imagine making a similar circuit from scratch, sure you could , but it wouldn't be as clean and refined as the one Griffin sells and unless you work for sub minimum wage your really spending more, I consider this unit simple to instal, after soldering 3 wires and moving the 1/4" jacks from the old circuit board to the new one + a couple option solder bridges for tuner buffer or true bypass and LED color. I got it done in about 20 minutes , then realized I put the 2 outside wires in reverse which makes the pedal operate in reverse, my bad, oh well so much for simple for me haha, I think it was just the excitement that made me mess up, a quick return to the solder station and wham bam presto all is good. Super clean circuit, great retro fit, just couldn't be happier.
Thanks Griffin Effects, you guys rock

Rating 
03/23/2019

Does exactly as Described

I noticed that myVPJR was definitely changing the tone of my guitar going to my amp, So I started searching the web for a mod of some sort, one company wouldn't sell just the mod board and wouldn't even let you send them a pedal to me upgraded which was a bit discouraging but the explanation was that they couldn't guarantee their product when some people would send in less than pristine used pedals, ok fair enough, unless you have a pristine pedal. Then I came across Griffin effects. They had just what I needed at a more than fair price, If you value your time, which I do, I can't imagine making a similar circuit from scratch, sure you could , but it wouldn't be as clean and refined as the one Griffin sells and unless you work for sub minimum wage your really spending more, I consider this unit simple to instal, after soldering 3 wires and moving the 1/4" jacks from the old circuit board to the new one + a couple option solder bridges for tuner buffer or true bypass and LED color. I got it done in about 20 minutes , then realized I put the 2 outside wires in reverse which makes the pedal operate in reverse, my bad, oh well so much for simple for me haha, I think it was just the excitement that made me mess up, a quick return to the solder station and wham bam presto all is good. Super clean circuit, great retro fit, just couldn't be happier.
Thanks Griffin Effects, you guys rock

Rating 
11/17/2018

Perfect!

This was a simple, easy and affordable mod for my VP Jr. Totally fixes the "tone suck" and sounds great! Easy to follow directions and outstanding customer support. A+++++

Rating 
03/10/2015

Oustsnding

Very nice upgrade. Absolutely outstanding customer service. Follow the instructions and you can't go wrong. I wanted to do the jack off-board, and since I don't use the tuner out, I left out that output and used the hole on the panel to install the power jack there. You'll have to ream it out to about 12mm to install it and use some hookup wire to connect the power jack to the board. The signal input and output jacks provide sufficient clearance to ensure the power jack doesn't short out against the board. My VP jr is a 6180.

Rating 
03/25/2014

Buy this!

No more tone sucking! It was super easy to install too.

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