Ernie Ball was an American musician and innovator responsible for developing guitar accessories that revolutionized the music industry. His company, which remains in operation after his death offers a full line of strings and guitar accessories, including Ernie Ball guitar pedals, which many famous musicians believe to be the best in the business.
The pedals available today represent a true team effort between accomplished guitar players and master craftsmen. The bodies are made using an aluminum extrusion process instead of casting to produce a product with smoother surfaces that is also stronger and more uniform. The main pivot shaft is one-half inch in diameter and made with stainless steel attached with nylon bushings on both ends. The bottom is covered with a non-slip deck mat that is resistant to water, alcohol, oil, and other fluids.
Users can change the pot without soldering thanks to the easy to disconnect wiring harness. A durable Kevlar cable attaches to the pedal with stainless steel springs to transmit pedal travel to the control system with precision. This allows for quiet and smooth operation not possible with traditional gear driven pedals. The company pays close attention to quality control with cycle tests on each pedal before it is packaged for sale.
The company offers a 180-day warranty on all its pedals. If the pedal fails to work after normal wear and tear, the company offers affordable rebuild packages, including new parts, regardless of how long the consumer has been using the pedal.
The standard volume pedal measures 11 inches by 4 inches by 2.75 inches and weighs approximately 3.7 lbs. The smaller JR version weighs 2.25 lbs and is 10 inches by 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches.