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From Mission Engineering:
The Mission VM-1 is a passive volume pedal designed primarily for use with guitar. The 500K impedance is ideal for use with most passive electric guitar pickups. The input and output are hand wired together via the potentiometer. The potentiometer is sealed requiring zero maintenance, and is rated at greater than one million operations. The pedal is completely passive, needing no battery or external power supply to operate.
Despite the simplicity of the design, we still managed to add a few features:
A loss of high frequency, sometimes referred to as tone suck, on passive volume pedals is often caused by the signal being split between the main and a separate tuner output. The resistance and capacitance applied to the signal chain as a result of the additional cables and components, causes a low pass filter effect which results in a loss of high frequency. The VM-1 resolves this problem by isolating the tuner out via a mute switch. In normal mode, the tuner out is completely bypassed. The tuner out is activated via the mute switch.
Mute mode is engaged by pressing down on the front of the pedal. This enables the tuner and isolates the primary output for completely silent tuning, and noise free guitar changes*
An optional LED is available to indicate when the pedal is in mute mode.**
* The VM-1 tuner out is only active in mute mode. If you need a volume pedal with the tuner out on all the time, we recommend the Mission VM-PRO active volume pedal.
** The LED option requires a 9V battery accessible via a battery door on the base. The battery is used only to power the LED.
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We’re all musicians here at Chicago Music Exchange and we want you to love the gear you get from us. We understand that sometimes you get a piece of gear that doesn’t work out for you. That’s why we offer an easy return policy to take the stress out of purchasing from us.
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If you placed your order on Amazon or eBay, we advise issuing the return request from your account on the platform of purchase - our Customer Service team will process a refund upon receipt of the item(s).
Most new items may be returned within 30 days of delivery and most vintage & used items may be returned within 3 days of delivery for a full refund, exchange, or store credit. Please pack the product safely for the journey back to us. If the product was shipped for free, the charge will be deducted from refund, unless the reason for the return is outside normal circumstances.
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We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee based on the return condition. Some items we just can’t take back for returns, due to a one time function like strings or drums heads and other times it’s not sanitary to do so with microphones or harmonicas. If you aren’t sure if what you bought falls into a category like this, call us (773) 525-7773!
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