JHS - EXPERIENCE AND QUALITY
What started with a Blues Driver repair and years of real-world experience has culminated in the amazing lineup of JHS Pedals. Josh Scott brings a commitment to quality work and practical features that infuse his products with an unmatched value.
Proudly made in Kansas City, the production and assembly of these incredible pedals are a true labor of love by a team of people who care passionately about their work.
The musicians who rely on JHS to create their art continue to be Josh's biggest inspiration, as he continues to tinker and adapt to the changing needs of todays guitar players.
ALL THE SCREAMERS
Anyone who has cared for a Bonsai tree knows that it is an excercise in patience and meticulous effort. The same is true of Josh Scott's work to deliver a comprehensive tribute to the most legendary overdrive pedal. The Bonsai Overdrive is not a collection of mods, or an assortment of emulations - it is a fully functional array of components that replicate the exact circuits of 9 classic overdrive variations.
OD-1 - 1977
An overall brighter and slightly higher gain mode that does not utilize the Tone knob. This mode also inverts signal just like the original and has asymmetrical clipping. The OD-1 is magical at boosting other drives or amps into singing saturation.
TS-808 - 1979
The classic low gain with that signature pronounced mid range.
TS-9 - 1982
Nearly identical to the TS-808 but with a slightly more pushed low-mid range.
MSL, POWER OR L SERIES - 1985
Though metal is in the name, this sound doesn’t quite inspire the modern metal djent we think of. Still it has a higher gain sound with a more low end and an overall more gooey feel.
TS-10 - 1986
Made famous by John Mayer, this model is a slight upgrade from the TS9 for the late ’80s. Bluesy, crisp, more low end roll off and low gain.
EXAR OD-1 1989
The EXAR is a Polish made TS-style pedal that has a slightly different drive character with a little more gain than the classic screamers as well as a slightly more transparent feel.
TS-7 (+MODE) - 1999
The hot mode on this version gives you the highest gain sound in the Bonsai. More low end and dirt fill out the tone to have you shredding away.
KEELEY MOD PLUS - 2002
Robert Keeley’s classic mod tightens up the tone on the original giving you smoother mid range and high frequencies, and increased bass response.
JHS STRONG MOD - 2008
JHS mod they've been doing since 2008 is much cleaner and overall more powerful. The mode has more pronounced higher and low end drop offs.