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JHS Pedals Charlie Brown V4 Overdrive/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

All the heart and soul of the Charlie Brown V3 with added headroom and a full 3-band tone stack: the JHS Pedals Charlie Brown V4 Overdrive/Distortion.


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If you've ever heard an original Marshall JTM45 than you know why it's the voice of classic rock & roll. The classic JTM45s are loaded with warm, rich character that makes a Stratocaster sing and a Les Paul scream. The JHS Charlie Brown is voiced to transform any good amp into a living, breathing replica of the tone that built an era. The Charlie Brown V4 builds on the popularity of the V3 by keeping the same heart and soul while giving more flexibility and options.

Let's take a look at the controls. Looking at the pedal you see Volume, Drive, Bass, Mids, and Treble. The Volume control acts as a master volume would on your amplifier. Turn this control up and you are louder, turn it down and you are quieter. The Drive knob controls the amount of dirt or overdrive in the path. All the way up is the most available dirt, all the way down is the cleanest setting. With the gain below 50%, it is a low gain grit overdrive that even Hendrix would be proud to turn on. When you get into the upper half of the gain control, you will find a new world of natural, crunchy bite that stands alone in the JHS line of overdrives. Max it out and you will be in high-gain overdrive heaven. New to the V4 are the Bass, Mids, and Treble controls. To faithfully replicate a vintage Marshall, we felt it was time to incorporate a full Marshall style tone stack.  All three of these controls act as a cut and boost, while at noon they are relatively flat. The right 1/4" jack is the input, and the left is the output. If you are looking for classic rock overdrive that feels, sounds, tastes, and smells like the real thing... look no further. This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes less than 100mA, and measures 2.2"x4.3"x1.5". Power supply extra.

Get your JHS Pedals Charlie Brown V4 Overdrive/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • Guitar Effect Pedal

That Brown Sound


"I got a ROCK!" - Charlie Brown This pedal is an awesome JTM45 emulator. It can get those nice Marshall sparkles, and it is more than capable of driving your amp through a wall. This pedal is super articulate and can give any amp that classic brown sound. I have AB'd this pedal and a 1990's Marshall Drivemaster. Both the JHS and Marshall are copies of the 1990's Marshall Guv'nor pedal. There is almost no difference between the pedals (which is a great thing) and the Charlie Brown is quite a bit quieter. If you dig the sounds of Angus Young and classic Marshall models, give this guy a chance. JHS Pedals are crazy sturdy, so you never have to worry about some blockhead damaging or breaking it. Sam Ash Employee Review

Clay Murphy

Castleton, IN

Charlie Brown V4 Overdrive/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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Warranty Info:

JHS Pedals carry an unconditional “Two Year” full warranty for ANY problem related to the function or operation of that pedal due to faulty parts and/or other internal problem. Simply show the receipt of purchase and JHS will honor it up to two years. JHS does not cover things such as broken knobs, pots and jacks due to abuse.  JHS build them to last but not to be thrown out of an airplane. However, JHS will repair problems that are out from under our warranty like the above at a very reasonable price.  Several JHS pedals have internal trim pots which are set and sealed very carefully for the function of the circuit and it should be noted that tampering with the trim pots will void the warranty.

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