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JHS Pedals Legends of Fuzz Crimson Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal

JHS Pedals Legends of Fuzz Crimson Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal, Volume Control, Tone Control, Mode Switch, 1 x Input Jack, 1 x Output Jack

 
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At JHS Pedals, fuzz pedals have been in the lineup for over a decade. They've designed original circuits, replicated classics, and have seen the trend of fuzz popularity come and go. The "Legends Of Fuzz" series is JHS Pedals' tribute to the most important fuzz circuits ever made. It is their way of ensuring that the stories of these effects live on in the music that you are going to make. From the earliest days of fuzz in the mid-'60s London scene to the 1990s ex-Soviet military factories that brought the Big Muff back to life, fuzz tells a story, and that story includes guitarists just like you. There is nothing more primitive than plugging your guitar into a vintage fuzz circuit; it is raw, untamed, and so pure that it pushes the boundaries of what your instrument can accomplish. Plug into a fuzz and plug into sixty years of beautifully broken sound.

In 1969, Electro Harmonix released the first "Triangle" version of the legendary Big Muff distortion fuzz. All throughout the 1970s we see various new revisions of this famous circuit like the V2 "Rams Head" (1973), V3 "Pi" (1977), V4 "Op Amp" (1978), but in 1984 everything stopped. Electro Harmonix filed its second bankruptcy, closed its doors, and the mighty Big Muff disappeared for almost a decade.

In the early '90s Mike Matthews noticed that his 1970s Electro Harmonix pedals were selling for vintage/rare prices. By 1991 he worked out a manufacturing agreement with an ex-soviet manufacturing company in St. Petersburg and brought the Big Muff back to life. This new version was technically the 7th version of the now famous Big Muff, but since Mike no longer owned his old trademarks, he labeled it the "Mike Matthews Red Army Overdrive" by Sovtek*.

This is the very first Russian-made Big Muff ever produced and possibly the rarest of all time. Only manufactured in small numbers from 1991-1992, very few examples of this still exist, making this almost impossible to find. It shares characteristics with the famous Sovtek* "Civil War" (Late 1992) version, but it stands on its own. Warmer, clearer, and more defined than any of the Soviet Big Muffs that followed, the Red Army offers a unique flavor of a very familiar effect. The Crimson is an exact replica of JHS Pedals founder Josh Scott's own Red Army Overdrive, allowing you to own a unique part of fuzz history.  

The controls are Volume, Tone, and Distort. Volume sets the overall output level of the effect; turn it up and things get louder. Tone lets you sweep between bright and dark tones so that the Crimson works well with a range of different amplifiers and guitars. Distort is the distortion control; the more you turn it clockwise, the more fuzz you create. On the side you will see a "Mode" button that lets you access a never before heard “JHS Mode”. Push that button for a mid frequency boost that forces your sound through the mix.

If you love the tones of the Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Sonic Youth, David Gilmour, White Stripes, and Dinosaur Jr, then this is the pedal for you.

*USES 9V DC NEGATIVE CENTER. 4MA CONSUMPTION. DO NOT USE MORE THAN 9V DC, OR YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOIDED.

*THE BENDER DOES ALLOW FOR BATTERY OPERATION VIA A SINGLE 9V BATTERY. JUST LOOSEN THE TWO REAR SCREWS FROM THE ENCLOSURE AND THE BACKPLATE WILL SWING OPEN. ON THE INSIDE YOU WILL SEE A BATTERY CLIP TO INSTALL THE BATTERY INTO.

Features:

  • Volume Control
  • Tone Control
  • Mode Switch
  • 1 x Input Jack
  • 1 x Output Jack

Get your JHS Pedals Legends of Fuzz Crimson Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Effect Pedal

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Pedal Type Overdrive/Distortion/Fuzz
Inputs 1 x Input Jack
Outputs 1 x Output Jack
Weight 0.85 lbs
Dimensions 5.68 x 3.62 x 2.0 inches
Series Legends of Fuzz
Model CRIMSON
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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