JHS' Pedal Picks

Videos and Pedals from the JHS Vlog

Our pal Josh from JHS Pedals shares a lot of wisdom and shows off a lot of cool pedals on his YouTube channel. Take a look below for some of his recent releases and the pedals featured in each.

Who Is Earthquaker Devices?

This week Josh digs deep into the archives for this excellent interview with Jamie Stillman from Earthquaker Devices. Together, they chat the brands history, humble beginnings, tour life, pedal life and beyond. Check it out and learn more about one of boutique effects piioneers.

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What Are The Legends Of Fuzz?

This week Josh unveils a new line paying homage to the legends of fuzz past. The Legends Of Fuzz series from JHS strives to make affordable replicas of vintage fuzz effects that shaped the path of rock music. Reverse engineered to perfection, these pedals put expensive vintage tone in your hands at a fraction of the cost with a timeless design and look. Check it out!

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Guitar Tone Buzz Words Explained

Josh reports direct from his basement with this weeks episode, breaking down commonly used but likely misunderstood guitar tone buzzwords. Take a stroll through this linguistics class and enjoy Josh's costume changes while you're at it!

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The 1979 Guyatone Box Series (Chasing Boss Pedals)

The tides were changing toward the end of the late 70's and following the emergence of a new brand called Boss, the established Japanese brand Guyatone began scrambling to compete and stay relevant. With that came this lesser known series -- The Guyatone BOX Series. This week, join Josh as he details out this fantastic and rare pedal line.

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A Pedal With A Cause (With Caroline Guitar Company)

Josh gets together with Philippe from Caroline Guitar Company to chat about the reboot of the Icarus drive. Together they discuss how the pedal is being released to support a great cause, showcase it's new feature set and rip through a set of "dad rock" together. Check it out!

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Josh's Pedal Board (With Paul Gilbert)

Josh and Paul have a fireside chat about Josh's personal board. Take a journey through Josh's personal pedal picks, their place on his signal chain and how and why he uses what he uses. Get closer to the (very tall) man behind the myth.

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Legendary Flangers

Flanger is a curious effect. What exactly does it do? What is its best application? And most importantly -- How do potential buyers know which ones to get? Well this week Josh answers all of those questions. And guess what.. he has the box.

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What's The Deal With Mojo Hand?

This week Josh walks through the history of what may be deemed a lesser known mysterious brand from Michigan, Mojo Hand FX. In this episode, take a journey with Josh as he showcases his favorite sounds coming from the now sister brand of Cusack Music and watch as he unveils the brands new releases for 2020, the Dream Mender.

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Expensive Vs. Cheap

Ever wondered what a $15,000 dollar rig sounds like? Well it's suspiciously similar to a $500 one. This week Josh takes on the myth between dollar signs, quality and sound and answers the question... Is it better?

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Underrated Overdrives

This week Josh walks through some of his favorite lesser utilized modern overdrive releases. All still in production, this video walks through a myriad of tones, styles and sizes and hopefully can help you find something you didn't even know you were looking for!

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The Ultimate History Of Tape Echo

In this long-format mini-doc, Josh walks through the complete history of tape delay—from humble beginnings in the late 1950s with Les Paul to modern devices currently being made by Fulltone and Echo Fix. Follow along on this deep dive and learn all about the historic, weird, unique, and lesser-known entrants in the fascinating world of tape-driven echo effects.

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The Best TC Electronic Pedals Ever!

Josh walks through some favorites and lesser knowns from TC Electronics pedal developing past and present. Check out this deep dive into their history, their line and learn about what you didn't know you needed!

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My Favorite Pedals Of 2019

As 2019 has come to a close Josh details his favorite releases of last year pointing out the highlights from nearly every category of effect. Take a look at what made 2019 so special in the effects pedal industry and get a tip on the brands to watch for 2020.

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Who Is Paul Gilbert? PG-14

Josh sits down with famed shredder Paul Gilbert and chats everything from pie to shooting hoops to songwriting to JHS' new release: The JHS PG-14. Take a journey into the brain of Mr. Gilbert, his new signature pedal and see if you can make it out alive on the other side.

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Who Is Danelectro?

On this episode Josh takes a look at the history and the making of Danelectro from the 1940's to today. Take a journey with Josh and Steve and get caught up on the brands humble beginnings, their fall into obscurity and their rebirth in the 90's leading to what they have been doing for the last 20 years for the guitar and effects industry.

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Must Have Two-In-One Pedals

Sometimes two is better than one! This week Josh rips through ten of his favorite two-in-one effects. Soup up your board with these double trouble sounds.

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The Colour Box Is Back, Colour Box V2

This week Josh breaks down the creation of the new JHS Colour Box V2. Keep an eye on the site for when these hit Reverb!

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What's The Deal With DeadBeat?

This week Josh uncovers the mystery behind a uniquely affordable and well branded line of pedals released over the last two years. Who is DeadBeat Sound? Where did they come from? What do they stand for? Watch to find out.

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Pedals You Need To Know

This week Josh catalogs 16 pedals you need to know that you may not be too familiar with. Reverbs, overdrives, the wild, wacky and everything in between. Check out the video above and inform yourself of the sounds you didn't know you needed!

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JHS Pedals I Killed

This week Josh tells the stories behind the deaths of some of his earliest works with JHS. Sometimes it's better to burn out than fade away. Good thing there is a used market!

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Why Voodoo Labs Is Amazing

Maybe you've been playing Voodoo Labs pedals since the 90's. Maybe you've never heard of them before. This week Josh shows you just what makes these pedals so special and uncovers some little known secrets about the history of this low-key inspirational brand.

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Small Pedals. Big Sound.

Sometimes big things can come in small packages. This week Josh touches on his favorite mini pedals. Check out this video and see which one (or two.. or three.. or four..) you can fit on your board. More is always better right?

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