JHS Angry Charlie V3 High Gain Overdrive/Distortion
JHS Angry Charlie V3 High Gain Overdrive/Distortion
The Angry Charlie has become a staple of the JHS line over the years, and it’s a force to be reckoned with in the high-gain pedal territory. Its ability to convincingly and accurately breathe JCM800 tones into any rig has made it a popular choice for guitarists of all genres. And unlike many other British amp-in-a-box pedals, the Angry Charlie V3 sports a 3-band tone stack, just like the Marshalls, helping nail those warm yet searing tones and boundless sustain. If you are a glutton for high-gain overdrive/distortion that has a British flavor, the Angry Charlie V3 will change your life. Well, your gear life.
Furious-sounding amp in a box
Turn the Drive control down, and you might be surprised how bluesy and vintage-like this pedal sounds. But through its different versions, our Angry Charlie distortion has always been one of the more aggressive British amp-in-a-box pedals out there. Either way, you’ll be injecting your amp with the grit and attitude of the UK amplifier heads that gave rock ‘n’ roll its teeth. - Turns any amp into a screaming Marshall stack - Go from bluesy Hendrix-like breakup to high-gain Brit tones with a twist of the Drive knob - Drive and Volume control interact the same as a master volume amp head - Back off your guitar’s volume to control your gain levels without losing clarity
Marshall-style tone stack
After a couple of extremely well-received versions of the Angry Charlie, we realized that to really nail the ultimate Marshall-style tone, we had to add Marshall-style control. So we gave you a finely tuned Marshall-style 3-band EQ. Enjoy! - Fine-tune your tone with controls for Bass, Middle, and Treble - Active controls boost and cut their selected frequencies
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes 11mA, and measures 2.6"x4.8"x1.6".
VERSION HISTORY: V1 = larger enclosure and 3 controls, no presence control V2 = changed to current production size enclosure and look. presence control added. V3 = color changed to red, added 3 band tone stack, 5 controls total
Long ago in a mysterious time that we call the 1990's, a new pedal company was created in England. Its ideas were off the beaten path, and its sounds were otherworldly. Despite existing only a few short years, these creations became the things of legend and one product in particular cast the biggest shadow. With such artists as The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page, Radiohead, Kevin Sheilds (My Bloody Valentine), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Gary Moore, and many others using the out-of-production units, their Used market prices have begun to rise more and more, sometimes into the $800 range. The Cheese Ball is our faithful and extremely accurate recreation of the original circuit, it is a tribute to one of the most fascinating brands and circuits of all time!
The Cheese Ball has your standard Volume, Gain, and Tone knobs found on most distortion fuzz boxes, but comes with an extra mode selector knob that gives you four different overall tone and gain selections. In the “off” position, the Tone knob is disengaged, giving you a bright and trashy fuzz/distortion sound. In the “1” position you have a mid-scooped sound that will give you a Big Muff style buzz for a rounded sound reminiscent of fine mozzarella that sits just right on your pizza but doesn’t get in the way. The “2” position is a mid-boost sound that will cut through a mix like a hot knife through Velveeta. Finally, the “3” position gives you a biting, gated fuzz tone that, when cranked, spits, spats, and bites like gorgonzola naturale.
The Cheese Ball runs on 9V DC negative center power
The JHS Cheese Ball is our homage to one of the most excellent fuzz/distortion pedals ever created. Rediscover the finest aged cheese in the pedal world.
The Big Muff fuzz has been around so long, been on so many classic recordings, and been through so many variations that every guitarist out there has a favorite version of its iconic tone. JHS wanted to pay tribute to that undeniably classic fuzz pedal, but we couldn’t come to a consensus about which Muff was king. With the Muffuletta, our indecision is your gain. We crammed five all-analog re-creations of the pedal’s most beloved tones into this box. We even threw in a JHS-exclusive tone that is our take on the historic stomp. No matter what Big Muff era you prefer, you can get ‘em all in the JHS Muffuletta fuzz pedal.
Five tones inspired by these classic Big Muffs:
- JHS - "2015"
The JHS Muff is a JHS original take on the classic circuit. You will find this version more powerful and less compressed, with a more haunting midrange. It is also the best for bass guitar.
- ‘73 Rams Head - “1973-1977 V2”
The ‘73 Rams Head gets its name for the strange little face that appears on the lower right corner of the original pedal. It is best known for having a scooped midrange, less gain, and being darker.
Famous users: David Gilmour (main Pink Floyd recordings), Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers), and J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.)
- The Triangle - “1969-1970 V1”
The Triangle Muff is so named for the triangle arrangement of the knobs. It boasts more low-end response while being more articulate.
Famous users: Santana, David Gilmour's Pete Cornish-made pedalboards, John Lennon, Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), and possibly Jimi Hendrix.
- The Pi - “1977-1978 V3” An instantly recognizable red Pi symbol gives this pedal its moniker. This is not to be confused with the later redesigned NYC version released in 2000. It features a more aggressive sound.
Famous users: Frank Zappa, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Jack White, The Edge (U2), Beck, and Pete Townshend (The Who).
- The Russian - "1999-2009 V8”
The Russian Muff is named by the “Made in Russia” text found on the back of the pedals. It sports less clarity and less low end than other models. A great garage-type sound.
Famous users: Dan Auerbach (Black Keys), Chris Wolstenholme (Muse), and Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails).
- The Civil War - “1991-1993 V7”
The old-style Civil War-era font and navy and gray colors found on these pedals’ enclosures dictate their name. They are best known for having more midrange and having a brighter overall tone with less gain.
Famous users: Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), John Fogerty, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Mike Mills, and Peter Buck (REM).
With a pedal so stuffed with tasty tones you will have a hard time needing anything else to curb your appetite.
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes less than 100mA, and measures 2.2"x4.8"x1.6".
This is our "Everything low-to-medium gain" pedal and it just got better!
The Double Barrel V4 is for the player who needs a versatile but transparent overdrive at medium and light gain levels. You won’t find face-melting distortion here, but you will find overdrive with the character and stacking abilities to cover almost any tonal need. So let’s look at the Double Barrel V4 and see why it packs a one-two punch that is unrivaled.
The right side is our brand new Moonshine V2 which is a highly unique and massively tweaked version of the most famous overdrive ever created housed in a little green enclosure. The Moonshine V2 has the classic mid-heavy tones that you’d expect but with more gain, volume, and tones available than you ever thought possible. The Moonshine V2 has the same core sound as the Version 1 but we have added a new “Clean” knob to blend in the perfect amount of clean signal with your overdrive signal.
The left side of the Double Barrel is our best-selling Morning Glory V4 overdrive. Transparent and open tones are what lurks inside this circuit as well as the new hi-gain toggle with Red Remote capability. Just plug in the JHS Pedals Red Remote into the “Remote Gain” jack with a standard patch cable and you can switch the “Gain” toggle on the fly for even more tonal options. You now have five on-the-fly overdrive options to choose from in the Double Barrel V4!
When these two circuits are stacked, something magic happens. Tones that are original and fresh come with ease, as well as added flexibility, due to the “order switching” toggle that lets you decide what pedal comes first in the signal chain.
- Endless overdrive tones from low to medium gain. - Updated versions of the Moonshine and Morning Glory. - Red Remote capability with the Morning Glory V4. - Order toggle to select the order of effects when stacking.
We are convinced that this is one of the greatest 2-in-1 pedals ever made... seriously. If you're having problems getting the tones you want, just grab the Double Barrel V4 and you’ll find out how easy it is to hit the target!
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes 81mA, and measures 4.7"x3.7"x1.5"
VERSION HISTORY V1 = Slightly darker cream powder coating, no toggle switches, just 6 knobs. V2 = Color change to more white, order toggle switch was added, morning glory bright cut switch added. V3 = 808 gain toggle added, shotgun logo slightly changed. V4 = Current production model, added Moonshine V2 on right side, Morning Glory V4 on the left side