JHS are known for their obsession with tonal perfection, and as persistent tone-chasers they update their pedal designs to be the best that they can. The Double Barrel V4 is the result of this ethos, and JHS have given it stuffed it with some big updates keep the ball rolling.
Double the Fun!
The Double Barrel overdrive integrates two overdrive circuits from JHS’ range in a single stomp box. Whereas other 2-in-1 JHS pedals such as the Sweet Tea use hotter overdrive circuits, the Double Barrel is focused on delivering low-to-mid gain tones suitably satisfying players with leanings towards classic rock or blues.
On one side you have the new updated Moonshine V2 overdrive circuit. Capable of delivering that iconic TS-tone with more grit and saturation, the V2 circuit has an added “Clean” control that lets you blend your unaffected signal with the dirt from the pedal. This means that you can get some amazing Southern blues tones that even SRV would be proud of!
Morning Glory V4
On the other side, you have the circuit from the best-selling Morning Glory V4. With a more transparent tone similar to that legendary pedal adorned with a certain mythical beast, the Morning Glory adds a layer of light crunch that gives more life to chords and sustain to lead lines.
This side of the pedal also has an additional input for JHS’ Red Remote. Just plug this little footswitch into the “Remote Gain” input with any normal patch cable, and you can use it to switch the Gain mode/toggle with your feet. With all of these tonal options at your feet, save space on your pedalboard and get all of your dirt from the Double Barrel V4!