JHS are known for being perfectionists, and they often tweak and refine their designs so that they are the best they can possibly be. The Sweet Tea V3 is a product of that ethos, and it has undergone a number of big changes to satisfy those that care about overdrive tone!
Two Pedals in One
The previous Sweet Tea overdrive provided two distinct OD flavours in one enclosure, and this aspect of the design has remained the same. However, on the right side you now have the circuitry from the acclaimed Moonshine V2 overdrive rather than that from the discontinued JHS-808.
The Moonshine is loved for its gnarly, gritty tone; essentially being a highly modified version of that famous green stomp box we all know and love. Using the most recent iteration of the Moonshine, the addition of the “Clean” control lets you blend your unaffected signal with the distorted grit of the Moonshine for some SRV-style tones!
The right side now uses the circuitry from the Angry Charlie V3. This renowned “amp-in-a-box” style distortion turns any amplifier into a saturated JCM-800-esque fire breather, delivering that iconic brown sound easily. Now with dedicated Bass, Middle and Treble controls, you get all the flexibility of an amp channel EQ at your feet.
JHS are known for their order-switching toggle, featured on a range of their pedals. With this switch you can choose the order of the two pedal circuits, so if you want to boost your signal with the Moonshine and layer on some filth from the Angry Charlie afterwards, no problem!
Or maybe you like running the TS-style OD after your distortion, to tighten up your tone and get more tube-like saturation - perfect for leads.